Belgian Strong Pale, Belgian Strong Dark, Tripels Quads and Dubbels:

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Derranged, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. Derranged

    Derranged Mar 7, 2010 New York

    Overall, based on what you have consumed in your lifetime, which of these Belgian beers do you like the most and in what order? Of course there are some exceptions to this but lets discuss in generalities. Or, if you don't prefer one over the other, please say so.

    Based on all of these types I've had over the past 3 years, for me its the following:

    Tripels
    Quads-
    BSPA
    BSDA
    Dubbels

    I note that its awfully close between Trips and Quads, almost a tie. What say you?
     
  2. Sludgeman

    Sludgeman Aug 17, 2012 District of Columbia
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    1a - BSPA
    1b - BSDA
    Dubbels
    Tripels
    Quads

    The strong ales are tied. The other styles are not too far behind. "It depends." Also for me, when a beer moves over 10% ABV it tends to be less "likable." For example, Rochefort 8 > Rochefort 10
     
  3. Derranged

    Derranged Mar 7, 2010 New York

    So my thread isn't good enough for anyone else eh? Now I have to start "Walken" in.

    Fellas.. If ya don't answer my thread.. I'll stab ya in the face widda soldering iron...
     
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  4. alexipa

    alexipa Oct 7, 2011 Colorado
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    Looks like I tend to favor BSDA. Here's my list:

    BSDA
    Quad
    Trippel
    BSPA
    Dubbel

    ...Just realized I have not tried enough Dubbels.
     
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  5. JimDH

    JimDH Feb 7, 2011 Kentucky

    Entirely seasonal for me. Right now quads and strong dark ales. When it's warm then trippels and strong pale ales. Dubbels are never my favorite, but solid most of the year.
     
  6. IKR

    IKR May 25, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    Quads
    Tripels
    BSDA
    BSPA
    Dubbels
     
  7. antilite

    antilite Jan 1, 2012 Florida

    I'm a Dubbel dude. The rest are a dead heat.
    Merry Christmas, BAs.
     
  8. itsthepleats

    itsthepleats Mar 19, 2012 Ohio

    Your avatar, username, and the soldering iron comment are probably scaring most people away...
     
  9. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Nov 21, 2008 Texas

    BSPA (love of Orval)

    Quad
    Dubel
    BSDA
    Tripel

    I consume more of the less phenolic Belgians (bretts, F. reds, brun Etc)
     
  10. Derranged

    Derranged Mar 7, 2010 New York

    Is that right... Lemme ask ya somethin... Does ya motha sew???
     
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  11. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    1-Quad
    1-BSDA
    2-Dubbel
    3-Tripel
    4-BSPA

    very bottom of Belgian styles - Saisons.

    Cuvee van de Kaizer Blauw saved BSDAs for me.
     
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  12. itsthepleats

    itsthepleats Mar 19, 2012 Ohio

    Yeah, gotta love the guy....even after the Pulp Fiction watch scene.

    I may have to revisit Joe Dirt (while drinking a Quad) after this thread:)
     
  13. thehyperduck

    thehyperduck Feb 26, 2006 Ontario (Canada)
    Beer Trader

    1) BSPA
    2) Tripel
    3) BSDA
    4) Quad
    5) Dubbel

    Not that I don't like quads, I just really like the other three. Dubbels, on the other hand, have never interested me that much.
     
  14. Derranged

    Derranged Mar 7, 2010 New York

    Sounds like a good idea. But in honor of the "white trash" theme in that movie, I think I would drink something of considerably lesser quality. Perhaps a tolerable malt liquor such as Natty Daddy
     
  15. itsthepleats

    itsthepleats Mar 19, 2012 Ohio

    I'm sorry but Natty Daddy sounds anything but tolerable.

    Maybe this... http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/132/30424
     
  16. Derranged

    Derranged Mar 7, 2010 New York

    I didn't find ND offensive at all, but thats me. Sure Daddy's Little Helper is really good but it hasn't been brewed this year. I only had it once and would like to have it again.
     
  17. itsthepleats

    itsthepleats Mar 19, 2012 Ohio

    Ok, fine. ISO: Natty Daddy

    (That was hard to type)
     
  18. od_sf

    od_sf Nov 2, 2010 California

    What's the difference between a quad and a strong dark ale?

