Brewery: Brasserie de Rochefort
Country of origin: Rochefort, Belgium
Alcohol %: 9.2%!!!
Like the Suffolk, this was simply given to me by a friend who visited Belgium.
I would like to start off by mentioning how relatively hard it was to open. The cap is thick! I noticed it at first when opening the bottle because it definitely took some extra effort. I can also usually bend caps in my hand after opening the bottle no problem but I tried to bend this cap since it was being so difficult, but it retained the same shape it had as I took it off the bottle. First beer I have ever experienced that with… Continue reading →
I am not the biggest fan of Erdinger’s normal weizen, but I do like their dark weizen. I saw this in the store, and I figured I would simply try it. “Schneeweiß” mean “snow white” in English. Not like the fairy tale, but solely as a descriptive word—white snow—since this is a special winter beer. Note that the German title of the Snow White fairy tale is “Sneewittchen.” Continue reading →
This was another beer that my coworkers gave me when I left my job. It happens to be from the same brewery as the Glüh-Bier that I had, although it wasn’t really similar. This one labels itself as being malty with notes of caramel. Continue reading →
Brewery: Not sure…
Brewery Location: Poland
Alcohol: Also not sure…
This was my favorite of the beers I had while I was in the PiwPaw bar. I unfortunately failed to write down the exact name and/or the brewery, so I am not too sure on all the information. I do remember asking for a Polish beer, though, so I can only assume that this was a Polish Milk Stout. Continue reading →
Brewery: Carlsberg Italia
Brewery Location: Lainate, Italy
This was simply the last beer my friend and I got in the same bar we first came to when we first arrived in Rome. We were tired, but we decided that we would drink one last beer before going to bed to catch our flight early the next morning. Continue reading →
This was the second beer my friend and I got in the bar in Rome (after the first one). This was an unfiltered lager that was a bit stronger than the 4 hops. While this was a bit more what I was looking for, for a “7 hops” beer, it was still much less hoppy than I would have wanted. It was considerably less hoppy than an IPA, so it just kind of bridged the gap between a “normal” lager and a hoppier ale, like an IPA. Continue reading →