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Our Belgian friends.

Once again it’s time to take a look at a few more beers, but before we get to this one, let’s back up a bit. Bob has been telling me all about Duvel beers for, well the entire time I’ve known him, but until last year, the term ale has turned me off of it and I didn’t want to try it considering the cost involved in a four pack of Duvel Golden Ale. Well, Father’s day was this year, and a pack of Duvel may have made it’s way into Bob’s hands from the wife and myself…so now, if I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t have to feel guilty! Score.

We did blonde ales. These are a light variation on pale ale, often made with pilsner malt.Some beer writers regard blonde and golden ales as distinct styles, while others do not. Duvel is the archetypal Belgian blonde ale, and one of the most popular bottled beers in the country as well as being well-known internationally. (source)



Once again it’s time to check out a few new beers. We decided to give a try to a few pilsners again. While we were out to eat last week, we had a chance to try Sam Adams Noble Pils, and then we figured that was a good of a reason as any to try another round of the lager subset.

As is the way I love to do it…we’re trying a known beer, a not as well known beer, and a very obscure beer. So we’re trying Schafly Pilsner, Crown Valley Old School Pilsener, Bakalar 1454, and a special bonus of Sam Adams Noble Pils seasonal.

We all know what a pilsner is, so we’ll just get right into it on these. Next round will be a new class of beers, because we realized that we’ve done a few kinds beer more than once already and we’ve got plenty more varieties to at least get their first go.