Friday, July 30, 2010

Brussels Bar Crawl

We are back - and in case you are wondering what to do this weekend (specifically tonight) the Brussels Bar Crawl launches tonight. Doubt you'll need a better reason than all the Belgian beers you can taste ... but just in case there is a free T-shirt as well as a free drink on offer .
So go, drink, have a good weekend and we'll 'read' you back for more Belgian beers next week.
Oh, and if you are planning to join the Brussels Bar Crawl let us know. We might catch up there over beers.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Brewery Visit: Brasserie des Fagnes

Another weekend in the Belgian countryside. This time around we stopped at Brasserie Des Fagnes. A very nice place, lots of people (lots of Dutch!) and an overall great atmosphere. We sampled some beers as well but more about those later ...

We're taking a short holiday in the sun - but we will be back soon for more Belgian Beers.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Belgian Beer no.332: Cuvee Li Crochon Blonde

Same but in blonde? That would be too simplistic. At 6.8% and drunk very cold this is a very nice blonde beer. It tasted a little bit sweet and a little bit hoppy, a nice balanced beer - easy to drink. Some would say because it doesn't have a 'distinctive' taste. I liked it.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Belgian Beer no.331: Cuvee Li Crochon Brune

Part of weekend life in Belgium is walking. Groups of people getting together to just walk. Anyway ... fun, more about it here. Now the good thing about this? Is going to different regions where one gets to discover different beers.

Take the last walk for example. Two beers with one walk: the Cuvee Li Crochon brune and blonde.

The Cuvee Li Crochon Brune is a caramel / chocolate / toffee smooth brown beer, and at 8.7% a rather strong ale. But nice to drink. Brewed by Brasserie du Bocq.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Belgian Beer no.330: Papegaei

A new'ish beer on the market, if I am not mistaken, the Papegaei is brewed by the Brasserie Verstraete. (Not much of a website really.)

It is what they call an 'artisanal' beer, and at 8% quite strong. Nice though and really interesting I found. Flowers with hops but also some citrus fruits here and there.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Belgian Beer no.329: Jean de Nivelles - Blonde

And given we had the brune we had to try the blonde as well. Very much the same as Belgian Beer no.56. Just brewed specifically for the town of Nivelles, hence the name and all.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Belgian Beer no.328: Jean de Nivelles - Brune

We actually went to Nivelles (and no, not only to drink the beer!) and that is where we discovered the two Nivelles beers. And guess what?

The Jean de Nivelles Brune is the exact same one as the ... St. Feuillien Brune! Ha! Who would have thought we will find the same beer under two different names? Does this apply to other Belgian beers as well?

In any case the brune is a nice dark brown beer, 7.5% with hints of chocolate and caramel.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Belgian Beer no.327 - Tea Beer by Lindemans

Actually drinking it now. And blogging about it. Modern technology eh? A nice refreshing beer matured on tea leaves. Kind of ice tea with a 3,5% alcohol. Very nice discovery.