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Obscure Belgians
« on: October 27, 2020, 05:27:26 AM »
No, not Thierry of Flanders...

All the talk of Belgian beers disappearing from shelves got me more interested in looking for what was still around that I remembered. Orval, Pannepot, Oerbier, the classics. But also some of the more strange and obscure stuff that has come & gone over the years. Here are a few I can still remember:

Troubadour
T’Ij (NL)
Caracole
Zatte Bie
La Rulles
Smisje
Het Alternatief (Piet Agouras) BL>hey

Any Belgians you fondly remember? :popcorn:

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Re: Obscure Belgians
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2020, 10:05:40 AM »
No, not Thierry of Flanders...

All the talk of Belgian beers disappearing from shelves got me more interested in looking for what was still around that I remembered. Orval, Pannepot, Oerbier, the classics. But also some of the more strange and obscure stuff that has come & gone over the years. Here are a few I can still remember:

Troubadour
T’Ij (NL)
Caracole
Zatte Bie
La Rulles
Smisje
Het Alternatief (Piet Agouras) BL>hey

Any Belgians you fondly remember? :popcorn:

't Smisje Calva Reserva was always a favorite of mine.

Haven't seen any Brasserie des Rocs in a long long time. Loved the Grand Cru.

And there was a Tripel, maybe you can can help me out here, I would have sworn it was called "Uitziet", but damned if I can find any mention of it on-line.

E - You know Discount Liquor (Milwaukee) is LOADED with these "obscure" Belgians.

When I went through my "discovery phase" of Belgian beer adoration I bought all kinds of odd, obscure Belgian beers at Discount.
Poor unfortunate elderly isolated beer god.

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Re: Obscure Belgians
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2020, 11:00:14 AM »
Maredsous was one of the early beers I got into. Haven't seen that in ages. Not an obscure beer, a Duvel Moortgat product.

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Re: Obscure Belgians
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2020, 11:39:19 AM »
No, not Thierry of Flanders...

All the talk of Belgian beers disappearing from shelves got me more interested in looking for what was still around that I remembered. Orval, Pannepot, Oerbier, the classics. But also some of the more strange and obscure stuff that has come & gone over the years. Here are a few I can still remember:

Troubadour
T’Ij (NL)
Caracole
Zatte Bie
La Rulles
Smisje
Het Alternatief (Piet Agouras) BL>hey

Any Belgians you fondly remember? :popcorn:

't Smisje Calva Reserva was always a favorite of mine.

Haven't seen any Brasserie des Rocs in a long long time. Loved the Grand Cru.

And there was a Tripel, maybe you can can help me out here, I would have sworn it was called "Uitziet", but damned if I can find any mention of it on-line.

E - You know Discount Liquor (Milwaukee) is LOADED with these "obscure" Belgians.

When I went through my "discovery phase" of Belgian beer adoration I bought all kinds of odd, obscure Belgian beers at Discount.

Same, picked up an aged one recently and it was good.

Uitzet Tripel, yep I think a friend brought that back from Belgium like 12 years ago. I think it was modeled on an old beer style called Uitzet.

Maredsous was one of the early beers I got into. Haven't seen that in ages. Not an obscure beer, a Duvel Moortgat product.

I tried a couple and never loved them, but it reminded me I just saw Corsendonk on the shelf. Their dubbel I did like but it's been 10 years.

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Re: Obscure Belgians
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2020, 12:59:11 PM »
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Re: Obscure Belgians
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2020, 01:57:47 PM »
"Dig him up and shake his hand, appreciate the man." :lol:

Didn't know that guy, his paintings are cool... this one is a cool 7.8M.


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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2020, 02:13:21 PM »
One of the perks of visiting Belgium is to see Ensor's work in person. There are very few paintings that I have come across in the States.

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Re: Obscure Belgians
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2020, 02:27:32 PM »
Uitzet Tripel, yep I think a friend brought that back from Belgium like 12 years ago. I think it was modeled on an old beer style called Uitzet.

Here is the version I had back in 2007
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/uitzet-tripel/18376/

I really enjoyed it, it had a bit lambic-like character.  I think it must have been a bit infected and older bottle at the time.
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Re: Obscure Belgians
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2020, 12:34:40 PM »
Roman Dobbelen Bruinen. Once I found a dusty old 90's bottle in an obscure corner of the Chicago burbs. It was awesome, lots of dark fruit and richness to it, basically a BSDA. I think they renamed it Adriaan Brouwer, but I haven't seen that around lately either.

