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Palm 5.4°-1/4L - 8.4fl.oz

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The top selling standard ale in Belgium, produced by the family Palm brewery, first established in 1747. A nice light refreshing beer.
Amber with a good head and nice lacework. Sweet, malty and fruity aroma with metallic notes. Flavour is smooth, fruity and a bit bitter. Aftertaste is malty, slightly bitter and metallic.

 

1364 Charles IV, Emperor of Germany, obliged brewers to use hops when brewing beer according to the "Novus Modus Fermentandi Cervisiam".
With this decree Brabant, as opposed to the county of Flanders, which was governed by the French king, was made to use hops. The French king proclaimed the "gruit" duty which prescribed spices but no hops. Hops keep beer from turning sour. That is why the beer quality improved significantly in Brabant. The bacteriostatic effect of hops makes the yeast flora take the upper hand: this is how "top-fermented beers" come about. Top yeasts, called Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, are active at ambient temperature and rise to the top by the end of the fermentation, they give the beer more taste and aroma.

 

In 1904 the Belgian brewery schools organised a competition to improve Belgian beer. The task was to brew a heavier beer with 5 percent alcohol. The brewers of Brabant named this beer Speciale Belge and gave their brands the prefix ‘Special(e)’ or the suffix ‘Ale’. Many brands fell by the wayside, but Palm became the market leader. The Special Belge is amber coloured and has a common alcohol volume of 5,2 %. They are brewed according to the infusion method. The main ingredients are the brewing water rich in minerals and the light coloured malts of maritime barley. The beer is slightly hopped with soft aroma hops. Adding "top yeasts" results in a fruity, full beer with a fine bitter sweet balance. After the first fermentation the "young" tastes will refine and the typical tenderness will develop during the maturation process. Cooling the beer off to 0°C after maturation causes the turbidity that is later filtered out of the beer.

 

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Ignis Et Flama 7°-1/3L- 11.6fl.oz

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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers. Pours a gorgeous dark orange with medium white head. Aroma is a bitter-sweet melange of grapefruity hops and caramel. Taste is fruity with orange and grapefruit, freshly cut grass. Ends dry and bitter thanks to the plentyful hops. Very nicely balanced with creamy mouthfeel and high carbonation. A most excellent Belgian-style IPA!

Bellegems Witbier 5.5 -1/4L- 8.4fl.oz

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Bellegems Witbier is made by the traditional recipe of a white beer: a perfect harmony between barley and wheat. The wheat gives the beer its light colour. While cooking the wort, hops and specific herbs are added. After the cooking process, the sterile wort is being cooled and fresh yiest is added. The high fermentation is the base of the fruityness in the whitebeer and the spicy aroma's result in its fresh character.

After fermentation the beer is lagered and matured. This is to not loose the cloudyness in the beer. After that the beer is not filtered but suger and fresh yiest is added to be filled in bottles. For 2 weeks, the beer has to rest in hot chambers for the process of refermentation. The final smell and taste results from this process.
 

Adriaen Brouwer Dark Gold 5° - 1/3L - 11.6fl.oz

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Pours dark brown with a dense tan head. Mild caramel malt and slight yeasty aroma, with a mild spice note. Flavor is mild caramel malt, medium sweet and with a mild lingering yeasty spice note. Nice smooth finish. Great balance between malt, yeast and spice level.
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Saxo 7.5° - 1/3L - 11.6fl.oz

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The head is very thick and white with fine bubbles that leave a close and even lacework effect on the side of the glass. It is spicy on the nose, with light fruit, vanilla and yeast also present - very much like a tripel should smell. The pervasive aroma is of pineapple, something that continues through into the mouth. It is warming, dry and spicy, with more vanilla and coriander. There are lemons, zest, apples and pineapples. The finish is short - malt and vanilla with a slight alcohol hit - leading to a long drawn-out aftertaste where the alcoholic strength really shows. It is light malt and vanilla; dry, but slightly cloying (and again, very smooth). In short, this is a gorgeous tripel-style beer - well balanced bitter-sweet complexity.

BRASSERIE CARACOLE

Truly artisanal Brasserie La Caracole is located in a small village Falmignoul, Province of Namur, Wallonia in southern Belgium, close to the French border. Their products are being distributed in Belgium, Italy, France, Holland, Switzerland and Japan. Their portfolio consists of four stock ales: Caracole 8% abv, Nostradamus  9.5% abv, Saxo 8% abv, Troublette 5% abv. All beers are presented in 11.6 fl. oz. / 33 ml. metal crown bottles.
 
wooden-fired oven at the Caracole breweryAll styles are bottle conditioned (second fermentation with yeast in the bottle), unfiltered and unpasteurized. The recurring theme on each label is that of spiral snail shell from which the brewery takes its name. Apparently the snail is the emblem of Namur and the word for a snail in local Namurois dialect is "Caracole".
 

