BREWVIEWS

WHEN WE BREWVIEW BELGIAN BEERS (or Belgian-Style or Belgian Inspired beers), we do it for the experience of the ENTIRE beer. We personally like to capture the mood, the moment, the look of the beer as it is being poured into the proper glass that the brewer has intended, and we always like to enjoy it with food. We will NEVER BrewView a beer from the perspective of tasting one from a 1-3 ounce pour; it will always be from enjoying it from at least an 11.2 ounce bottle, in a proper glass.

We do not believe, no matter how trained the eye or the palate, that you can fully experience a Belgian beer (as the brewer intended) from a 1-3 ounce pour. We’ve tried, the experience is nowhere close to being the same. We know we may get backlash for our viewpoint, but we stand by it.


THE TERM “BREWVIEW” FIRST USED 

Up until August 11th, 2014, all of our BrewViews were simply known as “beer reviews.” The term came to me as a divine revelation during our work with Adelbert’s Brewery, promoting them as the BREWERY OF THE MONTH for August 2014. I remember the word “blueview” being used on a television program I was watching right before I was to try Adelbert’s THE TRAVELER Belgian-style IPA. It was a “review” that I was going to squeeze in- it was not part of their original BrewView line up. The word “blueview” stuck in my mind; and I coined the term “BREWVIEW”!

BELGIAN BEER JOURNAL has been recognized for the quality of detail from our BrewView content by Belgian beer enthusiasts and professionals in the beer and food industries worldwide.

We feel the experience you get when you pour a Belgian beer (at least 11.2 ounces) into it’s proper glass is a thing of beauty… it’s poetic, liquid art. The sight of a 2-4 finger high head, the Brussels lace that forms on the sides, the ever changing bouquet as the beer changes temperature during the course of enjoyment, pairing the beer with food, is an experience that every beer drinker should have. Below are our BrewViews from the standpoint we have just mentioned. We’re not out to set any records; we simply want to share THE FULL EXPERIENCE.


OUR BREWVIEWS

2017

May 29, 2017: CAULIER 28 IMPERIAL STOUT
May 20, 2017: LA TRAPPE ISID’OR
April 16, 2017: EASTER 2017 SPECIAL – BREWVIEW ON TRAPPIST WESTVLETEREN 12 VINTAGE 2013
March 31, 2017: BREWERY SPOTLIGHT BROUWERIJ DER SINT- BENEDICTUSABDIJ DE ACHELSE KLUIS
March 31, 2017: BREWERY SPOTLIGHT BREWVIEW 1: TRAPPIST ACHEL BLONDE 8
March 31, 2017: BREWERY SPOTLIGHT BREWVIEW 2: TRAPPIST ACHEL BRUIN 8
March 31, 2017: BREWERY SPOTLIGHT BREWVIEW 3: TRAPPIST ACHEL EXTRA
February 26, 2017: DE STRUISE BROUWERS PANNEPOT OLD FISHERMAN’S ALE – 2015 & 2016 VINTAGES
February 19, 2017: BROUWERIJ DE BRABANDERE – WITTEKERKE WILD
January 9, 2017: VLIEGENDE PAARD BROUWERS PRÉARIS QUADRUPEL


