I’ve been to Belgium so many times that the inspiration to capture a lot of photos has dropped quite a bit but I still managed to take a few. I’m posting beer related photos here. The non-beer photos will go on my main blog.
Tradition remains consistent. When I arrive in Belgium I either go to the nearest bar and order a Jupiler or a Cantillon Rose w/ Cheese & Mustard. Night one was a 1 beer evening but this was a delicious first start.
The current beers available @ Cantillon was very slim this time around. I was going to get a few cases of Rose & Kriek. Too bad.
I always get Jonge Lambiek and Faro @ Cantillon. They’re always different and very cheap.
Cuvee de Florian is much better in the bottle than the kegs we had at Zwanze but the bright hops and cherry are faded slightly.
2001 3 Fonteinen Oude Gauze. They had ’97 but I’m cautious about ordering older bottles especially since the older one was 9 euros more.
Same as before, Lambiek and Faro, this time at 3 Fonteinen
2011 Orval at DHVL…goes well with Stew and Frite
I finally got to try J&J Roze. Had to drink it by myself so I shared a glass with Joost and with the staff. Believe it or not, I was so full off of food that I didn’t even get to finish the bottle. Still nice to get the beer rating.
The most American beer label every brewed in Israel
Finally got to visit the St. Sixtus Abbey
…and make a Westy 12 Float
Strauss located in a school house near St. Sixtus has a new draft system with 30 taps.
And they ferment outside. There’s no room inside for their fermentation tanks.
Lente at In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst
Girardin Kriek Lambiek and Oud Beersel Oude Lambiek
1990 De Neve Kriek. Ratable so I had to order a bottle
This is one of my favorite Gueuze that’s cheap and limited. 1200ish bottles produced for the Bierpallieters club (they also host weekend of spontaneous fermentation – photos). Under $20 at Grote Dorst…not fully carbonated but still delicious.