    Edit: yes, that is a rhetorical question.
     
  19. Knapp85

    Knapp85 Dec 25, 2009 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Quads followed by more Quads then the rest.
     
  20. jlenik

    jlenik Jan 22, 2009 New Jersey

    Quad
    BSDA
    Dubbel
    BSPA
    Tripels

    There's just something about tripels that I don't like.
     
  21. keithmurray

    keithmurray Oct 7, 2009 New York

    BSDA
    QUADs
    Tripel
    Dubbel
    BSPA

    I love each style, though!
     
  22. MN_Beerticker

    MN_Beerticker Jul 10, 2012 Minnesota

    Quad
    BSDA
    Dubbel
    Tripel
    BSPA
     
  23. Immortale25

    Immortale25 May 13, 2011 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    3-way tie between BSPA, quads and tripels. A close second is BSDA. Don't care for Dubbels much.
     
  24. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Dec 1, 2012

    BSDA
    Quad
    Dubbel
    BSPA
    Tripel


    Saison (meh)
     
  25. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Imo BSDA's and Quad's are another Stouts/Porter.
     
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  26. bulletrain76

    bulletrain76 Nov 6, 2007 California

    Was just going to say this. "quad" is just a cute marketing term that some brewers use to sell their BSDA. Side-by side, you can't really tell any apart, unless you are counting some BSDA that are light enough to be a dubbel. It's all a big family though, so I don't stress it too much.
     
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  27. bulletrain76

    bulletrain76 Nov 6, 2007 California

    I tend to like blondes more than all of the above.
     
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  28. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I like red heads even more.
     
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  29. Sludgeman

    Sludgeman Aug 17, 2012 District of Columbia
    Beer Trader

    I'm pretty sure the game came before the series. Same concept as the movie but with one shaken up beer mixed in with the other five from a six pack.
     
  30. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Dec 1, 2012

    True, they are basically the same thing. The only reason i chose BSDA over quad is because the majority of brews i have loved, are catagorized as BSDAs.
     
  31. zac16125

    zac16125 Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Quad
    Tripel
    BSDA
    BSPA
    Dubbel

    Really the top three can beninterchangble based on what Im feeling like on any given day. And I love them all, except Dubbel, which I still enjoy but not to the degree of the others.
     
  32. dt_gbpackersfan

    dt_gbpackersfan Dec 6, 2012 Missouri

    BSPA
    Dubbel
    Tripel
    BSDA

    Haven't had enough quads to rate them.
     
  33. superspak

    superspak May 5, 2010 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Tripels are my shit, best style IMO, and so it would go around like this:

    Tripels
    BSPA
    Quads
    BSDA
    Dubbels

    Belgium rules, so honestly take a rating like this with a grain of salt. I have had some phenomenal Dubbels so saying that Dubbels are bottom tier is bull
     
  34. LampertLand

    LampertLand Nov 2, 2011 British Columbia (Canada)

    BSDA
    Dubbels
    Tripels
    Quads
    BSPA
     
  35. patto1ro

    patto1ro Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands
    Subscriber

    BAPS
    BADS
    Dubs
    Trips
    Quids
     
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  36. HarrySTruman

    HarrySTruman May 16, 2012 Michigan

    Tripels
    BSDA
    Dubbels
    BSPA
    Quads
     
  37. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Nov 11, 2011 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Quads
    BSDAs
    Dubbels
    Tripels
    BSPAs
     
  38. JKAllen

    JKAllen Sep 8, 2012

    My New Years resolution is to have a definitive answer for this question by the end of Feb. As it stands I've only had a few Tripels and enjoyed them... Definitely need more Belgian experience. Suggestions welcome.
     
  39. MRsojourner

    MRsojourner Dec 28, 2011 Massachusetts

    Belgian Blonds- great freedom & diversity in this style that still is not done as much as I would like.
    BSPA
    Dubbel
    Tripel
    Belgian darks
     
  40. PittBeerGirl

    PittBeerGirl Feb 27, 2007 Ohio

    1. BSPA
    2. Tripel
    3. BSDA
    4. Quadruple
    5. Dubbel
     
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