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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Timmermans Strawberry Lambicus

Timmermans Strawberry Lambicus

Its aroma evokes the perfumes of a lovely summer’s day. Its strawberry flavour confirms the nose’s impression, without being over-sweet, and is enhanced by a real feeling of freshness, recalling those tiny green granules that are found around ripened strawberries. Its taste is consistent and spreads very quickly throughout the mouth, finishing on a note that is fruity rather than sweet.

Available at: http://store.belgianshop.com/geuze-lambic-fruits/1401-timmermans-strawberry-lambicus-4-375cl.html

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Our New Beer: Blanche de Brabant

Our New Beer: Blanche de Brabant

This beer is brewed with the most noble ingredients amongst which wheat, typical for the best Belgian white beers. Very light yellow white coloured beer with almost no carbonation. Herby wheat coriander herby rather heavy aroma.. Yellow pale with a thin white head. Spicy and lemon aroma. Easy to drink and really refreshing, A good beer for summer or for an happy hour.

 

Available online at: http://store.belgianshop.com/white-beers/1398-blanche-de-brabant-5-13l.html

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The Beer of The Week: Leffe Rituel 9°

The Beer of The Week: Leffe Rituel 9°

An amber coloured beer with a small tan coloured head. The aroma is typical Belgian Strong: good yeast and some lemony hoppy notes. Aroma is a bit flowery, firm and sweet. The taste has good strong alcohol and is fairly sweet. Good yeastiness and spicy hoppiness. It is the ideal beer for a feeling of sheer voluptuousness.

Available online at:http://store.belgianshop.com/abbey-beers/909-leffe-9-13l-.html

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