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Orval (Brasserie D’Orval)

Style: Brett-Spiked Belgian Pale Ale

6.9% ABV

Bottled On: 09/25/2014

Brewery Notes: “Orval beer is a high fermentation beer. The ageing process adds a fruity note, which strikes a subtle balance between the beer’s full-bodied yet complex flavour and bitterness./ The beer was first brewed in 1931 and owes its unparalleled taste to the quality of the water, the hops and the yeast used. 499 more words


A Belgian Vacation – Part II

Yesterday’s blog post left you off with with Jeanneke Pis and my last beer in Brussels.  Today, I will tell you the story of my 3 days in Bruges… 1,875 more words


Back when I first started drinking weird beer, there were 7 Trappist breweries (breweries where the monks male the beer).  They were all world class.  This Austrian abbey became the 8th, and only the 2nd outside Belgium.   486 more words

Trappist Beer

The Thursday Quote

“This label serves the consumer by guaranteeing the origin of Trappist products according to the following well-defined criteria:

  1. Products which carry this label are produced within the walls of the monastery or in the vicinity of the monastery.
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Taste the silence, drinking the 'World's Best Beer' in Bruges

It’s hard to imagine that the small, sleepy town of Bruges (or Brugge to give it its more appropriate Flemish name) was once a major centre for international trade. 780 more words


The Brewing Monks: A Potential 12th Trappist Brewery Begins the Process in Spain

On March 16th of 2016, a new beer was presented to the Spanish press: Cardeña Tripel. Located just outside Burgos in Northern Spain, Monasterio de San Pedro de Cardeña… 621 more words


Good Old Fashioned Religion Part 1: Chopticks, Beer, and Liturgy

The last few months I’ve been on a huge Chinese-American food kick (you’ll be not so surprised to know it’s different from Chinese food: Check out the documentary “The Search For General Tso” for insight into the interesting history of Chinese-American food).  1,244 more words