Dirk and some of his friends have a long running period column in a local newspaper where they do a blind tasting of a selection of beers and report the result. One resent one was of Whisky Infused beers (that is, beers with Whisky added). There actually was a tie between Het Anker Cuvée van de Keizer Whisky Infused and Wilderen Cuvée Clarisse Wild Weasel Whisky Infused but the ground rules with the newspaper said there had to be a winner and the Clarisse won in a taste off.
The Cuvée Clarisse was interesting -- there was a strong alcohol note, which you'd expect, but not a lot of Whisky flavor. I find the Cuvée v/d Keizer version to have too much Whisky flavor so this was a good think. I don't think it will find its way into my regular Belgian rotation but it was an enjoyable beer.
I realized I hadn't and the Rodenbach Vintage yet, so I corrected that.
It was an enjoyable afternoon and we didn't really want to leave so we had another round. I had the Malheur 60 again -- nicely bitter to balance the sweetness of the Stille Nacht.
Back at Centraal Station we headed for a Vietnamese restaurant I'd enjoyed before, but I remembered the location wrong and thought it had been replaced with a generic Chinese restaurant. I was wrong -- the Vietnamese one was farther down the street. We ended up back at Mixor Kebab for another delicious kabab.