Friday, May 25, 2012

Belgium Day 8: Antwerp & De Kulminator

Yesterday Jo and I took a day trip to the lovely city of Antwerp. While we knew the city would be fun to visit the real reason was to visit the relatively famous beer bar, De Kulminator. After looking at the various buildings in the city, we made our way there when it opened around four. And, holy crap, so many beers. Just choosing my first beer was really difficult.

However I managed and ended up ordering:
  • 2003 Rochefort 10: big caramel flavor, very smooth.
  • De Struise Black Damnation III Black Mes: lots of nice whiskey flavor, almost graham crackers.
  • 2005 De Dolle Stille Nacht Special Reserva: best of the night. Amazing vanilla and oak combination that was just killer.
  • 1987 Bellevue Geuze: yep, 1987. Interesting geuze but really not that exciting. Very still and close to apple juice. When else was I going to get to try something from 1987 though?
The bar itself was very interesting with lots of knick knacks and was almost like drinking in someone's living room. There were tons of other beers I could have tried too but we had to make our way back to the train. Alas, my life is so difficult. What a place though!

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