Thursday, March 10, 2011
Game Day Beer Review: Brasserie Du Bocq Blanche de Namur Biere Sur Lie Belgian White
Friends of mine know this is a personal fave, especially after a couple sets of tennis, 'cause it's just a damn good hot weather beer. The temperatures are beginning to heat up already down here in the Southland, but as they warm up in your part of the world, too, keep your eyes peeled for this intriguing Belgian White. Blanche de Namur pours a cloudy golden yellow with a fat, two-fingered head that leaves behind little to no lacing. The smell is citrus and belgian spices; I know, the bottle says orange, but I always get more of a lemon zest out of it -- maybe it's just me. The coriander and licorice hit you first upon tasting, but are then followed by some citrus flavors and a muted Belgian spiciness. Overall, this is a very mellow, smooth and refreshing beer. It's the malted equivalent of an after-workout drink, thirst quenching and easy to pound. Blanche de Namur is definitely sessionable, and even more definitely recommended by this reviewer. It may not be considered the best of this style by others, but it's one of my top "go to" choices. It's an easy drinking introduction to the world of high end beer -- have one soon and enjoy: A.
This is farlieonfootie for March 10.