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providing a taste of Belgium to the Maltese Islands


We offer a number of beer styles often with a choice of beers in each style. Below are the styles and the beers. Each section starts with a description of the style. The styles are Trappist Blond,"Abbey" blonds,Tappist Dubbel, "Abbey" dark beers or dubbels, "Abbey" Tripels, Trappist strong dark ales, Wallonian Blond Ales (including Barley Wines and Quadrupels), , Strong Golden Ale, Belgian India Pale Ales, Belgian Scotch Ales,Other Very Strong Ales, Belgian Wheat/white beers, Flemish Amber Ale, Flemish Aged Brown Ale, Fruit beers and Ales made with wild yeast, and finally American stylr Craft Ales

We supply Belgian beers from The Duvel Moortgat Group (Duvel, Achouffe, Liefmans, De Konninck and Boulevard), 3 family breweries (Van Steenberge, Hujghe and Silly), and Trappist beers from the Westmalle, Rochefort, Chimay and Achel monasteries in Belgium and the La Trappe Monstery,just over the border in the Netherlands, both to bars, restaurants, shops and hotels and also we have a home delivery service

TRAPPIST BLOND

Our Trappist Blonds come from Belgiums newest brewing Abbey, Achel, and from Koningshoeven Abbey just across the border in the Netherlands.

ACHEL BLOND

8%

33cl

A nice subtle golden blond beer with a delicate hop character, it’s light and fruity with a hint of fruit. Achel monastery recommenced brewing afer a gap of around 80 years. It is the smallest of Belgians montery breweries

LA TRAPPE BLOND

6.5%

33cl

This golden ale has a rich, fruity, and fresh aroma, and a light malty and sweet taste. It has a soft bitterness with a friendly aftertaste. La Trappe Blond continues to ferment in the bottle.

LA ISID'OR

7.5%

33cl

Actually an Amber Ale. La Trappe Isid’or was brewed in 2009 in honour of the 125th anniversary of Onze Lieve Vrouw van Koningshoeven Abbey. The harmonious taste starts as a fruity flavour and then shifts to malty caramel; a perfect balance between complexity and simplicity. The ale is named after brother Isidorus, the first master brewer of the abbey.

ABBEY BLONDS

These are light golden Ales brewed by commercial breweries either under license from a functioning abbey or named after a non-functioning (possibly ruined) abbey. They are usually around 6-7% in strength. A hugely popular style that was possibly first brewed for the French market.

AUGUSTIJN BLOND

7%

33cl

In 1295 the Augustinian friars started to brew Augustijn beer in the St Stefanus monastery in Gent. In the Middle Ages many monks and priests brewed and sold their own beer. Often, the water was contaminated and that is why it was safer to drink beer, since it was boiled during the brewing process. In 1978 the Augustinian friars sought a new partner for the brewing of their Augustijn beer. Van Steenberge was a logical choice, since it was located near their St Stefanus monastery and Jozef Van Steenberge could fully live his passion for top fermented beers. In 1982 he relaunched Augustijn, with secondary fermentation is the bottle. A decision that the brewery has never regretted.

Augustijn Blond is a beer for every occasion. When you drink the beer at a young age (up to 3 months after bottling), you will experience a fruity and hoppy taste. When the beer is more mature, it gets a deeper colour and a more pronounced flavour. It is amber blonde in colour with white foam head. The aroma is of malt, fruit and hop. The taste is mild combination of malt and hops with light touch of vanilla.The after taste is lightly bitter and soft.

Augustijn Blond recently won "Best Beer" at Latin America’s most important beer competition, the Copa Cervezas de America, beating hundreds of entries from all over the world

AVERBODE

7.5%

33cl

A golden beer with a fine head.The scent is floral, green apples with a hint of sweetness and a delicate hop aroma. It has sweet malt and a pleasant hop character and a fresh, rich and bitter aftertaste. Averbode Abbey is a situated near Diest, It was founded around 1134, and closed in 1797, but reestablished in 1834. It us still inhabited today and the beer is brewed by Huyghe.

