Monthly Archives: December 2011

Arbor Ales Panettone (4.2%)

A golden ale with Belgian yeast? I’m not convinced about this one. There are some really decent light fruit flavours, with a little pinch of orange peel and some nice nuttiness, but the Belgian yeast thing that I previously mentioned … Continue reading

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De Ranke Père Noël (7%)

This special Christmas beer was a present from my mum and is really rather good. The 750ml bottle opens with a burst of yeasty fruit and pours into the glass a deep honeyed amber with a lacy head. Beautifully fizzed, … Continue reading

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Brasserie DuPont Saison (6.5%)

This is an old classic and with good reason as this is a seriously good Belgian beer. The cork popped with an apple and cereal mist and the beer poured a lovely light amber with a fluffy cloud of a … Continue reading

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Arbor Ales Christmas Cheer (5.2%)

Based on Arbor’s Omega recipe, this is a tremendous mild full of stewed plums and damsons, gooseberries and a lovely wash of spice. Mace and cinnamon, liquorice, peppercorns and a dose of candied peel. Thick and dark, the malting is … Continue reading

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Delirium Nocturnum (8.5%)

OK beer aficionados, tell me what it is that makes Belgian beer taste the way it does. It’s their yeast, right? Along with other things and hundred’s of years’ brewing, but the yeast is important to the Belgian flavour, no? … Continue reading

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