Bière Du Boucanier Dark

Bière Du Boucanier Dark

Poured from the iconic, ceramic stubby bottle, on first look this appears like an ugly Dubbel brown – my favorite color complaint – but in better light there are a ton of red hues and the beer is significantly less dull than it first appears. Head is...
Vicaris Winter (2018)

Vicaris Winter (2018)

33cl bottle. Best before 19/09/23, so plenty of life left in this yet. Belgian Strong Dark? Maybe not. It has some Winter Warmer character too, and no, I’m not being fooled by the name, but in the end this seems almost largely brown ale-like. ‘Imperial’ of course....
Hoegaarden De Verboden Vrucht

Hoegaarden De Verboden Vrucht

Just like Hoegaarden Grand Cru, I like this beer. Shoot me. Pour is a dark burgundy body, with a resplendent head, that takes on a light tan hue, and a lovely, “noisy”, pitted, dense look. This looks great. Right out the bottle there is plenty of banana sweetness in...
Abbaye des Rocs Spéciale Noel

Abbaye des Rocs Spéciale Noel

33 cl bottle. Finest Belgian Beers. Lot L2006 02369 26/10/2022 Turbid brown, murky Duddel like pour, with a decent but poorly maintained head. Nose offers a few, light fruit, and bitter notes. Something similar breaks across the plate early. This smooths out over the...
Leffe Biere d’Hiver (Winter)

Leffe Biere d’Hiver (Winter)

This is one of the prettiest beers that I’ve seen in a while. A truly deep red-brown pour, with a great head and some fantastic lace. Bone white layers are left behind in the glass. Unfortunately, the look is the high-water mark for it. The beer drinks very...