Belgibeer: The Ultimate Belgian Craft Beer Experience May 2018

Belgibeer: The Ultimate Belgian Craft Beer Experience May 2018

‘Every month we discover a different craft brewer and collect the freshly brewed beers together with glassware, beers mats, posters and anything available on site.
In our warehouse the #beerbox are carefully prepared for you.
“We are the first online shop providing Belgian craft beers with a monthly discovery and subscription.”

Each box contains the glass of the brewery of the month; the beer magazine Golden Hops; surprise in your box each month (a gadget from the brewery, an extra bottle, a T-shirt, …) and special discounts on our offers each month.’

Subscriptions are as follows:

8 bottles: £23.90 + £4.90 home delivery (other delivery options available)

4 bottles: £18.00 + delivery as above.

The box is sturdy and very well padded. Just as well as the courier left it out in the rain and it got rather soggy!

But everything was still intact. As an extra bonus, also included was a gift box that fits four of the bottles, plus a Father’s Day card!

So if you’re feeling generous you can gift the second set of four beers.

This month’s featured brewery is De Leite. I was glad to see that it’s back to the usual eight small bottles, and also there’s a nice glass!

Enfant Terriple (Geddit?)

8.2%

Well, this is seriously strong! It had, as you can see, a seriously thick head, which didn’t really disperse at all. It tasted sweetish, rather honeyed, but with a moderate amount of bitterness. Nice and refreshing, but the foamy head was a bit distracting.

Ma Mere Speciale.

6%

This was much more savory than the first one, though there were a slight underlying fruitiness. Pleasant to drink, and the head did disperse after a while.

Bon Homme.

6.5%

This overflowed all over the kitchen counter when I opened it, though it hadn’t been shaken or disturbed. Not the best start. It was very dry and fizzy, with distinct chocolate flavours, but it had a surprisingly thin and slightly unsatisfying taste.

Femme Fatale.

6.5%

This was my favourite. It had a lovely fruity smell, and tasted surprisingly sweet, rather orangey. It was very refreshing, great for a warm evening. Also the label is fantastic!

These were definitely an interesting selection. I was very unimpressed with the dark Bon Homme, especially when I had to spend several minutes mopping up the counter.

The other three were very pleasant, and didn’t taste particularly strong, not even the Enfant Terriple! (Bonus points for the pun.)

I was very happy to have eight small bottles again, especially as they’re all moderately strong! As they came with the lovely gift box I’m going to gift the other four to a friend, who I know will also appreciate them, though I might warn him about the exploding dark beer.

The box is delivered but courier and the packaging is very reliable. (And waterproof, if a little soggy around the edges.) Value-wise, the large box is a no-brainer. Including home delivery, each beer is £3.60, rather than the £5.72 each for the small box. (You can knock delivery down to £2 if you collect from a dpd collection point, which is even better value.)

As always, beer is cheap in supermarkets, but you’re not going to find proper craft beer from small breweries. When you start to look online for Belgian craft beer, the prices are entirely comparable.

Our score: 8.6/ 10

An interesting selection from a lovely artisanal brewery. Cheers!

  • Quality of products8
  • Originality8
  • Packaging and delivery10
  • Value for money9
  • Selection of products8

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