What's the best locally brewed, Belgian style ale in Boston?

Discussion in 'New England' started by JeffV, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. JeffV

    JeffV Aficionado (120) Virginia Oct 20, 2008

    Title pretty much says it all. But I'd really appreciate anything you guys had to offer. Also, anything in the greater Boston area would be fine.
  2. pjl44

    pjl44 Initiate (0) Massachusetts Oct 3, 2008

    I assume you're looking for bottles? You probably won't get a consensus as I don't think there is any particular one that stands out, but my favorites are:

    CBC Tripel Threat (Tripel)
    Pretty Things Baby Tree (Quad)
    Pretty Things Jack D'Or (Saison)
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  3. LostTraveler

    LostTraveler Savant (375) Maine Oct 28, 2011

  4. Patrick

    Patrick Initiate (0) Massachusetts Aug 13, 2007

    Jack D'Or and whatever Belgian styles CBC has on tap.
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  5. Aaron58

    Aaron58 Savant (290) Massachusetts Dec 16, 2007

    Baby Tree for sure.
  6. Idle hands craft ales and pretty things.
  7. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Chad Jan 8, 2012

    Totally - Jack D'or is always solid and Idle Hands is absolutely killing it.
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  8. Fujii13

    Fujii13 Savant (260) New York Apr 27, 2011

    I don't remember the last time I went to MA and didn't pick up a bottle of Triplication.
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  9. kinopio

    kinopio Savant (420) Massachusetts Apr 30, 2009

    Cambridge Brewing Triple, Sgt Pepper
    Mystic Saison, An Dreolin Saision
    Pretty Things Jack D'or
    Cisco Woods series(sours)
  10. Jack D'or
  11. Idle Hands!
  12. Jack D'Or
  13. Jack D'Or from Pretty Things and An Dreolin from Mystic are too excellent saisons that both touch on different sides of the saison spectrum. Come to think of it, Mystic's regular Saison and their Three Cranes are also damn good.
  14. Lots of great choices with Pretty Things and Idle Hands being among the best for sure, but the winner is Mystic Saison (the regular one, not An Dreoilin). This beer can compete with the best of Belgium, including Saison Dupont, and in many cases beat them.
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  15. JeffV

    JeffV Aficionado (120) Virginia Oct 20, 2008

    Thanks for all the responses. Cheers.