by Thomas Leclercq, Brand Manager China - Belgian Beer Café
To me, every occasion has its own beer, depending on the mood, the time of the day, the food involved... however, there is one beer I can have at any time of the day: the Tripel Karmeliet! This beer from the Bosteels Brewery close to Antwerp in Belgium offers a great balance between strength and refreshment. While being quite strong at 8,4%ABV, you cannot really feel the alcohol which is nicely balanced by a creamy head and citrus aroma! Really a beer to enjoy on its own on a warm sunny day!
by Cédric Bourlet, Beer Hunter - Cheers In
Definitely the Cuvee Des Trolls-Cuvee Speciale! I'm fan of strong belgian beers and I do appreciate particularly this one which is crisp and easy to drink. I like aromas of orchard fruits and citrus on the nose, and his notes of green apple and spiced pear. Quiete strong, 7%, but the alcohol is well hidden. To enjoy everyday! ;)
by Nick Robertson, Operations Manager - De Refter
Rochefort 8 pours smoothly and create's a creamy rich head, it stands very intimidatingly @ 9.2% ABV but upon your first sip she opens up with a full bouquet of flavor and aroma start's with a soft bitterness you would expect but by the finish your taste buds are amazed @ the symphony of flavor that finishes with a fruity smooth roll off the back of your tongue This beer has it all if you haven't tried it you need to, a true Trappist brew.
by Leon Mickelson, Brew Master - The Cook The Meet The Brew
As the summer approaches, there is nothing better than a refreshingly hoppy and zesty India Pale Ale. The often controversial boys at Brew Dog have nailed this citrus and tropical fruit flavoured hop bomb which has a great amount of bitterness leaving your palate screaming out for more of the golden tipple to wet the willy! A great beer to grab peoples attention taking along to dinner parties (just be sure to take enough as everyone will want to sample!) - GO GOOD BEER!
by Michael Jordan, Brew Master - Boxing Cat Brewery
I find this golden ale to have some fruity notes of apricot along with a mild spicy note. It pours beautifully and has a dense rocky head. The carbonation is elevated and it really helps bring out the fruit and spice notes in the beer. For an 8% ABV beer it is highly drinkable and remarkably fresh. Cheers to the boys in Belgium for this lovely beer!
by Thierry De Dobbeleer, Beer Mania Owner - Beer Mania
The Bush de Nuits has been crafted as the meeting of a high quality Belgian beer, Christmas Bush, with a French Premier Cru Red Wine, Nuits Saint Georges. This trend of aging beers in barrels of Wine, Champagne, Whiskey or Cognac during usually six months is getting popular in Belgium. I must say that the Bush de Nuits is by far my favorite within these aged premium beers that I already tried. I enjoy it for apéritif with cheese croquettes or during dinner with a nice steak and Belgian fries. Cheers!
by Matthew Jimenez, Assistant Brewer - Dr Beer
You know, the French aren't known for their beers like they are with their wines, but this beer stands out. This 5.5 ABV French lager pours a nice golden color with a little head. It gives you a nice lemon/sour taste in the front, but at the back of your mouth you taste a slight hint of a wheat beer. A superb and mouth refreshing beer that is light and good for the summer heat.
by Shanghaiist - August 2011 - read more
Their selection process is excellent, and by far the best part of the service. You can navigate beers by country, price, alcohol content, and color (divided into 10 color grades!)