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Belgian Beer Corner: Deus Brut des Flandres
09
AUG
2019

Belgian Beer Corner: Deus Brut des Flandres

Deus Brut des Flandres, is an innovative beer from the Belgian brewery Bosteels. Deus should be pronounced like ‘DAY-ews’. Take a look at the bottle and label, and you'll see it bears a remarkable...
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A smoked beer?
08
AUG
2019

A smoked beer?

What is a smoked beer? "It's like liquid beef jerky," said a beer connoisseur. "And it's fantastic." It's a beer to enjoy in cool weather, like the wet, raw spring days of April and May.  Three...
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Belgian Beer Corner: Duchesse de Bourgogne
05
AUG
2019

Belgian Beer Corner: Duchesse de Bourgogne

Duchesse de Bourgogne is the traditional Flemish red ale. Rich reddish hue. Winey, almost vinegary aromas follow through on a tart, medium-bodied palate with a strong sweet-tart character that...
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What kind of barley do Belgian breweries use?
29
JUL
2019

What kind of barley do Belgian breweries use?

There are two kinds of malting barley: six-rowed winter barley and two-rowed summer barley. In Belgium, summer barley is used almost exclusively, as its growing period is a hundred and fifty days...
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The great discovery of Lambic
16
JUL
2019

The great discovery of Lambic

Lambic is the very first style of beer, invented by human kind probably over 30,000 years ago. Lambic means that the beer is spontaneously fermented, which means that the brewer did not add any...
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Belgian Beer Corner: Augustijn
10
JUL
2019

Belgian Beer Corner: Augustijn

Augustijn is a 'living' abbey beer with 8 % alcohol by volume that had been brewed by the Augustinian fathers of Ghent since 1295. In 1982, the recipe and distribution of the beer was taken over...
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How to enjoy Beer ?
02
JUL
2019

How to enjoy Beer ?

To fully appreciate beer, you need to put all of your senses to work: your eyes to see the color of the beer; your nose to smell the beer; your tongue to taste the beer and for mouthfeel; your...
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Yeast's effect on beer
28
JUN
2019

Yeast's effect on beer

Yeast's effect on beer is quite profound. Every molecule of water in beer (about 95 percent of its composition) passes through a yeast cell during fermentation. In some cases, and in certain...
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Food & Beer
25
JUN
2019

Food & Beer

Food and drink. A delightful marriage of gastronomic taste and texture. Belgian culture has long celebrated the union of fine food and a well-crafted beer. One need only look as far back as...
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Taste beer as a professional
21
JUN
2019

Taste beer as a professional

Before starting a beer-tasting session, there are two important elements that must be carefully controlled. First of all, there is the temperature at which the beer is served. A low temperature...
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Belgian Beer Corner: Het Anker Brewery the maker of Gouden Carolus
19
JUN
2019

Belgian Beer Corner: Het Anker Brewery the maker of Gouden Carolus

Het Anker (The Anchor) is a particularly historic brewery, being on the site of a former place where Nuns had a form of convent, a Begijnhof (Beguinage), where the nuns brewed; it is known that...
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Ancient books inspire Fathers to revive beer brewing in new Abbey microbrewery
14
JUN
2019

Ancient books inspire Fathers to revive beer brewing in new Abbey microbrewery

Grimbergen, known for its award-winning and sensorial Belgian beers, has today revealed it has received the permits to build a new microbrewery inside the walls of Grimbergen Abbey near Brussels....
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Belgian Beer Corner: Leute Bokbier
12
JUN
2019

Belgian Beer Corner: Leute Bokbier

Leute Bokbier is a dark red heavy high fermentation beer that undergoes secondary fermentation in the bottle or in the keg. It has a very aromatic taste, not too distinctly sweet, yet full and...
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Belgian Beer Corner: BRUGGE TRIPEL
06
JUN
2019

Belgian Beer Corner: BRUGGE TRIPEL

Brugge Tripel is a top-fermented amber beer with a very full and original taste which thanks its personality to a subtle mixture of first class malt, aromatic hops and water from our own wells....
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The seductive character of hops!
03
JUN
2019

The seductive character of hops!

The hop is a sort-of “magic wand” in the brewing process – the mysterious, seemingly inexplicable ingredient that imparts such individuality to beer. It seems innocent enough - a beautiful,...
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Belgian Beer Corner: Floreffe Belgian Beers from the LeFebre Brewery
27
MAY
2019

Belgian Beer Corner: Floreffe Belgian Beers from the LeFebre Brewery

The Floreffe brand is currently brewed by Brasserie LeFebre, in the town of Quenast, not far from Brussels. This brand has been under their charge since 1876. However Floreffe beers date back much...
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Beer is an affordable luxury for women
23
MAY
2019

Beer is an affordable luxury for women

“Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world.” - Kaiser Wilhelm  Women who develop an appreciation for beer are a revered segment of the population. Although the number of...
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Belgian Beer Corner: Trappiste de Rochefort
21
MAY
2019

Belgian Beer Corner: Trappiste de Rochefort

"Trappiste de Rochefort" is a top-fermented dark beer. It is brewed and decanted within the Saint-Rémy abbey in Rochefort. The small dimensions of the Brewery enable the Trappist monks and their...
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Good Malt - Good Beer?  How does malt influence the storage properties of beer? Malt is the soul of beer!
17
MAY
2019

Good Malt - Good Beer? How does malt influence the storage properties of beer? Malt is the soul...

Haze stability Beer has a tendency to develop chill hazes and permanent hazes during storage. Although malt quality plays an important role in this process, brewing technology has evolved to...
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Good Malt - Good Beer?  How does malt influence beer appearance? Malt is the soul of beer!
13
MAY
2019

Good Malt - Good Beer? How does malt influence beer appearance? Malt is the soul of beer!

Colour Malt contributes two classes of compounds to beer that impart colour: these are polyphenols and melanoidins. In addition, malt contributes an enzyme called polyphenol oxidase which...
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