Thursday, September 30, 2010

Belgian Beer no.342: Eulenspiegelbier

Same day. Same seaside.
The Uillenspiegelbier - the name alone! A strong 8% dark beer, with lots of brown spices and sugars. Nice. Strong. Brewed by van Steenberge.

Belgian Beer no.341: Viven Blond

Little day-trip to the seaside. New beers. Yey!
Viven Blond. I liked this beer. Blond and with some hints of honey and sweet malts (toffee?) - a nice clean blond beer. Brewed by the Brasserie van Viven (however seems it is brewed in the Proefbrouwerij) - at 6.8% on a sunny day too easy to drink.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Belgian Beer no.340: Florival Brune

Ha ha!
Here we are the Florival Brune, same brewery, same supermarket. This is a 7% sweet tasting brown beer - again nothing too special, but drinkable.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Belgian Beer no.339: Florival Blonde

Nothing too special to write about this one (I do wonder sometimes how far we'll go trying Belgian beers?!). This is a beer brewed by the Affligem Brewery for Delhaize (a Belgian supermarket chain).
It's a blond, 7% beer, with some flowery hoppy notes.
In the same range there is also a brown one, a tripel one and a winter one. Let's see when we get to those.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Belgian Beer no.338: Hopus

I keep coming back to Hopus. I absolutely LOVE this beer.
It's maybe a trendy beer for the moment ... I don't know.

Of course the whole gimmick about the glass, the yeast in the mini-glass, the double mat helps.

It's art: hop+opus=hopus
It's beer: five different types of hops.
It's strong: 8.3%

Depending on tastes you either drink it 'clear' and leave the yeast in the mini-glass aside, or you drink it 'mixed' with the yeast. Tried it both ways, prefer the clear version.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Belgian Beer no.337: St Sebastian Grand Cru

This is one of those gimmick beers. Sorry for the photo btw.
Comes in a fancy bottle. A good mix of fruit and yeast. A decent strong beer at 9%.
Can be found in the supermarkets here.
Truth be told, didn't get it ever since.
Brewed by Brasserie Sterkens.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Belgian Beer no.333-336: des Fagnes Beers

Not panicking, but we do have about 40 beers waiting to be blogged about. So if we are to keep this Belgian Beers blog going here goes ...

333: Saison des Fagnes, a beer I like, golden and creamy, 5.5%
334: Super des Fagnes Brune, caramel and cream, 7.5%
335: Scotch des Fagnes, spices and fruits, stro-hong, 8.5%
336: Super des Fagnes Griottes, fruity and cherry, 4.5%

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Belgian Beers - New Look

I just realized we have been drinking beers for this blog (well .. ahem ...) for 5 years now! That is a lot of Belgian beers.

Hope you like the new look. Please, tell me - do you like the new look? I am in the middle of re-discovering the joys of social sharing (media) so all good. I might even get back to blogging soon, who knows? :)