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Wanted: Belgian tasting advice

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by qthompso, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. qthompso

    qthompso Aficionado (225) Minnesota Apr 24, 2010

    I'm going to have four buddies over tonight for a Belgian beer tasting. Each buddy is tasked with bringing at least two beers of a predetermined style. All of the styles are obviously pretty different from one another so I'm wondering if you have any suggestions for a tasting order. We plan to try both beers of the one style and then move on to the next style until we've worked through them all.

    Thanks!

    The styles are:
    Gueze
    Dubbel
    Tripel
    Quad
    Saison
     
  2. DanK4

    DanK4 Aficionado (240) Maine Jan 17, 2012

    Gueuze/Saison (I would go with Saisons first personally, just my preference though)
    Triple
    Dubble
    Quad

    When we do tastings at work, we try to gauge what we believe to have the more subtle soft notes and put those before the malty/boozy big beers. Have a great tasting- post pics.
     
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  3. Docrock

    Docrock Savant (465) Illinois Jan 21, 2012

    Agree with DanK4..I'd put Saison first
     
  4. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Advocate (645) Florida Jul 15, 2011

    Sucks for the guy who has to bring geuze. He will be spending a lot.
     
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  5. JrGtr

    JrGtr Savant (365) Massachusetts Apr 13, 2006

    I'd save the geyser for last, personally. Preferably after a nice break.
    so, with munchies and stuff all along,
    Saison
    dubbel
    Tripel
    Quad
    Dinner
    Geuze.
     
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  6. Gueze is obviously last...Most aggressive of the styles on the palate.
     
  7. SStein

    SStein Savant (380) Belgium Dec 26, 2012

    I would do Dubbel, Saison, Trippel, Gueuze and finish with the Quad. Dubbels, Trippels, and Quads can be similar in flavors and have the mix in between would help separate the beer flavors.
     

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