Monday, October 29, 2007
Tasted by friends of mine who were kind enough to take a photo and share their experience. The Myrtille d'Amelie. A little confused on the who and what of this beer. Brewed by the Brasserie Val-Dieu, at 6%, with hints of berries. Strongly hoppy.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Brewed by the brewery Vanhonsebrouck, Premium Kriek is a beer brewed following a traditional gueze technique, then adding 25% pure cherry juice. A very light beer at 3.5% which I thoroughly enjoyed.
Having a love/ hate relationship with Krieks I particularly liked this one, as it keeps the sharpness of the cherries intact. And not too sweet.
And because I am in a generous mood, a Belgian recipe using the Premium Kriek:
Sabayon with Premium Kriek
3 egg yolks
3 half egg shell (?) sugar
3 half egg shell (?) Premium Kriek
vanilla ice cream
Beat the egg yolks, sugar and Kriek together. Continue beating the egg mixture over low heat, till you get a smooth texture. Avoid cooking it over high heat as the eggs will scramble.
Fill a glass with vanilla ice cream, fruits and then pour the sabayon over. Add more fruit on top.
I can easily say this is now amongst my favorites. Tried again at the Bruxellensis, from the Brasserie de Blaugies, the Saison d'Epeautre. It is a special lager blond, although I did not feel that much of the lager taste. At 6% a decent beer, and really very nice. I was both surprised and keen to drink more.
Have been a little busy on the work / real life side, so despite (still) drinking beer I didn't get the chance to blog about it.
Back to another beer festival, the Bruxellensis. We tried some new beers, amongst which La Moneuse.
Brewed by the Brasserie de Blaugies, this is a 8%, clear amber beer, very nice and very pleasant. I think I would like to visit this brewery to see what else they have on offer.