I tremble for the Delirium

Monday, January 30th, 2006 White bottle. Pink Elephant. No, I’m not having an LSD flashback, I’m drinking a fine Belgian Ale: Delirium Tremens. Brewed by the Huyghe Brewery, which has been around since the 17th century, this gold ale bursts with flavor. While it has a lofty 8.5% alcohol content, you wouldn’t know it from […]

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Premium Cassis – St Louis

February 18th, 2006 by Kevork The flavor of fresh, ripe fruit comes though right away in this Belgian ale. It is deep purple in color; it looks like grape juice. The bite of this tart fruit infused lambic ale is strong but crisp and enjoyable. Its taste is reminiscent of non-alcoholic sparkling juice. Blackcurrant liquer […]

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away

March 4th, 2006 by Andy The words apple and beer don’t seem to mix well, nor does their perceived liquid combination. If I really wanted alcohol that tasted like apples, wouldn’t I want something like hard cider? Probably because it sits next to Zima on a store’s shelf, I’ve never tasted nor considered buying hard […]

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Do you do the Grand Cru?

March 12th, 2006 by Andy Belgian beers offer a cornucopia of flavors that are distinctly different than their American counterparts. After becoming accustomed to the pleasantly hoppy taste of Pale Ales, one can find themselves imbibing a traditional Belgian beer wondering if it is even a beer at all. So it was for me as […]

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Cuvee Diabolweak

March 14th, 2006 by Kevork Cuvee Diabolique is brewed by De Proef Brouwerij Lochristi-Hijfte, Oost Vlaanderen, Belgium. I bought it in a cork topped 750ml bottle. A fragrant nose of apple and pear greeted me as I poured this Belgian Ale into a sculpted glass. A thick, tall, white head appeared. My first sip tarnished […]

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I’m fond for the blonde

October 11th, 2006 by Andy With a huge white head that clung to the side of the glass, a pleasantly spicy nose and a warm crisp taste, the Goliath Belgian Blonde Ale is another strong showing from the Brasserie des Géants brewery in Belgium. This golden colored beer with a light bubbly body has a […]

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Dogfish Fort, Delaware’s Eloquent Answer to Belgium’s Sweetness…

October 26th, 2006 by Kevork and Stirling The bouquet was distantly reminiscient of a Framboise Lambic. The color was gold-orange with an undeniable hint of red. The pureed raspberries had definitely found their final resting place. The first sip happily projected “THE FORT” into a category of its own. A true beer-drinker’s beer, which had […]

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What a neat wheat

December 3rd, 2006 by Andy I’m not normally a fan of wheat beers due to a sharpness I find in their taste from time to time. In fact, when I first tasted the Struise Witte from Belgium’s Noordhoek Ostrich Farm (yes, you read that correctly, this brewery is an Ostrich farm) I was a bit […]

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