Category Archives: Belgium

Duvel Strong Ale

8.5% alc./vol., 330 ml bottleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat – http://www.duvel.be/Puurs, Belgium I’m drinking this, but not necessarily loving it.  Duvel was one of the first strong imports I’d ever tried, and I didn’t like it then either.  Oh, it was a … Continue reading

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Gouden Carolus Ambrio Ale

8% alc./vol., 330 ml bottleBrouwerij Het Anker – http://www.hetanker.be/Mechelen, Belgium Another strong Belgian ale, this time with the colour of pumpkin pie.  There seems to be some spice on the nose and on the palate, too.  And speaking of sweet … Continue reading

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Affligem Blonde Ale

6.8% alc./vol., 330 ml bottleN.V. Br. Alken-Maes S.A. – http://www.affligembeer.be/Waarloos, Belgium You have to appreciate the work that Belgian monks did in establishing breweries in their abbeys.   Of course, many Belgian beers just use this as a branding.  Here’s one … Continue reading

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Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor Ale

8% alc./vol., 330 ml bottleBrouwerij Het Anker – http://www.hetanker.be/Mechelen, Belgium This beer has more head than a date with a truck stop waitress.  It’s been a long day, too stressful for a Saturday, and a beer will help me relax.  … Continue reading

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Mort Subite Framboise

4.5% alc./vol., 375 ml bottleBrouwerijen Alken-Maes Brasseries – http://www.mort-subite.be/Asse, Belgium Well, here’s a beer to test my ongoing struggle to learn French.  “Mort subite” means sudden death, and “framboise” means that it contains raspberry juice.  A lambic beer like this … Continue reading

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Stella Artois Lager

5% alc./vol., 500 ml canS.A. InBev Belgium – http://www.stellaartois.com/Brussels, Belgium  My bullcrap detector always goes off when a glass of Stella is nearby.  The can says both “lager” and “1366”, but it’s unlikely that a beer this colour or brewed … Continue reading

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Berthold Keller Premium Lager

5% alc./vol., 500 ml canBrewery Martens – http://www.martens.be/Bocholt, Belgium I was able to start the year with one I’ve never had before.  Brewmaster Berthold “Beer” Keller has signed his name to this very German style lager, which for me means … Continue reading

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