Monday, November 05, 2007

Belgian Beer no.180: Cuvee Mon Bijou

For whatever reason I found this beer ... romantic. Probably the name 'Mon Bijou' (jewelery)? Or the fact that it was specifically brewed for a hotel? Very 1930's drama and mystery to me.
Back to the beer though. The last one in this mini Delirium Cafe tasting. The Cuvee Mon Bijou is an alias of the Struise Rosse brewed by De Struise Brouwers. The beer is a 5% pils style beer, which apparently was a mistake: the brewers tried to brew a Struise Witte (white), but added the wrong yeast. The nutty taste went down well with the brewers and the Struise Rosse was born. And then labeled for the Hotel Mon Bijou.

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