Orval Trappist Ale
In contrast to all the others, the Orval Trappist brewery makes only one beer for the general public. It has an intensely aromatic and dry character. Between the first and second fermentations there is also an additional dry-hopping process. Through this the beer acquires its pronounced hoppy aroma and extra dry taste.
Bottled at 5.2% abv – can go up as high as 7.2%
Oud Beersel Framboise
Framboise is a classic among the Belgian beers created by adding whole fresh raspberries (250 g/l)to a blend of young and old lambic. Framboise Oud Beersel is the missing link between beer and wine and is served chilled in flute glasses.
Rodenbach Classic (Red)
A blend of 75% young beer fermented in steel tanks and 25% old beer aged 2 year in large oak casks. Rodenbach bears the proud title of “the most refreshing beer in the world”.
Petrus Aged Pale
Petrus Aged Pale is an undiluted old beer, only to be exported to the US. Pours gold into the glass with a white head. Aroma is musty and reflects the tartness to come. Flavor is intense sourness that dries out the tongue and makes you want another sip.
Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueuze
Drie Fonteinen is the only remaining traditional geuze blender in Belgium, using only 100% spontaneously fermented lambic beer, aged in oak casks, with no artificial sweeteners or other additives. The blendery is connected to the very popular Drie Fonteinen Restaurant in Beersel, on the outskirts of Brussels. The proprietor, Armand Debelder, buys pure lambic from three breweries in Belgium, ages them in oak, and blends them, employing the skill, knowledge, and supreme passion for real geuze that his father handed down to him.
Cantillon Bruocsella (1900) Grand Cru
It is a gorgeous golden ale, nearly still, straight from the oak casks in which it fermented for at least three years. Cantillon Grand Cru has unbelievable complexity to match that of any wine, and is the perfect compliment to whatever you’re cooking. You won’t believe that this is beer . . . but it is, and it’s the only authentic old lambic you can buy – a World Classic according to every beer writer who knows anything.