This month’s Belgian beer box includes the following 12 Belgian beers:
Chimay Red (7%), our featured trappist beer this month, a dubbel-style ale with huge depth of flavour. You can expect fig, dates, raisins on the palate of this complex and warming dark ale.
Kasteel Donker (11%), a strong dark ale, hints of dried fruit and chocolate on the nose, a sweetish palate and a long, evolving fruity finish. Full bodied and intense, bitter dark-chocolaty, Dark Barley Wine.
Halve Maan Straffe Hendrik Quadruple (11%), a very powerful and dark strong beer at 11% ABV, this one is a heart-warming beer for the cold winter months ahead.
Brugse Zot Dubbel (7.5%), this dark Belgian beer is the stronger brother of the famous Brugse Zot Blonde. Made with the same yeast it has hints of banana and clove, but on top of that the roasted and caramel malts and flavours of raisins, dates and figs to make for a gorgeous dark, sticky dubbel-style beer.
Bush Caractère (12%), one of Belgium’s strongest beers, rich with soft caramel and brandy booze.
Kasteel Rouge (8%), a rich and powerful cherry beer is a beautiful blend of Kasteel’s celebrated quadruple-style beer Donker and cherry liqueur. It’s a complex but easy-drinking beer that makes a great aperitif and digestif.
Petrus Sour Rood Bruin (5.5% Abv), is a typical Flemish reddishbrown ale, brewed according to tradition. This beer is a blend of 1/3 Aged Pale and 2/3 young brown beer.
Duchesse de Bourgogne (6.2%), a Flanders red-ale style beer, matured in oak barrels which gives it it’s fruity and sour taste.
Petrus Nitro Cherry Chocolate Quadrupel (8.5% Abv), a unique beer that obtains its complex character thanks to the roasted malts and the cherries. The addition of nitrogen which forms smaller, more profuse bubbles than carbon dioxide—gives beer a smooth texture.
Troubadour Westkust (9.2%), a dark, almost black beer with a hoppy aroma, roasted malt, coffee and light notes of chocolate and vanilla.
Petrus Sour Red By Petrus(8.5% Abv), a beer with the perfect balance between sweet and sour. It is a blend of 15% Aged Pale and 85% Dubbel Bruin infused with natural cherries.
De Ranke Franc Belge (5,2%), a “Spéciale Belge” type beer, brewed as an amber colored ale. The lightly coloured malts give the beer a soft malty flavour, with a touch of bitterness at the end derived from the Fuggles hops.