Bornem Blond

6%

33cl

Van Steenberge also brew beers for Bornem Abbey. The blond is similar to Augustijn above, but is lower alcohol, and less intense

MAREDSOUS 6

6%

33cl

The Benedictine Abbey of Maredsous near Dinant licenses its name to 3 beers that have now been brewed by Duvel Moortgat for more than 50 years. Their Maredsous 6 is an easy drinking Blonde with a balance of graininess and aromatic hop and a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Trappist DUBBELS/DOUBLES

To call a beer TRAPPIST they nust be brewed at an abbey under the supervision (at least) of the monks residing there. These are dark malty Ales are usually around 6-7% in strength. Abbey dubbels below, follow the style of the famous Westmalle Dubbel produced at the Abbey of our Beloved Lady of the Sacred Heart at Westmalle near Antwerp

WESTMALLE DUBBEL

7%

33cl

Westmalle Dubbel is very dark and full of flavour. The flavour is rich and complex, herby and fruity with a fresh-bitter finish .

ACHEL BRUIN

8%

33cl

Achel Bruin has fruity aromas. Caramel malt is prominent in the taste and it has a well-rounded bitterness.No herbs or spices are added, either during, or after, the brewing process.

ROCHEFORT 6

7.3%

33cl

This was the first of the three Rochefort Trappist beers to be brewed, It has the reddish colour of autumn leaves, a soft body and an earthy, herbal palate, which develops into a deep fruitiness.

CHIMAY RED CAP

7%

33cl

Chimay Red Cap is the oldest of the Chimay beers. Its coppery colour and sweet, fruity taste make this a particularly delightful brown beer.

ABBEY BROWNS/DUBBELS

These are dark malty Ales brewed by commercial breweries either under license from a functioning abbey or named after a non-functioning (possibly ruined) abbey. They are usually around 6-7% in strength. Abbey dubbels follow the style of the famous Westmalle Dubbel produced at the Abbey of our Beloved Lady of the Sacred Heart at Westmalle near Antwerp

BORNEM DUBBEL

7%

33cl

Bornem Dubbel is a lively abbey beer that, after its first fermentation in the barrel, nicely evolves during its second fermentation in the bottle. Soft as velvet, this dubbel with a warm darkbrown colour and burgundy undertones has a fruity taste and hoppy after taste. Its creamy, rich and firm foam head crowns it. Bornem Abbey beers are brewed by Van Steenberge

MAREDSOUS 8

8%

33cl

Moortgat's Maredsous 8 is a fine well balanced, strong deep brown dubbel that is both sweet and fruity and bitter too. If bottles are kept to mature the beer develops a stout like flavour as it ages..

Trappist Tripels/Triples

To call a beer TRAPPIST they nust be brewed at an abbey under the supervision (at least) of the monks residing there. These are golden fruity Ales are usually around 8-9% in strength. Abbey tripels below, follow the style of the famous Westmalle Tripels produced at the Abbey of our Beloved Lady of the Sacred Heart at Westmalle near Antwerp

WESTMALLE TRIPEL

9.5%

33cl

Westmalle Tripel is a complex beer with a fruity aroma and a hop scent. It is soft and creamy in the mouth, with a bitter touch carried by the fruity aroma. An exceptional beer, with a great deal of finesse and elegance. And with a splendid long aftertaste

CHIMAY WHITE CAP/TRIPLE

8%

33cl

Chimay Triple, with its golden colour, achieves a rare balance of sweet and bitter.

LA TRAPPE TRIPEL

8%

33cl

La Trappe Tripel’s aroma is slightly malty and estery. Despite its full, rich flavour, this out-of-the-ordinary ale still has a light and dry aftertaste with a touch of bitter finesse.

