by Matthew Jimenez, Assistant Brewer - Dr Beer
You know, the French aren't known for their beers like they are with their wines, but this beer stands out. This 5.5 ABV French lager pours a nice golden color with a little head. It gives you a nice lemon/sour taste in the front, but at the back of your mouth you taste a slight hint of a wheat beer. A superb and mouth refreshing beer that is light and good for the summer heat.
by Thomas Leclercq, Brand Manager China - Belgian Beer Café
To me, every occasion has its own beer, depending on the mood, the time of the day, the food involved... however, there is one beer I can have at any time of the day: the Tripel Karmeliet! This beer from the Bosteels Brewery close to Antwerp in Belgium offers a great balance between strength and refreshment. While being quite strong at 8,4%ABV, you cannot really feel the alcohol which is nicely balanced by a creamy head and citrus aroma! Really a beer to enjoy on its own on a warm sunny day!
by Nick Robertson, Operations Manager - De Refter
Rochefort 8 pours smoothly and create's a creamy rich head, it stands very intimidatingly @ 9.2% ABV but upon your first sip she opens up with a full bouquet of flavor and aroma start's with a soft bitterness you would expect but by the finish your taste buds are amazed @ the symphony of flavor that finishes with a fruity smooth roll off the back of your tongue This beer has it all if you haven't tried it you need to, a true Trappist brew.
by Thierry De Dobbeleer, Beer Mania Owner - Beer Mania
The Bush de Nuits has been crafted as the meeting of a high quality Belgian beer, Christmas Bush, with a French Premier Cru Red Wine, Nuits Saint Georges. This trend of aging beers in barrels of Wine, Champagne, Whiskey or Cognac during usually six months is getting popular in Belgium. I must say that the Bush de Nuits is by far my favorite within these aged premium beers that I already tried. I enjoy it for apéritif with cheese croquettes or during dinner with a nice steak and Belgian fries. Cheers!
by Cédric Bourlet, Beer Hunter - Cheers In
Definitely the Cuvee Des Trolls-Cuvee Speciale! I'm fan of strong belgian beers and I do appreciate particularly this one which is crisp and easy to drink. I like aromas of orchard fruits and citrus on the nose, and his notes of green apple and spiced pear. Quiete strong, 7%, but the alcohol is well hidden. To enjoy everyday! ;)
by Leon Mickelson, Brew Master - The Cook The Meet The Brew
As the summer approaches, there is nothing better than a refreshingly hoppy and zesty India Pale Ale. The often controversial boys at Brew Dog have nailed this citrus and tropical fruit flavoured hop bomb which has a great amount of bitterness leaving your palate screaming out for more of the golden tipple to wet the willy! A great beer to grab peoples attention taking along to dinner parties (just be sure to take enough as everyone will want to sample!) - GO GOOD BEER!
by Michael Jordan, Brew Master - Boxing Cat Brewery
I find this golden ale to have some fruity notes of apricot along with a mild spicy note. It pours beautifully and has a dense rocky head. The carbonation is elevated and it really helps bring out the fruit and spice notes in the beer. For an 8% ABV beer it is highly drinkable and remarkably fresh. Cheers to the boys in Belgium for this lovely beer!
by CNNGo - July 2011 - read more
Cheers In is a beer aficionado's dream. [...] In a tiny space on the increasingly Frenchified Yongkang Lu -- French bakeries and design shops have been steadily popping up over the past year -- Cheers In is Shanghai's only specialist beer boutique. [...] Cheers In sells more beers than most bars in Shanghai, sometimes for as little as one-third of the bar price.