Sunday, February 28, 2016

Of wolf and beer

The brewery Les 3 Fourquets was established in the bowels of a great 18th century farmstead and is part of the Belgian Ardennes inheritance, located in a jewelry box full of greens, next to a brook with pure and fresh water.

At one time wolves occupied these calm places in the wonderful Ardennes. It's been told that these wolf packs came from Slovenia, the region where the best hops in the world originally were harvested.

True or not, what ever it might be, a new beer has been born : LUPULUS.


Very dark brown color in the glass with a good smell of roasted malt and caramel aroma. There are also some dried fruits and spicy notes. The smell continues in the taste, the dried fruits are the most intensive aroma on the palate. The carbonation is relatively high and the beer ends up in the mouth with a long and sweet finish...

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Golden in the glass, a bit somber with a smell of... champagne. That's the dominating smell, added by some hints of lemon, fresh cut grass and yeast. The taste is spicy, a good portion of yeast with a nice and dry hoppy finish.


Roasted coffee, cinammon, nuts and chocolate notes in the nose. Dark malts, caramel, cocoa, spices, honey - that's the first impression on the palate. Full bodied and going on with some dried fruits which end up in hoppy aftertaste combined with the aroma of a dark roasted coffee.... for me the best in the range of those three.