Saturday, October 10, 2009

Beer News

I am SO far behind in my beer reviews ... !!!
If you are interested though to see the beers we have been tasting lately (well, so far in 2009), they are all up on Flickr. And if you have a Belgian Beer you tasted and would like to review, don't forget the Guest Reviews.
Cheers and a good weekend.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009


Remember way back when (oh-ho-ho) I told you about a book which will use some of my beer photos? Well, two years later - voila!

The book Froth! The Science of Beer is written by Mark Denny. And somewhere in the book - after a lot of very scientific and intelligent beer stuff - is also a photo from this very blog. The Steendonk beer made it into the book. Ha!
Autographs, anyone?

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Monday, October 05, 2009

Brasserie Abbaye Val Dieu

Yes, yes, yes. Another archived photo - the Abbaye Val Dieu. A great brewery to visit, as they have the most fun restaurant/ beer bar (?!) where you can try their beer and cheese. Delicious!

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Belgian Beer no.320: Patrasche

You did not think I'd leave you with Nello without Patrasche? Patrasche Dubble is a dark 8% beer, high yeast, malts and hops, and somewhere some caramel as well. Almost a Trappist style beer.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Belgian Beer no.319: Nello's Blond

Why Nello? Well, it seems that Nello and Patrasche are two characters of the 'A Dog of Flanders'. Written in 1872, seems the book was a hit in Japan. Go figure!
And the beer? Well the beer is named after Nello, is brewed by De Arend, is blond and light and soft and is 7%.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Belgian Beer no.318: Black Jack

We are still around, in case you wondered. Not that life is in any way back to normal ... but we are surviving.
Still from the archives (before you ask: yes, we are still drinking beer, but given that we are mostly on the run, we tend to go for old tried and tested favorites!) - the Black Jack beer.
Brewed by De Struise Brouwers, this 7% beer was brewed in collaboration with some Swedish brewers as the label reads 'Motverkar Tristess'. Prevent boredom. Dark and malted.