11-Feb-2015 : Den Herberg Bruin, a Belgian Strong Dark Ale from Buizingen, Belgium. 5.5% ABV. Deep brown color. Smells a bit of caramel. Taste a bit more bitter than expected. Only slight sweetness, well below the bitter. A pleasant surprise. #ottbeerdiary
18-Feb-2015 : La Binchoise Spéciale Noël by Brasserie La Binchoise #ottbeerdiary
13-Jan-2015 : Bronckhorster Royal Rha by Brouwerij Rodenburg. A Dutch IPA, with nice, but not overpowering bitterness and a good, fruity flavor. #ottbeerdiary
26-Aug-2015: 20+1 Years Bier Circus by Brouwerij Den Hopperd. Great first beer of #ebbc15. Great flavor. Nice bitterness. Lovely Tripel! #ottbeerdiary
04-Jun-2015 : Elegast Quadrupel by De Naeckte Brouwers. Copper color. Grainy, a little sweet. Definitely taste the 10% but not in a bad way. #ottbeerdiary
30-Apr-2015 : Medical Stout by La Calavera. From Girona, Spain, this Imperial Stout comes in a great medicine bottle, and has wonderful dark aromas and flavors, and a nice hoppy bitterness. #ottbeerdiary
07-Dec-2015: Kerstbie by Brouwerij de Bie. Lots of carbonation. Slight sweetness. Very light bitterness. Decent. Not great. But ok. #ottbeerdiary #ottadvent15
Day 136:Diary entry: Up fairly early so as not to miss breakfast at the Hampton. The girls had some serious shopping planned for our last full day in London – my plans were more vague but involved finding a good pub or three. We headed to Oxford Circus and the mayhem of Regent Street and they did their thing. At lunchtime we found an excellent pub really close to Regent Street that was nevertheless quiet, authentic and had superb food. Later, before we finished our day with an evening spin…
14-May-2015 : Cidre Breton Brut Reserve by Cidres Kerisac. When in the French countryside, the Loire Valley in this case, Cidre is often the brewed beverage of choice vs. beer. This one is dry, but a little sweet. Tasty. #ottbeerdiary
07-Oct-2015: Wolf Carte Blanche by Brouwerij Wolf. A very nice blonde. Fruity and bitter on both the aroma and the flavor. A little bit spicy. Quite good. 8.5% abv. #ottbeerdiary
Day 265:As is often the case, a productive day is followed by a less productive one.Fought my way through technical issues and website design.Reminded me why I generally outsource this stuff.Anyway it started to take shape by the afternoon.Out for sushi and “Inside Out” – great film.The Beer:Miss Saison from Austmann Bryggeri of Trondheim, Norway.Back on ultra-local turf again with a very nice saison from the boys at Trolla here in Trondheim.
30-Jan-2015 : Saxo by Brasserie Caracole. #ottbeerdiary
Day 291:Had a bit of a lie-in after the long ride home last night.The wurst detox began in earnest with a healthy breakfast.Unpacked and went through my photos, which was quite a job.Had guests for dinner and chilled afterwards.Continued on the Norwegian beer ride.The Beer:Porter from Reins Kloster of Rissa, Norway.Another porter tonight, and as usual from Reins a really good one. Am definitely getting more into this style of beer.
27-Jan-2015 : Vrouwe van Gramsbergh, a Belgian Quad from Brouwerij Mommeriete te Gramsbergen. A decent enough quad, you don't taste the 10% too much. Some decent fruit and even a little caramel flavor. #ottbeerdiary
18-Aug-2015: Speciale Vlo by Brouwerij 't Ij. For De Bierkoning in Amsterdam. A hoppy, bitter, Amber ale. Very tasty! This beer won a silver medal at the 2012 Brussels Beer Challenge. They were robbed! #ottbeerdiary
10-Aug-2015: Uitmuntend & Voorbeeldig by Beouwerij De Molen. Made special for De Hopduvel in Ghent, Belgium. Definitely has some mint flavor. Decent chocolate stout underneath, especially as it opens up. #ottbeerdiary