Great Beers of Belgium

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Lannoo International, 2007 - Cooking - 516 pages
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Many a beer sophisticate is surprised by the diversity, individuality and ubiquity of Belgian beer. Here, beer expert Michael Jackson enthusiastically discusses the history and inner workings of this quiet, quirky brewing behemoth of Belgium. He explains the origins of manstic brewing, the good fortune of spiders on Lambic breweries, the reasoning behind using orange peels, coriander seeds and stale hops in the brewing process. Thorough tasting notes are oncluded, providing a reference point for the reader's own beer hunting. Fully revised with a brand new layout and 300 more photographs than previous editions, this book contains a list of addresses of the most important Belgian brewers, plus all the practical information on brewery visits, overnight accommodation and local restaurants and eateries.

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Review: Michael Jackson's Great Beers of Belgium

User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

Great book for an in depth look at Belgium beers. Would like to read again after I've had more belgiums. Read full review

Review: Michael Jackson's Great Beers of Belgium

User Review  - David Baird - Goodreads

Essential reading for anyone interested on Belgian ales. Greatly increased my appreciation of the beers as well as leading me to wider choices. Read full review

About the author (2007)

Author and journalist Michael Jackson was born in Yorkshire, England on March 27, 1942. He wrote numerous books about beer and whiskey and was considered an authority in the area. He suffered from Parkinson's disease and died on August 30, 2007.

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