The Brasserie Caracole is known to warm the water with a wooden-fired oven. The bottling and labelling are made manually.

The brewery was already existing in 1766 under the name Brasserie Moussoux, then changed its name Brasserie Lamotte in 1941 and was finally taken over in 1992 to become the Brasserie Caracole.The Caracole brewery

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Troublette 5.5° - 1/3L - 11.6fl.oz

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A mildly yeasty and delightfully fresh wheat ale that has on it's label a cute little snail on a lilypad, looking curiously down into the pond. It is best enjoyed chilled on a hot summers day. It tastes magnificent: Like a Hoegaarden but with more zest and more fruit than your mass produced beer, it doesn't get much better than this.

BRASSERIE CARACOLE

Truly artisanal Brasserie La Caracole is located in a small village Falmignoul, Province of Namur, Wallonia in southern Belgium, close to the French border. Their products are being distributed in Belgium, Italy, France, Holland, Switzerland and Japan. Their portfolio consists of four stock ales: Caracole 8% abv, Nostradamus  9.5% abv, Saxo 8% abv, Troublette 5% abv. All beers are presented in 11.6 fl. oz. / 33 ml. metal crown bottles as well as in 25.4 fl. oz. / 750ml champagne bottles with cork and metal cage. wooden-fired oven at the Caracole breweryAll styles are bottle conditioned (second fermentation with yeast in the bottle), unfiltered and unpasteurized. The recurring theme on each label is that of spiral snail shell from which the brewery takes its name. Apparently the snail is the emblem of Namur and the word for a snail in local Namurois dialect is "Caracole".
 

The Brasserie Caracole is known to warm the water with a wooden-fired oven. The bottling and labelling are made manually.

The brewery was already existing in 1766 under the name Brasserie Moussoux, then changed its name Brasserie Lamotte in 1941 and was finally taken over in 1992 to become the Brasserie Caracole.The Caracole brewery

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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De Ranke XX Bitter 6.2° -1/3L- 11.6.fl.oz

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Beautiful white head, nice retention, great webs of lace. A mysterious hazy light golden brew whose look lets you know that you are in for something good. The nose reinforces that idea with strong grass, very slight funk, rose petals, mint, and cherries. Malt lays on the tongue as the crust of a fresh bread, but immediately dries out in a flash of lemon rind and iron. Drinking this one is easy with its medium-thin body that dries out the mouth in a pleasant way and leaves a complex mineral herbal flavor. Finishes oh-so-perfectly, complex yet very dry and yearning for another drink.

Hopus 8.5° -1/3L - 11.6fl.oz -

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Great hoppy flavors. Not too overwhelming, but pleasantly detected. Five different hop varieties are inserted, which gives the beer a complex flowery treat. Amazing how soft this beer is. Candy sugar sweetness, perfectly balancing out the hop bitterness. Has something subtly spicy. This orange blond, somewhat hazy beer has a great white foam. Very similar to the Duvel head. This means, it evolves into rocky structures. With its 8.5 vol%, a great body has been achieved.

Hoegaarden Citron (Lemon) 3° -1/4L - 8.4fl.oz

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Yeah, ok, we know it is mass produced and I know a lot of you go 'hrumph' but there are mass produced beers we like. And then there are others I don't. Hoegaarden brought out summer versions, one of which is Hoegaarden Citron (lemon). And when it's hot and sunny, I think this is one of the perfect 3% beers. Voila!

Hard to find - Struise Mikkeler 9°- 1/3L -11.6fl.oz

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A beautiful co-operation between Danmark and Belgium.Struise Mikkeler is an Imperial Indian Pale Ale of +- 9° Alcohol volume which was developed by De Struise Brouwers and The Mikkeller brewery of Denmark in a joint venture.which results in the most bitter Belgian beer available nowadays. The hop bitterness has been lifted up to an amazing 130 IBU ! A record !

Arabier 8° - 1/3L -11.6floz

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An arabier is a pure malt beer brewed with flower Nugget-hops from Poperinge. It has the special dry-hopping taste and aroma, so appreciated by beer lovers all over the world. It is one of the two main beers from De Dolle Brouwers throughout the year. Aging time is limited due to the fact that hop bitterness is declining with the time. Store arabier cool and dark and serve cool at 10°C. 33cl, 8%ABV.

History of the brewery

 
Dolle Brouwers BreweryThe founder of the brewery was a doctor in medecine, Louis Nevejan. We have recently found papers in the archives stating that the first building dates from 1835 AD. Once it was both brewery and distillery. The founder died in 1882 and the brewery was sold to Alouis Costenoble. The family brewed for three generations until 1980 when the brewery stopped. Beer brands include COQ PILS OUD BRUIN & COSMOS. In Esen there were six breweries (all small and parttime) and two distilleries. The actual brewer is doing historical research on West-Flanders breweries since 1900 AD, and has got the 'GOLDEN HAMMER' Trophy, a two yearly award for historic research on breweries. This was attributed by vzw 't Hamerken in Bruges on March 27, 2000 AD.

