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Randy McCord
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Username: Mccord

Post Number: 540
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 216.174.177.177
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2006 - 02:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Living here in beer "hell", I finally got my hands on Orval, and the Westmalle Tripel.

I haven't tried the Westmalle yet, but am tasting the Orval now. This is different from anything I've tasted before. I absolutely love it!! I wish this stuff wasn't so expensive! It costed me a little under 5 bucks.

I'll probably try the Westmalle Tripel tomorrow night. What's it like? If I like it even half as much as this Orval I'll be happy.

Now, I just need to make the 55 mile trek to the "non beer hell" liquor store more often.
 

Randy McCord
Advanced Member
Username: Mccord

Post Number: 542
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 216.174.177.177
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2006 - 02:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry for the double post. It didn't come up on the board the first time I posted.
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 4404
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.57.229.8
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2006 - 01:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Here are two places you might check for other opinions on the Westmalle Tripel:

http://www.ratebeer.com/Beer/westmalle-tripel/2204/

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/208/646/

Both Orval and Westmalle Tripel are among the Belgian beers with the highest IBUs, so these, along with saisons, are good places for hop lovers to start exploring Belgian styles. If you find the hop character too restrained you're probably a hophead.
 

Richard Nye
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Username: Yeasty_boy

Post Number: 1203
Registered: 01-2004
Posted From: 68.225.248.227
Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2006 - 02:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I posted earlier but it must have gotten lost...

Why drive 55 miles when you can brew your own Belgians! I do all the time and love them. Very economical too.