ABBEY TRIPELS

These are strong golden Ales brewed by commercial breweries either under license from a functioning abbey or named after a non-functioning (possibly ruined) abbey. They are usually around 8-10% in strength. Abbey tripels follow the style of the famous Westmalle Tripel produced at the Westmalle Abbey

BORNEM TRIPEL

9%

33cl

BORNEM TRIPEL tastes hoppy and full with an excellent sweet-bitter balance. Its pleasant scent and nice foam head make this beer a winner in its kind. BORNEM TRIPEL is a powerful beer to enjoy as dessert or as appetizer, or with mussels or other seafood, or even a hearty cheese platter.

MAREDSOUS 10

10%

33cl

Moortgat's Maredsous 10 is an orangy-blond big sweet tripel nudging into a barley wine..

Trappist Strong Dark Ales

To call a beer TRAPPIST they must be brewed at an abbey under the supervision (at least) of the monks residing there. The Abbey of Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy near Rochefort has a small brewery with a huge reputation for strong dark ales - they only brew dark beers. The much larger brewery near Chimay is also famous for its strong dark beer

ROCHEFORT 8

9.2%

33cl

Rochefort 8 is their main product, it is dark and fruity

ROCHEFORT 10

11.3%

33cl

Rochefort 10 is 11.3% alcohol and very complex. A sipping beer, a night cap on a cool winters night, a dessert after a meal, an alternative to port. And its expensive too.

Chimay Blue

9%

33cl

It has a fragrance of fresh yeast with a light, flowery rosy touch. Its flavour accentuates the the aroma , while revealing a light but pleasant touch of roasted malt

WALLONIAN BLOND ALE

Most of our beers are brewed in the Flemish half of Belgium. The French speaking Wallonia is home of a number of strong spiced blond ales with one of the best if not the best being produced at Achouffe in the Ardennes

LA CHOUFFE

8.%

33cl

LA CHOUFFE is an unfiltered blonde beer which is re-fermented in the bottle. It is pleasantly fruity, spiced with coriander, and with a light hop taste. It is also famous for the elves that feature on the bottle and glass

CHOUFFE SOLIEL

6.%

33cl

This new, blonde summer beer re-ferments in the bottle and is surprisingly refreshing thanks to its aromas of fruits and herbs and its zesty citrus flavour. It is a thirst-quencher with plenty of character.

SILLY DOUBLE ENGHIEN BLOND

7.5.%

33cl

Brewed by Silly this is a hazy golden blond with medium white head, a yeasty character,with spicy notes, herbal hops, and citrus,

STRONG GOLDEN ALE

This style was effectively created by Moortgat family brewery. They called the beer Duvel (flemish for Devil as during its creation some one had remarked that it was a devil of a beer! It has many imitators but we have the original

DUVEL

8.5%

33cl

Duvel is a special bottle conditioned ale that takes 90 days to brew. It is well hopped with Saaz Saaz and Styrian Goldings. It has a dry aroma and slightly bitter after taste. It is probably Belgiums most famous ale and is available the world over

DUVEL TRIPEL HOP 2017

9.5%

33cl

Betwen 2011 and 2016 Duvel produced a different version of Tripel Hop each year. In 2016 the asked drinkers to pick their favourite - there were 6 packs available with one of each format. The 2012 version using Citra as the 3rd hop won the vote. It had already won a gold medal at the Brussels Beer Challenge and the consumer trophy at the Zythos Beer Festival. The Citra hops add crisp notes of grapefruit, lime, tropical fruit, melon and cassis to the typical Duvel range of flavours. A blend that has proved to be very popular.Citra is an explosive hop with an in-your-face flavour of citrusy notes that blend well with Duvel. And this version of Tripel Hop is now a permanant beerin Duvel Moortgats beer range

TRIPLE D'ANVERS

8%

33cl

Their wesite says"Triple d’Anvers is a real Belgian triple with more than just a touch of Antwerp style. Bold, generous and with plenty of attitude. A brewer’s ode to Antwerp" and that it "is full of enjoyment, right from the first sip. With a pleasantly surprising and slightly sweet taste that gives way to refreshingly sparkling notes. Take in the spicy aroma with hints of orange zest and coriander, complemented by a full-bodied aftertaste."

