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Report of my short tour in Belgium (3,last part )

Posted by Lorenzo Dabove aka Kuaska on 07/08/2004 01:05:32 PM

Sunday afternoon we went to Esen spending more than fantastic hours at De Dolle, sampling soon hi second batch of Special Extra Stout from the tank and a sample of the first batch refermented in the bottle, both were great. Then we had Lichteverds Blond from the tank (brewed every two years, same recipe of Arabier but less bitter, alythough it had 50 units of bitterness) then Oerbier Reserva, Oerbier 8 yo (not far from a Rodenbach Gtand Cru) and Stille Nacht Reserva. We drank together with Kris also an American Oatmeal Stout from Maryland (Brewers Alley), one old Eku 28 and one very old Thomas Hardy's Ale. Last but not least young Balthazar (first son of Kris and Els) poured me an Arabier from the tap: perfect "talis pater talis filius" (sorry for my bad latin language). After Esen under the rain we went to Erasmus in Brugge where Tom Allewaert welcome us hungry and thirsty pilgrims. Ii had twice "by default" the superb sour Liefmans Kriek then we had a.o. tap beers as Moinette, Keyte, Shanon Blanche from Van den Bossche brewery. Tom said me that probably Bon Voeux Dupont will be dry hopped in the next future. He would like to have more krieks on tap simultaneously so he has already committed a cask of Echte Kriek to Karl Verhaeghe. Monday orning coming back to Italy we stopped at Abbaye des Rocs where nice lady-brewer Natalie Eloir gave us a lot of unusual brews as a.o. her new blackcurrant beer called Nuits Blanches and a dusty bottle of La Perverse 12yo!

She is brewing a special strong dark beer for US market called Triple Impérial, 10%. I tasted and i liked it.

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Lorenzo

Report of my short tour in Belgium (3,last part ) - Lorenzo Dabove aka Kuaska, 07/08/04 01:05:32 PM
        Thanks, Lorenzo. I really enjoyed the reports. nfm - Cornelia, 07/08/04 02:22:52 PM
        Thanks for the great reports Lorenzo! - Jeremy Gray, 07/08/04 01:34:13 PM
                Re: Thanks for the great reports Lorenzo! - Lorenzo Dabove aka Kuaska, 07/08/04 02:49:36 PM
                        Re: Thanks for the great reports Lorenzo! - Mike Murphy, 07/08/04 04:57:02 PM
                        Lichtervelds Blond - Jeremy Gray, 07/08/04 03:32:56 PM
                                Re: Lichtervelds Blond - Mark, 07/09/04 06:40:41 AM
                                Re: Lichtervelds Blond - Mark A, 07/08/04 03:54:56 PM
                                Re: Lichtervelds Blond - Lorenzo Dabove aka Kuaska, 07/08/04 03:54:09 PM
                                        Re: Lichtervelds Blond - PeterP, 07/10/04 10:12:24 AM
                                        Re: Lichtervelds Blond - Jeremy Gray, 07/08/04 04:10:37 PM

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