NEWS OF THE BREWS: Arrivals w/b 3rd Nov 08

Dupont Avec Les Bons Veux 750’s “Les Bons Voeux” means best wishes, which is what Brasserie Dupont sends with this very special saison ale brewed only for the holidays. Redolently aromatic, rich and velvety, this is an ale to toast the season and welcome in the New Year! Ratebeer rating: 99/100

Drie Fontein Oude Gueuze 375’s  Armand’s house blend of 1, 2, and 3 year old lambics. Ratebeer rating: 99/100
Drie Fontein Oude Kriek 750’s  Armand’s house blend of 1, 2, and 3 year old lambics, with real cherry added.  Genuine Oude Kriek. Ratebeer rating:  96/100

Cantillon St.Lamvinus
750’s  Cantillon Lambics aged in oaken Burgundy wine barrels. Ratebeer rating: 96/100
Cantillon Vigneron 750’s  Vigneronne is a blending muscat grapes and lambic, the brewers and beer merchants produced the “druivenlambik” (grapes lambic). White grapes soaked in lambic. The fructose, which abounds in these fruits, enables us to make a beer which is more mellow than the Gueuze or the other fruit beers. The spontaneous fermentation, the ageing in the barrels for several years and the addition of grapes make it a distant cousin of certain white wines. Ratebeer rating: 94/100
Cantillon Grand Cru Brucosella 750’s  A classic, specially selected single batch of lambic, aged three years in the cask. The only unblended real lambic in bottle you can find anywhere. Ratebeer rating: 90/100
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Cantillon Fou’Foune 750’s  Apricot lambic Ratebeer rating: 96/100

DeDolle Arabier 33’s  Arabier is a pure malt beer 7°vol/alc brewed with flower Nugget-hops from Poperinge. It has the special dry-hopping taste and aroma, so appreciated by beerlovers all over the world. It is one of the two main beers from De Dolle Brouwers throughout the year. Ratebeer rating: 93/100
DeDolle Oerbier 33’s  Oerbier means original, from the spring. This beer has been brewed in small scale (5 gallons). Oerbier is brewed from no less than 6 malts. Poperinge Golding hops in flowers and a special yeast which makes it a little tart, especially with aging. At the brewery we have excellent cellars which have a constant temperature of 8°C and allow Oerbier to age at its best. After a couple of years Oerbier tastes like it should have been blended with wine … Oerbier has been refermented in the bottle and contains a layer of yeast, having vitamins B. NAT en STRAF on the glasses means WET and STRONG, a warning for the 7.5 vol. alcohol content. The little person on the glasses is the Oerbier man, a simple creature who holds a brewers fork in his right hand, symbolizing the work and science, but looking to the other side, the result of all this, the glass of (Oer)beer. The artwork on the poster is a wallpainting found in Spain, (Altamira) and is considered by art lovers as being the best prehistoric art work (30,000 years BC). On the other hand we have Oerbier started in 1980, going on with the tradition. Ratebeer rating: 98/100

Something to liven the palate!

Each beer will be available by the bottle, and grab ’em while you can (from tuesday, 4th Nov.)

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On the Way!

Boon Gueuze!

The sign of things to come?

Funky Cantillon’s on the way, Drie Fontein on the way, De Ranke on the way, DeDolle on the way, and a few more too!

That’s not to mention, Bath Ales, Wye Valley, Little Creatures, Flying Dog, etc etc etc being available on the site as I type.

I think we’re offering 200 plus bottles now! pretty coool huh.