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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2020, 01:14:58 PM »
Roman Dobbelen Bruinen. Once I found a dusty old 90's bottle in an obscure corner of the Chicago burbs. It was awesome, lots of dark fruit and richness to it, basically a BSDA. I think they renamed it Adriaan Brouwer, but I haven't seen that around lately either.
I had a bottle in 2008 that I guessed was from 2000 (Stamped L284).

On Ratebeer we had some very active and informed Belgian admins back in the aughts. They were typically very into figuring out aliases. They didn't spot this as the same beer. Any evidence that it is indeed the same beer?

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« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2020, 02:06:28 PM »
Roman Dobbelen Bruinen. Once I found a dusty old 90's bottle in an obscure corner of the Chicago burbs. It was awesome, lots of dark fruit and richness to it, basically a BSDA. I think they renamed it Adriaan Brouwer, but I haven't seen that around lately either.
I had a bottle in 2008 that I guessed was from 2000 (Stamped L284).

On Ratebeer we had some very active and informed Belgian admins back in the aughts. They were typically very into figuring out aliases. They didn't spot this as the same beer. Any evidence that it is indeed the same beer?

No, I think it was a rumor based on DB being discontinued before Adriaan Brouwer was introduced.

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Re: Obscure Belgians
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2020, 09:03:02 PM »
The Shelton Bros news has me wondering if i’ll ever see a wall of obscure Belgian beers again. :cry:

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« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2020, 11:15:06 AM »
The Shelton Bros news has me wondering if i’ll ever see a wall of obscure Belgian beers again. :cry:
I think it is a good time to appreciate what we do have access to nowadays. To be fair, I buy way less non-sour Belgians than I used to. Typically, its the holiday beers or if something is on discount. Otherwise, I try to support local breweries that make Belgian ales since so few people buy them. That is real sacrifice b/c most U.S. breweries make overly sweet, overly yeasty, and overly simply versions of those styles.

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« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2020, 11:46:01 AM »
The Shelton Bros news has me wondering if i’ll ever see a wall of obscure Belgian beers again. :cry:
I think it is a good time to appreciate what we do have access to nowadays. To be fair, I buy way less non-sour Belgians than I used to. Typically, its the holiday beers or if something is on discount. Otherwise, I try to support local breweries that make Belgian ales since so few people buy them. That is real sacrifice b/c most U.S. breweries make overly sweet, overly yeasty, and overly simply versions of those styles.

:goodposting:
Luckily Off Color is my local "Belgian-style" brewery :D

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Re: Obscure Belgians
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2020, 12:08:37 AM »
Kapittal

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Re: Obscure Belgians
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2020, 12:18:24 AM »
Anyone remember Malhuer?

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« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2020, 07:24:47 AM »
Anyone remember Malhuer?

Remember the name, but not sure I ever bought any.

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« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2020, 10:04:50 AM »
Anyone remember Malhuer?

Remember the name, but not sure I ever bought any.
It was pricier but I really enjoyed their beers.

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« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2020, 05:22:04 PM »
I remember seeing Kappitel & Malheur on the shelves and I think had one of the Malheurs but didn’t review it. Are these no longer in the states?

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Re: Obscure Belgians
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2020, 09:33:26 PM »
Anyone remember Malhuer?

I remember they had a brut that I bought instead of champagne to celebrate... something.

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« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2020, 09:54:06 PM »
I haven't seen fresh Malheur in years. They did have a Brut and they were pricey in the mid-aughts.

Kapittel is still around.

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« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2020, 11:39:25 AM »
Brasserie Caulier

Bon-Secours Ambree/Blonde/Brune and Pax-Dieu Tripel seem to have been imported in the 2000's.

I think Feloniousmonk put it best:
"And, having just concluded the Bon-Secours trilogy, for which I paid $14.97, I can now conclude that I'd have put my cash to wiser use by renting the "Ernest" ouevre on DVD." :lol:

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« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2020, 01:24:20 PM »
I remember that brewery. I could have sworn I saw newer labels in the mid teens.

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« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2020, 10:04:30 AM »
KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren

Saison Erpe Mere is probably their best known, I remember taking a chance on the paper-wrapped  bottles when they first started showing up here and being pleasantly surprised.

Jan De Lichte, Cuvee Angelique, Ondineke, and Lentebier were all good ones too.

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Re: Obscure Belgians
« Reply #24 on: November 29, 2020, 12:08:36 PM »
Fantôme

Lots of obscure ones in the ghostly repertoire. Furley> you had a few of these back in the day, eh?

Once I remember finding a lone dusty bottle of La Gourmande on the shelf in some north suburban warehouse store. It was interesting, sort of a darker amber with a different grain bill than the regular saison. Some of those mid-00's aged bottles of saison blew my mind. Sadly it hasn't been blown by them since, but I keep trying.

