ABV: 6.3% Origin: Purnode, Namur, Wallonie Website: www.bocq.be
Du Bocq Gauloise Blonde
1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die
A full review of this beer is featured in the book 1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die, published May 2010 by Cassell Illustrated.
Buy the book from amazon.co.uk
Read more about […]
A shorter version of this review was first published in BEER February 2010 as part of a piece about beers to taste with chocolate.
ABV: 6% Origin: Rulles, Luxembourg, Wallonie Website: www.larulles.be, www.miorgemihoublon.be
Rulles JeanChris Numéro 1
Chocolate may seem a curious entry on the long list of foods that go better with beer […]
Top Tastings 2009
ABV: 4.8% Origin: Malle, Antwerpen, Vlaanderen Website: www.trappistwestmalle.be
The Cistercian Trappist Abdij Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van het Heilig Hart van Westmalle, on the main N12 road between Antwerpen and Turnhout in the Belgian Kempen, is home to arguably the most influential, and alongside Chimay the most commercially active, of the Trappist […]
Top Tastings 2009
ABV: 6.5% Origin: Binche, Hainaut, Wallonie Website: www.belgoobeer.be
Binche / Belgoo Luppoo
Historically, hop character hasn’t figured highly on the list of all the many and varied features of Belgian beers, which are better known for their richly malty, sweetish, sour and spicy flavours. According to lambic brewer Frank Boon, in […]
Originally published in BEER February 2006.
To read about more beers stocked by Morrisons, see previous post.
ABV 6.5 per cent Origin Berkel-Enschot, North Brabant, the Netherlands Buy from Morrisons, other supermarkets and specialist shops Website www.latrappe.nl
Koningshoeven La Trappe Blond
In October 2005 the number of official Trappist breweries in the world rose […]
Originally published in BEER February 2006
ABV 5.5 per cent Origin Purnode, Namur, Belgium Buy from Morrisons, specialist shops Website www.bocq.be
Du Bocq La Gauloise Ambrée
In March 2004, when Yorkshire-based grocer Morrisons turned itself into the fourth largest supermarket chain in the UK by swallowing up rival Safeway and converting all its stores, […]
Originally published in What’s Brewing July 2005
Origin: Villers-devant-Orval, Luxembourg province, Belgium ABV: 6 per cent Buy from specialist suppliers Website www.orval.be
Orval is one of the world’s most unusual and distinctive ales as well as one of its finest. It’s one of the family of Belgian beers brewed under the supervision of […]