Welcome to BeerAdvocate!

Looking to talk, rate or trade beer? Join today by creating your free account.

Dismiss Notice
Curious about recent updates to the site and app? Check the Announcements forum for updates.
Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

Styles that American brewers just haven't nailed

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by OneDropSoup, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. herrburgess

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2009
    Posts:
    6,393
    Likes Received:
    10,344
    Location:
    South Carolina
    Absolutely! If you want a brew that nails the style 1970s Southern German-style Pils that is consistent with Northern German-style hopping and is, unlike any of those pilsners, unfiltered...nothing fits the bill like a Prima! Prost!
     
  2. JackHorzempa

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2005
    Posts:
    18,827
    Likes Received:
    22,442
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    “Absolutely! … Prima! Prost!

    Three exclamation marks!!! That’s the spirit, brother Scott!:)

    Cheers!
     
  3. jtdolla911

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    Posts:
    522
    Likes Received:
    436
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Gose, saison, belgian pale ale
     
  4. steveh

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2003
    Posts:
    7,127
    Likes Received:
    5,817
    Location:
    Illinois
    jtdolla911 likes this.
  5. dennis3951

    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Posts:
    4,284
    Likes Received:
    9,665
    Location:
    New Jersey
    good point
     
  6. djsmith1174

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2005
    Posts:
    1,240
    Likes Received:
    1,243
    Location:
    Minnesota
    I'll second that. Pretty tasty representations of the style.
     
  7. RingnesExtra

    Joined:
    May 8, 2011
    Posts:
    2
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Hefeweizen. I have yet to have a decent domestic yeast/wheat brew.
     
    jtdolla911 likes this.
  8. jtdolla911

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    Posts:
    522
    Likes Received:
    436
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Fresh Sebago Brewing Hefeweizen is pretty good. Not up to German standards, and only good fresh, but one of the better American versions I've had.

    Now I'm going to finish my Ayinger Brau Weisse
     
  9. djsmith1174

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2005
    Posts:
    1,240
    Likes Received:
    1,243
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Schell's Snowstorm 2010 was the best American brewed Weizenbock that I've had. The SN Beer Camp Weizenbock from 2011 was pretty damn tasty too. Outside those two, I haven't really seen too many American breweries attempt the style. Much to my dismay. :(
     
  10. poopinmybutt

    Joined:
    May 25, 2005
    Posts:
    575
    Likes Received:
    283
    Location:
    Nebraska
    people saying saison are nuts
     
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe