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Old 06-17-2011, 07:46 AM   #1
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Old 06-18-2011, 02:21 PM   #2
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Is a beer?

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Old 06-19-2011, 07:19 AM   #3
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Sorry...I was so excited I had no words for description! HAHA!

It is a Belgian style ( you either like them or you dont it seems).

I think I may have gotten "lucky" by stumbling across it the other day though as the website has the last brewing date for this was 2008? I didnt mean to be a "beer tease". I myself hate hearing about great beers that cannot be found.

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heh heh heh! now we Know your weakness Jenn

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I like Belgians and in particular Chimay. I also like Lambics but will absolutely not let any lambic yeast anywhere near my brewing equipment.

Best Belgian Lambics are Raspberry( framboise) and Cherry (Kriek). The lambics are like meads in that using fairly acidic fruits makes it easy to brew compared to other possible flavors.

One beer goes away , another appears. It forces us to keep taste testing!

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Old 06-19-2011, 03:38 PM   #7
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I've always considered Chimay Grande Reserve to be the Mercedes S500 of beers...it just sets the standard by which all others are judged.

There have been few domestic beers in the Belgian style that I've found to be worthwhile. Unibrew is perhaps the most consistent, and the original Celis from Austin was an excellent Wit beer.

I'd like to see the recent Belgian IPA trend go away.

The only time I tried making beer with a Belgian yeast it ended up tasting like banana Nerds candy

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There is Belgian yeast like they use in Chimay but the Lambic yeast is insideous. Once you get it into your equipment or even in your house , its almost impossible to get rid of that sick sweet taste.

Way back , they used to brew up big swimming pool sizes of beers and then open the loover windows in the buildings and the Lambic yeast would just blow in and start fermenting the beer. It just grows everywhere and is very hardy and fast to multiply even on simply damp surfaces do to normal Humidity.

Trouble with belgian beers is its very expensive and sometimes hard to find. Chimay , Fin Du Monde and some name with the word Devil in it I think were the only ones available years ago. I like Chimay. I once Largered 2 16 ounce tottles in my fridge for more than 15 years. I brought them to a brew club meeting and gave everyone a taste. Everyone agreed it tasted just like Chimay after aging that long in the cold environment.

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