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View Poll Results: What's your favorite Belgian beer?
Bière de Garde 0 0%
Belgian IPA 3 3.45%
Belgian Strong (Dark, Pale) Ale 13 14.94%
Sour Beers (Flanders Oud Bruin, Flanders Red Ale, Gueuze, Lambic) 12 13.79%
Saison/Farmhouse Ale 14 16.09%
Dubbel 11 12.64%
Tripel 14 16.09%
Quadrupel 5 5.75%
Witbier 13 14.94%
Other (Bière de Champagne/Bière Brut, Faro, etc.) 2 2.30%
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Old 04-30-2008, 03:14 AM   #1
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Polls seem to be the cool thing these days and so do Belgian beers, so I figured I'd just combine the two in one thread. What's your favorite Belgian beer and why? Bonus points if you mention a favorite brand, where you first had it, have a story, etc.

For me, it's a tie between the Dubbel and the Saison. For some reason having a big, high ABV beer makes more sense to me when it's brown and uses dark candi sugar. I guess I don't understand Trippels as much. Quadruppels? Never even had the chance to try one. On the other hand, the Saison is great, because it has a great phenolic profile, with a decent alcoholic punch and some nice hop bite. Can't go wrong with that.

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I wish there were multiple options on this poll...it's hard to pick just one!

I had to go with the Strong/Dark because I really enjoy Chimay Grande Reserve (Blue). However, I also really like Duvel (Golden), along with several wits, and I recently had a locally brewed Bière de Garde that was fantastic.

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I would have to choose saison, they are my fav to brew and drink. Close second would be sour ales.

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I'm a sour beer guy so I went with sour beers. Rodenbach Grand Cru is my favorate beer(People who go into the chat already know this). I love Gueuzes and unblended lambic. You just get more complexity with sour beers that you don't get anywhere else.

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I wish there were multiple options on this poll...it's hard to pick just one!
I couldn't agree with you more. I'd probably click 8 of the 10 options if it had multiple choice. But hey, since you're a mod, why not change it to multiple if you want.
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I can't pick just one, so I chose other. Also a lot of the ones I like are in the other category!

Let's see, I love the basics like Chimay (all varieties) and Duvel. Then there's La Chauffe, which I have no idea what style it is. It's similar to Duvel, but it's a little sweeter and has coriander. I also like Deus (Brut des Flanders).

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I've got a lambic(first one, never tried before), Westmalle 10, St. Bernardus 12, and Delirium Nocturnum all in the fridge ready for a very wonderful time. Not all at once though, they cost too damn much.
I voted for quad though. Strong dark and fruity!

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Like Yuri, I was struggling. I always struggle with "pick your favorite" polls because that is highly dependent on my mood, time of day, what I am eating, what I am not eating, what I drank yesterday, what I drank today, what city I am in, what time of year it is, if it's snowing, if it's raining, if it's sunny, if the wind is blowing and phase of the moon

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Like Yuri, I was struggling. I always struggle with "pick your favorite" polls because that is highly dependent on my mood, time of day, what I am eating, what I am not eating, what I drank yesterday, what I drank today, what city I am in, what time of year it is, if it's snowing, if it's raining, if it's sunny, if the wind is blowing and phase of the moon
sounds like someone I knew.....
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I've only really tried the wit beers and lambic. And since I doubt I will be drinking much lambic in the future, the vote goes to the wit. I will be trying more belgians in the future though.

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