Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Belgian Beer no.115: Plaizierke

Well this one is a novelty, and I don't know too much about it ... except it has been brewed/ produced especially for the current Christmas seazon.
It is the official Christmas beer of the 'Plaisirs d'Hiver' 2006, our very own winter wonders.
Apparently, this beer is the actual Christmas Delirium, just wrapped in a different way.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Belgian Beer no.114: Saison 1900

We tried this beer no. 114 in one of my favorite Belgian Beer shops down town Brussels, the Delices & Caprices. The shop specializes in Belgian Beer and trust me, you won't be disappointed.
A lot of beers for me to blog from there! Tastings are also available, and there is cheese matured in beer to accompany your ... well, Belgian beers.
We tried a Saison 1900, brewed by the Brasserie Lefebvre. I tried beers from this brewery before, like the Barbar, a honey beer I really enjoy. The Saison 1900 was a little disappointing. A 5.2% an amber beer that lacked the 'wow' factor. Or maybe I am just too used to the overpowering Belgian Beer we tried so far.
Other beers brewed by the Brasserie Lefebvre are: the Barbar Brassin Winter; the Belgian Framboises (raspberry); the Belgian Kriek (cherry); the Belgian Peches (peach); the Blanche de Bruxelles; the Floreffe - which in itself includes a subgroup of 5 Belgian beers, the blond, the double, the triple, the prima melior and the blanche; the Moeder Overste; and finally the Newton.
Again did I mention I have no idea how I'll ever go through all the Belgian beers?!
Tagged with: Beer Belgian Beer Bier Biere Brussels

Friday, December 08, 2006

Belgian Beer no.113: Mont Saint-Aubert

After trying the Brunehaut from Brasserie Bruhenaut, we tried a second beer from the same brewery: the Mont Saint Aubert. A quite strong blonde beer at 8%, but I did enjoy it. In my opinion it had a slight herbal taste - but then again I might be wrong.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Belgian Beer no.112: Brunehaut

I do start to wonder if anyone, at anytime has succeeded in writing on ALL the Belgian Beers available. To me it just seems they are multiplying not diminishing. And trust me we do try hard to drink beer and write about it.
Brunehaut. An amber beer, 6.5%, brewed by the Brasserie Brunehaut. We had this beer somewhere in the south of Belgium, as I didn't come across it in Brussels. Quite bitter for my taste, but a nice beer. Different (if I remember correctly).
Other beers brewed by the Brasserie Brunehaut are the Brunehaut Villages Blonde 6.5%, the Brunehaut Tradition Amber 6.5% (the one I had), the Biere du Mont St-Aubert (to follow), the Blanche du Brunehaut bio 5%, the Belle de Pevele, the Abbaye Saint Martin Blonde 7% and the Brunehaut All Black Marasi. Talk about having your work cut out for yourself ...

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Belgian Beer no.111: Quintine

I wrote about beers brewed by the Ellezelloise Brewery before. This time around, we tried another one of their beers the Quintine Blonde (8%). The Quintine Blonde is a non filtred beer, which ferments in the bottle. Oh and by the way, I think it is a little storng but it tastes great. Then again, it keeps on giving me headaches every time I drink it ...
The name Quintine is taken from the local tradition of the village of Ellezelles, where in times passed a witch carried the name of Quintine.