Guys. Have you figured out that I like alcohol yet?
Well, yep. I do. I love it actually. And beer…….. beer was part of almost EVERY recipe from Global Feasts: Belgium. The Belgian’s know how to do beer. For reals. So, we had a Belgian beer tasting. And it was grand.
Here are the contenders:
St. Bernardus Prior 8. A historic and traditional abbey ale brewed in a village named Watou, the heart of the hop area in West Flanders. We found Prior 8 to be incredibly light and refreshing, with a very strong fruit flavor.
Unibroue Maudite. Although this beer is brewed in Quebec, it is a Belgian abbey style ale of exceptional quality. Plus, awesome label right? You can really taste the spices in Maudite, and it was the lightest of all of the beers, almost lager like.
Leffe Brown. A brewing tradition since 1240! This was by far the most full-bodied of the beers we tasted. Sweet, yet slightly smoky with a fruity zing.
Now……. tell me you DON’T want to go to Belgium and drink this beer! An unfiltered blonde ale with a hint of coriander. Very light and delightful.
So, before we get to the FAVE of the tasting, let me just point out that this was totally just for fun. A bunch of amateur beer drinkers got together and tasted some beer. It was fun, and we enjoyed it, but we are NOT experts……
With that said…….. drumroll……. the winner is…….
LEFFE BROWN! We all agreed that this was the best beer out of the bunch. It really knocked our socks off and we all wished we had more. 🙂
Beer not mentioned…… Blue Moon’s Belgian wheat ale. This was mostly used for cooking, but we bought a six pack and really enjoyed this one as well.
What about you guys? Any Belgian beer favorites?
Only one more dish left to share from Global Feasts: Belgium! The dessert…. be prepared.