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Favorite American-brewed Belgian Beer

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Ricelikesbeer, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. RochefortChris

    RochefortChris Champion (850) North Carolina Oct 2, 2012 Beer Trader

    Has to be Victory Golden Monkey, North Coast Pranqster, Green Flash Rayon Vert and Ommegang BPA. Three Philosophers gets an honorable mention.
  2. Monsone

    Monsone Savant (380) Illinois Jun 5, 2006

    Goose Island Sofie is pretty fantastic and reasonably priced.
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  3. Is Allagash Curieux disqualified due to bourbon barrel aging? If not, I choose that.
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  4. benidy

    benidy Aficionado (130) Missouri May 4, 2008

    They should, Ommegang is owned by Duvel.
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  5. Horny Devil and Rayon Vert [drops mic, walks offstage]
  6. jesskidden

    jesskidden Champion (810) New Jersey Aug 10, 2005 Subscriber

    Ergo, this beer would qualify as well - under that standard? ;)
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  7. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    As of just last week, Ommegang Abby Dubbel. Love me some Victory Helios, Unibroue Maudite (NA), Allagash Witte, and other Belgian styles by these brands. Had an Allagash Coolship Resurgam this past summer which was a total beer moment for me.

    Ommegang Abby Dubbel with pound cake is a match made in heaven
  8. mikecharley

    mikecharley Advocate (555) Pennsylvania Nov 6, 2008 Beer Trader

    Lots of Saisons
  9. --Dom--

    --Dom-- Savant (425) Missouri Dec 22, 2012

    Brother Thelonius hands down
  10. Flashy

    Flashy Advocate (675) Vermont Oct 22, 2003

    I was murdered on this website a couple of years ago for not loving Lost Abbey- thought it was better and cheaper to buy the real thing. Now Lost Abbehy barely gets a mention.
  11. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Advocate (705) Florida Jul 15, 2011 Beer Trader

    Hennepin (just about anything from Ommegang, actually), Saison Rue, Brooklyn Local 1, Pranqster, Damnation.
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  12. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,420) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002 Beer Trader

    Off the shelf for me, New Belgium Abbey Style.
  13. Its already been mentioned, but my favorite is Ommegang Hennepin. Also, Allagash Odyssey is an amazing Belgian dark.
  14. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poobah (1,045) New Jersey Jun 3, 2004 Beer Trader

    I'm quite fond of Weyerbacher Verboten , myself- not too many others I enjoy as much in the 5-ish% range. We could definitely use more like that one.
  15. cleeze

    cleeze Savant (300) Maine Nov 24, 2008

  16. diesel59

    diesel59 Savant (410) New York Jan 3, 2012

    I had a saison deluxe from southampton last week that was killer...
  17. mjryan

    mjryan Advocate (550) Minnesota Dec 22, 2007

    Boom Island Tripel and Blvd Tank 7.
  18. kneary13

    kneary13 Savant (330) Massachusetts Jan 30, 2010

    Allagash Curieux
  19. Most of the Anchorage beers.
  20. Mgm54

    Mgm54 Savant (440) Illinois Apr 7, 2011 Beer Trader

    I basically scrolled down this liking every post with Ommegang. I had never heard of them before I visited the Duvel brewery, saw them when I came back and I grab everything I can from them. I LOVE Three Philosophers, Hennepin, their Abby ale, Gnomegang. Everything I have tried from them is gold (granted I need to try more)
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  21. basscram

    basscram Savant (395) Maine Mar 29, 2006

    Avery Salvation
  22. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Michigan Oct 24, 2012

    I like Dragonmead Final Absolution. It's a solid triple and it's on tap everywhere around here
  23. Goose Island Pere Jacques and RR Damnation. Put some age on the former and it's sublime.
  24. Alesmith Grand Cru
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  25. RyanGoodman

    RyanGoodman Savant (330) Bolivia Nov 16, 2011

    I second this. Heck, I'll triple this as well. Rayon Vert is one of the most unique beers I've ever tasted. And it keeps you coming back for more. The only full case I've purchased in a very long time.
  26. OneDropSoup

    OneDropSoup Champion (780) Pennsylvania Dec 9, 2008 Subscriber

    Was going to say Ommegang Abbey myself. Especially impressive considering most American-made dubbels are pretty bad.
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  27. OneDropSoup

    OneDropSoup Champion (780) Pennsylvania Dec 9, 2008 Subscriber

    Oooh yeah, this one too. Just had a 2010 & it was fantastic.
  28. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Savant (445) Colorado Nov 29, 2006

    I would love to try those beers. We dont' get much or any allagash in colorado, but those ones are the main beers I'd like to try from them. I'm sure they are hard to find everywhere.
  29. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Savant (445) Colorado Nov 29, 2006

    boulevard does some great belgian stuff, and is underrated in my opinion. I really love tank 7, and drink it pretty regularly. 6th glass is also great stuff, but I've experienced a big amount of variation lately. Some of them have been tasting more hot and solvent than in the past.
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  30. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Savant (445) Colorado Nov 29, 2006

    Ten commandments from Lost abbey is great! I also really like Ommegang dubbel and pretty much any of their dark beers.
  31. weonfire

    weonfire Savant (405) Illinois Sep 4, 2012 Beer Trader

    Ommegang and Unibroue nail the belgian style very well. Hennepin & Trois Pistoles maybe be my two favorites from their respective breweries.
    Other beers i thought were spot on: Alllagash Tripel, and 2011 Boulevard Saison Brett
  32. alexipa

    alexipa Advocate (525) Colorado Oct 7, 2011 Beer Trader

    The Reverend!
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  33. Ommegang Abbey, Brooklyn Local 2, and Friars Quad are all amazing. Have not seen Harpoon's Belgian pale Ale lately so it was probably dropped, but really enjoyed that as a lawnmower beer.
  34. kdmcguire10

    kdmcguire10 Savant (385) Michigan Jul 15, 2011

    I'm never disappointed with what Brewery Vivant puts out.
  35. eatabagofbooger

    eatabagofbooger Savant (375) Oregon Mar 27, 2009 Beer Trader

    Until recently, Rayon Vert. I just had Bourbon Little Brother from the Commons, and HOLY COW!!! Bourbon is very subdued, almost indetectible, but as a BDSA, it's one of the best I've had.
  36. Dennoman

    Dennoman Advocate (525) Belgium Aug 20, 2011

    Goose Island Pere Jacques 2009 held its own against any of the high-quality vintage ales I've had from here. Gorgeous port notes, with a maturity in technique that completely blew me away. I generally just like American beers for their big set of flavor cohones but often lack in finesse, but this proved to me that you fellahs really do know your way around a brew kettle ;)

  37. Radome

    Radome Advocate (535) California May 24, 2009

    Anything by The Bruery could be a contender, but the best I've had was 2 Turtle Doves.
  38. JEdmund

    JEdmund Savant (475) Kansas Oct 23, 2006

    Boulevard Tank 7, closely followed by North Coast La Merle, and then Ommegang Hennepin (and Three Philosophers).
  39. CSQ1111

    CSQ1111 Savant (330) Kentucky Jan 10, 2010

    I think it depends on the style of the beer, but definitely Ommegang deserves the praise that it has received in this post. However, when it comes to Lambics; check out what Upland is doing in Bloomington, IN.
  40. bellce0

    bellce0 Savant (250) Georgia Feb 20, 2010

    So true! Very underrated...