Karen and Dave spent last week in Belgium trawling bars to sample as many of their 400 plus beers as was physically possible…Well someone had to do it!…and we gave it our best shot. Favourite for the trip was Orval, a medium bodied hoppy beer with a dry orange finish. At 6.2% the alcohol is modest by belgian standards, with typical offerings at 8% and above. It was hard to single out a favourite as we didn’t find a single beer we didn’t like. The food was fun too. Nothing too refined, just good fodder. Moules, Moules and more Moules. Dave was hooked on Stoemp and Karens hit was Chicken Waterzooi. Look out for the Belgian influence creeping into abarbistro portfolio very soon..