Perlenbacher permium pils
A German beer best served cold. Packed in a cardboard outer with 6 bottles inside each holding 0.5 ltr.
Beer itself is slightly bitter but the two men in my family said it was quite good. But as I may have mentioned before my lot will drink most things if its available. This product is a light golden colour and the ingredients are as follows:-
water, barleymalt, hops, hop extract, brewed in accordance with german "Reinheitsgebol"
Whatever that may mean?
This is made to sell in Lidl shops and there is a logo on the bottom of the pack denoting this.
The bottles have an easy to open lid as it twist off.
Box is predominantly green with a picture of the bottle on the front with the name splashed across it.
Not bad as far as German Ale goes slightly metalic taste with a bitter aftertaste.
A beer's not just for Christmas, and hopefully, neither is this category.
I don't know whether or not it has a beautiful view, but the BELLE VUE brewery in Molenbeek has been all but swallowed up by the urban sprawl of Brussels. The brewery dates from 1913, but was taken over by the giant Interbrew group in 1991.
They brew a few different beers, but their most famous is a lambic called BELLE-VUE KRIEK.
* THE STYLE *
Lambics are unique to Belgium. Unmalted wheat is fermented with wild yeasts (originally, all beers were fermented this way). The main brewers of lambic beers are dotted around Brussels where the style first originated in the valley of the Zenne River, in the area of the town of Lembeek.
The basic Lambic Beer has a winey, or possibly sour flavour. It's usually quite sharp, but also dry.
The sharpness is often moderated with the addition of fruit - in this case black cherries, or Kriek in Flemish.
A woman sends her husband out to buy some escargot for a dinner party that night. Instead of going straight to the store, the husband decides to stop at a local bar. He has a few beers, and then some more, and pretty soon he looks at his watch and finds he's over an hour late for the dinner party. He dashes to the store, picks up the escargot, and frantically heads home.
When he walks in the door, he's greeted with his wife demanding from the kitchen, "What took you so long?"
So, throwing the snails on the floor as his wife enters the hall, he says, " Aw c'mon guys, we're nearly there!"
Back to the beer.....
"Belle-Vue Kriek is made by macerating fresh cherries in the lambic, which gives a burgundy hue and a refreshingly fruity taste to the beer."
BELLE-VUE KRIEK pours a hazy, auburn-red colour with a large, pink frothy head that lasts well and rings the glass with lots of lace as you drink.
The aroma is reminiscent of cherryade, with sour cherries and sherberty sugar being dominant. There's a little malt in the background, but it's very faint. There's also a faint oaky, musty tone.
It has a lively mouthfeel due to quite a high level of carbonation. The taste is, not surprisingly, all about cherries - sweet up front, then turning darker and sourer in the middle before a dry, bitter finish. The musty, yeast flavour is rather winey in character and there are hints at a blackcurrant like fruitiness. It's fairly complex, with hints of oak and a metallic edge, although it's a little sweeter than other beers of its kind.
* THE VERDICT *
At 5.2% ABV, this is maybe not the best kriek beer around, but it's still a fine example. I would say it's sweeter, and a little bit more 'mass-produced' than many of its counterparts, but it doesn't lack any complexity for that. It's very refreshing and an ideal beer to sip on a summer's evening.
It's not a beer that you would consume by the six-pack, an occasional bottle would probably be fine. Likewise, it's not really a great beer to accompany food, although it's not bad as a dessert beer.
This is a style of beer that surprises many non-beer-drinkers as they expect a more malty and hoppy experie
nce - which this isn't. What it is, is tasty, light, and very nice.
Safeway sell a 375ml bootle with a champagne style cork for around £1.50.
Would I drink it again? - Oui, mon cherie.
