Brasserie Union

Brasserie Union.  Photo by Keith Rigley

rue Derbècque 7, 6040 Jumet. Tel: 071 34 02 22

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.

Bayard - 6% alc/vol

Comments - For Brasserie Demarche in Ciney

Cuvée de Ciney 10 - 9% alc/vol

Tasting Notes - Pleasant, fruity malt and bitter chocolate marred by strong candy sugar taste.

Cuvée de Ciney Blonde - 7% alc/vol

Tasting Notes - An unexciting beer that neither excites the taste buds nor quenches the thirst.

Cuvée de Ciney Brune - 7% alc/vol

Tasting Notes - Another disappointing beer. The nose is not particularly impressive but suggested more than the beer could deliver.

Cuvée de l'Ermitage - 7.5% alc/vol

Comments - 2001 back to 7.5% from 8.5%. Used to be a good beer but too much recipe tinkering in recent years.
Tasting Notes - A moderately complex beer though the finish disappoints due to the strong, candied sweetness.

Cuvée de l'Ermitage Christmas - 8% alc/vol

Tasting Notes - Shame about the burnt edge to the palate and the saccharin in the finish - it could have been an excellent after dinner beer.

Faro - 1.25% alc/vol

Grimbergen Blonde - 7% alc/vol

Tasting Notes - Overpoweringly sweet. Typifies what multi-nationals do best !

Grimbergen Cuvée Speciale

Grimbergen Dubbel - 6.5% alc/vol

Tasting Notes - Starts promisingly but fades to a disappointing blandness in the end.

Grimbergen Optimo Bruno - 10% alc/vol

Tasting Notes - Totally uncompromising with a strong peardrop alcohol overlaying a fruity malt background.

Grimbergen Pater Familias - 7% alc/vol

Grimbergen Roussa - 6.2% alc/vol

Grimbergen Tripel - 9% alc/vol

Tasting Notes - Certainly leaves you in no doubt as to the alcohol content but comes across as a reasonably full flavoured but quite sweet version of a triple. With less sweetness it has the potentioal to be a good beer.

Judas - 8.5% alc/vol

Tasting Notes - Quite good example of a Duvel-type golden ale with a strong taste. Not a bad substitute but lacks the complexity.

Roobens Rood - 4% alc/vol

Rubens Goud - 4.3% alc/vol

Tasting Notes - A dry, uninspiring hop and malt taste don't favour this beer.

Tafelbier - 1.3% alc/vol

Watneys Scotch - 8% alc/vol

Tasting Notes - Certainly doesn't taste 8%. Far too sweet and cloying to be considered a true example of a Scotch ale.


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This page last updated Friday 20th December 2002