Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Beer Of The Week: Hoppity Hoppity Hopus!



This is one of my favorite beers over at Brux-Ale Belgian Bistro, where they have about 18 other authentic Belgian beers there, three of which are on tap. It's probably one of my favorite places to go for beer, because of the variety and the different types and flavors of beers there.
There is literally a beer for ANYONE at that place.

Hopus is one of the more unique beers at Brux-Ale. It's also the strongest one there, coming in at about 8.3% ABV. And like every beer in the bar, it also has it's own set of glassware, specifically for the beer. Did I say SET of glasses? Yup, this is one special beer, because it comes with TWO glasses for that one bottle of beer - one normal glass, and one shotglass.


What you're supposed to do is to pour the beer into the large glass first, then when there's only like a few centimeters left in the bottle, pour the bottom of the beer into the shot glass. Taht way, you'll get TWO different taste profiles in one beer.

First, take the beer in the shot glass. This part contains the residue yeast at the bottom of the bottle, and so the beer tastes extremely hoppy and bitter. It's a very full-bodied ale, and full of flavour as well. Once you've finished the shotglass, move on to the bigger glass, which is full of nice hoppy yet grassy notes, and despite the strong ABV, it's a surprisingly refreshing beer. Jsut don't drink too much too fast....

You can get Hopus and a lot of other awesome Belgian beers at Brux-Ale (4 Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For reservations, call 03 2287 2628). You can even buy a gift box set that includes the beer, as well as the full set of glassware there!

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