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Belgian ale recommendations

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by xXHaVoCXx, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. xXHaVoCXx

    xXHaVoCXx Initiate (20) Dec 31, 2012

    I've been out of the beer drinking loop for about 2 years. I like the Belgian beers like Chimay and Dubbel. I would like to try something new in this style. What would be a good New Years Begian to try tonight?
  2. Ravenacht

    Ravenacht Advocate (630) Florida Aug 10, 2012 Beer Trader

    St. Bernadus Abt 12, i will be popping one open tonight.
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  3. Arodnum1

    Arodnum1 Disciple (60) May 14, 2012

    Delirium Tremens
  4. raoulduke37

    raoulduke37 Savant (265) California Dec 31, 2008

    Westvleteren 12

    Just kidding...Some that I like and are usually available in a lot of places:

    Saison Dupont
    La Chouffe

    Those are lighter, but also try Achel Dark or Rochefort 8 or 10. I'm sure you'll enjoy those. Happy drinking!
  5. cid71

    cid71 Aficionado (195) New Jersey Mar 2, 2009

    Depends what style you like dubbels,tripels quads, etc? Lots of.good.choices from allagash, unibroue, and ommegang. Sometimes you can find a sampler pack of ommegang or.of generic Belgians which can be nice
  6. BILF

    BILF Advocate (725) Israel Jan 9, 2010

    St Bernardus Abt 12
    Kasteel Donker (drinking now)
  7. Are you ok with sours? I've recently developed a strong love for the oud brojn ale such as liefmans goudenband. Its amazing!
  8. xXHaVoCXx

    xXHaVoCXx Initiate (20) Dec 31, 2012

    I've never tried that style. I'm about to head to Spec's to pick up a few of these. Thanks for the recommendations everyone.
  9. papaholmz

    papaholmz Savant (250) South Carolina Nov 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    For Trappist beer I recommend the following (in no particular order)...
    St. Bernardus ABT 12
    Rochefort 10
    Westmalle Tripel
    Westvleteren 12

    Some other good choices...
    Rodenbach Grand Cru
    Rodenbach Vintage 2010

    Personally I'll be drinking a bottle of Rodenbach Vintage 2010 tonight
  10. Belgian Strong Dark Ales - 'Maudite' , 'Trois Pistoles'
    Tripel - 'La Fin Du Monde' all three are Unibroue widely available
  11. St Bernardus, anything Rochefort or Westmalle, Duvel, Tripel Karmeliet, Piraat