BELGIAN "INDIA PALE ALE"

India Pale Ales (IPA) were originally beers brewed in England for export by ship to India ( for the British army stationed there). They were more hopped than the beers brewed for England as the extra hops helped preserve the beer on the long journey to India. Proper IPAs almost disappeared in the UK, until the style was reinvented by the new generation of Craft Brewers in the USA. They soon caught on in THe UK too and now Belgium is following suit. All our examples of the style come from Duvel Moortgat. 2 are listed here and 2 at the bottom the the entire list under the heading American Craft Beers

Houblon Chouffe

8%

33cl

HOUBLON CHOUFFE was brewed for the first time in 2006. It is characterised by a harmonious balance between a pleasant fruitiness and pronounced bitterness by using three types of hops. HOUBLON CHOUFFE is an unfiltered beer which is refermented in the bottle

VEDETT IPA

5.5%

33cl

The Vedett website proudly says "Vedett IPA offers an explosion of flavoursome bitterness that increases with intensity towards the finish, tempered by an unparalleled velvety smoothness resulting in a very accessible taste.Fresh, fruity and floral notes give way to touches of caramel sweetness, while its superb, lingering aftertaste continues to tantalise the tastebuds long after. Here’s to a great-tasting, refreshing beer!"

BELGIAN "SCOTCH" ALE

Yes it does refer to Scotland and they are descended from the strong sweety malty Scottish beers often referred to a a "wee heavy" which came in small 180cl bottles and were once available in Belgium under brand names like McEwans and Campbells - those remaining are truly Belgian though

Mc Chouffe

8%

33cl

Mc CHOUFFE is an unfiltered brown beer which is refermented in the bottle. Its fruity bouquet conceals a hint of bitterness.

OTHER STRONG ALES/BARLEY WINES/QUADRUPELS

Barley wine is an English term used to describe wine strength ales. La Trappe came up with the name Quadrupel.

PIRAAT

10.5%

33cl

Piraat islight-amber coloured ale with full foam head and aroma of bittery, spicy, malty and alcoholic scents. What follows is a perfect combination of malty, sweet and hop bitter tastes, after which you are drowned in a very long, semi-sweet after taste with bitter undertone. A tremendous digestive beer that delights your tastebuds.It is an adventure of a beer, a real treat.

PIRAAT TRIPEL HOP

10.5%

33cl

A much more hop-forward version of Piraat

GULDEN DRAAK

10.5%

33cl

Gulden Draak (Golden Dragon) owes its name to the gilded statue on top of the Belfry in Ghent. Legend says the gilded dragon first featured on the prow of the ship with which the Norwegian king Sigrid Magnusson left on a crusade in 1111. He offered the statue to the emperor of Constantinople (Istanbul) to put it on the cupola of the Aya Sophia. Some hundred years later, the Flemish count Baldwin IX had the showpiece transported to Flanders, and the Norwegian dragon ended up in the the city of Brugge (Bruges). After the battle of Beverhout in 1382, the inhabitants of Ghent took the dragon as war booty and put it on top of their Belfry. In the Belfry is where all communal charters were kept, and the dragon had to protect these documents and it was also the symbol of the freedom and might of the city. This imposing symbol has lasted for over 6 centuries and so needs an equally imposing beer named after it.

Gulden Draak is a dark tripel (or barley wine), which in itself makes it an exceptional beer. But it is the complex taste with hints of caramel, roasted malt and coffee in combination with the creamy hazel head that makes it unique. Gulden Draak is a top fermentated beer with secondary fermentation in the bottle. For this secondary fermentation, wine yeast is used, and this contributes to the unparalleled taste.And of course, a unique beer deserves a unique presentation. That’s why Gulden Draak is presented in a white bottle with the a black banner, the golden dragon and the red letters.

Gulden Draak can be drunk as an aperitif or a dessert (Tip: Replace the whisky in Irish coffee by Gulden Draak) or whenever you have the time to sit back and relax.

