Brasserie Du Bocq

Brasserie Du Bocq.  Photo by Keith Rigley

Rue de la Brasserie 4, 5530 Purnode. Tel: 082 61 37 37

Beer List -

Any tasting notes that appear against the beers are the personal opinions of the authors. If the authors disagree on any aspect then their initials appear before their individual opinion.

Abbaye de Gembloux - 8% alc/vol

Barlehieken - 6% alc/vol

Bartlehiemer - 5.8% alc/vol

Blanche de Namur - 4.3% alc/vol

Comments - First brewed 1990.
Tasting Notes - Very refreshing white beer with an interesting character, quite different from the Flemish whites. Much better with sediment as it adds spiciness and herbiness. Wonderful texture.

Blanche de Noël - 4% alc/vol

Tasting Notes - A notable departure from the usual Christmas style. It seems to be more of a heavily spiced wheat beer than a white beer and doesn't really live up to expectations.

Blonde du Mont-Blanc

Comments - For export to Switzerland.

Christmas Regal - 9% alc/vol

Tasting Notes - A warming and relaxing beer - not one to quaff. Clean tasting - roasted barley, herbs and spices. Warming and quite complex.

Corsendonk Agnus - 8% alc/vol

Tasting Notes - A very hoppy beer from the nose through to the finish. Not unlike St-Benoît Triple.

Corsendonk Christmas Ale - 8.55 alc/vol

Cuvée "li Crochon" Blonde - 6.5% alc/vol

Comments - Label beer. Brewery would not disclose which beer, we suspect St-Benoît Blonde.

Cuvée "li Crochon" Brune - 9% alc/vol

Comments - Label beer. Brewery would not disclose which beer, we suspect St-Benoît Brune.

Cuvée St-Antoine - 8% alc/vol

Comments - Contract beer.
Tasting Notes - Amber coloured ale with a pronounced roast malt character.

Cuvée St-Berthuin

Cuvée St-Hadelin

Delhaize Kerst

La Gauloise Ambrée - 6.5% alc/vol

Comments - First brewed 1994.
Tasting Notes - Totally uncompromising - a roast burnt taste from start to finish. The added spices are completely lost in the caramel.

La Gauloise Blonde - 7% alc/vol

Comments - First brewed 1994
Tasting Notes - Hoppy with a citric lemon throughout. Sweet but also bitter.

La Gauloise Brune - 9% alc/vol

Comments - First brewed about 1930
Tasting Notes - A dark abbey-style beer with Saison overtones. Very dry and roasted throughout but not "forced" like the Ambrée.

Godefroy - 5.8% alc/vol

Kelottes White - 5% alc/vol

Comments - Contract beer brewed for Brasserie Koo, a distributor in Verviers.

Queue de Charrue Ambrée - 5.6% alc/vol

Saison Regal - 5.5% alc/vol

Comments - First brewed about 1940.
Tasting Notes - An excellent introduction to Wallonian beers. Well balanced and very full taste, with a character to suit any occasion.

St-Benoît Blonde - 6.5% alc/vol

Comments - First brewed 1988.
Tasting Notes - Refreshing but not inspiring Wallonian blonde. Perhaps too sharp for many tastes.

St-Benoît Brune - 6.5% alc/vol

Comments - First brewed 1988.
Tasting Notes - If you are not a heavy roast malt fan give this beer a miss.

St-Benoît Triple - 6.5% alc/vol

Comments - First brewed about 1970.
Tasting Notes - Very pleasant, very hoppy, crisp-charactered beer. Satisfying, quenching and easy to drink. More strong Saison than Abbey in style.

St-Hubert Cuvée de Borq - 6.5% alc/vol

Comments - Produced for a distributor in St-Hubert.

La Wambrechies - 7.5% alc/vol

Comments - Brewed for Claeyssens Distillerie in France. Used to be done by Brunehaut.
Tasting Notes - Satisfying complex ale based on a good hop and pale malt. Interesting use of something makes for a complex ale of many characteristics including an odd herbal taste.

Wapperke - 7% alc/vol


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