 

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Mongozo Banana 4.5°- 1/3L - 11.6fl.oz

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Mongozo beer is all about enjoyment to the full and, above all, about being surprised by Mongozo’s unique flavours. Drinking Mongozo is all about daring to experience an exotic adventure, and it’s an adventure that is available all year round. The word Mongozo means ‘to your health!’ in the language of the Chokwe people of Africa. On top it's a fair trade beer !
 

Quintine Blonde 8°- 1/3L - 11.6fl.oz

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A zesty, sparkling lemon and pine aroma that seems more a natural fragrance than a notion derived from hops. The intensity of the aromas seems to imply a lively mouthfeel, and it holds true. Yeasty and a bit gritty throughout, hints of green apple or lemon sweet-tartness give way to a flour-like dullness and the shadow of cooked sweet onion. The raw feel of the beer continues through an aggressively hopped finish and mild astringency.

The Brasserie Ellezelloise (pronounced “EL-ZEL-WOZ”), is located in the town of Ellezelles in the gentle “hill country” of Belgium. Founded in 1993, the tiny brewery manages to produce 1000 hectoliters per year - the most of any brewery of the Belgian Artisanal Brewers Guild. Housed in a picturesque converted barn in French-speaking Belgium, the brewery includes a cozy café to which the local folk and connoisseurs from Brussels love to repair on weekend afternoons. There you can enjoy a wonderful Ellezelloise brew, served by the brewer, Philippe Gerard.

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Hard to find - Black Albert 13° - 1/3L -11.6fl.oz

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Cellar aged to perfection.

Ratebeer ranked it #4 in the world for its Ratebeer Best 2008 competition, which also named De Struise Brouwers the #1 brewers. BeerAdvocate also named Struise Black Albert #1 in the world in its magazine back in December. It may be among the best-brewed Russian Imperial Stouts ever though Coutteau contends that Black Albert is a “Royal Belgian Stout.”

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Petrus Aged Red Cherry 8.5°- 1/3L - 11.6fl.oz

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Petrus Aged Red is constructed from a base of Double Brown Ale. 15% Petrus Aged Pale is added to provide a dry character to the brew and give it a slight sour essence. Finally the brewer adds fresh cherries, which are evident in the rich thick head. Petrus Aged Red is a perfect blend of sweet and sour with a cherry undertone which makes this brew remarkably drinkable at 8.5% ABV

Limited brew - Cuvée van de keizer Red 10° - 2008 Brew - 3/4L- 25.3fl.oz

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Blond rich beer that is brewed each year during the easter period. It contains several types of malt and during brewing 3 herbs are added. It's golden blond color, it's high alcohol concentration of 10 %, it's full and balanced taste make this beer into a source of vitality and strength which will appeal to the demanding beer taster. For ideal tasting pour out gently in one pull to a temperature round 7-8° C. Served with pride it is drunken with respect. This pleasant golden blond beer is chosen for he who loves a richer, somewhat spicy and refreshing beer. Best drunk after 3 years in the cellar.

Cellar aged - Pannepot 2007 - Reserva - 10° - 1/3L - 11.6.fl.oz

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Limited edition of 5000 bottles/year, Cellar aged to perfection 2007 brew

In the early 1900s, the village of De Panne, close to the French border, was famous for two things -- the ‘Pannepots’or fishing boats, that could be seen along the coast, and the unique dark ale enjoyed by the local fishermen. Our Old Fisherman’s Ale is a tribute to these hardy sailors and their rich, flavorful brew. Pannepot is an unfiltered, unpasteurized, bottle-conditioned dark ale with an intense, complex chocolate malt aroma, roasted accents, and subtle hints of spice. Aged on Oak

SANTA ROSA, Calif., January 29, 2008 - Tens of thousands of beer reviewers around the world, many having tasted over 1000 beers, have chosen the best brewer in the world -- and that brewer is Struise of Woesten-Vleteren, Belgium.

Struise however doesn't have a brewery. And they're not professional brewers either. The Belgian brewing team of Carlo, Peter, Phil and Urbain, does its brewing in its spare time away from working their day jobs. They have a relationship with a brewery in Woesten-Vleteren, Belgium -- not far from the former world champion brewers at Westvleteren Abbey -- where they bring in their own ingredients and brew on their own equipment.

The result has unequivocally been nothing short of world class. “Not being a commercial brewery that needs to turn over product in order to stay alive means that we can wait until our beers are perfect before releasing them,” explains Carlo. This means their distributors in Europe, American and Japan, are patient. And their consumers are just as patient. It's not uncommon to get your Struise after sitting on a waiting list at a mail order beer shop.

