Monday, October 29, 2007

Belgian Beer no.176: La Myrtille d'Amelie

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

Belgian Beer no.175: Procureur

Another beer in the Skieven Architek bar. This time the Procureur. Again little to none information on the back of the bottle, just that at 9% maybe a little bit too strong for an afternoon...

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Belgian Beer no.174: Premium Kriek

Because a girl sometimes likes her cherry beer. (No idea why the photo came out fuzzy...)
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
red berries
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.

Beer Bar in Brussels - Toone VII

And another bar worth a try - the Toone VII. I completely ignored it even exists but a great find. An odd combination of puppet theater and great beer.

Belgian Beer no.173: Saison d'Epeautre

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.

Belgian Beer no.172: La Moneuse

Moving on ...
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.