What's the best locally brewed, Belgian style ale in Boston?

Discussion in 'New England' started by JeffV, Feb 6, 2013.

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  1. JeffV

    JeffV Initiate (0) Oct 20, 2008 Virginia

    Title pretty much says it all. But I'd really appreciate anything you guys had to offer. Also, anything in the greater Boston area would be fine.
     
  2. pjl44

    pjl44 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2008 Massachusetts

    I assume you're looking for bottles? You probably won't get a consensus as I don't think there is any particular one that stands out, but my favorites are:

    CBC Tripel Threat (Tripel)
    Pretty Things Baby Tree (Quad)
    Pretty Things Jack D'Or (Saison)
     
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  3. LostTraveler

    LostTraveler Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2011 Maine

    BabyTree.....
     
  4. Patrick

    Patrick Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    Jack D'Or and whatever Belgian styles CBC has on tap.
     
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  5. Aaron58

    Aaron58 Initiate (194) Dec 16, 2007 Massachusetts

    Baby Tree for sure.
     
  6. Ganglani

    Ganglani Initiate (134) May 6, 2009 Massachusetts

    Idle hands craft ales and pretty things.
     
  7. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

  8. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Chad

    Totally - Jack D'or is always solid and Idle Hands is absolutely killing it.
     
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  9. Fujii13

    Fujii13 Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2011 New York
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    I don't remember the last time I went to MA and didn't pick up a bottle of Triplication.
     
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  10. kinopio

    kinopio Disciple (310) Apr 30, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Cambridge Brewing Triple, Sgt Pepper
    Mystic Saison, An Dreolin Saision
    Pretty Things Jack D'or
    Cisco Woods series(sours)
     
  11. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

  12. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Idle Hands!
     
  13. Longstaff

    Longstaff Initiate (0) May 23, 2002 Massachusetts

  14. Maxwell

    Maxwell Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2012 Massachusetts

    Jack D'Or from Pretty Things and An Dreolin from Mystic are too excellent saisons that both touch on different sides of the saison spectrum. Come to think of it, Mystic's regular Saison and their Three Cranes are also damn good.
     
  15. geocool

    geocool Initiate (175) Jun 21, 2006 Massachusetts

    Lots of great choices with Pretty Things and Idle Hands being among the best for sure, but the winner is Mystic Saison (the regular one, not An Dreoilin). This beer can compete with the best of Belgium, including Saison Dupont, and in many cases beat them.
     
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  16. JeffV

    JeffV Initiate (0) Oct 20, 2008 Virginia

    Thanks for all the responses. Cheers.
     
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