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Old 03-17-2014, 04:27 AM   #31
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"The French have their wines, the Belgians have their beer." I love Belgians and their complexities, though I suppose they're not for everyone. For my taste, there are but few beers that are as well-crafted as a good Trappiste Ale.

I think it depends on what your palate has become most accustomed to recently. I have a friend who only drinks double and imperial IPAs. In his view it's almost as if the higher the IBUs, then the better the beer must be. Needless to say he doesn't care for Belgians much, and of course to him all lagers are just watered down crap. Its a shame, but I digress.

Change up your rotation and keep trying them every so often, perhaps they'll grow on you. But in any event, drink what you like!




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Old 03-17-2014, 04:31 AM   #32
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I wonder if there's a Belgian forum somewhere talking about hating IPA?

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I considered making Trappist style ales, but then figured I'd just support the Trappist monks instead, and buy the fruits of their labor. They know what they're doing better than I do.

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I wonder if there's a Belgian forum somewhere talking about hating IPA?
There's people (a few of them, at least) on THIS forum who talk about hating IPAs.
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I love this one (Belgium by way of New York):

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I wonder if there's a Belgian forum somewhere talking about hating IPA?

Burgundian Babbelbelt - they don't hate IPAs but the do talk a lot about Belgian beer.


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I have a friend who only drinks double and imperial IPAs. In his view it's almost as if the higher the IBUs, then the better the beer must be. Needless to say he doesn't care for Belgians much, and of course to him all lagers are just watered down crap. Its a shame, but I digress.
Hey I know that guy too!
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I love IPA's, IIPA's, 2X IPA, etc (drinking one now). I just don't think they're the only styles worthy of high praise. Try them ALL is the point I'm trying to make.


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