How do you classify Achel Blonde: Trappist? Tripel? Strong Pale Ale? One thing is for sure: Our expert will from now on keep a place for it in his cupboard.
Every Belgian beer lover can list the seven Trappist breweries, but few know that there are a couple of others, too. Amongst them is Benno from Austria.
With 11.3% alc. Vol, Rochefort 10 is the strongest of the Trappist quads and some would also say that it is best. So why haven't I reviewed it until now?
Most people assume La Trappe Trappist beers are Belgian. In fact, the beers - including the dubbel here - are brewed at the monastery in the Netherlands.
Two facts: Chimay blue is one of my favourite beers - and a dubbel is not what I would grab first from the shelf. So, where do I stand with the Chimay red?
My expectations were very high when I took the unlabelled bottle of the famous Westvleteren 12 in my hand, opened it and started to pour it into the glass.
I should've had Rochefort 6 at Easter; a good alternative to hot cross buns and a religious connection, being brewed at the Notre Dame de St-Remy monastery.
Back in March I featured Westmalle Tripel; up until now the beer I would take to my desert island if I had to choose. But what about the Westmalle Dubbel?
Rochefort 8. Is it better than Chimay blue? That's the big question. They are both the same general category but you couldn't mistake one for the other.
If you’re a fan of good english real ale followed up with a tot of Laphroaig, Orval is a beer for you. What it lacks in strength it makes up for in taste.