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Favorite American-brewed Belgian Beer

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

  1. Ricelikesbeer

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    I think American breweries have come a long ways with Belgian style beers, whether its sours or trappist or "abbey" style stuff. What's your favorite?

    It's hard to just say one, but I'd probably go with Lost Abbey Red Poppey if I had to say just one.
     
  2. lookrider

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    Ommegang Hennepin for me. I like Pranqster also
     
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    Green Flash Rayon Vert
     
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    As far as really good Faux-Belgium brews go I can think of Hennepin, CCB Cucumber Saison and Hill Farrmstead Saisons to be some of the top. Personally, Vera Mae was probably my favorite. As far as Sours go I look to Crooked Stave as some of the best but i'm not sure I'd say that every sour is faux Belgian. American Wild Ales are a style for a reason after all.
     
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    Green Flash Trippel is great as well.

    This is a hard question. So many good choices. Recently, my favorite Belgian style American beer has been Oro de Calabaza from Jolly Pumpkin. Belgian style Golden Strong Ale. A perfect beer to me.
     
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    Dragonmead Final Absolution
     
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    Ommegang 15th anniversary for me
     
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    Rockmill Tripel and Ommegang Three Philosophers.. love Mad Elf too..
     
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    Ommegang Abbey Ale or Schlafly Quadrupel
     
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    Three Floyds Live a Rich Life.
     
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    Rare vos or la terrible
     
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    And I know la terrible is Canadian but I took thread to mean non -Belgian brewed
     
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  14. Ricelikesbeer

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    Yes I love that one as well. .I think it's a great gateway beer into sours. It's tart and slightly funky, but not overpowering like some can be.
     
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    Boulevard Tank 7
     
  16. Brew33

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    I really do think Ommegang nails a lot of the traditional Belgian styles. Rare Vos, Witte, BPA, etc are all very good Belgian Style beers.
     
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    Any love for Merry Monks or Golden Monkey? I enjoy both, tremendously! Don't forget about Unibroue, I know they are in Canada, but it's part of NORTH America....and definitely not in Belgium ;)
    Cheers
     
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    The Bruery Saison Rue. Probably the best domestic saison beer IMO
     
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    Probably Boulevard 6th Glass quad
     
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    Invocation by Wild Heaven is very good.
     
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    Boulevard Saison Brett
     
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    Anything by Allagash, especially Allagash White.
     
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    I'm going with Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme.
    Logsdon Seizoen Bretta is phenomenal as well.
     
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    I'd say Pranqster or Rayon Vert would be my two. Have yet to have a domestic Belgian Dark Ale that's blown me away.
     
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    Any of the Allagash Coolship series. Hands down the closest American versions of lambic, period.
     
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    Just about anything by Ommegang. Since they are owned by Duvel, a Belgian company...
     
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    I think I'll have to go with Ommegang Hennepin. Just a great saison, and at a very appealing price for the style.
     
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    Beer Table - Table Beer by Stillwater Artisanal Ales. That beer is amazing. Orval on steroids and only at 4.7 ABV. Also a huge fan of all the brett beers by Russian River and a couple of the Allagash ones.
     
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    Ommegang Abbey Ale
    Allagash Triple
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    If you will expand your parameters to North America I would add Unibroue Trois Pistoles...one of my favorite beers, regardless of style.
     
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    Have you had RR's Beatification?
     
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    humm in the style of i say RR is about the best so far of those I thought could make a decent beer, I had a monk's sour ale once but I think its made for them. Not a big fan of most American made Belgian style beers. I stick with the real deal, now if I lived near RR it would be interesting.:D
     
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    Several. Awesome beer but not really similar to a lambic.
     
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    Agree with a lot of the above (from what I have tasted) but are there any good american Dubbels? I have had Quad that I like (Alesmith new Decadence for one), but I am consistently disappointed with american dubbels.
     
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    Blvd Long Strange Tripel,Saison Brett
     
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    I'm rather fond of Midnight Sun Monk's Mistress. Matilda is quite yummy as well.
     
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    Have you had Nommo Dubbel from Boulevard? It's pretty solid.

    These are both great. My favorite is Love Child #2 though. All the Smokestack Series are pretty good. Not a fan of Boulevards regular/seasonal lineup however.
     
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    Allagash Tripel
     
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