Thanks for reading,
I have to tell you about Boddingtons Little Boddie Bitter. They are delicious, not just a mans beer, oh no. These little beauties are petite little bottles which fit just snuggly into a womans hand. These are sold in Safeways for 3.99 when they are on offer or 4.99 normal price. You get 12 little bottles in each pack, which is quite a good deal and they can be shared around if you have visitors. The pack is cardboard and is yellow and black, just like all the other boddingtons bitter cans and bottles. This bitter is 3.8% vol so is not too strong, infact its just right for us girlies and is especially tasty with lemonade. After all who wants to get steaming drunk all the time, a nice cool drink on a summers day, sitting having a girlie chat with the lasses is great therapy for the soul. The little bottles have the yellow and black boddingtons label and the bottles are 25 cl, so they are tiny. The lid is yellow and black too. Designer bottles, how cute. These are great for parties as you can stand around with them in your hand looking cool, they are so cute. There's a web site too http://www.boddingtons.com. I haven't visited it yet but will soon. The taste, well its creamy, and not a heavy beer, its refreshing and is very easy to drink. I'm not a big fan of beer but after tasting this I'm convinced that I have been missing out. It hasn't a strong hop taste or a strong malty one, its just light and refreshing. Its best served cold from the fridge and is ideal for a nice chill out beer. it mixes well with lemonade for a cool bitter shandy on a hot day and is cheap enough in price to buy in bulk for getting a party in full swing. My hubby drinks this all the time, as he doesn't like to get drunk and can enjoy himself without having to worry about getting in a state or having a hangover in the morning. Mind you he can put a few away when he gets in the m
ood, but then again can't we all. If you find it on the shelf give it a go, what have you got to lose? I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
I must say, I have been looking for this catagory for a while now. A place to write about the worlds greatest drinks. I am part of many beer clubs in my area. The beers are from local breweries, but most are from around the world. My favorite beers are from Belgium. Belgium beers are yeast activated, and this seems to be the dominant energizers. The glass you pour these beers in should be a wide chalice type glass. This will make the yeast distribute itself throughout the brew! If it is a Christmas beer you desire(better luck next year), I would highly suggest Corsendonk Christmas Ale. Christmas and winter beers seem to double up on their ingredients. Corsendonk pours to a dark chestnut brown color. The foam head assumes a beige color with a whipped cream consistancy. The aroma is that of a bakery, probably due to the yeast. The taste is of chocolate malt at first. Then fruity tangy flavors come to life. There is a slight bitterness at the end(possibly due to hops), but it subsides quickly! Like most Belgian beers the flavors overwhelm the palate, but the taste is out of this world! Add to this an 8.5% Alc. By Volume, and the warm feeling comforts those cold nights!
Everyone likes to get jolly around Christmas time and my favourite way to do so is by drinking myself silly!!! In no way at all am I encouraging drink driving or even under age drinking as there's no reason at any time for those to happen but if you are having a booze up this x-mas keep it in the office or your local pub for everyones sake! The beer I would reccomend as the ideal beer this x-mas to get drunk on would have to be Britain's no1 beer Stella Artois I love this beer and I've had it at the top of my list along with other favourites like Heinkien and Boddington's for some time now the beer is strong and will have your x-mas spirits high after 2 and a half cans minimum saving you money and time being sober!!!so if your planning a party do it in style with Stella a great party beer. The reasons this rank's so high with me is due to it's fair price nice strong taste and many other points that make it ideal for parties or other ocassions for celebrating like Christmas and the new year.
When it comes to stout, the first name that comes to the mind of most people is Guinness. This rich, malty beer is known by beer lovers around the world as the benchmark which all other stouts are judged against. It isn't difficult to see why. Guinness is a dark brown colored beer with a creamy, malty body and a head of foam that lasts and lasts. There is just a hint of coffee and chocolate in the taste. The flavor is balanced between bitter and sweet. One interesting thing about Guinness is its popularity, even among those who don't really like beer, and how its taste is quickly acquired. Often, Guinness is not appreciated by first time beer drinkers and lovers of lighter beers. But these non-believers are quickly converted in a relatively short time. Just a few drinks is all it takes. Guinness goes well with steak, hamburgers, ribs, and most other beef or pork dishes. It even goes well with many desserts, like dark chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream. On the negative side, Guinness is high in calories, very filling, and it does demand a larger than normal piece of your wallet. If you are worried about calories and a bloated feeling, just drink a little less. Three bottles of Guinness have about the same calories as four bottles of the more popular brands of beer. I can't speak for others, but to me, I would much rather drink three bottles of great beer than four bottles of bad beer. Quality over quantity, I always say.
Man has been drinking beer for hundreds of years and has still not learnt when to stop. There is one thing I dread about christmas and that is the family get together when beer is flowing and so are opinions of in-laws. Now I'm sure you can imagine this as it has probably happened to you. Stella Artois seems to be the worst culprit and my father has been banned from drinking it as it does strange things to him. I don't know if they make it differently or what but I know it is more expensive than most beers so it must have some extra properties. All I can say is if you are having a family do this Christmas and you know crates of beer are going to be there, hide behind the sofa!!!. Merry Christmas.
Alcohol Everyone likes this stuff unless they are sad. Drink alcohol you get smashed and then you end up doing things you couldn’t do if you weren’t drunk, and things you dont know what your doing. And, also you can not feel pain or nothing, you cannot remember a thing you do and if you are a lightweight you get smashed pretty easy. Lager is what all the kids about 14-15 drink for fun and the taste and then they get smashed and do good and fun things, they would not believe they have done!!