Tuesday, 26 June 2018

April 14, 2018

102/2323) Home:  Grand Cru by Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu of Belgium:  **1/2; 10.5%, 20 ibu;  brewed in the Abbey;  undergoes a secondary fermentation in the bottle which causes the beer to be under high pressure - the  cork shot out like a howitzer;  pours a deep rich brown;  sweet dark fruit nose;  rich dark fruit, mild roast;  delicious;

Some quotations from the label:  "In Vinculo Paeis", "the only thue Belgian abbey beer"; "ancient infusion method", "traditional recipe handed down by the monk-brewers of the cistercian Abbey of Val-Dieu";

103/2324) Home:  Haandbry Bukk Norwegian Doppelbock by Haandbryggereit AS of Norway:  **; 8%; nose is mainly coffee;  coffee flavours, hint of mocha towards finish, and alcohol;

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