2016

December 31, 2016: BROUWERIJ ST. BERNARDUS – ABT 12 OAK AGED
December 12, 2016: BREWERY SPOTLIGHT ON THE SPENCER BREWERY – SPENCER, MASSACHUSETTS
December 12, 2016: DECEMBER 2016 BREWERY SPOTLIGHT BREWVIEW 1: THE SPENCER BREWERY – TRAPPIST IMPERIAL STOUT
December 12, 2016: DECEMBER 2016 BREWERY SPOTLIGHT BREWVIEW 2: THE SPENCER BREWERY – TRAPPIST ALE (PATERSBIER / TRAPPIST SINGLE)
December 12, 2016: DECEMBER 2016 BREWERY SPOTLIGHT BREWVIEW 3: THE SPENCER BREWERY – TRAPPIST HOLIDAY ALE (CAPPED VERSION)
December 12, 2016: DECEMBER 2016 BREWERY SPOTLIGHT BREWVIEW 4: THE SPENCER BREWERY – TRAPPIST HOLIDAY ALE (CORKED VERSION)
November 21, 2016: DE CAM NECTARINE LAMBIEK
November 7, 2016: UNIBROUE’S À TOUT LE MONDE (MEGADETH BEER)
October 31, 2016: QUATTRO-QUAD BLIND TASTING BREWVIEW
October 23, 2016: QUICK BREWVIEW – UNIBROUE’S 2016 VINTAGE ALE
September 23, 2016: BRASSERIE DE BRUNEHAUT – BRUNEHAUT TRIPEL ORGANIC / GLUTEN-FREE
September 7, 2016: UNIBROUE’S ÉPHÉMÈRE BLEUET (BLUEBERRY)
August 11, 2016: BUSINESS REVIEW ON BELGIAN-STYLE ALES
July 25, 2016: July 2016 Brewery of the Month BrewView #3: ST. FEUILLIEN TRIPLE
July 18, 2016: July 2016 Brewery of the Month BrewView # 2: ST. FEUILLIEN BRUNE
July 11, 2016:  July 2016 Brewery of the Month- BrewView 1: ST. FEUILLIEN BLONDE
July 9, 2016: July 2016 BREWERY OF THE MONTH: BRASSERIE ST. FEUILLIEN
June 28, 2016: DE GLAZEN TOREN – ONDINEKE OILSJTERSEN TRIPEL
June 24, 2016: DE GLAZEN TOREN – SAISON D’ERPE-MERE
June 16, 2016: NORTH COAST BREWING COMPANY – PRANQSTER
May 29, 2016: BREWVIEW UPDATE – ADELBERT’S TRIPEL B
May 27, 2016: DE RANKE XXX BITTER
May 15, 2016: CHIMAY DORÉE
May 1, 2016: VICARIS TRIPEL GUEUZE
April 16, 2016: BARISTA CHOCOLATE QUAD BY KASTEEL
April 8, 2016: TRAPPIST WESTVLETEREN 8
March 31, 2016: HORAL OUDE GEUZE MEGABLEND 2015
March 24, 2016: CANTILLON GUEUZE 100% LAMBIC BIO
March 19, 2016: GEUZESTEKERIJ DE CAM OUDE KRIEK
March 8, 2016: 3 FONTEINEN OUDE GEUZE
February 25, 2016: LAMBICKX PRIVATE DOMAIN
February 9, 2016: LINDEMANS CUVÉE RENÉ
February 1, 2016: 2012 VINTAGE BRUX – 2016 UPDATE
January 4, 2016: JOLLY PUMPKIN – LA ROJA DU KRIEK
January 4, 2016: LAMBICS, SOURS, AND WILD ALES


