Courtesy of our local pub, this Belgian White beer was provided as a free sample to “try something different”. It was certainly different to most other beers that I usually drink. Served with a slice of orange submerged in the… Read more Blue Moon Belgian White – First time I’ve had actual fruit in my beer!
Popping over the channel tonight for a bottled offering from the Belgian Brouwerij De Leite. I have literally no idea where this bottle of Femme Fatale came from, but it was in the beer cupboard so it’s getting drunk! It’s… Read more Brouwerij de Leite Femme Fatale – Fruity and floral
Brouwerij Palm Steenbrugge Blond is a blond abbey beer, firstly top fermented, and then secondly bottle fermented. Palm Brewery is located in Steenhuffel, Belgium. Wikipedia notes that their archives show beers being brewed from 1747 (although their logo suggests 1686).… Read more Brouwerij Palm Steenbrugge Blond – A big fruity aroma
We’ve reviewed a fair few non alcoholic beers over the last six months, with some excellent ones, and some terrible ones. Spoiler – this one sits somewhere in the middle. I was slightly surprised to see that this is brewed… Read more Buckler Pur Malt – An alcohol free Belgian ale
I was in Waitrose last week and noticed an interesting looking beer from the Einstök Olgerd brewery in Iceland, located just 60 miles south of the Arctic Circle. I figured as they had put in the effort to get the… Read more Einstök Olgerd Icelandic White Ale – A smooth wheat beer
I always see Grimbergen in French supermarkets, and their Blonde is a staple in the fridge when I’m on the continent (this is of course being written pre-Brexit, so we’re still able to actually travel to France…). What I hadn’t quite realised… Read more Grimbergen Blonde – Brewed by…everyone
A while back, following a trip to Bruges, I did a review of Westvleteren 12, and I most definitely agreed with the consensus of this being one of the best beers in the world. During the same trip I also… Read more Het Anker, Gouden Carolus Cuvée Van De Keizer Whisky Infused – A fantastic, warming strong ale
My BeerBods beer this week was quite different, a Japanese Saison (Saison du Japon) from Hitachino Nest brewery. The Kiuchi brewery has been around for 195 years (since 1823), and for the first 173 years was known for producing high… Read more Hitachino Nest Saison du Japon – Zingy!
Ian recently reviewed Saison du Japon from the Hitachino Nest brewery (and was sadly fairly disappointed with it). However, it reminded me that I had a can of their White Ale as yet unopened, so here goes. You can read about the brewery in… Read more Hitachino Nest White Ale – Too many ingredients, too little time
Whilst in France earlier in the year, I was amazed at the selection of low alcohol beers available; although when I saw how many people were drinking them at lunchtime, I realised that the breweries are responding to a clear… Read more Hoegaarden Radler Lemon & Lime – The lunchtime beer