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A Big Gastronomic Pairing

January 26, 2021 – 10:09 am No Comments

Beerbeer was invited to Brussels for food and beer pairing. An eleven course meal that really quite satisfying. We were pampered with non-stop of beer and food that really filled up my belly enough to sustain till next day breakfast. Each course are paired with a recommended beer to go with the food, it’s exciting as this is the first time I attending a food pairing review.

Brussels Summer Fruit Salad paired with König Ludwig Weissbier
Salad may not be my favourite, but adding water melon and cucumber sure make it very refreshing. With light taste of olive oil, olives and nice feta cheese, the salad actually taste quite good. I would have prefer to pair it with lager beer rather then strong aroma weissbier.

Prawn Bisque paired with König Ludwig Weissbier
Bisque is a soup from french origin. This prawn bisque is really nice. Can taste the prawn aroma in the soup, very strong and lovely. I love this soup a lot as it’s quite comfort as well. Pairing it with König Ludwig Weissbier is a good choice. I love the sweetness of the malt blend nicely with prawn sweetness.

Potato Skin paired with König Ludwig Weissbier
Oven baked potato with ingredient inside top with cheese. It look more heavy in taste but is actually quite mild. A bit dry on the potato skin but combine with the filling and the cheese it have a nice balance blend. Could work even nicer with some sauce. As for this I would also go with lager beer rather then weissbier.

Grilled Baby Beef Ribs paired with Franziskaner Weissbier Dunkel
The ribs cooked in medium well. Quite tender and juicy. Although they have some mustard and other sauce to go with. The dish is good on it’s owned. This dish can sure paired with a nice beer. Although the recommended beer are dunkel weiss, I would have prefer something less sweet and less aroma to give the beef grease linger in the mouth. I guess dunkel is chosen to mix the roasted malt aroma and the charred grill beef taste as a blend. For me the beer come in too sweet for the pairing and take away some of the beef grease aroma.

Pork & Kidney pie paired with Leffe Brune
This dish have a good mixture of ingredient inside including kidney, but is a bit dry, could have been more juicier to make the blend well. The aroma of the taste is quite well balance but again I think the beer come in too strong for this dish, if it’s a steak & kidney pie maybe this beer will work better. Leffe Brune have the cherry roasted sweetness in the beer. It can be too strong and sweet to wash all the food taste.

Blind Finches paired with Leffe Blonde
This is something interesting, I like the whole combination of it. The patty wrap with bacon give this totally awesome flavour with it’s reach sauce. Pairing with Leffe Blonde is a good choice, even with brune will work as well. Could have go nicely with weissbier as well. This is a nice beer food.

Roast Pork paired with Stella Artois
I think this is the German style roast pork, something like our siew yok but have different kind of style in spices and ingredient. Nice portion of fats and lean meat, with crunchy skin crust and juicy oily pork fat swirling in the mouth. Stella is a good pairing with this dish, even weissbier would be a good choice. As this is a good beer food as well. Always blend well with alcohol, as it’s saltiness will blend well with beer sweetness. Is a favourite to pair with red wine as well.

Chicken Waterzooi paired with Hoegaarden / König Ludwig Weissbier
This dish sure come at the right time. Is very comforting in taste and texture. Is like a salad broth with stew chicken. Light in flavour but still very delicious in taste. The recommend beer work well here. Is nice to start this dish as sharing starter as well.

Mussels Hoegaarden / Mariniere paired with Hoegaarden
How can you not eat mussels at a Belgium outlet… haha. The mussels is nicely cooked and the broth or soup is very sweet with seafood essences. Just like saltiness with seafood sweetness. Hoegaarden paired nicely with it, as the like citrus aroma of the beer blend nicely with it. Lager beer will do justice to this dish as well.

The Big One
This is the main event, it make all the dish before look like a skimpy whimp. This is the biggest hot dog I every see. Look at the 500ml bottle behind then you’ll know how big is this. Weighing around 2 pounds with the length of 1 feet, this humungous hot dog is sure something 3-4 person can share. The sausages is really pack with meat, even a small slice of it can really give you the solid taste in the sausage. I think this dish is best paired with weissbier because of it’s full meaty extravaganza.

Pork Knuckle paired with Warsteiner
The crunchy skin with well done meat inside is full with meaty taste. Strong pork taste which can easily blend with beer. I find it a bit too dry but the sauce that comes with it nicely blend up the whole dish. I would prefer a weissbier more the lager on this dish. As the aroma of weissbier will bring up the meat taste more.

