Beer from Belgium

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

  1. premierpro

    premierpro Mar 21, 2009 Michigan
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    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 Oct 7, 2011 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 Jul 1, 2012 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

    Cantillon is not expensive over there if you like sours.
     
  4. Cascade77

    Cascade77 May 14, 2009 Vermont

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

    Seanniek91 Jul 1, 2012 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

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

    RochefortChris Oct 2, 2012 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    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 Jun 24, 2011 North Carolina

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

    sbrotschul Oct 8, 2011 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 Jul 15, 2011 Florida
    Beer Trader

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

    Brabander Oct 10, 2009 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 Oct 7, 2011 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 Oct 10, 2009 Netherlands

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

    Thijs
     
  13. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Sep 14, 2011 Missouri

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

    papagobrewing Sep 8, 2009 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 Oct 2, 2012 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    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 Mar 21, 2009 Michigan
    Subscriber

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