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Favorite American-brewed Belgian Beer

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

  1. RochefortChris

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    Has to be Victory Golden Monkey, North Coast Pranqster, Green Flash Rayon Vert and Ommegang BPA. Three Philosophers gets an honorable mention.
     
  2. Monsone

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    Goose Island Sofie is pretty fantastic and reasonably priced.
     
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    Is Allagash Curieux disqualified due to bourbon barrel aging? If not, I choose that.
     
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    They should, Ommegang is owned by Duvel.
     
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    Horny Devil and Rayon Vert [drops mic, walks offstage]
     
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    Ergo, this beer would qualify as well - under that standard? ;)
     
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    As of just last week, Ommegang Abby Dubbel. Love me some Victory Helios, Unibroue Maudite (NA), Allagash Witte, and other Belgian styles by these brands. Had an Allagash Coolship Resurgam this past summer which was a total beer moment for me.

    Ommegang Abby Dubbel with pound cake is a match made in heaven
     
  8. mikecharley

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    Beatification
    Lots of Saisons
     
  9. --Dom--

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    Brother Thelonius hands down
     
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    I was murdered on this website a couple of years ago for not loving Lost Abbey- thought it was better and cheaper to buy the real thing. Now Lost Abbehy barely gets a mention.
     
  11. Danny1217

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    Hennepin (just about anything from Ommegang, actually), Saison Rue, Brooklyn Local 1, Pranqster, Damnation.
     
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    Off the shelf for me, New Belgium Abbey Style.
     
  13. kell50

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    Its already been mentioned, but my favorite is Ommegang Hennepin. Also, Allagash Odyssey is an amazing Belgian dark.
     
  14. TongoRad

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    I'm quite fond of Weyerbacher Verboten , myself- not too many others I enjoy as much in the 5-ish% range. We could definitely use more like that one.
     
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    CURiEUX is MIND BLOWING,SON![​IMG]
     
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    I had a saison deluxe from southampton last week that was killer...
     
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    Boom Island Tripel and Blvd Tank 7.
     
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    Allagash Curieux
     
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    Most of the Anchorage beers.
     
  20. Mgm54

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    I basically scrolled down this liking every post with Ommegang. I had never heard of them before I visited the Duvel brewery, saw them when I came back and I grab everything I can from them. I LOVE Three Philosophers, Hennepin, their Abby ale, Gnomegang. Everything I have tried from them is gold (granted I need to try more)
     
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    Avery Salvation
     
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    I like Dragonmead Final Absolution. It's a solid triple and it's on tap everywhere around here
     
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    Goose Island Pere Jacques and RR Damnation. Put some age on the former and it's sublime.
     
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    Alesmith Grand Cru
     
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    I second this. Heck, I'll triple this as well. Rayon Vert is one of the most unique beers I've ever tasted. And it keeps you coming back for more. The only full case I've purchased in a very long time.
     
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    Was going to say Ommegang Abbey myself. Especially impressive considering most American-made dubbels are pretty bad.
     
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    Oooh yeah, this one too. Just had a 2010 & it was fantastic.
     
  28. Ricelikesbeer

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    I would love to try those beers. We dont' get much or any allagash in colorado, but those ones are the main beers I'd like to try from them. I'm sure they are hard to find everywhere.
     
  29. Ricelikesbeer

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    boulevard does some great belgian stuff, and is underrated in my opinion. I really love tank 7, and drink it pretty regularly. 6th glass is also great stuff, but I've experienced a big amount of variation lately. Some of them have been tasting more hot and solvent than in the past.
     
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  30. Ricelikesbeer

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    Ten commandments from Lost abbey is great! I also really like Ommegang dubbel and pretty much any of their dark beers.
     
  31. weonfire

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    Ommegang and Unibroue nail the belgian style very well. Hennepin & Trois Pistoles maybe be my two favorites from their respective breweries.
    Other beers i thought were spot on: Alllagash Tripel, and 2011 Boulevard Saison Brett
     
  32. alexipa

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    The Reverend!
     
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    Ommegang Abbey, Brooklyn Local 2, and Friars Quad are all amazing. Have not seen Harpoon's Belgian pale Ale lately so it was probably dropped, but really enjoyed that as a lawnmower beer.
     
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    I'm never disappointed with what Brewery Vivant puts out.
     
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    Until recently, Rayon Vert. I just had Bourbon Little Brother from the Commons, and HOLY COW!!! Bourbon is very subdued, almost indetectible, but as a BDSA, it's one of the best I've had.
     
  36. Dennoman

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    Goose Island Pere Jacques 2009 held its own against any of the high-quality vintage ales I've had from here. Gorgeous port notes, with a maturity in technique that completely blew me away. I generally just like American beers for their big set of flavor cohones but often lack in finesse, but this proved to me that you fellahs really do know your way around a brew kettle ;)

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  37. Radome

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    Anything by The Bruery could be a contender, but the best I've had was 2 Turtle Doves.
     
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    Boulevard Tank 7, closely followed by North Coast La Merle, and then Ommegang Hennepin (and Three Philosophers).
     
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    I think it depends on the style of the beer, but definitely Ommegang deserves the praise that it has received in this post. However, when it comes to Lambics; check out what Upland is doing in Bloomington, IN.
     
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    So true! Very underrated...
     
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