An introduction to Belgian beers


See also Richard Neville's Belgian beer tasting notes and his Bruges travel tips. Richard Neville was an award-winning wine merchant in my native Cumbria but now lives in the Languedoc, having spent a considerable time in Belgium – as is evident below.

A short break in Belgium is barely long enough to discover the real delights of Belgian beer. However, with the right help, it is possible to try a range of styles and taste some of the best. But be warned. Belgium is the spiritual home of beer, waiting to entrap the unwary. I met some beer-loving foreigners still...