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Do You Know:  Liefmans Kriek Brut
28
NOV
2019

Do You Know: Liefmans Kriek Brut

This classy beer represents the perfect marriage between the fresh accents and slightly acidic flavour of  the black cherries. Liefmans Kriek-Brut is a mixed fermentation beer, with every...
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Do you know that: The LEUTE BOK ale was brewed in 1927 for the first time
18
NOV
2019

Do you know that: The LEUTE BOK ale was brewed in 1927 for the first time

"Leute" means joy in Flemish, and "bok" is of course the "he-goat". A very interesting and funny name for a real double bock ale holding a whopping 7.5 % alcohol by volume. The name-play...
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Do you know: Corsendonk Agnus
28
OCT
2019

Do you know: Corsendonk Agnus

Agnus is a Belgian abbey-style beer, falling into the 'tripel' style, from the Corsendonk monastery. It has an wonderfully tenacious, rocky head, which tastes of vanilla ice-cream. The nose is...
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Brewing in Bruges: De Halve Maan
01
OCT
2019

Brewing in Bruges: De Halve Maan

The history of beer on the iconic Walplein in Bruges goes back for centuries. The first records of brewing activity on the site date back to 1564, when brewery ‘Die Maene’ was mentioned in the...
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Belgian Beer Corner: DUPONT brewery
25
SEP
2019

Belgian Beer Corner: DUPONT brewery

The Brasserie Dupont is a former farm dating back to 1759. In 1844, it became the Rimaux-Derrider farm-brewery, specialising in the production of honey and “Saison” (season) beers, so called...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do You Know... 13
06
MAY
2019

Do You Know... 13

Orval is one of those unusual beers, both in terms of its packaging and its taste. It is a very rich, complex, tasty beer and well worth a try.  This is a Trappist beer, brewed by the fathers...
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The Tasting: Pauwel KWAK
29
APR
2019

The Tasting: Pauwel KWAK

The beer that is known simply as Kwak is famous for being served in one of the most unusual glasses in the world.  More than two hundred years ago there was a small coachman’s inn in Belgium...
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The Tasting: ABBAYE DES ROCS
16
APR
2019

The Tasting: ABBAYE DES ROCS

Abbaye des Rocs (9% alcohol vol.) is a pure malt beer, with no added sugar. The entire range of tastes is directly linked to the double fermentation, the precise quantities of malts (7 types) as...
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Good Malt - Good Beer? What is malt?
11
APR
2019

Good Malt - Good Beer? What is malt?

Good beer is characterized by a few quality traits, which are easy to agree upon. They are:  (i) flavour (combination of taste, aroma and mouthfeel);  (ii) appearance (colour, clarity,...
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The Tasting: GULDEN DRAAK
08
APR
2019

The Tasting: GULDEN DRAAK

Gulden Draak is a dark heavy beer with 10.5% alcohol by volume. Gulden Draak, just like Augustijn, is a beer that undergoes secondary fermentation in the bottle or in the keg.  Gulden Draak is...
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THE BREWING PROCESS
28
MAR
2019

THE BREWING PROCESS

1. Milling and brewing Malt is carefully stored in big silos. From there it is milled and mixed with water in the mash tun. The heating process is realised very carefully in order to get as...
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