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#1
Beer Tastings / Re: Gruut Winterspecial
Last post by John B - Today at 06:27:39 AM
Ok thanks for the explanation Viv. I still don't think I'm going to run out and hunt this beer down though, lol.

Cheers! - John
#2
Who is Where? / Re: Off to France
Last post by Jay - July 02, 2022, 06:55:07 PM
You both have a fantastic time in France Filip, looking forward to following your escapades and your report when you return

Cheers
Jay 🇫🇷 👍🏻
#3
Beer Tastings / Re: Gruut Winterspecial
Last post by Viv - July 02, 2022, 06:17:33 PM
Hi John,

Perhaps I might not have bought it if I had known the
ingredients in advance of ordering online!

I only noticed them when I was checking out the label,
the bottle having been sat quietly in a box for over
a year. And I remembered that my least favourite beer
of all time was the American Cave Creek Chili Beer!
After a couple of sips I realised that it was undrinkable
and was simply burning my mouth and throat! To call it
a beer was pushing it in my opinion.

Anyway, this Belgian brew is actually very good and
the flavours are all rather subtle and blended so
nothing really jumps out, neither the chili powder nor
the maple syrup.

I hope that calms you!

Cheers!


Viv

 
#4
Beer Tastings / Re: Gruut Winterspecial
Last post by John B - July 02, 2022, 04:49:44 PM
Chili powder? Maple syrup? This sounds like my worst nightmare beer, lol. I like chili powder on some things, various foods etc. Maple syrup on some things, pancakes, waffles etc. But both together, and in a beer? Blech!  :icon_puke_r:   I'll take your word Viv as to it being much better than anticipated Viv.   :chin:

Cheers! - John
#5
Beer Tastings / Waardamse Winter
Last post by Viv - July 02, 2022, 12:58:06 PM
WAARDAMSE WINTER  t_u  t_u  t_u  t_u

Winter Beer from Stokhove, with an ABV of 7.0%. New brew for me.
Brewed with cinnamon, clove and star anise.

Pours a deep ruby burgundy with a good sized frothy creamy head, which dissipates quickly but does leave a residual throughout but no lacing.

Spicey aroma, with berry fruits and malts.

It's medium bodied, and with a slightly low level of carbonation although this doesn't detract from the brew in any way. Wonderful complexity, balanced, and with great depth of flavour for the ABV. Quite an interesting and unique flavour dominated by the spices used, and berry fruits. ( Reminds me a bit of Rochefort 6 ) And there's chocolate, malts, burnt malts, dried fruit, caramel, fruitcake, mocha and coffee, herbal hops, hint of cola. Sweet yet dry and bitter. Great stuff! ( much better than anticipated by the way) 

Cheers!


Viv
#6
Beer Tastings / Gruut Winterspecial
Last post by Viv - July 02, 2022, 12:55:50 PM
GRUUT WINTERSPECIAL  t_u  t_u  t_u  t_u

Winter Beer from Gentse Stadtsbrewery, with an ABV of 7.0%. New brew for me. Brewed with chili powder and maple syrup.

Pours a deep ruby burgundy with a good sized creamy frothy head. Good lacing.

Aroma of malts, chilis, malts, hops and spices.

It's medium bodied, and nicely carbonated with a soft and slightly fizzy mouthfeel. Wonderful complexity, and with very good depth of flavour for the ABV. It's sweet yet with a long dry and slightly bitter finish. Lots of spices especially chili powder, pepper, ginger, clove, nutmeg, and caramel, pear and fig, chestnut malts, maple syrup, herbal hops. Very warming, and a nice fireside sipper. Good stuff! ( much better than anticipated by the way )

Cheers!


Viv
#7
Who is Where? / Re: Off to France
Last post by Trappist - July 01, 2022, 05:09:02 PM
Thanks John,
We sure will have a great getaway from Bruges :)
Still one day to work though. That's tomorrow, Saturday shift  :ohno-1:
I'm on Holiday tomorrow after that shift, and Sunday morning we're off to France.
Cheers,
Filip
#8
Who is Where? / Re: Off to France
Last post by John B - July 01, 2022, 04:41:14 PM
Sounds like it will be a wonderful trip. Hope you and Katrien enjoy your getaway!

Santé! - John
#9
Who is Where? / Off to France
Last post by Trappist - July 01, 2022, 10:58:07 AM
Hi,
Tomorrow, we're off to France again.(18 days)
A bit of the same region as last year, i.e. Ardèche.
We will also visit the region of the river Tarn, incl. the "gorges du Tarn".

Last year wasn't that beery. France isn't really a beer country, especially when heading south.
But I still will do my upper best to find some local beers, and savor them ofcourse.
One of our goals is to pay Roquefort-sur-Soulzon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roquefort-sur-Soulzon) a visit.
This is where they make one of the best cheeses in the world, i.e. Roquefort. We actually stay there for about 4 days.
There is about 6 micro breweries in the near environment there, so there will be local beer available  t_u

If Covid permits, we sure will hit Thailand again next year !!!

Cheers,
Filip

#10
Food Pairings / Re: Stovers with Gouden Carolu...
Last post by Trappist - July 01, 2022, 10:36:07 AM
Quote from: Jay on July 01, 2022, 01:38:25 AM
That's a 100% mouth watering picture Jay  :P  :P  :P  :P  :P  :P  yummy
And it tastes that much better during colder winter time periods. Hearth warming stuff  :fritemayo:
Cheers,
Filip