ABV: 8.5% Origin: Kortemark, West-Vlaanderen, Flanders Date: 23 October 2000
Another review from the archive written for the pioneering Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD). I’ve left it uncorrected — so please read it in that historical spirit.
The Louwaege brewery, founded in 1877, closed in 2002 when the founding family sold it […]
Palm Aerts 1900
ABV: 7.5% Origin: Steenhuffel (Londerzeel), Vlaams-Brabant, Flanders Website: http://palm.be Date: 25 September 2000
Another review from the archive written for the pioneering Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD). I’ve left it uncorrected — so please read it in that historical spirit. Palm is still very much around as one of Belgium’s national […]
Zythos Bierfestival 2012
ABV: 9% Origin: Baarle-Hertog, Antwerpen, Vlaanderen Website: www.dedochtervandekorenaar.be
De Dochter van de Korenaar Peated Oak Aged Embrasse, Zythos Bierfestival, Leuven 2012
De Dochter van de Korenaar (‘the ear of corn’s daughter’, a poetic expression for beer) is a Belgian brewery, but only just. It was founded by a former home brewer, […]
Beer sellers: De Bierkoning
ABV: 7% Origin: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands Website: www.brouwerijhetij.nl
't IJ Speciale Vlo Amsterdams Biobier
From one of the Netherlands’ best established and most consistently good micros, this is a decidedly local beer, commissioned from ’t IJ on Amsterdam’s Funenkade by the Bierkoning beer shop by the Dam, not more than […]
Top Tastings 2010
ABV: 11.5% Origin: Esen, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Website: www.dedollebrouwers.be
De Dolle Brouwers Stille Nacht Reserva 2005
An extreme development of the cult classic ‘Silent Night’ strong, sweet Christmas ale from the eccentric Dolle Brouwers, this wood aged version takes a slighty stronger implementation of the same recipe, generously hopped with Nugget and […]
An extended review of a beer featured as a new real ale in a bottle on the bottled beer review page in the February 2011 issue of BEER magazine, sent free every quarter to CAMRA members, who can also view it online. The magazine is additionally available in selected newsagents.
ABV: 5.1% and 7.7% Origin: […]
Beer Sellers: City Beer Store, San Francisco
ABV: 7.7% Origin: Santa Rosa, California, USA Website: www.russianriverbrewing.com
Russian River Damnation Golden Ale
This was the first Belgian-inspired bottle conditioned beer I tried from one of California’s leading micros, a strong golden ale broadly in the style of Duvel that’s claimed three GABF medals so far. […]
Top Tastings 2008. A shorter version was first published on facebook January 2009.
ABV: 9% Origin: New York City, New York, USA Website: www.brooklynbrewery.com
Brooklyn Local 1
Celebrity brewer Garrett Oliver of the influential Brooklyn brewery has excelled himself with this stylishly bottled and bottle conditioned premium treat, and New Yorkers should think themselves […]
Featured as an ale to win lager drinkers in BEER February 2009.
ABV: 8.5% Origin: Breendonk-Puurs, Antwerpen, Vlaanderen Website: www.duvel.be
Duvel-Moortgat Duvel Rood
Belgium is a rich source of golden ales often mistaken for lagers, but beers like Duvel- Moortgat Duvel, despite their delicate colour and palate, have the fruity complexity of ales. Duvel […]
First published in BEER December 2007 as part of a piece about strong beers for the festive season. For more strong festive beers see previous post.
ABV: 9 per cent Origin: Montignies-sur-Roc, Hainaut, Wallonie Website www.abbaye-des-rocs.com
Abbaye des Rocs Spéciale Noël
Belgium excels at producing strong bottle conditioned ales for laying down, including seasonal […]