Our table is full with beers glasses. Is not easy to drink all the beer and eat all the food. Is too satisfying to have such a delight in the food and beer pairing. Thanks to Brussels to organise this special media section which I really pay respect. Thanks to the chef for making such a delicious meal and the management from Brussels to organise it. With this I cheers to a job well done. Cheers!

König Ludwig Draught

January 24, 2021 – 9:45 am No Comments

When the beer is served?
Nice sweet floral aroma.

How’s the taste?
The beer have some malted sweetness with slight citrus aroma and flavour. Half bodied beer with light bitter with hint of sour. Nice hoppy citrus smell and nicely carbonated.

What’s the colour?
Cloudy Yellowish Orange

How’s the glass design?
Nothing too fancy

Where to drink?
Drank it at Brussels @ Solaris Mon’t Kiara

My Opinion:
Like most weissbier, this beer is easily pair with meat or any charred grill food. It goes especially well with fried stuff, as the citrusy aroma blend well with light salty food with it’s own blend of malt sweetness.

Sunday Afternoon with Brussels at Menara Hap Seng

November 19, 2020 – 12:00 pm 6 Comments

This is one of those beautiful non-scorching hot sunday afternoons when I crave to have my first cold beer of the day, away from the hustle and bustle of any busy shopping mall in KL. Here I am at Brussels, Menara Hap Seng KL, sipping my beer on a breezy sunday afternoon while chatting away… absolutely relaxing without any hecticness or crowds.

Although it's a Sunday, their draught beer is still at its freshest! Franziskaner at RM26++ for one pint and Leffe Brune at RM16++ for half pint both at happy hour rate.

One of many outlets that has happy hour rates for their draught beer applying whole day and night on Sundays.

Beck's – Pale Lager from Germany. It has a sharp but clean taste that goes down quite well.

Crown Lager, Australian beer. My friend was curious about this. It has rich malty taste but slightly over carbonated without the expected crispness.

Ample seats outside the outlet.

Check out their weekly set lunch…

Some of their food highlights on the menu. I have yet to try the food here but I will do so for their pork knuckles! Any feedbacks on their knuckles?

Nearing sunset, we made our move to Luna Bar, located at Menara Pan Global which is just a stone away, walking distance from Menara Hap Seng (how convenient). This place need no further introduction as it has made a remarkable impression base on their amazing KL city view on 34th floor. The best is, on a days like these, we didn’t need to hunt or make any reservation to obtain a window seat to enjoy a vast sight of KL city during sunset.

Brussels Beer Café, Menara Hap Seng

Lot G-12 Menara Hap Seng
Jalan P.Ramlee 50250, K.Lumpur

International Beer Day Promotion In Klang Valley

August 4, 2021 – 5:24 pm No Comments

As 5th Aug is the International Beer Day. So I have a few reply from few pub celebrating this day with some good promotion going on.

Brussels is doing a beer pairing with food, I would said this is really tempting. 3 beer with 3 course meal, look good.

S’Mores International Beer Day Promo
1) Guinness / Kilkenny 3 pints for RM40nett
2) Hoegaarden 3 pints for RM60nett
3) German beers 3 btls for RM60nett
4) Tiger / Carlsberg 3 jugs for RM90nett
All day and nite long.

This promotion is really tempting as well. Crazy crazy price slash.

Sid’s Pub International Beer Day Promotion, enjoy Happy Hour all day & all night until closing on all the draughts. Draught beers on special offer:

Paulaner (where available)
Anchor (where available)

Another good draught choices, there a lot to choose, maybe for fun sake, they should mix all the beer and called it IBD special… haha

If you know more place is celebrating the event please do let us know, I can put it up so everyone can enjoy a good beer day!


March 1, 2021 – 11:02 am No Comments


When the cap is pop?
Sweet aroma in the nose.

How’s the taste?
Bitter sweet taste with some malt flavour. Pack with sweetness, making your mouth full with sweetness all over. Have some nice fine bubble and with a good head. But the carbonation didn’t last that long. With 8.4% ABV this beer do have some kick in it. Is easy to drink for such high alcohol beer. The after taste linger in the mouth for quite long.


What’s the colour?
Crystal Reddish Brown.


How’s bottle the design?
Nothing much on the bottle design, but more on the serve glass which I like it a lot.

Where to get?
I drank it in Brussels @ Menara Hap Seng


My Opinion:
If you like sweet beer, this is the beer to go with. Matching with food will not be easy as this beer is sweet, maybe can go with some saucy meal with sour and salty taste. Cheers!

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