Belgium Beer History  

Belgium has been known for its beer since middle ages and is still famous. It is a fact that nearly 125 breweries are established in Belgium which has the capability to produce 500 varieties of Belgium beer. Initially beer used to be brewed at monasteries in the good old middle ages. So now you would know that Belgium is the one country where you can drink different types of beer at any given time. Now just pay attention to something really important. The beer might definitely lift your mood but maybe the alcohol content would not since it is much higher than the beers brewed in other parts of Europe.

Let us be a bit precise by saying that the content level is somewhere in the range of six and eight.

There was a valid reason for brewing it in such a form as it would only be served at unrestricted zones and not at normal restaurants. But this did not last for long and finally the law was banned in 1983.Take a peep at the types of beer. Firstly, we have the Trappist Beer which is specially brewed by Trappist monks at a particular monastery and you will notice their trademark which indicated that it is genuinely a product of Trappist Association. Secondly, the other kind of beer is Lambic beer which is brewed in a very unique way. The process of fermentation involves use of wild yeasts and takes a minimum of 6 months to 2 years. It is usually vinous, sour and dry.

Have you heard of fruit beers which are made with fruits? Kriek is a popular one that contains cherries, peaches, blackcurrants and raspberries. The other famous beer which has a whole amount of spices, wheat, orange peel, hops and coriander is known as Whit Beer. There are many more, but the glass now lies on your table to taste few more.

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Democracy-History-Of-Belgium      Between 800 to 1000, the Vikings constantly attacked the low countries that demanded defensive measures especially in Flanders that flanked the North Sea, which led to the emergence of local lords and overlords and the monks put up big abbeys and opened up the fertile land by reclaiming it from the sea, draining the swamps, cleaning up the waste lands and cutting down the forests, which coupled with the warm climate provided enough food and allowed the population to grow. More..




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