Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Belgian Beer no.54: Witkap Pater

I came to the point where I use every opportunity I get to try a new Belgian Beer out. There seems to be so many out there, that only bringing in extra forces (friends who amazingly enough, don’t seem to complain about this task …) can get the job done.

Last time around, I tried the Witkap Pater – which could literally translate as the Priest with the White Hood. A blond beer, it tasted great but quite heavy (which I guess is due to the yeast). Like with every other Belgian Beer, there are three Witkap Pater beers: the Stimulo, at 6% a refreshing blond beer, the Dubbele Pater, at 7% a dark brown, tasting of toast and caramel and the Tripel, at 7.5% again a blond beer.

I went for the Witkap Pater Tripel, and was not disappointed as it was a complex beer, with a nice taste and long after taste – but as said, a little on the heavy side.
Chicken with Witkap Pater sauce (serves 4)
4 big chicken breasts
4 apples
80gr red currants
1 bottle Witkap Pater Stimulo
5cl cider vinegar
1tbsp butter
2tbsp flour
1dl oil
pepper and salt

Soak the currants sugared water. Heat the oil, and brown the chicken fillets on each side.
Pour some sugar and 1dl over the chicken breast, and bring the water to the boil.
Pour the Witkap Pater beer to the mixture. Cover the pan, and let the chicken breast boil over low heat till done.
Peel the apples and cut them into quarters. Add the currants and the apples to the chicken breasts. Let the mixture cook for 5min.
Serve with baked potatoes.

Belgian Beer no.53: Bourgogne des Flandres

As you can see this was a short marathon of Belgian Beers. Another one for today, the Bourgogne des Flandres brewed by Brasserie John-Martin. More is yet to come as we have visisted a couple of breweries and there was more ... Belgian Beer. I doubt the tasting of the Belgian Beers will ever end :)

Belgian Beer no.52: Boskeun

Beer no.32 and beer no.33 are by the same brewers. I mentioned this special Easter beer before and now with Easter passed - we found it as well!

Belgian Beer no.51: Blonde Bie

Brewed by the same De Bie Brewery, here is the Blonde Bie(and not drunken bee). Who thinks these names up?

Belgian Beer no.50: Zatte Bie, the drunken bee

The drunken beer - Zatte Bie, is a dark brown beer, with a hint of brunes and chocolate. Very strong at 9,5°, hence the drunken bee :)
Brewed by the De Bie Brewery.

Belgian Beer no.49: St. Donat

I just realized there were a couple of beer bottles left to be 'blogged'. The beer long gone, yet still of interest to the neverending list of Belgian Beers.
Here another example of a belgian beer: the St. Donat. It comes in amber, blond and brown.

Belgian Beer no.48: Durboyse

Yet another beer from Durbuy. Brewed by the Brasserie Lefebvre and native to the town of Durbuy, the Durboyse comes in amber at 7°, blonde at 7° and 8° and brown at 7°.