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 – LISTED BY COUNTRY

BELGIUM

BAVIK PETRUS AGED PALE
BOCKOR BELLEGEMS BRUIN
BOCKOR OMER
B.O.M. BREWERY- TRIPORTEUR FROM HEAVEN
B.O.M. BREWERY- TRIPORTEUR SPECIAL ROAST BELGIAN OAK VINTAGE 2013
B.O.M. BREWERY- TRIPORTEUR SPECIAL ROAST ROSIE ROSA
BORNEM TRIPLE
BOSTEELS DEUS
BOSTEELS- TRIPEL KARMELIET
BRASSERIE DE LA SENNE- TARAS BOULBA
BREWERY OF THE MONTH OCTOBER 2015: BROUWERIJ ST. BERNARDUS- WATOU, BELGIUM
BREWERY OF THE MONTH OCTOBER 2015- BREWVIEW 1: ST. BERNARDUS WIT
BREWERY OF THE MONTH OCTOBER 2015- BREWVIEW 2: ST. BERNARDUS WATOU TRIPEL
BREWERY OF THE MONTH OCTOBER 2015- BREWVIEW 3: ST. BERNARDUS PATER 6
BREWERY OF THE MONTH OCTOBER 2015- BREWVIEW 4: ST. BERNARDUS PRIOR 8
BREWERY OF THE MONTH OCTOBER 2015- BREWVIEW 5: ST. BERNARDUS ABT 12
BREWERY OF THE MONTH JULY 2016- BRASSERIE ST. FEUILLIEN
BREWERY OF THE MONTH JULY 2016- BREWVIEW 1: ST. FEUILLIEN BLONDE
BREWERY OF THE MONTH JULY 2016- BREWVIEW 2: ST. FEUILLIEN BRUNE
BREWERY OF THE MONTH JULY 2016- BREWVIEW 3: ST. FEUILLIEN TRIPLE
BREWERY SPOTLIGHT BROUWERIJ DER SINT- BENEDICTUS ABDIJ DE ACHELSE KLUIS
BREWERY SPOTLIGHT BREWVIEW 1: TRAPPIST ACHEL BLONDE 8
BREWERY SPOTLIGHT BREWVIEW 2: TRAPPIST ACHEL BRUIN 8
BREWERY SPOTLIGHT BREWVIEW 3: TRAPPIST ACHEL EXTRA
BREWERY SPOTLIGHT ON SIPHON BREWING – DAMME, BELGIUM
BREWERY SPOTLIGHT BREWVIEW 1: SIPHON BREWING’S BLINKER SAISON
BREWERY SPOTLIGHT BREWVIEW 2: SIPHON BREWING’S CASSANDRA OYSTER STOUT
BROUWERIJ DE BRABANDERE – WITTEKERKE WILD
BRUNEHAUT – BRUNEHAUT TRIPEL ORGANIC / GLUTEN-FREE
BRUNEHAUT- ST. MARTIN BRUNE
CANTILLON GUEUZE 100% LAMBIC BIO
CAULIER 28 IMPERIAL STOUT
CHIMAY DORÉE
CHIMAY TRAPPIST ALES: OUR 30-YEAR TRIBUTE
DE CAM NECTARINE LAMBIEK
DE CAM OUDE KRIEK
DE GLAZEN TOREN – ONDINEKE OILSJTERSEN TRIPEL
DE GLAZEN TOREN – SAISON D’ERPE-MERE
DE HALVE MAAN STRAFFE HENDRIK TRIPEL
DE HALVE MAAN- STRAFFE HENDRIK WILD TRIPEL
DE RANKE XXX BITTER
DE RYCK AREND TRIPEL
DRIE FONTEINEN OUDE GEUZE
DUBUISSON SCALDIS
EASTER 2017 SPECIAL – BREWVIEW ON TRAPPIST WESTVLETEREN 12 VINTAGE 2013
FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT – ORVAL DAY
GREEN’S GLUTEN FREE QUEST TRIPEL
GUEUZERIE TILQUIN – QUETSCHE TILQUIN
GULDEN DRAAK
GULDEN DRAAK 9000 QUADRUPEL
HET ANKER GOUDEN CAROLUS TRIPEL
HORAL OUDE GEUZE MEGABLEND 2015
KASTEEL BARISTA CHOCOLATE QUAD
LAMBICS, SOURS, AND WILD ALES
LAMBICKX PRIVATE DOMAIN
LEFEBVRE HOPUS
LINDEMANS CUVÉE RENÉ
MARCH 2018 BREWERY SPOTLIGHT: VERTICAL TASTING OF 4 DIFFERENT BOON GEUZES
OUD BEERSEL- OUDE GEUZE VIEILLE
PIRAAT
PIRAAT PRIVATEER
QUATTRO-QUAD BLIND TASTING BREWVIEW
REMEMBERING PIERRE CELIS: A Classic Beer Style Resurrected
ROCHEFORT TRAPPIST 8
SEEFBIER
SINT CANARUS TRIPEL
SILLY SCOTCH SILLY
SILLY SOUR
STRUISE BROUWERS PANNEPOT OLD FISHERMAN’S ALE – 2015 & 2016 VINTAGES
ST. BERNARDUS – ABT 12 OAK AGED
ST. BERNARDUS CHRISTMAS ALE
ST. BERNARDUS TRIPEL
TROUBADOUR MAGMA TRIPEL IPA
VAN HONSEBROUCK BACCHUS OUD BRUIN
VICARIS TRIPEL GUEUZE
VLIEGENDE PAARD BROUWERS PRÉARIS QUADRUPEL
WESTMALLE TRAPPIST DUBBEL
WESTMALLE TRAPPIST TRIPEL
WESTVLETEREN 8


