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auberginegal Sep 28, 2006 04:29 PM

I was in Brugges last year at a bar that served 300 different types of beer. I lost track of all the amazing ones I had there, but as each belgian beer has its own glass, I think I could figure out at least a couple of them, if I had pictures as reference.

Does anyone know if there is a website that shows lots of Belgian beer glasses along with the names of the corresponding beers?

There's a couple in particular I'd like the name to - I will try to describe the glasses, if anyone can help, it would be greatly appreciated. thanks!

1) A dark beer served in a bulbous test-tube like glass - as the bottom is round, it cannot stand on its own and comes in a wooden stand

2) A blonde beer that is served in a large tullip (ballon) shaped glass with a fleur-de-lis etched into it.

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    deldredge RE: auberginegal Sep 28, 2006 05:13 PM

    I believe the dark beer you're looking for is leute bock...

    http://www.corman-collins.be/biere/bi...

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      auberginegal RE: deldredge Sep 28, 2006 07:56 PM

      nope, the glass is thinner and aside from the bottom resting in a wood base, iirc, there may be some sort of extension from the base that supports higher up on the glass as well.

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      schoenick RE: auberginegal Sep 28, 2006 06:06 PM

      The blonde one sounds like Leffe except I don't remember the fleur de lis on it...

      If you don't find any further responses at this post, try http://www.thebrickskeller.com/ - It's a pub in DC that serves over 1000 different beers and in the correct glasses. They would for sure know.

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        LStaff RE: auberginegal Sep 28, 2006 08:37 PM

        1) Pauwel Kwak

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwak

        Working on #2 - (he he, that's funny).

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          abbeyraish RE: auberginegal Sep 28, 2006 08:42 PM

          The tall test tube beer is Kwak. It's awesome. I miss it over there. It's the only place I've ever lived where beer was cheaper than water. Sigh...

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            LStaff RE: auberginegal Sep 28, 2006 08:49 PM

            Was the fleur-de-lis etched into the bottom of the glass, or on the side?

            More of a chalice than a tulip but Chimay maybe? http://www.johnsgrocery.com/Catalog/I...

            May need more details to track this one down since the fleur-de-lis is a common symbol for breweries.

            This site lists a few good sites to check out - unfortunately its going to require alot of clicking to see all the glasses. http://belgianstyle.com/mmguide/glass...

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              auberginegal RE: auberginegal Sep 28, 2006 10:45 PM

              yes! the first one was definitely Kwak. thanks!

              I looked at the tulip section of glasses but couldn't see the one I'm looking for. The shape sort of looks like this one:
              http://www.johnsgrocery.com/Catalog/I...>

              The fleur-de-lis is on the side of the glass, and it's that frosty subtle look (so potentially maybe not etched i guess).

              While the Kwak I knew was sort of more popular, unfortunately I'm pretty sure the second one isn't.

              1. bitsubeats RE: auberginegal Sep 29, 2006 09:31 PM

                omg I know what the 2nd beer is, but i'm having a brain fart right now ....let me think on it and I'll let you know

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                  DeeDee RE: auberginegal Sep 30, 2006 03:19 PM

                  The beer that was served in the fleur-de-lis glass was most definitely Karmeleit Triple. It is pretty widely available in the U.S. In fact I buy it at my local grocery store.

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                    auberginegal RE: DeeDee Sep 30, 2006 03:44 PM

                    thanks! i googled to see a picture of the glass, it does look like the one. the next step will be to get one and have a taste! :)

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