LA TRAPPE QUADRUPEL

10%

33cl

A closely guarded recipe became reality, and the first Quadrupel beer in the world was born over 25 years ago when the Koningshoeven Monastery brewery launch La Trappe Quadrupel. Originally brewed as a seasonal beer for the real beer lovers,now an acclaimed beer with a stunning amber color and a warm, intense flavour. Malty sweet, slightly burnt and pleasantly bitter with a sweet aftertaste. A heavy beer with 10% alcohol, which has a true 'taste evolution’ because of the secondary fermentation after bottling. A wine amongst beers with aromas of banana, almond and vanilla.

GULDEN DRAAK QUADRUPEL 9000

10.5%

33cl

Maybe inspired by the above,Van Steenberge's new very strong beer recipe uses 3 different kinds of malt added in a volume that is 4 times the content used in lagers. This provides Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple with a deep golden amber colour and a fruity scent. Together with the smooth and subtle sweet taste this ensures this a wonderfully accomplished bouquet. Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple is top fermented with a secondary fermentation in the bottle. A wine yeast is used for this secondary fermentation, which also contributes to the grandiose taste.

DELIRIUM TREMENS

8.5%

33cl

A pale blond beer with a fine and regular effervesce that ensures a fine and stable head. It is slightly malty with a feel likea shot of alcohol is igniting the mouth. In reality the tongue and palate are warmed.The aftertaste is strong, long-lasting and dry bitter. Oh and the bottle and glass feature a little pink elephent

DELIRIUM NOCTURNUM

8.5%

33cl

A dark brown-red beer with a compact white-yellow, stable and lacing head. The arom has touches of caramel, mocha and chocolate, and spices such as liquorice and coriander. The flavour is initially alcohol and softness. This is followed by an increasing bitterness, partially from the hop, but also from the roasted malt and chocolate malt. Towards the end a nice balance between bitterness, sour and sweet. Oh and the bottle and glass feature a little pink elephent

LA GUILLOTINE

8.5%

33cl

A golden blond, multigrain beer with a very persistent, lacing head.It has A complex smell, with a citrus aroma, followed by hop aromas. It is initially rather sweet, because of the alcohol. The intense taste and roundness mask the presence of high bitterness.

WHITE/WIT/WHITTE/WHEAT BEER

These beers are brewed using wheat and barley rather than just barley. The use of wheat as well as barley is traditional to Germany and Belgium and is now finding favour with some British breweries too. Served cold the beers are cloudy, almost white in colour, have a refreshing light taste and are lightly spiced.

Peter Celis reintroduced White Beer to Belgium in the late 1960s, brewing in the town of Hoegaarden. His brewery flourished but sadly a major fire in the 1980s meant he needed considerable finance to continue. This was provided by Interbrew (Stella Artois - Now AB Inbev), who bought Hoegaarden from Peter in 1990. And they still brew the beer today in Hoegaarden and export it world wide. However we have Celis White

CELIS WHITE

5%

25c, and 33cl coming soon

Continuing the story above, after selling Hoegaarden to Interbrew, Peter Celis decided to introduce Belgium's rich brewing tradition to the USA and in 1992 built a brewery in Austin, Texas. He repeated his success story with many Americans enjoying Belgian style white beer - Celis White as he called it. In 1996 the American brewers Miller bought the Texas brewery, then in 2000 closed it and in 2002 sold the equiptment to a small Michigan brewer ! (Miller was subsequently bought by South African Breweries and the resulting business, SAB Miller is being bought and broken upby AB Inbev!).

Meanwhile Peter moved back to Belgium and contracted his beer to the Belgian brewery De Smedt who were then taken over by Heineken! So it was time to move again and finally Van Steenberge won the contract from Celis to brew Celis White which is flourishing at its new home.

LA TRAPPE WITTE

5.5%

33cl

The World's only Trappist wheat beer. It is brewed using only water, wheat, and hops. No herbs are added. Saphir hops give the ale its citrusy aroma. A real thirst-quencher on a hot summer’s day that also makes for a delicious drink at any other time of the year.