BRAZIL

WORLD CUP SPECIAL: WÄLS IPÊ
WORLD CUP SPECIAL: WÄLS PETROLEUM
WORLD CUP SPECIAL: WÄLS SÃO FRANCISCO


CANADA – UNIBROUE

UNIBROUE’S 1837
UNIBROUE’S 25TH ANNIVERSAIRE / ALE GÂTEAU FORÊT-NOIRE
UNIBROUE’S À TOUT LE MONDE (MEGADETH BEER)
UNIBROUE’S AUDACITER
UNIBROUE’S AUTRE CHOSE PEACH IPA
UNIBROUE’S BLANCHE DE CHAMBLY
UNIBROUE’S BLONDE DE L’ENFER
UNIBROUE’S DON DE DIEU
UNIBROUE’S EAU BÉNITE
UNIBROUE’S ÉPHÉMÈRE BLEUET
UNIBROUE’S ÉPHÉMÈRE CASSIS
UNIBROUE’S ÉPHÉMÈRE CERISE
UNIBROUE’S ÉPHÉMÈRE FRAMBOISE
UNIBROUE’S ÉPHÉMÈRE PEAR
UNIBROUE’S ÉPHÉMÈRE POMME
UNIBROUE’S ÉPHÉMÈRE STRAWBERRY & RHUBARB
UNIBROUE’S LA FIN DU MONDE
UNIBROUE’S MAUDITE
UNIBROUE’S PROVIDENTIAL BELGIAN-STYLE GOLDEN ALE
UNIBROUE’S QUELQUE CHOSE
UNIRBOUE’S RAFTMAN
UNIBROUE’S SEIGNEURIALE
UNIBROUE’S TROIS PISTOLES

BREWERY SPOTLIGHT ON UNIBROUE – CHAMBLY, (QUÉBEC) CANADA
BREWERY SPOTLIGHT BREWVIEW 1: UNIBROUE’S ÉPHÉMÈRE SUREAU
BREWERY SPOTLIGHT BREWVIEW 2: UNIBROUE’S LA TERRIBLE – 2015 & 2016 VINTAGES
BREWERY SPOTLIGHT BREWVIEW 3: UNIBROUE’S LUNE DE MIEL

JANUARY 2015 BREWERY OF THE MONTH: UNIBROUE- CHAMBLY (QUÉBEC) CANADA
Meet Unibroue’s Master Brewer – JERRY VIETZ
January 2015 Brewery of the Month BrewView 1: UNIBROUE’S LA RÉSOLUTION
January 2015 Brewery of the Month BrewView 2: UNIBROUE’S NOIRE DE CHAMBLY
January 2015 Brewery of the Month BrewView 3: UNIBROUE’S BLONDE DE CHAMBLY
January 2015 Brewery of the Month BrewView 4: UNIBROUE’S 17 GRANDE RÉSERVE – MILLÉSIME 2014

2014 CHRISTMAS BREWVIEW SPECIAL: UNIBROUE’S ÉPHÉMÈRE CRANBERRY
QUICK BREWVIEW – UNIBROUE’S 2016 VINTAGE ALE
QUICK BREWVIEW – UNIBROUE’S BARREL AGED 17 GRANDE RÉSERVE
QUICK BREWVIEW on EXPERIMENTAL Dark Ale from Jerry Vietz- BRET’T’ART
ULTRA-RARE, (PRE-USA MARKET) BEER FROM UNIBROUE

SANTÉ MES AMIS! – A TRIBUTE TO UNIBROUE
SANTÉ MES AMIS! – A TRIBUTE TO UNIBROUE: THE HISTORY OF UNIBROUE
SANTÉ MES AMIS! – A TRIBUTE TO UNIBROUE: THE ART OF BREWING
SANTÉ MES AMIS! – A TRIBUTE TO UNIBROUE: MEET MASTER BREWER JERRY VIETZ
SANTÉ MES AMIS! – A TRIBUTE TO UNIBROUE: OUR BREWVIEWS
SANTÉ MES AMIS! – A TRIBUTE TO UNIBROUE: VIDEOS
SANTÉ MES AMIS! – A TRIBUTE TO UNIBROUE: ARTWORK, GRAPHICS & PHOTOS FOR UNIBROUE BY BELGIAN BEER JOURNAL