2015

December 31, 2015: OUR TOP 5 BREWVIEWS FOR 2015
December 5, 2015: BIRRA DEL BORGO – DUCHESSIC
November 22, 2015: BREWERY VIVANT – FARMHAND
October 27, 2015: OCTOBER 2015 BREWERY OF THE MONTH BREWVIEW 5: ST. BERNARDUS ABT 12
October 24, 2015: OCTOBER 2015 BREWERY OF THE MONTH BREWVIEW 4: ST. BERNARDUS PRIOR 8
October 19, 2015: OCTOBER 2015 BREWERY OF THE MONTH BREWVIEW 3: ST. BERNARDUS PATER 6
October 13, 2015: OCTOBER 2015 BREWERY OF THE MONTH BREWVIEW 2: ST. BERNARDUS WATOU TRIPEL
October 7, 2015: October 2015 Brewery of the Month- BrewView 1: ST. BERNARDUS WIT
October 2015 BREWERY OF THE MONTH: BROUWERIJ ST. BERNARDUS- WATOU, BELGIUM
September 30, 2015: PLACES REVIEW: THE LOCAL BEER BAR – EUREKA, CA
August 10, 2015: BELLEROSE BIÈRE BLONDE EXTRA
August 3, 2015: UNIRBOUE’S RAFTMAN
July 20, 2015: THE LOST ABBEY – AVANT GARDE ALE
July 13, 2015: UNIBROUE’S ÉPHÉMÈRE PEAR
July 6, 2015: CHRISTMAS IN JULY: BREWVIEW ON THE BRUERY’S 7 SWANS A SWIMMING
June 1, 2015: B.O.M. BREWERY- TRIPORTEUR SPECIAL ROAST BELGIAN OAK VINTAGE 2013
February 24, 2015: OUD BEERSEL- OUDE GEUZE VIEILLE
February 21, 2015: OVILA ABBEY QUAD WITH PLUMS- 2015 Update
February 9, 2015: B.O.M. BREWERY- TRIPORTEUR SPECIAL ROAST ROSIE ROSA
January 30, 2015: “Quick” BrewView on BARREL AGED 17 GRANDE RÉSERVE
January 26, 2015: January 2015 Brewery of the Month BrewView 4: UNIBROUE’S 17 GRANDE RÉSERVE – MILLÉSIME 2014
January 19, 2015: January 2015 Brewery of the Month BrewView 3: UNIBROUE’S BLONDE DE CHAMBLY
January 17, 2015: “Quick” BrewView on EXPERIMENTAL Dark Ale from Jerry Vietz- BRET’T’ART
January 12, 2015: January 2015 Brewery of the Month BrewView 2: UNIBROUE’S NOIRE DE CHAMBLY
January 5, 2015: Meet Unibroue’s Master Brewer – JERRY VIETZ
January 5, 2015: January 2015 Brewery of the Month BrewView 1: UNIBROUE’S LA RÉSOLUTION
January 2015 BREWERY OF THE MONTH: UNIBROUE- CHAMBLY (QUÉBEC) CANADA


2014

December 29, 2014: ULTRA-RARE, (PRE-USA MARKET) BEER FROM UNIBROUE
December 22, 2014: 2014 CHRISTMAS BREWVIEW SPECIAL: UNIBROUE’S ÉPHÉMÈRE CRANBERRY
December 15, 2014: ST. BERNARDUS CHRISTMAS ALE
December 8, 2014: 2012 VINTAGE BRUX
December 1, 2014: THE BRUERY- AUTUMN MAPLE
November 24, 2014: BRASSERIE DE LA SENNE- TARAS BOULBA
November 16, 2014: THE LOST ABBEY- SAISON BLANC
November 10, 2014: SINT CANARUS TRIPEL
November 3, 2014: B.O.M. BREWERY- TRIPORTEUR FROM HEAVEN
October 24, 2014: PLACES REVIEW: HOPMONK TAVERN – SONOMA, CA
September 24, 2014: BELGIAN BEER JOURNAL: A YEAR IN REVIEW
September 15, 2014: UNIBROUE LA FIN DU MONDE
September 8, 2014: LA TRAPPE QUADRUPEL
September 1, 2014: VICTORY BREWING CO. – VTWELVE QUADRUPEL 2007 and 2014 VINTAGES
August 25, 2014: August 2014 Brewery of the Month BrewView 6: ADELBERT’S BREWERY- FLYIN’ MONKS
August 25, 2014: August 2014 Brewery of the Month BrewView 5: ADELBERT’S BREWERY- 2013 VINTAGE MONKS
August 18, 2014: August 2014 Brewery of the Month BrewView 4: ADELBERT’S BREWERY- DANCIN’ MONKS DUBBEL
August 18, 2014: August 2014 Brewery of the Month BrewView 3: ADELBERT’S BREWERY- BLACK RHINO BLACK ALE
August 16, 2014: Quick BrewView on Adelbert’s Brewery- THE TRAVELER BELGIAN-STYLE IPA
August 11, 2014: August 2014 Brewery of the Month BrewView 2: ADELBERT’S BREWERY- PHILOSOPHIZER SAISON
August 4, 2014: August 2014 Brewery of the Month BrewView 1: ADELBERT’S BREWERY- NAKED NUN WIT
July 28, 2014: BROUWERIJ BOSTEELS- TRIPEL KARMELIET
July 21, 2014: TROUBADOUR MAGMA TRIPEL IPA
July 14, 2014: BROUWERIJ DE HALVE MAAN- STRAFFE HENDRIK WILD TRIPEL
July 7, 2014: Independence Day 2014 BrewView: ADELBERT’S TRIPEL B
June 30, 2014: WORLD CUP SPECIAL: WÄLS IPÊ
June 23, 2014: WORLD CUP SPECIAL: WÄLS SÃO FRANCISCO
June 16, 2014:  WORLD CUP SPECIAL: WÄLS PETROLEUM
June 9, 2014: PLACES REVIEW: BRUSSELS BISTRO – LAGUNA BEACH, CA
June 2, 2014: UNIBROUE PROVIDENTIAL BELGIAN-STYLE GOLDEN ALE
May 26, 2014: BREWERY OMMEGANG- HENNEPIN FARMHOUSE SAISON
May 19, 2014: BLACK DIAMOND BREWING COMPANY- BOURBON BARREL AGED GRAND CRU
May 14, 2014: BREWERY OMMEGANG THREE PHILOSOPHERS
May 6, 2014: SILLY SOUR
April 24, 2014: GREEN’S GLUTEN FREE QUEST TRIPEL
March 31, 2014: BRASSERIE DE BRUNEHAUT- ST. MARTIN BRUNE
March 27, 2014: SPENCER TRAPPIST ALE
March 24, 2014: WESTMALLE TRAPPIST TRIPEL
March 17, 2014: ANDERSON VALLEY BREWING CO. BROTHER DAVID’S DOUBLE AND TRIPLE
March 10, 2014: BROUWERIJ BOSTEELS DEUS
March 3, 2014: BRASSERIE DE SILLY SCOTCH SILLY
February 24, 2014: GOOSE ISLAND SOFIE
February 17, 2014: ST. BERNARDUS TRIPEL
February 10, 2014: SEEFBIER
February 3, 2014: BRASSERIE DUBUISSON SCALDIS
January 22, 2014: CHIMAY TRAPPIST ALES: OUR 30-YEAR TRIBUTE
January 13, 2014: SIERRA NEVADA OVILA ABBEY QUAD WITH PLUMS


