Beer Reviews · belgian beer · Lambic/Gueuze · sour

#125 Oude Geuze Boon 2014/2015 100% Lambic – A favourite lambic of mine

Review #125 – Oude Geuze 100% Lambic from Boon Brewery in Belgium 85/100 I’ve been drinking this particular Geuze from Boon brewery for almost a decade now, and it remains one of my favourite traditional Lambic beers, the Oude Geuze Boon is produced by blending 90% mild 18-month old Lambic with 5% strong 3-year old… Continue reading #125 Oude Geuze Boon 2014/2015 100% Lambic – A favourite lambic of mine

Beer Reviews · belgian beer · quadrupel

#113 Malheur 12 – One of the best Belgian quadruples, and one of the most potent!

Review #113 – Malheur 12 94/100 At 12%ABV this is a strong beer, even by Belgian standards.  It’s a quadruple, so as you’d expect it has a complex nose and palate, and despite it’s high alcohol content goes down pretty easy. Appearance: Poured into a Trappist style glass the beer is a dark treacle colour… Continue reading #113 Malheur 12 – One of the best Belgian quadruples, and one of the most potent!

abbey · Beer Reviews · belgian beer · trappist

#97 St Bernardus Prior 8 – Stepbrother to the Westvleteren 8

Review #97 – St Bernardus Prior 8 88/100 Any beer fan worth their salt will know of Westvleteren brewery in Belgium, they have been renowned for a long time as one of the best breweries in the world, for years their Westvleteren 12 beer ranked as the #1 beer in the world, you can find… Continue reading #97 St Bernardus Prior 8 – Stepbrother to the Westvleteren 8

Beer Reviews · belgian beer · blonde

#84 St Stefanus Blonde – A Fantastically Average Belgian

Review #84 – St Stefanus Blonde 74/100 There’s not much going on for St Stefanus in terms of uniqueness, I find it to be in a similar league to Leffe Blonde, a perfectly delicious beer but one I don’t tend to buy very often unless it’s the only decent beer in the shop, which in… Continue reading #84 St Stefanus Blonde – A Fantastically Average Belgian

Beer Reviews · belgian beer · trappist

#83 Orval – The Spiciest of the Trappists

Review #83 – Orval Trappist 86/100 Orval is a pretty unique Trappist beer, they only brew one kind for the common market.  It undergoes two fermentations and undergoes a dry hopping process in between the two fermentations, this gives the beer an intensely aromatic flavour and in my opinion is the most hop heavy of… Continue reading #83 Orval – The Spiciest of the Trappists

Beer Reviews · belgian beer · Lambic/Gueuze

#72 Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic Bio – Sour Beer Ground Zero

Review #72 – Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic Bio 88/100 Cantillon are and have always been at the epicentre of the sour beer world, they are one of the true pioneers of Lambic beer that are around still to this day, and the brewery which has been the inspiration for a lot of craft sour beers… Continue reading #72 Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic Bio – Sour Beer Ground Zero

Beer Reviews · Lambic/Gueuze

#52 Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René – For the Love of Lambic!

Review #52 – Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René 86/100 I think this is a great beer to introduce any beer lover into the world of sour beers, or anyone who has yet to dip their toe into the sea of quality beer.  It’s not too sour, it’s not too alcoholic, and the flavour profile is far from insane;… Continue reading #52 Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René – For the Love of Lambic!