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Herevana – Bootleg – Belgian Firings-Quad

Bootleg Belgian Firings-Quad. Double down from the Dubbel I just had, of course, why go the one when you can go them all. Bootleg Brewery Ltd make the Bootleg Belgian … Continue reading

October 20, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – The Ladder – Kereru – Truffle Hound

Kereru Truffle Hound Belgian Quadruppel Ale. I ‘ve had the ‘standard’ version “Untrapped Potential” as Beer #1,099 and it was lovely, and where I thought that it would make a … Continue reading

August 14, 2021 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1,099 – Kereru – Untrapped Potential

Kereru Untrapped Potential. A Belgian Quad. In a can. When suddenly there’s a few of the unusual styles of beer appearing, and Kereru have chimed in with a Quad. Brilliant! It’ll … Continue reading

July 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – GABS Edition – Behemoth – Just a Little Slice

That’s right, a proper beer festival beer pack for my Herevana experience. Herevana, a beer festival at my place. Because they’re in a list that I might or might not … Continue reading

February 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – Eagle – Eagle10

 It”s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas … and I’m, somewhat rashly, kicking off with a banger of a beer, at 10% ABV, and 2.1 drinks in a bottle, … Continue reading

December 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1,090 – Urbanaut – Doris Plum Belgium Quadruple

Urbanaut – Doris Plum, Belgium Quadruple, in a comedy 250ml can. I’ve been to beer festivals where this is the serve size. These are the same cans as their range … Continue reading

October 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1,057 – McLeod’s – Smugglers Bay Quadrupel

McLeod’s Smugglers Bay Quadrupel – A Quad! An honest to goodness Quad, honestly to goodnessly aged in Bourbon barrels. This is bottle 1472 of around 1700 that made it in … Continue reading

November 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1031- North End – Salt and Wood Rhum Visitation

North End Salt and Wood Rhum Visitation. You don’t get NZ version of Abbey Quads very often and I remember having real FOMO about this beer. leaving work early to … Continue reading

April 7, 2019 · 3 Comments

Beer – #998 – Emerson’s – JP

I’ve bitten off a big chew here, but you can only eat the Elephant one mouthful at a time, and so encouraged by the lovely staff at the local Liquorland … Continue reading

December 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – Sunday – What Chores?

Sunday, Hottest day of the year so far, I walked early which was pleasant, then I was shopping for a fan, because you know that it’s going uncomfortable later, then … Continue reading

December 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #978 – Deschutes – The Stoic 2015

Deschutes The Stoic 2015, beer that they flag as best after a date, which is nice. Being as it’s a Sunday I’m also going to have a vinyl music, and … Continue reading

September 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #867 – St. Bernardus – Abt 12

St. Bernardus Abt 12. I’m not finishing the afternoon without the beer I thought I was going to have. :). Tiny bottle with a big punch. a full-bodied taste and … Continue reading

November 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #743 – Almanac – Paris of the West

Beer from the USA, it’s been a while and I went for a mix of the US and the familiar Belgium style, because that’s what you do. … brewed with … Continue reading

February 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #737 – Hertog Jan – Grand Prestige 2015

Seems that this is an annual beer, this one the Hertog Jan – Grand Prestige 2015 edition. Smaller bottle than a previous version I had, and it feels like I’ve had … Continue reading

February 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

Beer – #562 – Hertog Jan – Grand Prestige

An annual beer, this one the Hertog Jan – Grand Prestige 2013 Hertog Jan Grand Prestige is a deep, reddish-brown beer with a high fermentation and a full, ripe, bittersweet … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

Beer- #283 – Rochefort – Trappistes 10

Companion to the 8 – the Rochefort Trappistes 10 Brewed by Brasserie Rochefort in the style of a  Abt/Quadrupel they are of course in Rochefort, Belgium Simple 330 ml bottle, containing  2.94 standard drinks as it’s … Continue reading

January 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

Beer – #165 – 8 Wired – Grand Cru 2011

All Poshed up with this then : 8 Wired Grand Cru 2011  – Brewed by 8 Wired Brewing in the style of a : Abt/Quadrupel and as always that’s all happening in Blenheim, New … Continue reading

May 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

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