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« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2020, 12:11:33 PM »
Fantôme

Lots of obscure ones in the ghostly repertoire. Furley> you had a few of these back in the day, eh?

Once I remember finding a lone dusty bottle of La Gourmande on the shelf in some north suburban warehouse store. It was interesting, sort of a darker amber with a different grain bill than the regular saison. Some of those mid-00's aged bottles of saison blew my mind. Sadly it hasn't been blown by them since, but I keep trying.

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« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2020, 01:20:49 PM »
Fantôme

Lots of obscure ones in the ghostly repertoire. Furley> you had a few of these back in the day, eh?

Once I remember finding a lone dusty bottle of La Gourmande on the shelf in some north suburban warehouse store. It was interesting, sort of a darker amber with a different grain bill than the regular saison. Some of those mid-00's aged bottles of saison blew my mind. Sadly it hasn't been blown by them since, but I keep trying.

There’s a bottle of chocolate at my local

It's been a long while, but I sort of remember it being very dry with a bare hint of cocoa powder.

Pissenlit was always a strong one, and the seasons. Été was always the elusive one, still haven't tracked it down.

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Re: Obscure Belgians
« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2020, 01:34:46 PM »
Fantôme

Lots of obscure ones in the ghostly repertoire. Furley> you had a few of these back in the day, eh?

Once I remember finding a lone dusty bottle of La Gourmande on the shelf in some north suburban warehouse store. It was interesting, sort of a darker amber with a different grain bill than the regular saison. Some of those mid-00's aged bottles of saison blew my mind. Sadly it hasn't been blown by them since, but I keep trying.

a decent number of them, yeah. never had a bad bottle. i know they are a crapshoot, but my luck was untested.
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« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2020, 01:35:23 PM »
Fantôme

Lots of obscure ones in the ghostly repertoire. Furley> you had a few of these back in the day, eh?

Once I remember finding a lone dusty bottle of La Gourmande on the shelf in some north suburban warehouse store. It was interesting, sort of a darker amber with a different grain bill than the regular saison. Some of those mid-00's aged bottles of saison blew my mind. Sadly it hasn't been blown by them since, but I keep trying.

There’s a bottle of chocolate at my local

It's been a long while, but I sort of remember it being very dry with a bare hint of cocoa powder.


i'd say this is pretty accurate from my recollection as well
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Re: Obscure Belgians
« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2020, 08:28:31 PM »
Fantome has too much cache to be considered obscure, imo.

Haven’t enjoyed them in years and see them collecting dust on good beer store selves.

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« Reply #30 on: November 29, 2020, 08:50:22 PM »
Fantome has too much cache to be considered obscure, imo.

Haven’t enjoyed them in years and see them collecting dust on good beer store selves.

Maybe so, I guess I was thinking of the many Fantôme one-offs that have faded into obscurity. Some i’ve only seen once, but many i’ve never seen.

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« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2020, 04:47:53 PM »
Don't know how obscure but picked this up over the weekend

http://thofbrouwerijke.be/en/anarkriek/

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« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2020, 07:47:28 PM »
Don't know how obscure but picked this up over the weekend

http://thofbrouwerijke.be/en/anarkriek/

[img]http://cdn.shortpixel.ai/client/q_glossy,ret_img,w_644/http://thofbrouwerijke.be/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/anarkriek.png[/img

Never heard of it, so that definitely counts! Schaerbeek cherries in a porter, sounds good to me. :thumbup:

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« Reply #33 on: December 01, 2020, 08:23:07 PM »
Don't know how obscure but picked this up over the weekend

http://thofbrouwerijke.be/en/anarkriek/
Never had it but seen it. Tell us how it comes out.

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Re: Obscure Belgians
« Reply #34 on: December 12, 2020, 10:29:36 AM »
Try Hercule.

http://www.sheltonbrothers.com/beers/ellezelloise-hercule-stout/

You can get it at Discount Liquor in Milwaukee.

Southampton's Oyster Stout was out of this fucking world.

Looking forward to drinking this over the winter, it was the last one on the shelf. Not sure when if ever i’ll see it again, now that Shelton is done. First time I had one was at Delilah’s back when they had grey market Westvleteren in the mid 00’s.

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« Reply #35 on: December 12, 2020, 10:37:09 AM »
Try Hercule.

http://www.sheltonbrothers.com/beers/ellezelloise-hercule-stout/

You can get it at Discount Liquor in Milwaukee.

Southampton's Oyster Stout was out of this fucking world.

Looking forward to drinking this over the winter, it was the last one on the shelf. Not sure when if ever i’ll see it again, now that Shelton is done. First time I had one was at Delilah’s back when they had grey market Westvleteren in the mid 00’s.

