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Kwak

10/10 This is a classic Belgian beer which has been brewed since 1791.  It’s normally served in a sort of vase that need a wooden stand. If you’re lucky enough to drink this in its official glass you’ll feel like some nutty beer professor. Not that there’s anything wrong with that…! An uncomparable Belgian too… Read more »

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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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Piraat

10/10 Wow! This is the top end of beer! Soft golden brown in colour and it has a really soft, velvety texture with a fluffy white head.  It tastes really hoppy and maybe a bit syrupy.  The best thing is its on offer in Lidl. Amazing!!  The box is only £7 in Lidl. Each bottle… 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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Westmalle Dubbel

10/10 Really nice, light, brown beer from Belgian. Almost as good, if not better, than the blonde. Usually brown versions are heavier, not this one. I’m enjoying this Trappist masterpiece! Later edit – after much sampling later – this is now one of my favourite beers. A great success by the Westmalle monks. It’s quite… Read more »

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Tripel Karmeliet

10/10 One of my best beers. This is a great trappist tripel from the Karmeliet abbey. The monks struck gold with this one! Blonde, robust, smooth and fruity 3 grain beer, with final fermentation in the bottle. Brewed with pride, and patience after carmelite tradition with wheat oats and barley. Serve 6-9C 8.4%

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Gulden Draak

10/10 Amazing Belgian beer! It’s strong, smooth and sweet. Slight chocolate taste. I’ve visited loads of places in Belgium and this is still my favourite. On my way back I try to fill my rucksack with as many of these as possible! 10.5% wow!