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Creamy beers

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Creamy beers

We are huge fans of creamy, large headed, dark beers like Old Speckled Hen in England. Does anyone know iff a specific creamy beers we should look for in Brugge. According to the information we have read, there are too many beers to try them all!! Thanks. Lyn Clarke

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1. Re: Creamy beers

I think all the trappistbeer have a dark version and they are quite creamy. Every self-respecting bar in Belgium will have at least 2. If not get out, try the next cafe.

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Belgium beer is totally different to the Real Ale in the UK - don't have too many at one time as they are very strong - none under 5%

You should try:

Leffe 6.5%

Kastel 11% (good for a night cap - just one mind)

Duvel 8.5%

All the Westmalle (various strengths).

Chimay " "

Have a good time trying them.

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best trappistbeeer , and certainly the most creamy is "westvleteren", the strong version (there are several). But don't drink it like English ale...you will get lost..........:-)

Cheers!

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Thanks for all your great information- gosh 11%!! We had better drink at a local pub near our B&B!!! We are so excited. Lyn Clarke

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As Brugge is pretty small, most pubs will be pretty close...I love the little tavern De Garre...down a narrow alley off the main street between the Markt and the Burg.

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There's a pub called "'t Brugs Beertje" (spelling?) which has an enormous selection, in a menu organised by region. Spent a couple of fun nights in there...

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Monks run out of ‘best’ beer in the world

REUTERS[ TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2005 03:20:18 AM]

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BRUSSELS: Monks at a Belgian abbey have been forced to stop selling their famous beer after it was voted the best in the world and was promptly sold out. The abbey of Saint Sixtus of Westvleteren in western Belgium is home to some 30 Cistercian and Trappist monks who lead a life of seclusion, prayer, manual labour — and beer-brewing.

A survey of thousands of beer enthusiasts from 65 countries on the RateBeer website (www.ratebeer.com) in June rated the Westvleteren 12 beer as the world’s best. But the abbey only has a limited brewing capacity, and was not able to cope with the beer’s sudden popularity.

“Our shop is closed because all our beer has been sold out,” said a message on the abbey‘s answering machine, which it calls the ‘beer phone’. And the abbey has no intention of boosting its capacity to satisfy market demand. “We are not brewers, we are monks. We brew beer to be able to afford being monks,” the father abbot said on the abbey’s website.

Monk Mark Bode told De Morgen daily: “Outsiders don’t understand why we are not raising production. But for us life in the abbey comes first, not the brewery.”

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8. Re: Creamy beers

My favorite beer in Brugge is Kwaak (you can get it on tap in most places). Yum yum yum yum yum.

Chimay Blue is my second choice :)