Any date on the bottle?

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« Reply #36 on: December 12, 2020, 11:11:48 AM »
Hercule label is notched “Lot 9 1”.

How many names has Ellezelloise/Brasserie Légendes/Brasserie des Géants/Kasteel-Brouwerij/Brasserie des Collines had? :blink:

Always liked this label:


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« Reply #37 on: December 12, 2020, 12:37:17 PM »
Try Hercule.

http://www.sheltonbrothers.com/beers/ellezelloise-hercule-stout/

You can get it at Discount Liquor in Milwaukee.

Southampton's Oyster Stout was out of this fucking world.

Looking forward to drinking this over the winter, it was the last one on the shelf. Not sure when if ever i’ll see it again, now that Shelton is done. First time I had one was at Delilah’s back when they had grey market Westvleteren in the mid 00’s.

Having access to beer like that is but a distant memory for me.

Even a hard-core Belgian / German beer lover like me isn't going to drive 400 miles round-trip just to buy beer at Discount Liquor.

Buy back in the day, yeah, I adored the living hell out of Hercule. Post up if it's any good anymore.

Now I'm "limited" to whatever I can get from Belgian Happiness and whatever German beer they have at Woodman's - Green Bay.

Going over my finances this morning, holy fuck I've got to get some control over my beer / booze spending.  :-[

You could pour 99% of domestic swill (and bourbon) right down the drain for all I care.

Other than Two Hearted and the big Founders stouts there isn't one domestic beer that I care to have in the DBF.

Takes up precious space allotted to Westmalle and LaChouffe and Lambiek Frabriek and things of that nature.
Poor unfortunate elderly isolated beer god.

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« Reply #38 on: December 13, 2020, 02:00:02 PM »
What about Ridgeview Liquor in GB? Thought they had a good Belgian selection?

Still it’s BS that no one in WI can ship beer, Illinois too but there are ways.

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« Reply #39 on: December 18, 2020, 01:23:04 PM »
Seizoensbrouwerij Vandewalle

I've always wanted to try their Oud Bruin, and BPA/Lambic blend. Very regional to West Flanders it seems, we didn't see any on our travels. The 750's hand-wrapped in paper would be hard to miss. Just listened to a good podcast with the brewer here: https://www.belgiansmaak.com/chris-vandewalle-seizoensbrouwerij-vandewalle/

"For added value seekers: Chris Vandewalle brews three fantastic beers full of guts and spunk" :-X

So if you're thrifty and need a little extra protein... :unsure:

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Re: Obscure Belgians
« Reply #40 on: December 18, 2020, 02:25:21 PM »
Seizoensbrouwerij Vandewalle

I've always wanted to try their Oud Bruin, and BPA/Lambic blend. Very regional to West Flanders it seems, we didn't see any on our travels. The 750's hand-wrapped in paper would be hard to miss. Just listened to a good podcast with the brewer here: https://www.belgiansmaak.com/chris-vandewalle-seizoensbrouwerij-vandewalle/

"For added value seekers: Chris Vandewalle brews three fantastic beers full of guts and spunk" :-X

So if you're thrifty and need a little extra protein... :unsure:

What is with the Brit speak infecting our American language?  I mean, I am hearing flat for apartment, about for around, people being sat for reservations, queue instead of line, etc.  I have even seen someone sent "to hospital".  What's next? Aluminium???!?!?!

And no I am not trying to have "a go" and I am not "taking the piss".

Arghhh, I need to go on holiday.

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Re: Obscure Belgians
« Reply #41 on: December 18, 2020, 03:01:02 PM »
Seizoensbrouwerij Vandewalle

I've always wanted to try their Oud Bruin, and BPA/Lambic blend. Very regional to West Flanders it seems, we didn't see any on our travels. The 750's hand-wrapped in paper would be hard to miss. Just listened to a good podcast with the brewer here: https://www.belgiansmaak.com/chris-vandewalle-seizoensbrouwerij-vandewalle/

"For added value seekers: Chris Vandewalle brews three fantastic beers full of guts and spunk" :-X

So if you're thrifty and need a little extra protein... :unsure:

What is with the Brit speak infecting our American language?  I mean, I am hearing flat for apartment, about for around, people being sat for reservations, queue instead of line, etc.  I have even seen someone sent "to hospital".  What's next? Aluminium???!?!?!

And no I am not trying to have "a go" and I am not "taking the piss".

