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Advent Beer Calendar 2011: Day 9: Noël des Géants

Today’s beer pick comes from Brasserie des Géants in Wallonia, the French speaking half of Belgium: Noël des Géants, or literally “Christmas of the Giants.” The brewery adopts its “Giants” name from the medieval castle in the town of Irchonwelz in which it is housed, drawn from the feature of the large gate which can accommodate the “occasional visiting giant.” Noël des Géants is a strong ale at 8.5% abv, and is spiced with a local herb: … Continue reading →

Big Beer Week: Noël Des Géants

I suppose you can’t talk “Big Beers” without mentioning (at least in passing!) Belgium. In this case, it’s a Christmas beer: Noël Des Géants from Brasserie Des Géants in Wallonia, the French speaking half of Belgium; I picked it up shortly after Christmas without knowing much about it (but it was a good price). It’s not just a big Belgian beer in terms of alcohol however (8.5% by volume); “géants” in French literally means “giants” … Continue reading →