A trappist monk oversees the bottling of Trappistes Rochefort beer

Famous beers of Belgian Trappists

An international beers connoisseur Michael Jackson (accidental coincidence of names) once said: “If you see a beer, do it a favour and drink it. Beer isn’t eternal.” This advice, however, doesn’t concern exceptional, known world-wide beers of Belgian Trappists. The best brands with the logo of these famous monks gain its full taste and aroma…

beer production

How are lambics made?

Lambics If you are looking for a truly traditional beer manufactured in the same way as hundreds or maybe even thousands of years ago, you should really consider lambics. The fermentation process is fully spontaneous – no carefully selected, pure yeast cultures are added in the production process, as is the case with “normal beers”.…

beer production

How is Flanders Ale made?

It is brewed like traditional beer, by leaving hot wort to cool down naturally. Then, the beer is poured into traditional old port wine or sherry barrels, used multiple times to ferment beer, or into steel barrels. This allows specific microflora to spontaneously enter the wort. Apart from standard brewer’s yeast, we find here wild…

Witbier Beer

Belgian Witbier

One of the lighter examples of the Belgian approach to brewing is witbier. It is a light, tangy and sweet, citrusy and spicy top-fermenting wheat beer. Very refreshing in the summer. The largest competitor to weizenbier, i.e. German-style wheat beers. Witbier is on trend again among home and craft brewers. It is also produced by many “serious” Belgian…