Struise is all about innovation. They tapped into the online beer scene many years ago and, unlike most other European brewers, have used internet resources to experience beer from around the world, most notably from the United States and Denmark. They've created a unique style of beer making, harmonizing popular styles from around the world with their own pure invention.

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Limited brew -Struise Tsjeeses Reserva 10° - 1/3L

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Bitterness : 30 IBU -

Hazy orange-amber color and foamy frothy white head. Aroma is fruity and very much tripel like. It has fine biscuit and bread accents but also touches of vanilla, wood, spices and fruits. Taste is soft and dry with a good balance. In the taste there are fine accents of fresh baked French brioches, some soft spices and great hints of fruits. The finale is turning dry but in a great way. It ends with a crispy bite of bitter hops. Aged for 6 months on oak.

Witkap Pater 7.5° - 1/3L - 11.6fl.oz

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Witkap·Pater Tripel is a clear gold-yellow beer, with a complex taste, a fruity nose and a beatiful long aftertaste. This is a delicate beer for gourmets. In the ‘New York Times’ this beer is ranked at 8th place of the best beers of the world.

Witkap·Pater is a living beer of high fermentation, brewed on an old traditional way and with the finest natural ingredients among which bitter and aromatic hop flowers.


 

Witkap·Pater is a beer of high fermentation. First their is the main fermentation, starting at 25°C. Afterwards the coo down at low temperature. The beer is than bottled or put in a barrel and stored in a warm cellar in order the ferment for the third time. This gives the beer its excellent tastes and natural conservation capability of several years. When the ferment has transformed al the sugar, the ferment will lower to the bottom and Witkap Pater will be cleared in a natural way (without filtration). It is important not to shake the bottle and to pore the beer in one smooth move in order to keep the grounds at the bottom of the bottle.

Witkap∙Pater can be given at different occasions: as an aperitif, together with a meal, on a sunny terrace or at the fire place. Witkap·Pater is also suitable for cooking with.

 

Poring Witkap

In order to have an optimal enjoyment and taste, Witkap·Pater is best served at low cellar temperature. While poring the beer, do not shake the bottle. By filling the glass upto the top in one smooth move, the grounds (will stay at the bottom of the bottle and you can enjoy a clear Witkap·Pater.


 

150 years of family tradition

The brewery Slaghmuylder was founded in 1860 by Emmanuel Slaghmuylder, who until than was a grain trader. The latest part of the name Slayhmulder refers to the name of a miller (muylder). Around century rotation its son Ernest took over the healthy company. He married Marie Van Roy, daughter of a brewer family of Wieze. Around that time father Slaghmuylder bought the abbey ground at Ninove, Denderhoutembaan. 

His three sons: Emile (°1900), Edmond (°1901) and Edouard (°1905) started to build in 1925 a new brewery. The buildings at the Sint-Jorisstraat were to small. In 1926, the new brewery could start immediately with the new brewing process for lager beer (fermentation at 8°C).  The SLAG PILS was born.

During the war of 1940-1945 brewing restarted for fermentation at higher temperature (24°C). For this process, less energy was needed for cool-down. It is only in1958 that the brewery started with the production of SLAG PILS, HELLES, and TAFELHELL; beers with fermentation at low temperature (8°C). Mid year 60, the three brothers were succeeded by their sons.

From 1979 on, the three nephews started brewing WITKAP·PATER  on request of brewery "De Drie Linden" from Brasschaat.  In 1981, WITKAP·PATER was officially taken over by Slaghmuylder. The Witkap·Pater was further adjusted to current taste.  Three variants where borne. WITKAP·PATER STIMULO  (Alc. 6%vol.), WITKAP·PATER DUBBELE PATER (Alc. 7%vol.l) and WITKAP·PATER TRIPEL (Alc. 7.5% vol.).  The brewery was equipped with separate fermentation and layering cellars for both high and low fermentation beers.

Brewery Slaghmuylder is a unique family company that builds on a rich tradition.

 

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Floris Ninkeberry 3.6° - 1/3L - 11.6fl.oz

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Strong fruit aroma, amber, with a creamy head. Sour sweet, like a lambic, citrus, tastes like candy. Sweet, very refreshing. Smells like passion fruit juice. Bubble gummy. Sweet and moist. Tastes like passion fruit with some sugar on it.

Floris Kriek 3.5° - 1/3L - 11.6fl.oz

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Is no mystery as to its flavour - it consists of small Morello cherries. This fruity beer excels by its cherry savour, sweetened without saturation, and leaving even a small tone of bitterness in medium and end of palate. It is consumed like all its fruity colleagues, very fresh, and without risk of intoxication given their low alcohol content. The only danger lies in greediness, because it is true that the taste is irresistible and often begs a repetition. Long cherry after-taste.

