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Old 04-26-2013, 10:38 PM   #21
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+1 stone's Cali-belgique

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Old 04-26-2013, 11:17 PM   #22
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You're beer tastes will mature.

It took me a very long time to develop an appreciation for IPAs. They still aren't my go-to beer. But I can now tell the difference between a good one and a bad one and I can enjoy the good ones.

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+1 stone's Cali-belgique
Might have to try this. I'm a big fan of anything Stone.
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:40 AM   #24
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You're beer tastes will mature.

It took me a very long time to develop an appreciation for IPAs. They still aren't my go-to beer. But I can now tell the difference between a good one and a bad one and I can enjoy the good ones.
My beer tastes are fairly solid. I tend towards super-malty and hoppy. I like anything English or American. I prefer ales to lagers. I love anything 'Imperial', though i'm not sure what that really means anymore. I'd say barleywines are probably my favorite style. After that Red Ales like Nosferatu. My go to beer would be SNPA, though I do enjoy an occasional Bud. I do have a weird obsession with Schaefer as well. Proably a remnant of my early drinking years.

On the opposite side, I run from anything with the word farmhouse in it. Whenever I've tried farmhouse ales I fell like i'm drinking water someone used to wring out their gym socks.
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Yum is correct. That and westy 12 might be my two favorite Belgian beers.
I've had Westy 12. Again, didn't feel a need for a repeat.
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I'm gonna make a list of everything you guys mentioned and see what I can find locally. Thanks for all the ideas.

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Old 04-27-2013, 12:50 AM   #27
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I agree about the Belgians, particularly anything really light. I bought one of those $20 6-pack variety packs about a year ago. 4 of them were not my style, but there were two in there that were worth repeating.

Piraat is very good, I don't remember who made it, but the name is unique, so it should be easy to find.

The other, and my favorite Belgian beer, is called Gulden Draak. It comes in a bottle with a big white plastic wraparound label. If you can find that one, get it!

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Everybody's palates differ. I love some styles. Some I don't care for. If we all liked the same thing, we might all be stuck with BMC.

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I never used to like them, but they've grown on me. Still not my favorite style though. On the lighter side, Leffe is good. On the darker side, I really liked the Rochefort 10.

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I like Belgians because you really have to think about it. You get so many flavors that are different from anything else out there. I run towards any beer that is Belgian/sour/wild/farmhouse etc. It helps to have a local beer bar (100+ taps) that keeps a good amount of Belgians in stock at all time and has a huge Belgian Beer Fest every year. My advice would be to keep trying all the different style of Belgians and find one you like, drink a lot of it, and then start branching out. I've really come to love them, even though there are so many it's hard for me to really learn or remember which ones I like.

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