Abdij Averbode 7.5° – 1/3L

Abdij Averbode 7.5°- 1/3L

Available online at http://store.belgianshop.com/abbey-beers/1406-abdij-averbode-75-13l.html

Authentic abbey ale, brewed for the well-known Averbode abbey since 2013.

Averbode is a blonde abbey beer of 7.5% ABV, dry-hopped and with a second fermentation in the bottle. Clear blond beer, huge rocky head like whipped cream, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma brings out dry crackery malts and lots of grains. Flavour brings out lots of yeast, sweet cereal malts, light dry hops, and champagne yeast. .

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The Beer of The Week: Augustijn Blond 7.5° – 1/3L

The Beer of The Week: Augustijn Blond 7.5°
Available online at http://store.belgianshop.com/abbey-beers/1133-augustijn-blond-75-13l.html

Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a large frothy white head with good retention. The aroma blends dough yeast, bread malts, and a general sweetness. Taste: bitters, spicy, a bit yeasty. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, nice finish. A good representation of the Belgian Ale category. Enjoyable. Excellent summer selection .

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Our New Beer: La Bouffonne 9°

Our New Beer: La Bouffonne 9°
Available online at: http://store.belgianshop.com/special-beers/1403-la-bouffonne-9-13l.html

Pours golden with a thick white head. Medium body with ditto carbonation. Sweet and spicy with herbs. Hops come to the forefront with a nice snap. Aroma gives away the high ABV of this beer. A very nice rich beer.

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Cantillon Gueuze BELGIUM 5°-37,5cl

Cantillon Gueuze BELGIUM 5°-37,5cl

“Speciale Cuvée” 

The world’s classic Gueuze. A blend of one, two, and three year-old lambics creates a second fermentation in the bottle. The « Champagne of Belgium !! 

Slightly hazy orangy golden with small bubbly white head. Smaller head than I was expecting, gone in an instant. Nice visible carbonation. Effervescent and champagne-like pour.. Aroma is sour, apples, white wine, vinegar. Taste is sour, almost no sweetness and bitterness, tart, apples, white wine grapes, dry, crisp. Aftertaste is sour, touch of bitterness, smooth carbonation. Carbonation is strong but not overwhelming. Light sweet grains, unripe peach, lemons, lots of barely ripe fruit tart/bitter mix. Great example of style.

Available online at http://store.belgianshop.com/geuze-lambic-fruits/1396-cantillon-gueuze-belgium-5-375cl.html

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Dominus Double/Dubbel 6.5° -1/3L

Dominus Double/Dubbel 6.5° -1/3L

It pours a hazy, brown reddish liquid with high roasted amber-beige head. The aroma reminds of wild dark fruits, a little caramel, a hint of yeast, and nice roasted malt. It tastes accordingly to the aroma, but a little watery. As to the body, here the portwine-image, as well as the comparison to La Trappe dubbel fails: way too thin, nearly watery. Very decently aged beer with very good balance . Pretty solid but still fairly standard, flavourful dubbel. Nice surprise.

Available online at http://store.belgianshop.com/abbey-beers/1400-dominus-double-65-13l.html

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Lucifer 8° -1/3L

Lucifer 8° -1/3L

 

New version of Lucifer brewed by Anker (after the take-over of Riva-Liefmans by Moortgat).

 

The beer pours a slightly hazy light yellow with a large white head, and the aroma blends light malts. The aroma of the beer is largely as would be expected for a BPA with a decent showing of some fruity smells of orange, peach, and banana along with some spice aromas of pepper and clove. Has a fizzy feel. Refreshing Belgian strong ale.

 

Available online at http://store.belgianshop.com/special-beers/1395-lucifer-8-13l.html

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St-Bernardus Extra 4

St-Bernardus Extra 4

Extra 4 is a classic Belgian “Single” style. Hazy deep hay yellow liquid with a medium white head. Aroma of wheat, perfume, cloves, bread, spices and white pepper. Medium bitterness with flowery sweetness. Yeast, grass, fruit, hops and citrus. Extra 4 will be a unique, tasty and refreshing spring and summer quencher with a lower alcohol content than such other popular St Bernardus products as Abt 12, Tripel and Prior 8.

Available online at http://store.belgianshop.com/abbey-beers/1402-st-bernardus-extra-4-48-13l.html

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