Pictures: Visiting St-Feuillien brewery

On Saturday 28th of May 2022, De Lambikstoempers paid another visit to Brasserie St-Feuillien in Le Rœulx. We had already been there once in 2007, but in the meantime a lot has changed and… improved in both camps!

Edwin Dedoncker, General Manager at Brasserie St-Feuillien S.A., welcomed us with pleasure and gave a short “exposé” in the “Grand Cru” room under the old brewery. This was followed by an extensive tour of the old brewery and the new one. And of course there was also time to taste, on the sun-drenched terrace of the brewery! You can clearly see from the photos below that it was – once again – in order…

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Pictures: Occupation of ‘t Parlement 2022

On Sunday 15th of May 2022 – from 10 am to 6 pm – De Lambikstoempers once again occupied ‘t Parlement … in Halle! So no Mina & Frank behind the counter, but De Lambikstoempers … with a beer list of 10 (unknown?) beers from our own region, of low and high fermentation! (No spontaneous fermentation beers for once…)

The sun was shining (28°C!), the fridges were full, our terrace too … and the meat balls & cheese plates went smoothly over the counter. In short: it was another great edition of our annual event … which will certainly be continued next year!

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Our beer card

BEERBREWERY / * BEER COMPANYBEER TYPEALC. VOL.
AvondgloedDok’s (Asse)Triple9,8%
Bobbi WhiteBobby Brewery (Haut-Ittre)Wheat beer5,5%
Den Herberg BruinDen Herberg (Buizingen)Heavy brown9,0%
Drogenbos BlondBrasserie Drogenbos (Drogenbos)Pale ale4,8%
Hallensis Esschenbeek 1874Crystalstick (Halle)Triple9,0%
Hoppy PilsBelgoo (Sint-Pieters-Leeuw)Pils5,0%
Indian SummerAngerik (Dilbeek)IPA7,4%
Nobilem RubiNobilem * (Liedekerke)Fruit beer4,5%
Nogewa4 Pajot (Vlezenbeek)Lager4,8%
Plutôt IPABrasserie Vancaillie (Enghien)IPA6,5%

Pictures: “To brett or not to brett” tasting

For this tasting we left the lambic beers aside for a while and concentrated on the so-called ‘wild’ beers, which have seen an enormous increase in the beer range in recent years. Beers where the brewers (usually) add wild yeasts during bottling. Beers that do not keep pace, according to the brewers. Rebellious, unruly, lively, rock ‘n’ roll, complex, with animal accents…

Our venue was Zennedal room ‘Regenboog’ in Buizingen, under the tower of the Don Bosco church, on Friday 25th of March 2022. A successful and interesting tasting? Absolute!

Blind tasting

For your information: our tastings are always ‘blind’. You know at the start which beers will be tasted, but you do not know which beer will effectively be presented to you and when. Only 3 of the 8 tasters present managed to guess the Orval correctly, the 5 others thought that the Bruxellensis was the Orval. In general, Bruxellensis was found to be more consistent and tastier. And the best beer of the evening? Everyone was quite anonymous about that: that was the Funky Brett from Brasserie Lefebvre!

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The tasted beers (in order of tasting):

1.Rebelse StropBrouwerij Roman6,9% alc. vol.
2.Wild JoBrouwerij De Koninck5,8% alc. vol.
3.Funky BrettBrasserie Lefebvre6,6% alc. vol.
4.Maredret AltusJohn Martin S.A.6,8% alc. vol.
5.Héron Brett IPALa Source Beer Co.6,5% alc. vol.
6.28 BrettBrasserie Caulier / De Proefbrouwerij7,5% alc. vol.
7.OrvalBrasserie d’Orval6,2% alc. vol.
8.BruxellensisBrasserie de la Senne6,5% alc. vol.
9.Brut NatureBrouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste7,0% alc. vol.
10.Straffe Hendrik Wild 2021Brouwerij De Halve Maan10,0% alc. vol.