Thursday, February 24, 2011

Another day, another pic.



And here's the beer that caused my hangover of today..

Belgium is a country that doesn't excel in a lot of disciplines (however, they recently won the worldrecord of not having a government for the longest period of time). When you hear 'Belgium' you'll probably think about waffles, fries, chocolate and Jean-Claude Van Damme. A lot of you won't even know these few 'typical' things from Belgium. 
Belgium has, in my opinion, the best beers on the world. Sure, there are also lousy Belgian beers.. But beers like Westvleteren, Stella, Jupiler, Hoegaarden, Leffe, Duvel.. are beers you must've tasted at least once in your life. I'll go a bit further into that last one: Duvel. 
"To commemorate the end of World War I, the Moortgats named their main beer Victory Ale. But during the 1920s, an avid drinker described the beer as "nen echten duvel" (a real devil in BrabantianDutch) - perhaps in reference to its formidable alcohol content (8.5% ABV) - and the name of the beer was changed to Duvel. It has become the brewery's flagship beer.[3] Considered by many the definitive version of the Belgian Strong Golden Ale style, Duvel is brewed with Pilsner malt and white sugar, and hopped with Saaz hops and Styrian Goldings, the yeast still stems from the original culture of Scottish yeast bought by Albert Moortgat during a business tour of the U.K. just after World War I."   ~ Source: Wikipedia

"When I am asked about my favourite beers, one of the brews that always comes to mind is Duvel, which comes from Belgium, the most colourful of all brewing nations. Duvel is a beer of astonishing sophisticated character: beguilingly pale, flowery and soft-tasting, yet packing a perilous 8.5 per cent alcohol by volume."  ~ Source: beerhunter.com

28 comments:

  1. Had something to celebrate. =P
    Didn't drink them all last night; would be laying in a coma otherwise lol

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  2. Damn thats intense, I got messed up last night on some Irish Mist, first time I had some and damn its strong but its mad good. It's like liquid honey-candy, amazing

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  3. I <3 Belgian Chocolates. I'm not much of a beer drinker though.

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  4. That is some good beer you got there.

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  5. Hmmm I feel like having a beer right now.. dunno why :P

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  6. You got me craving beer all of a sudden.

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  7. I'm drinking 6 year old Australian beer tonight :D don't worry, I know I'm stupid lol

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  8. I'll have to make an effort to try one sometime, but that pic has all of my support

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  9. I am drinking Kölsch right now! Best beer in the world!

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  10. I'm going get a hangover tonight! ;)

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  11. such a great beer, belgian beers are the best

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  12. They look nice, nothing beats wine though :)

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  13. You guys ever had a slovakian beer???
    Shit is SO cash!

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  14. I drank SO much of this when I went to Belgium last year... freaking delicious!

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  15. Man, i'm pretty jealous! Great pic!

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  16. Now I gotta add Belgium to my travel list.

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  17. bleh hangovers is why I only drink vodka now lol

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  18. Looks like a long, productive evening :-) Have fun

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