Lucky Baldwins 7th Annual Begian Beer Fest
This post is way overdue. But it is still a very important one... because it's the Belgian Beer Fest! Here is a partial list of which pleasures we put to our lips (and now I can finally toss that rumpled piece of paper that was the menu):
Fantome Saison 8% - delicious!
Foret - delicious!
Saison du Pont - delicious!
DoeDel Strubbe Brewery 6%
Kriek Oud Beersel
Oud Beersel Framboise
Double Enghien Blonde 8%
Petrus Old Brown
Sloeber Roman Brewery
Monk's Cafe Flemish Sour Ale - delicious!
Craftsman Bier de Blanco
Popperings Hommel - delicious!
Biere de Miel - delicious!
An older couple who was drinking near us thought that it was funny Boy and I were writing and starring all over our menus. They asked which was delicious and of course the first one I immediately pointed to was the Fantome Saison (Brasserie Fantome). This beer is available bottled for only part of the year. But at the fest it was on tap! I was ecstatic. Probably drank 4 glasses of this.
Here is what beer advocate says about saisons:
Saisons are sturdy farmhouse ale that was traditionally brewed in the winter, to be consumed throughout the summer months. Close to being an endangered style, though there has been a revival in the US.
Anyhow the couple was chuckling and said "I can tell you like it". This is because I had written "FUCKING GOOD" right next to the beer. That was my professional beer tasting note following my self-created scale at the bottom lefthand corner:
And Boy a few minutes later, coming back with more delicious tasters, not knowing that they had already discovered my sophisticated rating system, and tried to cover it up with his index finger while discussing the finer points of the listed beers' qualities. My rating was completely on point imo. No other beer was stamped with the same title.
nice plate of chips with brown sauce, malt vinegar & ketchup for accompaniment
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