2013

December 18, 2013: GOOSE ISLAND MATILDA
December 16, 2013: VICTORY BREWING CO. GOLDEN MONKEY
December 16, 2013: VICTORY BREWING CO. V TWELVE
December 16, 2013: NORTH COAST BREWING CO. LE MERLE
December 9, 2013: BROUWERIJ DE HALVE MAAN STRAFFE HENDRIK TRIPEL
December 9, 2013: PIRAAT
December 2, 2013: HET ANKER GOUDEN CAROLUS TRIPEL
December 2, 2013: DE RYCK AREND TRIPEL
November 25, 2013: ROCHEFORT TRAPPIST 8
November 18, 2013: BOULEVARD BREWING CO. LONG STRANGE TRIPEL
November 18, 2013: CASTLE BREWERY VAN HONSEBROUCK BACCHUS OUD BRUIN
November 11, 2013: BREWERY OMMEGANG GAME OF THRONES TAKE THE BLACK STOUT
November 11, 2013: BOCKOR BELLEGEMS BRUIN
November 11, 2013: ALLAGASH TRIPEL RESERVE BATCH 197
November 11, 2013: MONK’S CAFE FLEMISH SOUR ALE
November 11, 2013: BAVIK PETRUS AGED PALE
November 4, 2013: PIRAAT PRIVATEER
November 4, 2013: BORNEM TRIPLE
November 4, 2013: GULDEN DRAAK
November 4, 2013: GULDEN DRAAK 9000 QUADRUPEL
October 28, 2013: NORTH COAST BREWING CO. BROTHER THELONIOUS
October 28, 2013: UINTA BREWING CO. MONKSHINE
October 28, 2013: BOULEVARD BREWING CO. TANK 7
October 24, 2013: REMEMBERING PIERRE CELIS: A Classic Beer Style Resurrected
October 22, 2013: BOCKOR OMER
October 21, 2013: UNIBROUE DON DE DIEU
October 15, 2013: THE LOST ABBEY 10 COMMANDMENTS
October 13, 2013: OVILA ABBEY SAISON
October 13, 2013: GREEN FLASH BREWING CO. FRIENDSHIP BREW
October 11, 2013: BRASSERIE LEFEBVRE HOPUS
October 10, 2013: WESTMALLE TRAPPIST DUBBEL


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