Wanted: Belgian tasting advice

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by qthompso, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. qthompso

    qthompso Apr 24, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    I'm going to have four buddies over tonight for a Belgian beer tasting. Each buddy is tasked with bringing at least two beers of a predetermined style. All of the styles are obviously pretty different from one another so I'm wondering if you have any suggestions for a tasting order. We plan to try both beers of the one style and then move on to the next style until we've worked through them all.

    Thanks!

    The styles are:
    Gueze
    Dubbel
    Tripel
    Quad
    Saison
     
  2. DanK4

    DanK4 Jan 17, 2012 Maine

    Gueuze/Saison (I would go with Saisons first personally, just my preference though)
    Triple
    Dubble
    Quad

    When we do tastings at work, we try to gauge what we believe to have the more subtle soft notes and put those before the malty/boozy big beers. Have a great tasting- post pics.
     
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  3. Docrock

    Docrock Jan 21, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Agree with DanK4..I'd put Saison first
     
  4. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Jul 15, 2011 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Sucks for the guy who has to bring geuze. He will be spending a lot.
     
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  5. JrGtr

    JrGtr Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts
    Subscriber

    I'd save the geyser for last, personally. Preferably after a nice break.
    so, with munchies and stuff all along,
    Saison
    dubbel
    Tripel
    Quad
    Dinner
    Geuze.
     
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  6. garbercury

    garbercury Jul 6, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Gueze is obviously last...Most aggressive of the styles on the palate.
     
  7. SStein

    SStein Dec 26, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    I would do Dubbel, Saison, Trippel, Gueuze and finish with the Quad. Dubbels, Trippels, and Quads can be similar in flavors and have the mix in between would help separate the beer flavors.
     
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