Saison D’Epeautre (La Brasserie de Blaugies)

Style: Saison 6.00% ABV From: Dour, Belgium Importer’s Note: “Saison D’Epeautre is a saison beer made in a unique traditional style, using spelt and barley malt in the mash. Very dry and light in body, with a hint of wheaty tartness and a hardy texture that expresses the character of spelt, a primitive strain of wheat.”It is one truly feisty brew, with an outrageous pop and … Continue reading Saison D’Epeautre (La Brasserie de Blaugies)

Oude Lambiek (Geuzestekerij De Cam)

Style: 3 Year Old Unblended Lambic 5.0% ABV Bottled In: 2012 From: Gooik, Belgium Distributor’s Note: “One of Belgium’s most sought after Lambics! Karel Goddeau is the Master Blender at the Geuzestekkerij De Cam in Gooik, the pearl of Payottenland in Flemish Brabant. De Cam occupies a barn on the grounds of a museum of folk life in Gooik in the heart of Lambic country. It … Continue reading Oude Lambiek (Geuzestekerij De Cam)

Avec Les Bon Voeux (Brasserie Dupont)

Style: Imperial Saison/Farmhouse Ale 9.5% ABV From: Tourpes, Belgium Brewery’s Note: “The Bons Vœux is a blond top fermentation beer with refermentation in the bottle. Since 1970, the brewery has been brewing a special beer to give as a New Years present to their best clients. (The name of this beer “Avec les bons Vœux de la brasserie Dupont” means “With the best wishes of the brewery … Continue reading Avec Les Bon Voeux (Brasserie Dupont)

Cuvee de Freddy (Picobrouwerij Alvinne)

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin 10% ABV From: Zwevegem, Belgium Distributer’s Note: “The Cuvee freddy is a blend of the base beer for the kerasus and the alvino. (so just the base beer, so without cherries or grapes added) and the mano negra [stout] . Aged for one year on wine barrels. Blend again before bottling with 1/3 fresh podge stout, just to soften the tannins. … Continue reading Cuvee de Freddy (Picobrouwerij Alvinne)

Alvinne Undressed (Picobrouwerij Alvinne)

Style: Oud Bruin 6.9% ABV 0 IBU’s Ingredients: 5 Different Malts, Crystal Sugar, 1 Gram of Hops, Morpheus Yeast From: Zwevegem, Belgium Brewer’s Note on Yeast: “Almost unhoped brown ale, the base for Morpheus Wild and Kerasus, undressed. For the fans of the true ‘oud bruin’ style. Brewery Alvinne selected and cultivated their own houseyeast for the mixed fermentation (sour) beers: de Morpheusgist. If wanted, … Continue reading Alvinne Undressed (Picobrouwerij Alvinne)

Gueuze Giradin 1882 (Black Label) (Brouwerij Girardin)

Style: Gueuze 5% ABV Malt: Raw Wheat, Malt (Unspecified variety) Hops: 2-3 Years Old (Unspecified variety) Bottled in: 2013 From: Dilbeek-St Ulriks Kapelle, Belgium The beer’s label is an old-timey Belgian label.  It has some nice barrels that are surrounded/wreathed in hop vines, and other than that it has a lot of basic text and a lot of clutter around the edges of the bottle.  … Continue reading Gueuze Giradin 1882 (Black Label) (Brouwerij Girardin)

Bellegems Bruin (Brouwerij Bockor N.V.)

Style: West Flanders Oud Bruin   5.5% ABV Brewer’s Note: “The main ingredients of our Vanderghinste Oud Bruin are malted barley, wheat, hops, water, and caramelized malts. These are used to brew a top-fermented beer./ Blending this beer with lambic beer aged in oak for 18 months results in this specific West Flanders Brown beer. It’s typical flavour is characterized by a well-balanced, hardly noticeable sourness./This … Continue reading Bellegems Bruin (Brouwerij Bockor N.V.)