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Michael Jackson's Great Beers of Belgium Paperback – September 1, 1998


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  • Paperback: 341 pages
  • Publisher: Running Pr (September 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762404035
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762404032
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,480,072 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Belgium must be Michael Jackson's idea of heaven. The diversity, individuality, and ubiquity of beer in that country astounds even the beer sophisticate. Belgians lay claim to dozens of brewing styles that, motley as they are, read like a royal registry of beer: Lambics, Abbey Ales, Belgian Whites, Strong Golden Ales, Trappist Ales, Belgian Browns. Consider the Lambic brewer's "wind through the rafters" approach, in which wild yeast and airborne bacteria are responsible for the fermentation process and the otherworldly flavor characteristics of the final product. The brewing style is so dependent on the microflora of the greater Brussels area that it cannot be successfully duplicated anywhere else in the world.

Jackson exposes the history and inner workings of this quiet, quirky brewing behemoth with characteristic thoroughness and enthusiasm. We learn the origins of monastic brewing, the good fortune of spiders in Lambic breweries, and the reasoning behind using orange peels, coriander seeds, and three years' worth of stale hops in the brewing process. Ample tasting notes of commercial Belgian products--from those famous worldwide to those available only locally--provide a reference point for the reader's own beer hunting.

A few bottles of Belgian brew and a copy of Great Beers of Belgium are as close to a brewing tour of Belgium one can get, short of visiting the country itself. Such armchair exploration, with Jackson as a guide, may be just the revelation that makes a physical trip irresistible. --Todd Gehman

About the Author

Michael Jackson is the frequently awarded writer of books on beer, whiskey and travels. Maker of the world-famous television series 'The Beer Hunter', he received the 2000 Travel Award of the British Guild of Beer Writers. As a top author and the biggest beer expert on Earth, he has tasted beer and visited breweries from Alaska to Patagonia. In 1999, he was awarded a Glenfiddich Award as Drinks Journalist of the Year for his articles in 'The Independent', 'High Life' and the cocktail magazine 'Class'. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Lee C. Carpenter on December 28, 1999
Format: Paperback
Michael Jackson belies his English heritage to write perhaps the best Belgian beer book in existance. More than just tasting notes, he describes his visits to the breweries, his discussions with the brewers, the smells, the sounds, everything you need to feel like you are there! A prized addition to any library.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Noel Molloy on April 28, 2001
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I've loved Belgian beers for years, but never truly understood them fully until now. Where do you begin to classify them? To choose one to drink? Michael Jackson shows you how. From the ancient beginning of the brewing of Belgian beer, to now, as you smell, taste, and swallow, Michael Jackson takes you through the process. This is education in the most delightful way. Great photographs, delightful anecdotes,You almost feel you are on a stool beside him. My wife,who is Belgian born,loved the insights into her native land and traditions. If you can only buy one book on beer, this must be it!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Matt Browning on March 17, 2000
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This is a great book if you love belgian beer. So many great pictures and chapters to browse through on a cold winter night by the fire with a bottle of aged Westmalle tripel or perhaps a Kwak. Very thorough, he obviously spent a lot of time "researching" his topic!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 27, 1998
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Michael Jackson is a very good writer on matters alcoholic, and this is an excellent discussion of Belgian beers. He discusses the different styles, the traditional pairing of food and beer in Belgium, and the people that brew. His tasting remarks are short and to the point. If you are a "beer geek," buy this book.
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