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From the cellar: Caledonian Burns Ale

Caledonian Burns Ale

ABV: 4.7% Origin: Edinburgh, Scotland Website: First published: 5 February 2001

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. Caledonian is no longer “proudly independent”: Scottish Courage became involved in 2004 […]

De Keersmaeker Mort Subite Oude Kriek

ABV: 6.5% Origin: Kobbegem, Vlaams-Brabant Website:

De Keersmaeker Mort Subite Oude Kriek

This is an expanded review of a beer that featured as a fruit beer on the bottled beer review page in the August 2010 issue of

BEER magazine, sent free every quarter to CAMRA members, who can also view it […]

Schans Van Vollenhoven & Co's Extra Stout

Bières sans frontières, Great British Beer Festival 2007. Top Tastings 2008. For more selections see previous post. Beer sellers: De Bierkoning

ABV: 7% Origin: Uithoorn, Noord-Holland, Netherlands Website:

Van Vollenhoven poster

Van Vollenhoven’s Extra Stout is arguably one of the best beers currently produced in the Netherlands, and it’s also a piece of […]