- Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:38 pm
Mateo Sanboval wrote:Yeah, Duvel Green first came to the US on draft in 2010 and was only available in three cities. I happened to be in San Francisco that Summer and indulged heavily. I loved the Green moniker but by 2012 or so it was called Duvel Single here (as a not to single fermentation)like andailable everywhere. I have a local that keeps it on tap year round. In the US the Single is even lighter, coming in around 6.7 if memory serves. Have you ever tried the annual Duvel Triple Hop? I always enjoy that one as well.
Other beer in my top 5 Belgies? You're correct about Dupont Saison (great memory by the bye). St Bernardus Abt 12 is in there. It gets tough after that. Rodenbach Grand Cru and Westmalle Tripel maybe? Although Duchesse, Kermeleit Tripel, La Chouffe, and Cuvée Van De Keizer Rood all have space in my heart (and belly) as well.
How about yourself?
I do not think I have ever had the Rodenbach for an unknown reason. Westmalle Tripel is absolutely top. Karmeliet Tripel as well. Nothing wrong with Duchesse and La Chouffe. Cuvée van de Keizer (check the picture I sent you a while back :-) )
I used to love Kempisch Vuur. It has one of the best glasses there are. I am not sure if the recipe changed a bit in the last ten years. In the back of my mind is a memory of a beer that wasn't as good as it once was. Oh no, that is the Flierefluiter. Was excellent but after some changes not excellent anymore. Kempisch Vuur still the bomb.
Soon I will have a Vicaris Tripel. A new (since 2010 if I am not mistaken) Belgian Tripel that should be very good. Will let you know in a couple of weeks.
I used to love Orval, Rochefort 10 and Chimay Blue. But haven't had dark trappist in ages (except that Westvleteren that was too old to be good).
La Trappe is also very good but not Belgian.
Gageleer is an interesting and tasty beer.
At the moment I am catching up beer-wise. I missed the whole craft brew thing. I have been trying a new beer a day during the last 2 months. Decided I would go the untappd route to keep track. Need to also have all the classics again. I have a big list of heavier and darker beers I want to get to but it is too sunny at the moment... Will have to wait for autumn/winter and some dark movies. Until then I am enjoying a lot of different styles.