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Old 08-13-2010, 04:35 PM   #1
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I know that I will probably incur the wrath of the beer gods for this, but I don't like Belgian beers. Is anyone with me on this? I know it's the envogue thing and I know there are a ton of you guys that like them and brew them,, but I just don't see the appeal. I also understand that it probably a gateway beer for BMC drinkers and that's great. But the zest, the corriander, it just doesn't work for me. Every now and then I will drink a Belgian Wit that a fellow homebrewer made and I appreciate the beer but just don't really care for the style. I know I'm not alone in this, right? FWIW, I like pale ales, IPA's and porter's mostly and I like big beers.

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Old 08-13-2010, 04:42 PM   #2
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The only Belgium beer I actually love is Chimay.....some I can tolerate and others I can't.


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Old 08-13-2010, 04:44 PM   #3
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BLASPHEMER! MODS, TO THE DUNGEON WITH THIS ONE! All kidding aside, is it just Belgian Wits you don't like? Because they brew a lot of different styles in that country. A saison is not a wit is not a trappist is a not a lambic is not a... you get my point.
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Old 08-13-2010, 04:45 PM   #4
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Spiced beers are one thing, I easily tire of those. But, many Belgians are extremely well balanced or accent specific and unique flavors. I personally love the the esters present in many Belgians. I haven't had a wit in over a year though...
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All vey good points. I guess I should be more specific. I don't lilke wits or trappists. I don't like the spiced beers. I do like Lambic very much. At least what I have had. I will admit that I have not experienced a lot of Belgian beers because the ones I've had I didn't like so I gave up on trying the style. Chimay, for example, I hated. I tried all 3 of them one night and didn't finish any of them. I don't really like anything from New Belgium Brewing. Those are belgian beers, right? Maybe I haven't tried the right Belgian brews.
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New Belgium brews in Colorado, but they do brew some beers in the Belgian style. Try a golden ale like Delirium Tremens or Duvel, or a Belgian IPA.
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I don't really like anything from New Belgium Brewing. Those are belgian beers, right? Maybe I haven't tried the right Belgian brews.
The only Belgian beer they make are in their Lips of Faith series. Don't let the name fool you.
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I'm with ya on the taste, i don't like Saisons, or wits, or spiced beers. I got strong esters in my first batch i brewed and cannot drink it. I use it to cook with though.
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The only Belgian beer they make are in their Lips of Faith series. Don't let the name fool you.
I thought the Abbey, the 1554, skinny dip and tripple were all belgian styles?
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I'm with ya on the taste, i don't like Saisons, or wits, or spiced beers. I got strong esters in my first batch i brewed and cannot drink it. I use it to cook with though.
Yay, I'm not alone!


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