Arghhh, I need to go on holiday.
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Akshually... the English language tab on their site has the Union Jack, so it is the Queen's English. :nerd: ;)

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Re: Obscure Belgians
« Reply #42 on: December 18, 2020, 07:14:41 PM »
Seizoensbrouwerij Vandewalle

I've always wanted to try their Oud Bruin, and BPA/Lambic blend. Very regional to West Flanders it seems, we didn't see any on our travels. The 750's hand-wrapped in paper would be hard to miss. Just listened to a good podcast with the brewer here: https://www.belgiansmaak.com/chris-vandewalle-seizoensbrouwerij-vandewalle/

"For added value seekers: Chris Vandewalle brews three fantastic beers full of guts and spunk" :-X

So if you're thrifty and need a little extra protein... :unsure:
I had the Oud Bruin in 2015. Picked it up in Barcelona at Lambicus. I enjoyed it and would love to try the Kriek. The lambic blend must be a bit newer? I would love to try that as well.

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Re: Obscure Belgians
« Reply #43 on: December 18, 2020, 07:32:23 PM »
Keyte Triple - I have only seen and had that once in life. Was in the States.

Queue de Charrue Brune - lovely oud bruin but only in Belgium. We have a ton of Duchess but this beauty stays over there?

Bacchus from Van Honsebrouck - I am a fan. I think only the regular has ever made it over here.

De Hoevebrouwers Koekelaring - I bought this at Binny's in Chicago in 2013 and it was a 2009 bottle. I enjoyed it and don't know how common that was. I think its a special club brew.

Who remembers Grottenbier made at St. Bernardus? That beer used to be pretty commonplace.

Géants Christmas Goliath - that should go in the Xmas thread. But I haven't seen that in years.

Silenrieux Sara - is this still around?

De Kazematten Saison Tremist - I think this was a one time import.

Scheldebrouwerij Hansje Drinker - another tripel, I am sucker for tripels. I don't know if this has been imported since the mid-aughts.

Hoogstraten Poorter - who remembers those ceramic flip top bottles?  Haven't seen a fresh bottle since the early-aughts.

De Leite - these are all relatively new and all sours, I think. I've enjoyed them but they are a bit pricey

I should stop.



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Re: Obscure Belgians
« Reply #44 on: December 18, 2020, 09:21:33 PM »
Too many! :deadbanana:

Had Bacchus and De Leite Cuvée Soer'ise “Triple Kriek” last year in Belgium.
I remember Grottenbier, Hansje Drinker, and Sara, the Hoogstraten Poorter ceramic one I might have had once. Definitely had the Kruikenbier a couple times, and have the brewery glass somewhere.

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Re: Obscure Belgians
« Reply #45 on: December 19, 2020, 05:14:04 PM »

Flat.  Completely and utterly flat.  Looking at the "best by date", it doesn't look like it was marked properly.  With that said it doesn't even go up to 2020 so.... but its still pretty good.  Buttery brett, tastes like its seen oak.  Low level cocoa and lots of aged cherries




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Re: Obscure Belgians
« Reply #46 on: December 19, 2020, 05:19:40 PM »
is that kid taunting us?
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Re: Obscure Belgians
« Reply #47 on: December 19, 2020, 05:28:19 PM »
is that kid taunting us?

Just you, I've told him who Furley is. 

He's not impressed  :coffee:
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Re: Obscure Belgians
« Reply #48 on: December 19, 2020, 05:32:02 PM »
is that kid taunting us?

Just you, I've told him who Furley is. 

He's not impressed  :coffee:

he's clearly got a good head on his shoulders already
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Re: Obscure Belgians
« Reply #49 on: January 16, 2021, 02:59:58 PM »
Try Hercule.

http://www.sheltonbrothers.com/beers/ellezelloise-hercule-stout/

You can get it at Discount Liquor in Milwaukee.

Southampton's Oyster Stout was out of this fucking world.

Looking forward to drinking this over the winter, it was the last one on the shelf. Not sure when if ever i’ll see it again, now that Shelton is done. First time I had one was at Delilah’s back when they had grey market Westvleteren in the mid 00’s.

Any date on the bottle?

Drinking an old Hercule now, it's past it's prime, but still drinkable. Flip-top did nothing once unhinged, after pulling at the stopper it released a huge *PIFFFF* as the seal was broken. A fine mist of beer vinegar settled on my arm and the table. Not much carb in the glass, just a thin ring at the edge, initially a cluster of larger bubbles off to one side.

Aroma of molasses and balsamic. Tangy notes of plum, prune, molasses, tobacco leaf, and leather. Light on carbonation but medium bodied. Very little if any bitterness, though it finishes relatively dry. It comes off more as an Oud Bruin aged a little too long. Again, it's over the hill but still relatively enjoyable.  :banned:

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