Floris Raspberry 3.7° - 1/3L - 11.6fl.oz

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Tastes like candy, the experience is amazing. Of course it looks, smells, and tastes like sparkling raspberry juice. The mouthfeel is slightly closer to champaign than beer. It is as good as Woodchuck Cider Amber and Woodchuck Cider Raspberry. Highly recommended, but maybe not in large quantities due to the sweetness.

Floris Chocolate 4.2° -1/3 l -11.6fl.oz

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As its name suggests, Floris Chocolate has a profoundly chocolate flavor. However, it doesn't differ from other Floris beers in that it has a fruit aspect to it, along with honey. There is some honey in the finish, and it has a chocolate, honey sweet smell. It doesn't have much body to it, and equally little carbonation. It's a sweet beer with a fruity, chocolatey texture and a smooth, bubbly head of froth.

Floris Strawberry 3.6° -1/3L - 11.6fl.oz

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Light, refreshing and easy drinking. Full of fruit and sweetness with a spritzy, refreshing finish. The smell is just right, a light strawberry jam smell. The mouthfeel was smooth, only a light carbonation. It has a murky brown appearance - similar to pond water. Not surprisingly, the taste is dominated by a sweet strawberry.

Floris Apple 3.5° - 1/3L - 11.6fl.oz

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Light, refreshing and easy drinking. Full of fruit and sweetness with a spritzy, refreshing finish. Aromas of fresh tart apples, something on the order of vanilla, and just a slight hint of yeast on the nose. Very inviting.

Watou Triple 7°C - 1/3L - 11.6fl.oz

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From Brouwerij St. Bernard is a traditional abbey ale brewed in the classic "Triple" style of Belgium's Trappist Monks. This golden pale ale is mellow-sweet with lightly perfumed aromas and some spicy yeast notes. Rich and fruity with a soft mouth feel.

Water, pumped up from a depth of 150 meter is the basis of all St. Bernardus beers. This water is not only the purest but has also a historical background. Scientists have proved that the water that is pumped up now, is originating from rainfall from the time of Jeanne d’Arc. The water seeped to Watou through a pervious stratum of sand from the St. Omer area in France. After brewing, the beer is maturing in a natural way and subsequently bottled unfiltered. By adding sugar and yeast, the beer gets a second fermentation in the bottle, carbonating the beer in a natural way. This gives the beer a beautiful and large froth.

The brewery is located in the most remote corner of West Flanders, in the middle of “Le Plat Pays”, in the heart of the hop area in West Flanders, a beer is made that fancies most of the beer lovers.

In this poetry village, called Watou, time is apparently passing by slower than in the rest of the country. Life over there is different, quieter; where people live in accordance with nature, where tradition and values are honoured as if they stand the tooth of ages. This is the case of the beer brewery for instance.

Due to the anti clerical policy in the beginning of the past century, the Catsberg Abbey Community, located in the northern part of France, decided to move to Watou, a small village only a couple of kilometres further away but located in Belgium. They transformed a farm into the “Refuge Notre Dame de St.Bernard” with the production of Abbey cheese as main production. With the yield of the sales, they financed the Abbey activities.

In the early thirties, the attitude versus the Clerical in France got better and in 1934, the Abbey community decided to dispose of the Belgian annex and to bring back all activities to France. Shortly after the Second World War, the Trappist Monastery St. Sixtus decided to stop to commercialise their beer as they wanted to call upon non-residents.

An agreement was made : inside the walls of the Trappist Monastery there would brew only beer for their own consumption, for sales to the public at the gates of the Monastery and also for a few taverns whom where connected to the Monastery. Mr. Deconinck on the other hand would brew and commercialise the Trappist Beers under licence (for a period of 30 years) A new brewery was constructed and Mr. Deconinck started to brew the Sixtus beers with the help of the Masterbrewer of Westvleteren, who brought along his wisdom, knowledge and the original recipes.

In the beginning of the 60’s, the sun-in-law of Mr. Deconinck, Mr. Claus stepped into the brewery and negotiations started to renew the license. This was finalised in 1962, again for a period of 30 years (until 1992)

In 1992, the agreement came to an end because the Trappist Monasteries (5 in Belgium and 1 in the Netherlands) decided that the qualification ‘Trappistenbier’ could only be given to beers brewed inside the walls of the Trappist Monastery.

Therefore, since 1992 the beers brewed at the Trappistenweg 23 in Watou are commercialised under a new brand name ‘ StBernardus’ (referring to the Refuge de Notre Dame de StBernard – cfr. supra).

 

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Watou White 5°-1/4L - 8.4fl.oz

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Watou's Wit Bier/Biere Blanche is a classic example of a Belgian style Wit. Pale yellow hazy (hefe) color with a nice rocky head that left perfect Belgian Lace clinging to the glass. The aroma is fresh, The flavor is in balance with the aroma reflecting the use of corriander and orange peel for spicing. A quick dry finish leave the palate wanning for more.

