Formed in June 09, Here Come the Belgians is a non-elite anti-team celebrating all things cross, cobbled and Belgian.
Seeking a different experience to the traditional cycling club, its aim is to harness the energy of a vibrant internet cycling community with grass roots racing and riding based around Cyclocross and Spring Classics. There is no race programme in the style of a racing team, more a collection of individual experiences through rides and racing, in whatever location a member may be, that all can share in and contribute toward.

Monday, 3 January 2011

Here Come The Belgian(beer)s- Update

To all those who were interested in a sample for purposes of appraisal and criticism, I have 6 bottles of the first batch which will be drinkable as of Friday, so e-mail me through the blog with your address and I'll get them out over the weekend. First come first served.

Some notes, It's turned out more of a Dubbel than a strong brown, with a ruby red colour and 8.5% abv. It was fermented for 5 days and cool conditioned for 2 weeks. It was then re-fermented in the bottle for 2 weeks. The head isn't all I'd hoped, and the nose is a bit un-subtle, as I let the fermentation get a bit wild...

For those of you who miss out, or fancy another go round, a second batch was bottled today after a month of cold conditioning and more is being brewed in the next 10 days.


  1. Sounds great! I'm up for sampling if you still need help.

    Oliver Wright
    Townhead Farm
    345 Baslow Road
    S17 4AD

  2. Me too

  3. Samples to:R Robson
    2 north lodge, cornbury park, charlbury, oxon, ox7 3eh

  4. You obviously want tasting reviews?!

  5. Yes please Russel! It will help us improve our beer and always good to hear people enjoying our stuff.

    We also make a blonde ale and a wheat beer, so I'm sure samples could be arranged of those too!

  6. Sounds great. I'm trying to make alcoholic Ginger Beer for our local beer festival at the moment, in industrial quanities, in my garden office.

    Will you me making draft beers?

    Do you intend any draft beers?

  7. Yes, please, Phil!

    Andy Parker, 10 High Hall Close, Trimley St Martin, Suffolk IP11 0TJ

  8. i will gratefully sample anything sent my way.
    mike mulroy, 10 fore street, goldsithney penzance tr20 9hd

    i can tell you if it travels well.