Archive for March 21st, 2009

The Scheldebrouwerij seems to do its brewing in Belgium and its marketing in the Netherlands, but their web site is in Dutch only, so I cannot get into the details.

A tutta Birra in Milan had a number of their beers at a reasonable price, and, unlike the Italian micros, they were of modest size, suitable for putting in a suitcase.

I bought three of them.


The Strandgaper  is a lovely Belgian ale at 6.2%. It has apricots, peaches and oranges. Fine balance, subtle bitterness. Hazy blond. More of this, please – but I think their web site says it’s no longer being brewed.

The Wildebok is nutty sweet, with a little sourness and some bitter almonds in the finish. Plums, a little cocoa, some apples. A complex beer, yet highly quaffable. I almost said outstanding, but at least it is a might fine little bock. Well, ratebeer says it’s an ale. Whatever.

The Merck toch hoe sterk is quite sweet and surprisingly thin for a 10% barley wine. A brown beer, but with a lot of floaties. Alcohol warming. Not bad, but this one was not at its prime. Will try it again if I get the opportunity.

Three Belgians (or Dutch?)

Three Belgians (or Dutch?)

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