Monthly Archives: August 2011

French Beer A Day: Ratz Artisanale Ambree

Another of the Artisanale French beers from Ratz Brewing; named after an ex-rugby player turned brewer.  Found in the neighboring region to Aveyron: Cahors, Lot. Ratz Ambrée:  5%abv again, no instructions on temperature but preferred cold. I tried this beer … Continue reading

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French Beer A Day: Beer La Blaque and Tales From the South of France…

So I have just returned from a week in the French region of Aveyron.  Famous for its rolling hills, farm land, medieval history (castles and stuff)-but definitely not for its beer.  We stayed in a 19th century home-made of the … Continue reading

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Beer A Day: Chimay Triple Trappistes

Chimay is definitely the first Trappist beer I ever tried.  Widely available in the US in its Red and Blue Cap styles, it comes from the Abbeye de Scourmont in Chimay, Belgium. Chimay Triple:  8%abv Suggested serving temperature 6-8C 43-46F. … Continue reading

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Beer A Day: Cuvée Des Trolls

En Anglais, Vintage of the Trolls.  Recommended by my Belgian native significant other. Cuvée Des Trolls :  7%abv  Suggested serving temperature cold. It is a blond ale with a little body.  Sounds sexy, right?  Poured from a 25CL bottle into … Continue reading

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Beer A Day: Tongerlo Brune

Something of a mystery to me before seeing it in the store. Tongerlo Brune:  6.7%abv Suggested serving temperature 10C 50F-a bit warm for such a dark beer, personally. Brewed by Haacht Brewery, Tongerlo Brune 6,5 is one of their many … Continue reading

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Beer A Day: Vedett Extra Blond

You see it around, but you may not pay any attention to the signage for this one.  Another from the Duvel Moortgat group of beers. Vedett Extra Blond:  5.2%abv  Suggested serving temperature  3C 37F-niccccce n’ cold. The fact the beer … Continue reading

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Beer A Day: Maredsous Triple 10

This is another of the famous Abbey beers from Belgium.  Maredsous comes in a variety of strength options. Maredsous Triple 10:  10%abv Suggested serving temperature 6-10C 42-50F. I sought out this beer because last time in Belgium I recall enjoying … Continue reading

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