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Trappistes Rochefort 8

10/10 Now ladies and gents… you’re in for a treat….  If you’ve never come across a “trappist” beer before then you need to pay attention. If you love beer then you will love this. There are only 11 monasteries in the world that produce offical trappist beer. The Brasserie de Rochefort, which opened in 1595, is… Read more »

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Leffe Rituel 9•

10/10 Behold! This is the best type of Leffe I’ve tasted. It’s a full, rich beer. You almost feel like you need to chew it!  I was lucky enough to be given it after a friend did a booze run to France.  I really like Leffe anyway. It’s a slightly tamer Belgium beer than the… Read more »

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Bornem

6/10 A blond Belgium beer. Available in Lidl! Pretty decent beer, like Leffe but with a slightly more bitter aftertaste.  6%

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St. Stefanus Blonde

8/10 Lovely Belgian blonde beer. It’s brewed with 3 different yeasts and then refermented in the bottle. Each bottle is then matured for 3 months before cellar release and will continue to mature until you open it. It actually originates from Sint Stefanus, an Augustinian order in Ghent. I actually visited their ministry when I… Read more »

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Chimay Triple (white)

9/10 Very nice triple strength blonde beer from Belgium. Lovely! The Chimay brewery are only of less than a dozen that produce trappist beer (which I love!) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimay_Brewery

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Orval

7/10 Belgian Trappist beer. Very nice pint. Good stuff! 6.2%

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Trappist Achel

9/10 Wow! Such a smooth beer!This is from one of only 7 monasteries which brew Trappist ales. Usually, they are a bit heavier. Nice surprise! 8%

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Chimay Peres Trappistes Brune

9/10 A decent, murky brown colour. Tastes a bit fruity with a slight bitterness (in a good way!) A very tasty brown ale from the Belgium Trappist masters. 7%

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Trappistes Rochefort 6

8/10 High quality beer, full bodied with a hint of fruit. Brewed by  The Rochefort monks in Belgium.  They have three varieties that range in strength up to 11.5%! This beer is part of an elite beer family known as “trappist” (wikipedia.org/wiki/Trappist_beer). There are only 10 monasteries in the world that brew and sell their… Read more »

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St Bernardus Pater 6

6/10 Decent Belgian Abbey Ale. Dark brown and bottle fermented. Slightly more bitter when compared to some of the other Belgium Browns.