St. Tabarnak is the result of the collaboration between Brewery Eutropius and the Canadian death metal formation Kataklysm. Tabarnak, derivative sland of the holy word « Tabernacle » from the Catholic Church, is commonly used as a swear word by French-speaking Quebecers. The word is used as an interjection to express the intensity of an emotion, most commonly anger or astonishment, but can also take shape as a noun. The St. Tabarnak is a fine blonde Belgian beer with a divin taste which should satisfy even the finest palates. It will tickle your taste buds with its sweet coriander aromas. Thou shalt honour thy beer by drinking it to its last drop, and for the love of God, when your bottle will be empty, order another St. Tabarnak!
Clear orange beer, creamy irregular off-white head, little stable, adhesive. Aroma is lemon, fruits and hints of green apples. The flavour is quite yeasty as expected, lemony, but also orange is present. Nice hoppy touch. Bitter notes and a slight touch of sour on the palate, very balanced. Medium body, good carbonation. Very good Saison.
Years before the startup of the brewery the brewers of Eutropius started their own home brewery. The brand ‘Oscar’, first a beer with no name, was the first beer that was succesfull. In competitions between friends who also brewed at home Oscar was mostly considered the best beer. Therefore the name Oscar was chosen, after the prestigious movie price. Blond brew with a white topping. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, fruity malt, moderate hoppy, grass, green grass, light yeasty, phenol. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, grass, green grass, pale malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Hop Ruiter (Hop Rider) has a full, almost rustic malt body, and pairs Belgian yeast-driven flavors with American assertive hoppiness. It is dry hopped, with two noble varieties which add complexity, delicacy and a bit of funk. Orange with golden hue, frothy head, bit murky, gentle carbonation. Aroma is very fruity and hoppy, with pineapple, pine, lemon. Faintest hint of carrot juice. Reminds of ipa, but it’s not that harsh. Taste starts fruity again, with notes of exotic fruit. Develops a fruity, doughy bitterness, with a distinct boozy sensation. Really a great example of the style, worth seeking out.
De Bie Vélo’ is a blonde triple. “The beer has a special flavour”, says beer expert Robbie Defraeye. “There is a good sweet-bitter balance. The beer tastes fruity and has a malty aftertaste. The spicy notes of star anise, coriander and sage are the finishing touch. Both men and women will love this beer. It is a very tasty and hearty alcohol in percentage terms, but still has good drinkability. «
The Bie Vélo is a wonderful beau for all the cycling fans & Co. Brewed for those for whom quality makes sense and consider themselves true supporters hence. From start to finish this triple does not diminish. And with the taste of victory abound healthy enjoyment of amber-coloured blond is sound. A true elixir of the gods that belongs with all supporters’ squads.
This historic event is being marked with the special release of Cuvée 800.
Brewed in the Cistercian Abbaye du Val-Dieu, Cuvée 800 is a special blond ale rich in authentic taste, roundness and complexity and also offers a subtle touch of hops. » Pours clear blonde, good white head. Smell is citrussy, yeast. Taste is fresh, bitter, very malty, mild citrus notes ( yet very clearly citrussy ) ok yeastyness, the scent mkes you expect way worse. Pretty ok in general. Bit sweet at the start maybe ( canfy-like aspects, pretty sure they’re from the hops ) but nothing really unbalanced.
Rodenbach Alexander was brewed for the first time in 1986 on the occasion of Alexander Rodenbach’s 200th birthday and is now back by popular demand to the delight of beer lovers in Belgium and abroad. It is a blend of 2/3rd aged Rodenbach (100% 2 year aged beer) with 1/3rd younger ale, macerated with sour cherries. The natural flavour and taste of sour cherries brings a perfect match between the sour beer and the red fruit. Its aftertaste is reminiscent of a Burgundy wine and its freshness makes this beer the perfect aperitif or accompaniment to cheeses or dessert. Note: The 2016 version has the abv of 5.6%