Saturday, September 27, 2008

Belgian Beer no.273: Park

Moving on to another supermarket beer, this time Aldi. We tried their 'local' beer (?), the Park. An abbey style beer apparently brewed by Brasserie de Haacht. But somehow linked to Abdij van 't Park.
Nothing against it as such, but there are other beers I definitely prefer over Park.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Belgian Beer no.272: Angel

Meet Angel. A beer brewed by Brasserie Affligem for Delhaize (a supermarket chain in Belgium). Ehem. Not memorable as such, drinkable though. And strong 8.5%!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Belgian Beer no.270, 110, 271: Bon Secours x 3

Back on home territory, some beer tried during and after a bbq. The quality of the photos will speak for itself. No worries :)
One was reviewed already, the Bon Secours Ambre. To be complete, we also tried the Bon Secours Brune (to the left) and the Bon Secours Blonde (to the right). The Brune is a 7.5%, malty and caramelized beer. The Blonde is a 8%, slightly fruity beer.

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.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Belgian Beer no.268: Brice & Joup Blonde

While at the Brasserie Grain d'Orge we did get to taste two beers - the Brice & Joupe Blonde. A very clear and very pleasant blonde beer, perfect for the sunny day we had - 7%.
Another beer brewed by the Brasserie Grain d'Orge and reviewed here La Hervoise.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Brewery Visit: Grain d'Orge

It was a sunny day, and there are plenty more beers to drink once you get out of Brussels. Here a quick tour of the Brasserie Grain d'Orge. If we would have been more organized, then indeed a lot more could have been seen and tasted. Next time.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Belgian Beer no.267: Caracole

Moving on to one of our favorite bars in Brussels, the highly difficult to pronounce, let alone spell ... Poe-che-ne-lle-kel-der, drinking beers on their terrace. The Caracole. Brewed by the Brasserie Caracole, this beer is their 'flag' beer so to speak. A somewhat orangey beer, wheat, and spicy sweet aromas, the beer is a very pleasant beer - although fairly strong at 8%.
Previous beers reviewed from this brewery, the Troublette and the Forestine.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Belgian Beer no.62: Steendonk - Revisited

Just because we had a fun time trying to capture the moving Vedett coaster.
No one said this would be a serious blog :)

Friday, September 12, 2008

Beer Bar in Brussels - Maison du Peuple

A great, and recently redone bar ... not far from the classic Bar de l'Union which I still have to write about. Here La Maison du Peuple. We really enjoyed the new brick look, the open space, the laid back atmosphere and of course the decent choice of beers. More of a Sunday after market beer bar, worth a stop though if around.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Belgian Beer no.266: Kastaar

While walking down town Brussels, we decided it was time to stop for a beer. This Kastaar, by Brasserie de Block, was tried just next to Jeu de Balle (the flea market). A nice afternoon beer, sort of amber/blond at 5.5% not too heavy. There were hints of spices, I'd say coriander.