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Beer from Belgium

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by premierpro, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. premierpro

    premierpro Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    My Nephew is stationed in Belgium and is going to ship me some beer. Besides Westy 12 what other beers are top notch that we can not get here?
  2. acevenom

    acevenom Member

    Location:
    Louisiana
    I would certainly ask for all the Westy beers simply because the other two go unsung due to all the hype around Westy 12. I'm sure other posters would have other recommendations, so I'll let them chime in.
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  3. Seanniek91

    Seanniek91 Member

    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Cantillon is not expensive over there if you like sours.
  4. Cascade77

    Cascade77 Member

    Location:
    Vermont
    But once you add shipping any savings will evaporate. Unless of course you can not get it here.
  5. Seanniek91

    Seanniek91 Member

    Location:
    Rhode Island
    He's shipping it anyway, so anything he gets "discounted" will be not so cheap anymore.
  6. RochefortChris

    RochefortChris Member

    Location:
    South Carolina
    The Trappists other than Westy that don't export here. Westmalle Special and Chimay's table beer are two I can think of. Orval might have one, I'm not sure.
  7. bryanole27

    bryanole27 Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    Westvleteren blonde, 8, and 12 are a must. And as stated, any Cantillon:)
  8. sbrotschul

    sbrotschul Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    I would also include Westy 8, as it is a good beer that is overshadowed by the 12. If you can't get other Belgians in your area, you should consider Rochefort 10 and St. Bernardus Abt 12, and as Seanniek said any of the Cantillon gueuze sours. All good and tasty.
  9. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Member

    Location:
    Florida
    See what kind of Drie Fonteinen he can get
  10. Brabander

    Brabander Member

    Location:
    Netherlands
    Hey guys...you are forgetting all the beers of the Struise Brouwers.....seriously good stuff. Westvleteren is a must and for the rest the sours if you are into that.

    Thijs
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  11. acevenom

    acevenom Member

    Location:
    Louisiana
    Orval does have one called Petite Orval. Speaking of Trappists you can't get here, Monts Des Cats (France) does distribute in Belgium.
  12. Brabander

    Brabander Member

    Location:
    Netherlands
    Mont Cats is NOT a trappist..........It's a normal beer, not spectacular!

    Thijs
  13. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Member

    Location:
    Missouri
    I believe that many of these are only available to the Paters.
  14. papagobrewing

    papagobrewing Member

    Location:
    Arizona
    Brasserie d'Ecaussinnes, Millevertus, Brasserie D'Bastongne, also VanSteenberge makes some beers that aren't sent here as do many breweries i.e Boon Moriau
  15. RochefortChris

    RochefortChris Member

    Location:
    South Carolina
    I know they bottle them but whether or not they're available to the public, I'm not sure. I'm pretty sure Westmalle Special is though.
  16. premierpro

    premierpro Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    Thank you for your help! I am sure that with your recomendations I can get a box full. Take care.

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