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#61 Mon 28 Apr 08 9:19pm

Sabs

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Re: What beer is in your fridge?

OMG Eilen, you just tasted the BEST beer in the world! Insiders really consider it better then the Westvleteren 12!! St. Bernardus is indeed very complex but oh so good! You are absolutely not a dork trust me... thumbsup
Do give it another try even if it is  three times as expensive as the others. I would gladly forget about the inferior ones and go for the Bernardus every time. WOOHOO Eilen! kiss
The brewery itself is situated in one of the most beautiful cities of Belgium.

http://www.thebelgianbeershop.com/index1.html

It's an abbey ale, very close to the original Trappists.
http://www.belgianstyle.com/mmguide/style/abbey.html

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#62 Mon 28 Apr 08 9:28pm

Eilen

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Re: What beer is in your fridge?

Ah, so you're saying I made a good choice then? wink   Beginner's luck, I suppose.  I was sad to see the bottom of the glass, will definitely treat myself again.  The one I bought said Abt 12 on it, I see they do a trippel also, New Belgium Brewing in Colorado do a trippel that I really like, I will have to look for a true from-Belgium trippel and compare.

P.S.  What a cool website!  The even ship around the world.

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#63 Mon 28 Apr 08 10:50pm

DominicNoBe

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Re: What beer is in your fridge?

Eilen wrote:

I tried a bottle of St. Bernardus beer on Saturday.  Got it at a pork store where they have open stock of a bunch of beer, you mix and match what you like or just buy one bottle at a time.  What a beer!  I'm so used to American brews and not that they're bad, they just don't have the depth or complexity of Belgian/German/European beers.  Slightly floral, full-bodied with delicate bubbles, I sound like a dork, don't I?  Definitely a once-in-a-while treat though, as one bottle costs three times as much as American beers.

Belgians take some getting used in my opinion...but, they can surprise you...sometimes, though, they can make you cringe...

I have tried a number of them and have loved some and hated some.  I had a Bernardus on the 19th of April and it was good, but not something that I could deal with for more than one glass.  I have always imagined it better paired with a food, whereas, a lot of beer, I can just enjoy on its own.  But, that's me...the untrained moron of a man.

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#64 Mon 28 Apr 08 11:40pm

Sabs

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Re: What beer is in your fridge?

Eilen, the best choice ever!

Dom, your description of yourself is priceless... wink
Indeed Bernardus goes splendidly with food, eg. mussels cooked in Bernardus and a glass to accompany. Also great with asparagus, cheeses and all kind of meat stews. In Watou, the village of the Bernardus brewery , there's a resto that specialises in getting the right beer together with the right dish.
http://www.homebrewchef.com/Hommelhof.html
Really out of this world!

I have to say though that there's is not one belgian beer that maks me cringe, except for Stella... lol

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#65 Tue 29 Apr 08 4:14am

bcrain

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Re: What beer is in your fridge?

Now I feel left out because I looked online for the beer you suggested Sabs and I really don't think I can find it around here but I wont give up hope, lol!

I did however find some local mead wine thats fairly close to me as AskCy mentioned he wanted to have some.. just an advert I saw.. I was going for a ride a few weeks back and noticed their shop and saw the other day an advert that they now had some in stock.. I couldn't ride up with my road tires and cleats, nasty gravel roads! But I will have to go for a visit soon!

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#66 Wed 30 Apr 08 5:06pm

RedNelley

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From Norfolk, VA
Member since Tue 29 Apr 08

Re: What beer is in your fridge?

I just found out about mead the other day from a guy who makes it himself. It sounded really good. I have never seen it for sale anywhere here though. I hear it takes a year to ferment or something?? shocked

Oh and we have Killian's Irish Red in the fridge atm. smile

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#67 Wed 30 Apr 08 5:25pm

AskCy

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Re: What beer is in your fridge?

mead is a strong sweet honey tasting wine !.... . . ..     thumbsup

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#68 Wed 30 Apr 08 7:53pm

bcrain

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Re: What beer is in your fridge?

The place where I saw it is actually a place that keeps bee's and sell other products as well like candles, soaps, etc.

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#69 Sun 04 May 08 4:40am

CanadianGal

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From BC, Canada
Member since Mon 24 Mar 08

Re: What beer is in your fridge?

Heineken right now.. in the summer my fridge is used for chilling Corona and Brahma..  cool

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#70 Sun 04 May 08 2:11pm

Sereh

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From The Netherlands
Member since Thu 20 Jan 05

Re: What beer is in your fridge?

Hey you Canadians, when I worked on Granville Island I loved going to the Granville Island Brewery after work.. that beer was just awsome! So pure in taste, very refreshing! I widh I could find it here, after moving back to Holland I gave up on beer altogether, it's too disappointing compared to the Granville Beer. I only have beer when visiting my sister in Belgium (or when eating Indonesian food.. in that case even Heineken will do, but only then!)
I guess i'm a sucker for pressed in stead of bottled as well...

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