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Old 04-26-2013, 10:00 PM   #11
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I didn't used to, but SWMBO does. She likes Leffe particularly. I don't mind it now, and I appreciate some of the others too. It's the same story with white wine (Sauv Blanc mostly).

So my recommendation would be to just drink lots of it until you like it...................

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Old 04-26-2013, 10:02 PM   #12
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ABT 12? Yums.

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Old 04-26-2013, 10:03 PM   #13
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The deliriums never did it for me. I only finally got into belgians after trying an assortment of Unibroue. Still some of my favorites and made me fall in love with the style.

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Old 04-26-2013, 10:06 PM   #14
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Had a dubbel (sp?) a couple weeks back and it wasn't bad but nothing I would write home about either.

I am in the same boat as you though, all the hype but I have no palate for them so I think I will make it a goal at some point to dedicate time to developing that a bit.

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Old 04-26-2013, 10:10 PM   #15
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I to am not a super big fan of MOST Belgians. I like singles and triples mostly and some stranger ones.

I actually just bottled up (in ref bottles with corks and wires) a spiced pumpkin dark strong and I think it is going to be amazing. I made it last summer and really have no plans to brew up another Belgian style anytime soon. A word of advice if someone else thinks the idea for a spiced pumpkin belgian sounds good, use 1/2 the spice bill you would for a standard pumpkin beer as the spice notes from the yeast ramp up the perception of the spices a lot.

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Try Stone's Cali-Belgique. It's a hybrid Belgian/West Coast IPA. Good way to ease into Belgian-style brews. I too am not a huge fan of Belgian beers, but I liked the Cali-Belgique. You could too!

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I have never liked them either. I would much rather have a clean yeast, and taste the wonderful grain and hops. The only Belgians I like are Wits.

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ABT 12? Yums.

Yum is correct. That and westy 12 might be my two favorite Belgian beers.
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The deliriums never did it for me. I only finally got into belgians after trying an assortment of Unibroue. Still some of my favorites and made me fall in love with the style.
Unibroue does have some good Belgian style stuff, and usually much cheaper than trappist or abby ales. They brew a couple things for Trader Joes that are really good for the price IMO. I prefer the Vintage ale over the Providential ale, but both are tasty, and only $6 for a 750ml bottle IIRC.
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Belgians of all styles are far and away my favorite. I think my favorites is Gulden Draak, but I can't get enough of almost any belgian style. I have an odd belgian on tap right now that I would classify as an Imperial Amber Saison since idk wtf else to call it. SWMBO lurves it too. I blended wyeast 3711 and white labs 570 used some orange peel and lemon peel in the boil and pacific jade and nelson sauvin hops. So citrusy and nice balanced by the saison and belgian yeasts spicy/earthiness. Damn, now I'm thirsty lol

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