Sweet and boozy little beer with subtle hints of whisky on the nose. Quite smooth and easy to drink despite the high ABV.
That sweet, boozy taste of a Belgian beer. It’s a wonderful thing.
Strong dried fruit and toffee flavours. I’m sometimes at a lost at the difference between dubbel, tripel and quad beers
There’s initial sweetness to this one that cleverly disguises the high ABV. Dark fruit flavours come through as you casually sip this beer.
Brewery: Brouwerij Van Steenberge in Ertvelde, Oost-Vlaanderen Belgium Style: Belgian Strong Golden Ale ABV: 10.5% IBUs: 23 Rate Beer: 93/100 Pour: Tangerine gold in colour with a big fluffy head. Straight up, that typical Belgian smell of sugar bananas. Big bold flavours on first sip dominated by sweetness and smooth alcohol. I seriously look forward to […]
Brewery: St Bernardus Brouwerij in Watou, Belgium Style: Abbey Strong Ale/Quad ABV: 10% Rate Beer: 100/100 Pour: Toffee rubiness in colour with a good head on pour that lasts for quite some time. Made from the same recipe as the Westvleteren 12 and not surprisingly, tastes the same. A little less sweetness but a little more […]
Brewery: Westvleteren Abdij St. Sixtus in Westvleteren, Belgium Style: Abbey Strong Ale/Quad ABV: 10.2% Rate Beer: 100/100 Pour: Dark Ruby toffee colour with good head on pour that lasts for quite some time. Rated the best beer in the world and brewed by Belgium monks, I’ll admit I was nervous to pop the top off this […]
Brewery: Leffe, in Belgium Style: IPA ABV: 7.5% Rate Beer: 25/100 Pour: Quite carbonated with a golden hue. Big frothy head that’s settles and fade within minutes. Quite a warm fruity nose and strong caramel and banana flavour. Not quite a European IPA with big malt characteristics but also nothing similar to West Coast American IPA with no hoppiness. It’s […]