Timmermans Tradition Kriek Lambic 5°-1/4L - 8.4fl.oz

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Beer made with real cherries. Kriek is a wheat beer matured in oak barrels with real cherries. Kriek Lambic is obtained by adding real cherries from Schaarbeek to the Lambic resting in oak casks. 100 kg cherries are used for 1 cask of 650 L lambic. After six to nine months, the cherries are entirely dissolved and the Kriek-Lambic is ready for drinking. This tasty beer must be drunk very cool, the ideal refreshment on a sunny terrace.

Timmermans Tradition Gueuze 5°-1/3L- 11.6fl.oz

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Beer made by spontaneous fermentation. Gueuze is a wheat beer matured in oak barrels, an outstanding blen of old and new lambic . Gueuze-lambic Timmermans is a subtle blending of young and old lambic. It is a 100 % natural, light beer with a smooth flavour that owes its best characteristics to the long maturing-process in oak casks.

Timmermans Tradition Blanche 4.5°-1/3L- 11.6fl.oz

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Lambic made by spontaneous fermentation, matured in oak barrels. With a fruity taste, slightly cloudy and pleasantly spiced. The Blanche lambic, a white beer made from lambic, is truly unique. A touch of coriander and dry orange peel are the secret recipes of this wonderful fruity beer, slightly cloudy and spicy. Tasted in a hand-made earthenware pitcher, it has no rival.

Struise Witte 5°- 1/3L - 11.6fl.oz

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From the 2008 best brewers in the world. Natural cloudy wheat beer with light yellow golden color and nice creamy froth. The smell is complex with noble aromas of fine malts, citrus skin, exotic herbs and yeast. Very refreshing and tasteful.

SANTA ROSA, Calif., January 29, 2008     Tens of thousands of beer reviewers around the world, many having tasted over 1000 beers, have chosen the best brewer in the world -- and that brewer is Struise of Woesten-Vleteren, Belgium.

Struise however doesn't have a brewery. And they're not professional brewers either. The Belgian brewing team of Carlo, Peter, Phil and Urbain, does its brewing in its spare time away from working their day jobs. They have a relationship with a brewery in Woesten-Vleteren, Belgium -- not far from the former world champion brewers at Westvleteren Abbey -- where they bring in their own ingredients and brew on their own equipment.

The result has unequivocally been nothing short of world class. “Not being a commercial brewery that needs to turn over product in order to stay alive means that we can wait until our beers are perfect before releasing them,” explains Carlo. This means their distributors in Europe, American and Japan, are patient. And their consumers are just as patient. It's not uncommon to get your Struise after sitting on a waiting list at a mail order beer shop.

Struise is all about innovation. They tapped into the online beer scene many years ago and, unlike most other European brewers, have used internet resources to experience beer from around the world, most notably from the United States and Denmark. They've created a unique style of beer making, harmonizing popular styles from around the world with their own pure invention.

 

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St Paul Triple 7.6°-1/3L - 11.6fl.oz

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Hazed orange/gold color, lacy climbing head. Estery aroma, with some sweet grass. Medium bodied and tightly mannered dryness to the taste. Flavors are of nutmeg, just a slight bit of banana bread and peach. Hops break in to prevent too much fruitiness. Quite a nice beer, not as astringent and puckering as some and yet not a huge bowl of fruit either. Spicy dry and drinkable. Yet another beautiful Sterkens bottle...

Fourteen generations of the Sterkens family have been brewing top-fermented beers in the village of Meer in the North of Belgium since 1654.

Tradition, experience & knowledge have always been their tools to develop and brew great beers.

They continue serving top quality products & unique packaging.


Until 1990, the Sterkens brewery mainly distributed its beers to over 500 restaurants and Current owner, Stan Sterkens, in the early fifties as a little boy on the truck, posing with his father, uncle and a few of the workers, just before dispatching another truck of beer.pubs in Belgium. In the past 15 years, however, the brewery has increasingly shifted its focus to the export market and at present, some 95% of production is sold abroad.

The distinct packaging in ceramic crocks and ornamental bottles have given the beers of the Sterkens Brewery a unique image. That is why we have satisfied customers and appreciating beer lovers in more than 30 countries on the 5 continents.

 

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St Paul Special 5.5°-1/3L - 11.6fl.oz

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The beer extracts from the 330ml dark green bottle luminous deep amber or copper color with a husky head that is semi-creamy in texture the color a nice light tan and as it slowly depreciates the leftover lace forms a velum like curtain to drape the glass. Nose is fruity, fresh and clean, hints of bubble gum, the start is sweet with a personable malt presence, the top light to moderate in feel. Finish is delightfully acidic, the hops delectable in their spiciness, very dry and long lasting aftertaste, nice and pleasant to drink.

Fourteen generations of the Sterkens family have been brewing top-fermented beers in the village of Meer in the North of Belgium since 1654.

