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post #136 of 1979
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Originally Posted by Gloomfire View Post
Small corrections.

Westy 6 = Green Cap
Westy 8 = Blue Cap
Westy 12 = Gold Cap

You also forgot the 7th one, Brouwerij de Achelse Kluis. They are probably the least known of the Trappist beers. And Koningshoeven had their official Trappist designation given back to them as of a few years ago.
I had the 6 and 8 correct, but I was wrong about the gold being 10 as opposed to 12 . I have a couple bottles of Koningshoeven Tripel that say "Trappist" on the label, but acorrding to Garret Oliver's book "The Brewmaster's Table" at the time of publishing in 2003 there were only five Trappist monistaries producing beers sold to the public, all five of them in Belgium. I guess Koningshoeven regained the designation after the fact. I haven't seen Brouwerij de Achelse Kluis in quite some time, and my edition of Michael Jackson's Great Beers of Belgium is third edition with some out-dated information, I'm getting the fifth edition soon.
Thanx for the corrections.
post #137 of 1979
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Originally Posted by spacecoyote View Post
I had the 6 and 8 correct, but I was wrong about the gold being 10 as opposed to 12 . I have a couple bottles of Koningshoeven Tripel that say "Trappist" on the label, but acorrding to Garret Oliver's book "The Brewmaster's Table" at the time of publishing in 2003 there were only five Trappist monistaries producing beers sold to the public, all five of them in Belgium. I guess Koningshoeven got gegained the designation after the fact.
Yeah, it happened in October of 2005. Basically now the monks have to work a few hours a day brewing the beer.

Try to find some Achel beers. They shouldn't be too hard to find, and they are pretty good.
post #138 of 1979
When the third edition of Great Beers of Belgium came out the monks at Achel had yet to brew beer, cheese and the like but no beer. That's why I need the new fifth edition!
Tonight I picked up a bottle of '06 Gouden Carolus Grand Cru of The Emperor, for cellaring of course.
If I don't forget or fall asleep tonight I will review the Kulmbach Schwarzbier, sooo pretty, soooo tasty.....
post #139 of 1979
It took long enough but I finally got around to the
Swarzbier

Kulmbacher Monchshof
World Classic Schwarz, The Original Black
by Kulmbacher Brauerei, Kulmbach Germany

When I first had this wonderful brew I was at a Belgian-style restaurant in Newtown, PA called Issac Newton's, they were serving it as a seasonal draught. It was at that event horizon that I fell in love with Black Pilsners. The single most outstanding flavor characteristic at the time was the distinct taste of bubble gum comming from the hops. I was intrigued, but only a little surprized. While living in Connecticut several years ago the owner of a local brew and wine supply store, Paul Zot, got his hands on a hybrid variety of a hop grown locally in New England, a hybrid so unstable that I never saw it again. The distinct aroma and flavor I remember most of this hop? Bubble gum. After drinking the draught Monchshof Schwarz I was transported back to the heady days of brewing beer on our rooftop in the middle of winter while snow slowly floated down into the kettle.
Now, as I sip the bottle version of this Black Pils, I am reminded of other flavors. A very mild aroma with a dense tan head. The roasted barley is apparent right up front, almost like a plain or mild stout. I think this bottle is a little over-mature, the first thing to mellow most notably in a beer are the hops, and all but the minty cooling effect of the hops have dissipated. While this beer definitely still has a lot of life left to it, I prefer it younger.
post #140 of 1979
I'm not happy with my prize... the home brewing scene makes me jealous.
post #141 of 1979
Fat Tire Amber Ale. Boulevard Pale Ale.
post #142 of 1979
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I'm not happy with my prize... the home brewing scene makes me jealous.
I wasn't happy with your prize either

New whoopdie-doo review commin' right up!
post #143 of 1979
Finally!!!!
A fermented redemption, this is by far the best beer I've had in quite a long time.

HopBack Amber Ale, 6% Alc/vol
Troegs Brewing Co., Harrisburg, PA

This beer defies description, but I'll try. The aroma is so floral I can't pin it down to one or two olfactory hues. It smells like a flower garden in full bloom (Gardenias, Jasmine, Roses), as well as desert sage and fresh-ground black pepper. The taste, again, is such a synergy of flavors; liccorice, freshed pressed apple juice, black cherries, star anise, cinnamon, leather, butterscotch, I could go on and on....
I honestly can't remember liking a beer this much since I first tasted Orval. It is very rare that I give such accolades to a beer that isn't either [a] seasonal or [b] big. And being Troegs "flagship" beer I think it's all the more reason for me, and you, to investigate (aka get it and drink it) their other beers.
Prost! And Thanx Troegs for an awesome ale!

Yeah, about the picture...I begged you to look at mine first, I begged you!
post #144 of 1979
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Originally Posted by spacecoyote View Post
Yeah, about the picture...I begged you to look at mine first, I begged you!
Now [I]that[I] gave me a good laugh! Why haven't I subscribed to this thread? To be remedied immediately.
post #145 of 1979
Thread Starter 
Mmmmmmmm
post #146 of 1979
Estrella Galicia 1906 FTW
post #147 of 1979
For a while I thought this thread had gone still.
For those who care:
I just scored a mixed six of Westvleteren (2 of each color).
Woooppieee!
post #148 of 1979
Just bought, and imbibed two excelent beers, I mean really freakin' good...

1) add another big vote for:
Stone Brewing Co.- Ruination IPA (hop heads delight)

2) one that I had two bottles of last summer and was lucky to find again (so I got 3):
Marin Brewing Co. - Hefe Doppel WEIZEN

Seek and enjoy
post #149 of 1979

So, what, I guess "they" don't make beer anymore? Am I the only one with a relegious zealotry towards Ales and Lagers? No....no....no.....


Anyway, I have amassed such a collection of vintage ales that the only thing left for me to do is start brewing again. Hopefully the Wyeast Abbey II that I made a starter for this afternoon will take. If it does I will be brewing a very unique Belgian amber/double a'la Rochefort 8/Chimay Red. A dry burgundian ale with reserved fruitiness and a warm glowing warming glow, ready just in time for the fall.
But I guess I'll just have to drink it by myself!
post #150 of 1979
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