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Beer Tastings / St-Feuillien Quadrupel - 11 vol%
« Last post by Trappist on Today at 11:10:19 AM »
Hi,
The Quadrupel from St-Feuillien finally has been tasted by yours truely  :Manger:





And what a beer folks!!

11vol% strong!

I poured it room temperature, which isn't really in favor of the foam retention.
BUT OTOH......greatly in favor of the flavors t_u

A very dark beer. Perfect "lively" carbonation....giving a living head.

Nosing gives malts, and something sweet spicy. Subtle hops and a perfumy pleasant nose.

Tasting immediatly gives that smoothness. This beer drinks like rainwater. SOOO smooth and velvety. There is nothing harsh there.
A warming mouthfeel sensation  :beer: Love it.....
Sweet (dark sugar), malty, dried dark fruits, molasses, not that hoppy, and ...... a spice is detected too.
A sweet, mellow spice to be precise, but frankly I can't point it. Maybe cloves or coreander, or maybe cardemom. It's actually quite subtle. It could ofcourse be a mixture :exclamation:

Anyway, what a big surprise this is :eyes:

I bought me a six-pack at supermarket Colruyt, and when I head back, it sure will be bought again..................and again.

DELICIOUS!

Cheers,
Filip


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Beer Pub Experiences / Re: De Zevende Hemel - Beernem
« Last post by Trappist on June 17, 2021, 11:15:09 AM »
Yes Viv, we need to be very cautious !!
There is also that Brasil variant, and frankly, pres. Bolsonaro really doesn't do enough efforts to defeat that nasty variant  :'(
Anyway, let us hope that the mass vaccinations are enough to defeat the virus, incl the variants.
Eventually the virus will vanish ...... I sincerely hope so.
We can travel to France in two weeks time as we have that certificate. Katrien still needs her second shot, so she needs a negative PCR-test or a negative Antigen test.
That'll me my job the day before we head to southern France  F_C
Cheers,
Filip
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Beer News / Re: Ingredients
« Last post by Trappist on June 17, 2021, 11:10:44 AM »
Hi Viv,
Wheat is the normal ingredient in the famous Belgian wheatbeers (witbeers).
They use alot of wheat, which always gives a hazy appearance.
It is quite normal that wheat is also used in different beer styles. Maybe for the price, but also for the flavor.
The wheat is not malted, so it doens't give any fermentation results. A flavor thing yes.
Personally, I always prefer malted barley.

About dextrose, etc..
https://ingredi.com/blog/whats-the-difference-between-dextrose-and-table-sugar/
Actually, a good beers sure doesn't need extra sugar additions. The sugars that are formed after the maish process are already enough IMHO.

Cheers,
Filip

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Beer News / Ingredients
« Last post by Viv on June 17, 2021, 10:34:31 AM »
Hi Filip et al,

As mentioned in my tasting notes for Vliegend Varken wheat is used.

I have noticed, for example, that wheat is finding it's way onto the
list of ingredients for several beers recently, although they aren't
classified as wheatbeers. Maybe wheat is cheaper than barley.

On a recent Abbaye beer re-tasting that shall remain nameless I noted
that dextrose and sucrose-syrup was named. It may be a different
name for sugar of course. The beer was a couple of months past it's
date but it did taste rather of industrial chemicals to me.......   

Cheers!



Viv
 
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Beer Pub Experiences / Re: De Zevende Hemel - Beernem
« Last post by Viv on June 17, 2021, 10:07:29 AM »
Hi Filip,

"covid times are fading away slowly in Belgium"

That appeared to be the case in the UK a month or so ago as we were nearing
the final relaxation of the rules on 21st June.

However, the Indian strain ( now named the Delta strain ) has got a stronghold
and all of the statistical figures are going up quite fast meaning we are in a new
3rd wave...............!

Cheers!



Viv

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Website / BBB spam protected!
« Last post by Trappist on June 16, 2021, 01:05:45 PM »
Hi,
Alot of fake users (bots) were registering lately on the BBB main page.
This asked for extra protection.
I needed to install two plugins for that.
The EasyCalcCheck Plus - ECC+, and the  reCAPTCHA 2.0 from Google (I'm not a robot)



Joining the BBB actually needs to fulfill those two actions.
A bit annoying, yes, but it is all for the good purpose to protect the BBB  C:-)

BTW, subscribing to this forum is already protected. No fake subscribers yet. seems quite effective  t_u

Cheers to security
Filip
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Beer Tastings / Re: Struise Pannepot
« Last post by Trappist on June 15, 2021, 10:18:17 AM »
maybe I shop open one and see how they’ve aged?
I wouldn't hesitate Jay  :tenor: and you still have one bottle left  ;) something I don't have the luxury of, as I have only one bottle  :-[





A relic really

BTW Jay, if you want to see your pictures appear inside the posting, there is the option embed code
https://ibb.co/zWvMk62 embed codes are located left under. choosing BBCode and copy/paste inside message will show up the entire pictue. lovely :)



Cheers,
Filip

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Beer Tastings / Re: Struise Pannepot
« Last post by Jay on June 15, 2021, 09:53:01 AM »
You said it Filip “a stunner of a beer” and lucky you to have an original Caulier brewed bottle.

I still have two bottles back from our second visit to Bruges in 2009? I picked them up on our first visit to Rudys bar (lots of firsts with Pannepot  :D ) maybe I shop open one and see how they’ve aged?

<a href="https://ibb.co/zWvMk62"><img src="https://i.ibb.co/JWJ1h3p/7754-C988-DEFC-4269-829-C-56-E744-BE73-F8.jpg" alt="7754-C988-DEFC-4269-829-C-56-E744-BE73-F8" border="0"></a>

Soreen btw is a soft chewy malt loaf containing raisins that you slice and butter, it’s eaten in the afternoon with a cup of tea (or coffee in my case) I remember eating it as a kid.

Cheers
Jay  t_u
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Beer Pub Experiences / Re: De Zevende Hemel - Beernem
« Last post by Trappist on June 15, 2021, 09:39:15 AM »
I got relaxed just looking at your wonderful pictures Filip!
Which is the BBB's main goal  t_u John
More to come...ofcourse  :cheers:
Cheers,
Filip
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Beer Pub Experiences / Re: De Zevende Hemel - Beernem
« Last post by John B on June 15, 2021, 06:31:27 AM »
Everything looks so delicious. The food, the beers, the nice weather. I got relaxed just looking at your wonderful pictures Filip!

Cheers! - John
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