So this is the first of my Beer A Day posts. I have chosen to do such a task for you, the readers. I am sacrificing my own sobriety to bring you my experiences with the various Belgian beers I drink while in the land of malt and hops.
Grimbergen Blonde: 6.7%abv. Suggested serving temperature 10C or 50F. I prefer a beer like this quite cool where as some of the other heavier malted beers I prefer slightly warmer so as to get the full flavor out of the beer. It’s Blonde name comes from the light barley and the added wheat. As you drink this beer it leaves a bit of the wheat undertones on your tongue. Traditionally served with a light white cheese when ordered at any Brasserie/pub in Belgium, it is a warm afternoon, post-work beer.
Grimbergen<<Ardet Nec Consumitur>> is one of the special Abbey beers you will find amongst the country side in northern Belgium. Although no longer brewed by the abbey, it began its life in 1128AD, amongst the Monks of Grimbergen. Now owned and brewed by Alken Maes, who in turn is owned by Carlsberg/Heineken. But the original recipe is claimed to be the same.
They have a most excellent website not to be missed, although it is only offered in Dutch or French, but you can get the jest of it from the well designed site and the dramatic music.