Tradition, experience & knowledge have always been their tools to develop and brew great beers.

They continue serving top quality products & unique packaging.


Until 1990, the Sterkens brewery mainly distributed its beers to over 500 restaurants and Current owner, Stan Sterkens, in the early fifties as a little boy on the truck, posing with his father, uncle and a few of the workers, just before dispatching another truck of beer.pubs in Belgium. In the past 15 years, however, the brewery has increasingly shifted its focus to the export market and at present, some 95% of production is sold abroad.

The distinct packaging in ceramic crocks and ornamental bottles have given the beers of the Sterkens Brewery a unique image. That is why we have satisfied customers and appreciating beer lovers in more than 30 countries on the 5 continents.

 

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St Paul Dubble 6.9°-1/3L - 11.6fl.oz

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Beautiful earthenware flip-top bottle, bonus points for that. Pours a clear dark red with a big rocky off white head with amazing lacing. Aroma of molasses, corriander and a bit of orange rind. Taste was a bready front with some chocolate creeping in, and a pleasant burnt toast finish. Buttery thick mouthfeel. Wow this was enjoyable.

Fourteen generations of the Sterkens family have been brewing top-fermented beers in the village of Meer in the North of Belgium since 1654.

Tradition, experience & knowledge have always been their tools to develop and brew great beers.

They continue serving top quality products & unique packaging.


Until 1990, the Sterkens brewery mainly distributed its beers to over 500 restaurants and Current owner, Stan Sterkens, in the early fifties as a little boy on the truck, posing with his father, uncle and a few of the workers, just before dispatching another truck of beer.pubs in Belgium. In the past 15 years, however, the brewery has increasingly shifted its focus to the export market and at present, some 95% of production is sold abroad.

The distinct packaging in ceramic crocks and ornamental bottles have given the beers of the Sterkens Brewery a unique image. That is why we have satisfied customers and appreciating beer lovers in more than 30 countries on the 5 continents.

 

Brewers Website: click here

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Saison Voisin 6°- 1/3L -11.6fl.oz

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Brewed according to the original receipt and according to the councils of Mr. Close Leon, reprocessed brewer, this beer is amber and contains 5% vol. alc. Refreshing, with a light bitter and fruity key, the Season Neighbor results from a high fermentation. It is not filtered, not pasteurized and is also refermented in bottle. Pours a hazy orange-ish amber color with a big, yeasty light tan head. In the aroma, light fruitiness, yeasty and a small hop presence. In the taste, quite hoppy, small fruitiness and a small yeasty taste too. A hoppy bite, and light mouth feel, with a dry, hoppy and refreshing aftertaste. Refreshing and nice hop presence, with just a touch of fruit.

Nostradamus 9.5° - 1/3L - 11.6fl.oz

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Sour and very malty aroma. Dark chestnut brown color, big unstable head. Malty, slightly acidic, roasted flavor. Full-bodied and very complex. Maltiness well balanced by alcohol flavor. Very nice.

BRASSERIE CARACOLE

Truly artisanal Brasserie La Caracole is located in a small village Falmignoul, Province of Namur, Wallonia in southern Belgium, close to the French border. Their products are being distributed in Belgium, Italy, France, Holland, Switzerland and Japan. Their portfolio consists of four stock ales: Caracole 8% abv, Nostradamus  9.5% abv, Saxo 8% abv, Troublette 5% abv. All beers are presented in 11.6 fl. oz. / 33 ml. metal crown bottles as well as in 25.4 fl. oz. / 750ml champagne bottles with cork and metal cage. wooden-fired oven at the Caracole breweryAll styles are bottle conditioned (second fermentation with yeast in the bottle), unfiltered and unpasteurized. The recurring theme on each label is that of spiral snail shell from which the brewery takes its name. Apparently the snail is the emblem of Namur and the word for a snail in local Namurois dialect is "Caracole".
 

The Brasserie Caracole is known to warm the water with a wooden-fired oven. The bottling and labelling are made manually.

The brewery was already existing in 1766 under the name Brasserie Moussoux, then changed its name Brasserie Lamotte in 1941 and was finally taken over in 1992 to become the Brasserie Caracole.The Caracole brewery

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Moeder Overste 8° - 1/3L - 11.6fl.oz

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Moeder Overste (Mother Superior), a beer from Flemish origin with strong character. It is to be served in a clean dry glass with a beautiful head of unctuous foam. Enjoy it but in moderation as Moeder Overste can be treacherous... Brewed at high fermentation, Moeder Overste is what we call a Triple Beer. According to your taste, drink it cool (5°C) or at a room temperature (10°C).

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Judas 8.5° - 1/3L - 11.6fl.oz

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On the same lines as Hapkin or Duvel but different and great in its own little ways. The appearance was fine a bit hazier than I expected yet the head was par to style. Not as dry as I expected either with a big juicy fruit middle and fresh bitter finish that was a bit hay like. Nice rolling smoothness with a bitter-sweet palate yet a bitter semi-dry end.

