In the Sudden Death
April 17th, 2005
I’ve spent a couple of days in Brussels last week and was most amazed by the wonderful beers they have over there. I’ve always been a descent beer drinker (or so I like to think), a great fan of Budwar, Erdinger, Guinness, Smithwicks and have enjoyed a bunch of Irish and British ales, but I have never tried a Belgian beer before apart from Stella Artois and was most impressed by the fine Belgian beers I tasted in Brussels.
We went to a place called A la Mort Subite (In the Sudden Death) which specializes in beers brewed in small breweries which are rarely exported (understandable, I would keep those to myself too). I was lucky that we had some Belgian friends to recommend the drinks throughout the night, otherwise it would be a hard time choosing the right items from the lengthy menu. Here are the best of the beers I tried:
Apart from these, I didn’t miss to check out the more famous ones such as Hoegaarden and Leffe, both very interesting and with a rich taste.
So, the next time you’re in Brussels and like exploring beers, don’t miss a visit to the Sudden Death. And, in case you are not an expert, take a note of these few beers, it might help when selecting from a lengthy menu!