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Beer Tasting Theme - Dutch

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Dutch

Bavaria Crown

Bavaria Crown
68A golden lager with a pleasant aroma and a fair hop character but otherwise not especially appealing.

Bavaria Premium

Bavaria Premium
73An everyday quaffing lager, pleasant without being particularly exciting.

Lindeboom Pilsener

Lindeboom Pilsener
68Lots of taste and an interesting emphasis on bitterness for a Dutch lager, but it could be cleaner.

Beer off a duck's back
Can beer really hack it at the poshest of dinner tables? Ben McFarland books into tthe three Michelin star eaterie Fat Duck and finds out

A salt on the senses (Beer & Seafood)
Beer can make a great accompaniment to salty seafood. Ben McFarland reports

Wonderful wheat
Ben McFarland looks at wheat beers in all their forms, and how to pair them with different dishes.

The heart of Europe
Charles D Cook discovers the beers and bars of the Belgian capital

Drinking cerveja in the sun
Joe Strange goes beer hunting in Lisbon, which isn't as difficult as you might think.

That special something (Yeast)
Yeast is a vital and complex part of beer production. Roger Protz looks at the history of this ingredient and how brewers keep it happy

South Africa - Out of Africa...
South African beer is on the up. Rob Allanson looks at what is on offer

The Netherlands - Dutch courage
The Netherlands has had a rough ride from beer aficionados but is it really that bad? Dominic Roskrow reports

Germany - Read Alt about it (Altbiers)
Altbiers are the dark, top-fermented ales popular in Düsseldorf and the Rhineland, as Adrian Tierney-Jones reports

Belgium - The Belgian Selection
Belgium produces the most varied collection of beers in the world; Roger Protz reveals what the beer lover will find there

The Netherlands - Refreshing the parts other beers cannot reach
Roger Protz goes behind the scenes at the gigantic Heineken brewery in Amsterdam

Belgium - Beer country
Charles D cook explores Belgium, the ultimate destination for any beer fan.

The Netherlands - Beer in the Netherlands
Des de Moor shows that the Dutch have more to offer than just Grolsch and Heineken

Belgium - Celebrating café culture
Charles D cook explores Belgium's legendary beer culture by revealing some of the best beer cafés.

Japan: Big in Japan
Matthew Knott gets to grips with the beer scene in Japan.

The pride of Yorkshire
Yorkshire is one of Britain's finest beer regions. We have extensively covered North Yorkshire in past issues. Here Barrie Pepper goes West and South

God's own country
It covers 6,000 square miles, but does its beer measure up? Alastair Gilmour sets off for Yorkshire.

Star of the East (Adnams)
Few breweries dominate their locality the way Adnams does in Southwold. Adrian Tierney-Jones visited it