 

The road to perfection is difficult, but rewarding. High-fermentation beers have a very long tradition and are at the heart of Belgian beer brewing. Among the large variety in the market only a few beers really stand out. Judas is definitely one of them. Brewery engineers with many years of experience worked hard to perfect the strong blonde Judas beer, which was launched in 1986. Careful product development combined with in-depth consumer studies created a beer renowned for its sheer drinking pleasure. Its excellent quality was acknowledged by the awarding of a silver medal at the "Monde Sélection" in 1989. Judas is a high-fermentation beer, still being brewed according to traditional principles. Only the finest barley and selected Bohemian hops are good enough for the production of Judas. After bottling this strong blonde beer undergoes a second fermentation and is left to mature for a long time, which results in a rich body and a rounded flavour. The balance between a fine aroma and subtle bitterness gives this beer a unique position in the rich Belgian beer tradition.

Product specifications:
Judas uses a mixture of hop varieties from Bohemia and other regions. Following fermentation the beer is quickly matured in the cellar until it has obtained its unique flavour. Judas undergoes a second fermentation after bottling. When it is poured into the typical cup-shaped drinking glass the beer develops a generous head.
Alc. 8.5 % vol.

Flavour:
A strong ochre-coloured beer, bitter-sweet, mild and with a full, rounded flavour.

Serving hints:

  • Store beers undergoing a second fermentation after bottling standing up at 6 to 10°C
  • Pour into a degreased dry glass, making sure the bottle does not touch the foam.
  • Use the specially designed Judas cup-shaped glass.
  • Pour carefully, leaving the yeast on the bottom of the bottle.
  • Put the glass and bottle on the appropriate coasters

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Hapkin 8.5°-1/3L - 11.6fl.oz

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HAPKIN has a very good fresh, flowery, Saaz hop aroma, a very big creamy head, a soft malt character, and a spritzy, perfumy fruitness drying toward the finish. Hazy pale orange colour, fine dense creamy head and a beautiful lacing, estery and honeyish with spicy and "cellar" notes, fresh, sparkling and bitter, some sugary notes, slightly oily, long bitter honeyish and spicy finish - deeply pleasant, fresh and robust.

Let us turn the clock back to 1100... At that time the Count of Flanders, known as ‘Baldwin Hapkin with the Axe’, commissioned the Cistercian friars of the Ten Duinen abbey to brew a strong blonde beer for his people. The friars produced a heavenly nectar making the Count and his soldiers invincible in battle. The renown of the Count’s beer soon spread all over the county and his beer is the basis of the current Hapkin so much enjoyed by those who prefer bitter beers with much character.

Hapkin owes its unique character to a very specific brewing process. French summer barley is used to brew this strong beer with its fruity aroma. The Saaz hops are added on four different occasions to achieve a mild bitterness. Hapkin undergoes a final fermentation after bottling.

Product specifications:
Hapkin has a flowery aroma thanks to the Saaz hops, a mild malty character and a sparkling, perfumed fruitiness that lingers awhile and then gradually fades away after drinking. Hapkin has a unique, imposing and creamy head.
Alc. 8.5 % vol.

Flavour:
Hapkin is a strong blonde beer with a fruity aroma and a mild bitterness, undergoing a second fermentation after bottling.

Serving hints:

  • Store the bottle at 8°C standing up.
  • Pour into a degreased, dry glass, making sure the bottle does not touch the foam.
  • Fill the Hapkin glass slowly in one go so a large head will develop.
  • Serve the glass and bottle on the appropriate coasters.

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Gouden Carolus Triple 9° - 1/3L - 11.6fl.oz

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This special Belgian ale is brewed using traditional methods and a recipe with top fermentation. Its high gravity combines the warmth and the freshness of ale. Golden Carolus Triple is very strong ale, complex herbal, fruity, malty nose. Rather sweet when it's young, drier when it's maturing.

 

 

Gouden Carolus Triple, the second colour of the “Great to Beer a Belgian” tricolour.

In spite of modern brewing technology, this beer is brewed according to ancient traditions. It unites, now as in the past, the best products of our soil: rich barley and fine hops..

Its refined character, with a pure and rich taste, will captivate you. It is matured at length in cellar and bottle, and is guaranteed to be brewed only from pale malts. It is traditionally top-fermented and is 100% pure. The Gouden Carolus Triple has a unique colour and a full flavour due to its well-balanced hopping.
To properly savour the Golden Carolus “Triple”, pour slowly in one movement leaving the yeast deposit in the bottle. This beer may be served cool but not chilled: 10°C is recommended.

Gold Award 2002 A world class triple.
In 2002 this beer won the Gold Award in the World Beer Cup, San Diego, USA in the “Triple” category
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