VEDETT EXTRA WHITE

5%

33cl

Duvel Moortgat's wheat beer has a refreshing crisp mildly bitter taste with hint of citrus zest and has a dry finish

FLEMISH AMBER ALE

Amber Ale was the everyday beer before the rise of Pils/lager and several Flemish breweries still produce an amber ale todaywith the most famous being Antwerp's De Konninck. These beers are similar to traditional English Bitter and Dusseldorf's Altbier

BRUEGEL

5.2%

33cl

In the second half of the 16th century, Bruegel was the best painter of his time. Today Bruegel is one of the best of Belgium's amber ales. Unlike some, Bruegel is a living beer with secondary fermentation in the bottle. Its full bodied flavour, refreshing after taste and aromatic head make the second bottle all the more inviting. Van Steenberge's Bruegel is also a great-tasting refreshing alternative to lager. The ideal drink to have with lunch. This beer combines well with all spices, from a hearty warm meat dish to a spicy salad.

WALLONIAN BIERE DE SAISON

If Amber Ale was the everyday beer of Flanders then Saisons were the everyday beer of Wallonia and quite a few breweries still produce "Saisons". The name may originate from it being produced for the "Saisoniers" who worked the fields of the many farms that then existed

SAISON de SILLY

5%

33cl

Its taste is light but combines to offer a beer that is both modestly sweetened and fruity, leaving the mouth with a refreshing feel

FLEMISH AGED BROWN OR RED ALE

These are ancient styles of beer that only still exists in Flanders. The beer is aged for several years at the brewery and the beer is dark, fruity, and a little sour but very refreshing. These ales are used in Belgian cooking in dishes like Gent's signature dish - Stoverij, which is a slow cooked beef stew.

LIefmans Goudenband

8%

33cl

Goudenband is an extaordinary beer. It has a malty spicy aroma, a smooth dry body with hints of caramel, malt and nutty notes. It is an excellent accompaniment to goats cheese

Monks Cafe

5.5%

33cl

A blend young and old beers make this mildy tart sour ale. It is light bodied with a lactic/sour nose and a bit of sweet and sour in the finish. Very refreshing! Brewed annually by Van Steenberge,it used to be known as Bios Vlaamse de Borgogne, and over time became more and more difficult to find. But the owner of a bar/restaurant in Philadelphia famous for its extensive beer range persuaded the brewery to rename it after them and made it their house beer - and the place is the Monks Cafe. And its now available again, and in Malta too

FRUIT BEERS

There's ancient style of beer still brewed in the area around Brusselles that uses wild yeast blowing in the air and whichis deliberately used in the brewing ales. The resulting beers are refreshing but vary from mildly sour to very sour. If such a thought grabs your attention, when in Belgium look out for LAMBICS and OUDE GUEUZE. But such beer would offend some so there is an equally ancient tradition of adding cherries to the brewing process, so alleviating the sourness with the sweetness of the cherries. These cherry 'kriekenbiers' became widely popular and other fruit beers are now produced too

There is an equally ancient practice of using Flemish Brown Ale (See Flemish aged brown/red ales above) in place of the Lambic when making Kriekenbier

This anccient beer stylr has spawned beers where fruit syrup is added to a beer, oftn Witbier/White beer during the brewing proccess to produce sweet fruity beers which are often served on the rocks

Liefmans Cuvee Brut

6%

33cl

Since taking over Duvel have renamed Liefmans Kriek as Kriek Brut and it too is still an extaordinary beer. The creation of Cuvee Brut starts with whole cherries been soaked in old brown ale in large shallow tanks. The mixture is matured for a year before being blended with more old brown ale and Goudenband (above). Kriek Brut has a hazy cloudy appearance, is red-brown in colour but with a rose head. The aroma is of cherries, wood and almond, the initial taste is fruit with perfumy flavours evolving and lingering.

