Sunday, September 21, 2008

Belgian Beer no.269: 3 Schteng

The second beer tried at the Brasserie Grain d'Orge was the 3 Schteng. First the name: much to our amazement, there is a place in Belgium where three countries meet in one place - Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. The Drielandenpunt. Thus 3 Schteng means the 3 stones, in the old dialect spoken in the region. Furthermore, if you are really into beer trivia, the 3 Schteng is brewed in memory of a fourth country that bordered the Drielandenpunt, the Neutraal-Moresnet which only existed till 1919.
Now to the beer. A 6% dark beer, very pleasant, and surprisingly refreshing.

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