Archives: Country: Belgium

Trappistes Rochefort 10

February 11, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | 5 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Brasserie de Rochefort, Cigars, Country: Belgium, Grade: A plus, Style: Quadrupel

11.3% ABV along with a Casa Magna Colorado Gran Toro cigar I’d already celebrated my 30th birthday with a party at Blind Tiger, a decadent last weekend in Philadelphia, and with further plans this upcoming weekend in Syracuse, so I decided to spend my actual birth date in solitude, completely enjoying a deluge of some […]

Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel

January 26, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | 3 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Brasserie d'Achouffe, Country: Belgium, Grade: A regular, Style: IPA

9% ABV from a bomber That Guy “A co-worker of mine is coming out to meet us.” “Oh, that’s cool.” “No.  It isn’t.  He’s a huge tool.” “I’m sure it’ll be fine.” “I guarantee it won’t.  Just you wait.” “Then why’d you invite him?” “I didn’t.  Jimmy invited himself.” Stanton and I were splitting a […]

St. Bernardus Abt 12

October 30, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 17 Comments | Filed in Brewer: St. Bernardus, Country: Belgium, Grade: A regular, Style: Quadrupel

10.5% ABV from a bomber What’s your number? No, not that number you sicko. That’s a number you should probably never tell any one. What I’m talking about is the number of beers you’ve had on Beer Advocate’s 100 Top Beers on Planet Earth. Don’t get me wrong, this is in no way an end-all […]

Delirium Nocturnum

September 12, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 6 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Brouwerij Huyghe, Country: Belgium, Grade: A-/B+, Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

8.5% ABV from a bomber Today brought the news that a wealthy and apparently eccentric man from Alabama is offering to pay $50,000 per for Jewish families to move down to his shitty unpopulated mega-Christian town. I guess he needs some like-minded buddies. The relocated Jews will have to agree to a five-year stint in […]

Westmalle Trappist Dubbel

July 31, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 2 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Adbij der Trappisten van Westmalle, Country: Belgium, Grade: A plus, Style: Dubbel

7% ABV from a bottle I’ll spoil this review right off the bat and tell you I’m giving this beer an A+. After giving only two A pluses in my first 100 reviews, this will now be my second A+ in my last nine. I’m starting to feel like a grade-inflating Harvard professor, doling out […]

Westmalle Trappist Tripel

July 22, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: Adbij der Trappisten van Westmalle, Country: Belgium, Grade: A plus, Style: Tripel

9.5% ABV from a bottle You ever see a beautiful girl for just a fleeting second, maybe you don’t even formally meet her, or get her name, or even catch her eye in return, but nevertheless for the next few days, or weeks even, you can’t get her off your fucking mind. Her beautiful, smiling […]

Hoegaarden Original White Ale

June 25, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: Brouwerij van Hoegaarden, Country: Belgium, Grade: B plus, Style: Belgian White

4.9% ABV from a scalding hot glass fresh from the dishwater, garnished with a lemon even though I explicitly did not ask for fruit in my beer. AKA: Ideal drinking conditions. My friend was besmirching Hoegaarden at the bar the other day, saying real nasty things like, “I don’t even think it’s better than Blue […]

Nostradamus

June 18, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: Brasserie Caracole, Country: Belgium, Grade: A-/B+, Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

9.5% ABV on draught Another Valhalla selection from my recent trip there. The bartender told me this was a brown ale and indeed it kinda tastes like one, but one on steroids. It’s actually a Belgian strong dark ale, technically, and thus is slightly different. Nevertheless, if you like brown ales and are not a […]

Birrificio Del Ducato Nuova Mattina (New Morning)

June 4, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: Birrificio Del Ducato, Country: Belgium, Grade: B-, Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

5.9% from a bottle Another Tria selection. One of the oddest beers I’ve ever had, which is a statement you might notice I seem to say a lot after visiting Tria. This beer has ingredients in it such as coriander, ginger, green pepper, chamomile, and licorice. It smells like it does when you mow the […]

Dupont Foret Blonde

June 4, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: Brasserie Dupont, Country: Belgium, Grade: B regular, Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

7.5% ABV on draught. Another Tria selection. What can I say, I didn’t love this beer. It’s good, but when you’re in a place like Tria, this beer is nothing to write home about. Or, as my friend Derek would say, thinking that famous maxim should be adapted by now the year 2008: “It’s nothing […]