Several Belgian beers won medals during the World Beer Awards in Britain. Four of them won one of the eight main categories.
Rodenbach Caractère Rouge won the Flavoured Beer category, while Affligem blonde won its Pale Beer division. Oude Geuze Oud Beersel won the Sour Beer category, and Grisette blonde sans gluten bio, from the Saint-Feuillien brewery, won the Speciality Beer award.
In the Flavoured Beer category, Gouden Carolus Indulgence 2015, flavoured with whiskey, was named Best Beer flavoured with a spirit. Rodenbach Vintage won Best Old Dark in the Dark Beer section. Boottje’s Bier, from the Antwerpse Brouw Compagnie, won Best Belgian style Pale Ale. Oud Beersel’s old beer, BlossomGeuze (flavoured with elderberry) by Lindemans (Best Fruity Lambic) and Oude Geuze Mort Subite (Best Lambic) all did well too.
Oud Beersel won Best Beer made with the champenoise method with its Bzart Lambiek beer. Several hundred beers were blind tasted by an international jury during the World Beer Awards.
Sarah Johansson (Source: Belga)