Belgium is known for its delicious beer, and there are few places that can match the quality and variety of Belgian beers. In this blog post, we will be taking a closer look at three of the most popular and well-respected Belgian breweries: Chimay, De Brabandere, and De Halve Maan.
Chimay is one of the most well-known Belgian breweries, and it is known for its delicious Trappist beers. The brewery is located in the town of Chimay in the Walloon region of Belgium, and it is one of the few remaining Trappist breweries in the world. The brewery produces Chimay Red, Chimay White, and Chimay Blue. The Chimay Red is a dark, malty beer that is perfect for cold winter nights, while the Chimay White is a lighter, more refreshing beer that is perfect for summer days. The Chimay Blue is a strong, dark beer that is perfect for special occasions. Chimay, an icon amongst icons in the Trappist beer world.
De Brabandere is another well-respected Belgian brewery, and it is known for its delicious Kwaremont and Petrus beers. The brewery is located in the Flemish region of Belgium, and it is one of the oldest breweries in the country. The brewery produces a wide range of beers, the Petrus range (Blond / Bruin and Tripel), their specialty beers such as the Petrus Cherry Nitro Chocolate - This unique beer obtains its complex character thanks to the roasted malts and the cherries. Next up, the Red by Petrus. It has a full and powerful taste, with a pleasant cherry flavour. Then of course there’s the Bavik range of Wit biers and Pilsners. All award winning on the European and World beer stage.
De Halve Maan is a family-owned brewery that is located in the city of Bruges in the Flemish region of Belgium. The brewery is known for its delicious Straffe Hendrik beers. The brewery produces a wide range of beers, Blanche de Bruges, the worlds best wheat beer in 2021, and the Brugse Zot range (Blond and Dubbel) the BZ Blond is a golden blond beer with a rich foam collar and a fruity yet spicy bouquet. The BZ Dubbel is a dark brown beer, inclining towards ruby red. It is brewed with six special varieties of malt, which give the beer a rich and distinctive aroma. And of course the Straffe Hendrik beers. The Straffe Hendrik Tripel is a strong, complex beer that is perfect for special occasions. It is a blonde tripel with a powerful taste enhanced by rich touches of malt, caramel and hops. The Straffe Hendrik Quadruple can be described as a rich beer, intensely dark in color and full-bodied in taste. The aroma is spicy and elegant with slightly roasted notes.
In conclusion, Belgium is home to some of the best breweries in the world, and Chimay, De Brabandere, and De Halve Maan are three of the most popular and well-respected Belgian breweries. Whether you're looking for a light, refreshing beer for summer days or a strong, complex beer for special occasions, these breweries have something for everyone. So next time you're in Belgium, be sure to give these breweries a try, and you won't be disappointed!
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