Liefmans Fruitesse

3.8%

25cl

This is a new beer that starts with a base beer being matured on cherries in the Liefmans cellars for 18 months after which it is blended with bilberry, elderberry, strawberry and rasberry juices. The result is fruity, sweet and sparkling. The brewery recommend serving it "on the rocks"

Liefmans Yell'oh

3.8%

25cl

A refreshing apero beer with a mix of lime, apple, elderflower, basil and pineapple. The brewery recommend serving it "on the rocks"

Cherry Chouffe

8%

33cl

This new beer starts life as McChouffe to which Cherry is added - further description to follow

DELIRIUM RED

8.5%

33cl

A deep dark red beer with a light pink, compact and lacing head. There is soft fruity aroma, with hints of almond and mildly sour cherries. The taste is a nice balance between sweet and sour. An excellent dessert beer. Oh and the bottle and glass feature a little pink elephent

Floris Fruit Beers

various between 3.6 and 4.5%

33cl

These beers From Huyghe start life as Floris Witbier to which various fruit juices are added. We have 6 varieties - honey, strawberry, raspberry,cherry, passion fruit and chocolate

Mongozo Exotic Fruit Beers

3.6%

33cl

These beers From Huyghe start life as Mongozo Buckwheat White Beer Witbier to which various fruit juices are added. We have 3 varieties - Mango, Banana and Coconut.The Banana Beer follows a traditional African recipe originating from the Masai people of Kenya and Tanzania.We also have Mongozo Organic Gluten free Pils, which Huyghe tell us is the world’s first organic, gluten-free and Fairtrade lager

BELGIAN WILD ALE

OK. This is not a normally used term for a Belgian Beer, but thats what the brewery De Konninck say it is. So go back to the introduction to fruit bers above. So yes they are using wild yeast - After that the brewery description offers a perfect insight to a modern take on an ancient beer style

Wild Jo

5.8%

33cl

Wild Jo saw the light of day after a suitably wild night in the De Koninck City Brewery. Our brewers steered clear of the well-trodden path of conventional yeasts and got to work with wild varieties. The result? Pure rock ‘n’ roll in a bottle! Wild Jo is untameable. On the contrary, the beer continues to evolve in the bottle as time goes by, getting wilder and wilder. Just to keep things interesting!Wild Jo’s name is a perfect match for its temperament. The “Wild” naturally refers to the wild yeasts used to ferment it. But what about “Jo”? That’s our way of paying homage to Joseph van den Bogaert, the spiffing chap whose own lust for adventure ensured the survival of the brewery after WWI. A real daredevil, if ever there was one. Were you also “born to be Wild Jo”?

AMERICAN CRAFT BEERS

With the concentration of beer (lager) production in the USA with a few mega brewing companies there has been an huge upsurge in new small breweries - many making ALE and the flagship of many is India Paie Ale - see the section on Belgian India Pale Ale above. And we have 3 beers orininating from Boulevard of Kansas City, one of those new breweries, courtesy of Duvel Moortgat

The Calling

8.5%

35.5cl

the Brewery says "The Calling is an undeniable IPA we were driven to make. It's our tribute to like-minded dreamers, adventurous spirits, and glass half-full optimists. It's also our most heavily hopped beer ever, bursting forth with unmistakable tropical fruit and pine hop aromas and flavor supported with a slightly sweet malt character, tapering to a crisp, dry finish. Heed your call and enjoy."

Single Wide IPA

5.7%

35.5cl

the Brewery says "Boulevard Single-Wide I.P.A. is our take on a style that originated in 18th century Great Britain. This American version—inspired by our Smokestack Series Double-Wide I.P.A.—boasts a heady combination of six varieties of hops, some of which were employed for dry-hopping"

Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale

8.5%

35.5cl

the Brewery says "Most breweries have at least one piece of equipment that’s just a bit persnickety. Here at Boulevard we have fermenter number seven, the black sheep of our cellar family. Ironically, when our brewers were experimenting with variations on a traditional Belgian-style farmhouse ale, the perfect combination of elements came together in that very vessel. You could call it fate, but they called it Tank 7, and so it is. Beginning with a big surge of fruity aromatics and grapefruit-hoppy notes, the flavor of this complex, straw-colored ale tapers off to a peppery, dry finish."