ENGLAND

BREWERY SPOTLIGHT ON STU BREW – NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY, NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, UNITED KINGDOM
BREWERY SPOTLIGHT BREWVIEW 1: STU BREW’S WHEAT WANDERER PALE WHEAT ALE
BREWERY SPOTLIGHT BREWVIEW 2: STU BREW’S EXTENDED OVERDRAUGHT IPA
BREWERY SPOTLIGHT BREWVIEW 3: STU BREW’S RED BRICK AMBER ALE
BREWERY SPOTLIGHT BREWVIEW 4: STU BREW’S INTO THE BLACK – BLACK IPA


FRANCE

BELLEROSE BIÈRE BLONDE EXTRA


ITALY

BIRRA DEL BORGO – DUCHESSIC
LAMBICS, SOURS, AND WILD ALES


THE NETHERLANDS

LA TRAPPE ISID’OR
LA TRAPPE QUADRUPEL


UNITED STATES

2012 VINTAGE BRUX
2012 VINTAGE BRUX – 2016 UPDATE
August 2014 Brewery of the Month BrewView 1: ADELBERT’S BREWERY- NAKED NUN WIT
August 2014 Brewery of the Month BrewView 2: ADELBERT’S BREWERY- PHILOSOPHIZER SAISON
August 2014 Brewery of the Month BrewView 3: ADELBERT’S BREWERY- BLACK RHINO BLACK ALE
August 2014 Brewery of the Month BrewView 4: ADELBERT’S BREWERY- DANCIN’ MONKS DUBBEL
August 2014 Brewery of the Month BrewView 5: ADELBERT’S BREWERY- 2013 VINTAGE MONKS
August 2014 Brewery of the Month BrewView 6: ADELBERT’S BREWERY- FLYIN’ MONKS
Independence Day 2014 BrewView: ADELBERT’S TRIPEL B
Quick BrewView on Adelbert’s Brewery- THE TRAVELER BELGIAN-STYLE IPA
BREWVIEW UPDATE – ADELBERT’S TRIPEL B
ALLAGASH TRIPEL RESERVE BATCH 197
ANDERSON VALLEY BREWING CO. BROTHER DAVID’S DOUBLE AND TRIPLE
BOULEVARD BREWING CO. LONG STRANGE TRIPEL
BOULEVARD BREWING CO. TANK 7
BREWERY OMMEGANG HENNEPIN FARMHOUSE SAISON
BREWERY OMMEGANG THREE PHILOSOPHERS
BREWERY VIVANT – FARMHAND
GOOSE ISLAND MATILDA
GOOSE ISLAND SOFIE
JOLLY PUMPKIN – LA ROJA DU KRIEK
LAMBICS, SOURS, AND WILD ALES
MONK’S CAFE FLEMISH SOUR ALE
NORTH COAST BREWING CO. BROTHER THELONIOUS
NORTH COAST BREWING CO. LE MERLE
NORTH COAST BREWING COMPANY – PRANQSTER
OVILA ABBEY QUAD WITH PLUMS
OVILA ABBEY QUAD WITH PLUMS- 2015 Update
OVILA ABBEY SAISON
THE BRUERY- AUTUMN MAPLE
CHRISTMAS IN JULY: BREWVIEW ON THE BRUERY’S 7 SWANS A SWIMMING
THE LOST ABBEY 10 COMMANDMENTS
THE LOST ABBEY – AVANT GARDE ALE
THE LOST ABBEY- SAISON BLANC
SPENCER TRAPPIST ALE
BREWERY SPOTLIGHT ON THE SPENCER BREWERY – SPENCER, MASSACHUSETTS
DECEMBER 2016 BREWERY SPOTLIGHT BREWVIEW 1: THE SPENCER BREWERY – TRAPPIST IMPERIAL STOUT
DECEMBER 2016 BREWERY SPOTLIGHT BREWVIEW 2: THE SPENCER BREWERY – TRAPPIST ALE (PATERSBIER / TRAPPIST SINGLE)
DECEMBER 2016 BREWERY SPOTLIGHT BREWVIEW 3: THE SPENCER BREWERY – TRAPPIST HOLIDAY ALE (CAPPED VERSION)
DECEMBER 2016 BREWERY SPOTLIGHT BREWVIEW 4: THE SPENCER BREWERY – TRAPPIST HOLIDAY ALE (CORKED VERSION)
VICTORY BREWING CO. GOLDEN MONKEY
VICTORY BREWING CO. V TWELVE
VICTORY BREWING CO. – V TWELVE QUADRUPEL 2007 and 2014 VINTAGES