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Love Magic Hat #9, Blue Moon, Hoegaarden, but need something new!

bocce Dec 19, 2006 06:57 PM

I love these three beers, and am looking for something new to try. Any suggestions?

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  1. Chinon00 RE: bocce Dec 19, 2006 08:03 PM

    You seem to be attracted to lighter fruity ales. If I were you my next stop would be German Weissbier (wheat beer). They have subtle flavors of clove and banana. You might find them to be similar to Hoegaarden but without the herbal character.

    1. Josh RE: bocce Dec 19, 2006 08:17 PM

      Since you like witbier, I'd suggest Avery White Rascal, Ommegang Witte, Unibroue Blanche de Chambly, and Hitachino Nest White Ale. All are exemplary witbiers.

      1. MaspethMaven RE: bocce Dec 19, 2006 08:30 PM

        Abita's "Purple Haze"
        Grant's HefeWeizen

        Hacker Pschorr dunkel weiss (for darker days)
        Brooklyn Blanche
        Victory Golden Monkey

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          kenito799 RE: MaspethMaven Dec 20, 2006 03:44 PM

          Golden Monkey might be a bit strong but I love that stuff...if OP likes it, a world of Belgian beers awaits...

        2. peetoteeto RE: bocce Dec 19, 2006 09:32 PM

          Arrogant Bastard would certainly be something new!

          (ducking for cover)

          Seriously now, I'd echo the Ommegang Witte, as well as the Unibroue Éphemère. Oh, and Dogfish Head's ApriHop is quite tasty, though it might have a bit more of a hop bite than you'd like.

          1. TonyO RE: bocce Dec 19, 2006 09:37 PM

            UFO HefeWeizen and Long Trail Hibernator would be two choices you may enjoy.

            1. MVNYC RE: bocce Dec 19, 2006 10:24 PM

              Try out some German Hefeweizens. My top choice is Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen. After you have embarked down the hefeweizen trail try somee dunkelweizens(dark) and some krystalweizens(filtered). This style is something American brewers have a hard time getting right so my suggestion would be to stick with the German ones.

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                Chinon00 RE: MVNYC Dec 20, 2006 12:36 AM

                As an aside I once brought a couple of Erdinger krystalweizen 6ers to a football party. Now admittedly the other guys there were adjunct lager drinkers but most made there way through it (and one guy actually liked it). But one fellah inparticular took one sip and stated that he couldn't finish the beer. Not wanting to waste the beer he began offering it to the other guys. Could it has possibly tasted that bad to anyone's taste buds? I will never, never, never, ever understand that.

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                  Captain RE: MVNYC Jan 14, 2007 11:11 PM

                  Any beer by Weihensyephaner would be a good choice.

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                  adtroy RE: bocce Dec 19, 2006 11:53 PM

                  Try Great Lakes Holy Moses White Ale if you can find it in your area.

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                    mike_d RE: bocce Dec 20, 2006 01:02 PM

                    Bell's Oberon, if available.

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                      somervilleGM RE: bocce Dec 20, 2006 09:40 PM

                      Try Dogfish Head Aprihop! A real step up from #9

                      1. sashimi73 RE: bocce Jan 2, 2007 12:42 PM

                        How about Leffe?

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                          niquejim RE: bocce Jan 2, 2007 09:45 PM

                          Find some place to buy one beer at a time and try many. Some you will like others you will hate. There are so many beers out there and some are so unusual that unless you try them you will never know what you are missing.

                          1. hitachino RE: bocce Jan 13, 2007 07:16 PM

                            de koninck

                            bellhaven st. andrews

                            sea dog blue paw or apricot

                            maisels weisse if you could find any

                            1. Harp00n RE: bocce Jan 15, 2007 11:58 PM

                              How about; "Belgium's Best" at Costco are not, but are bargain none the less? :-)

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                                bobandannaweaven RE: bocce Jul 8, 2012 10:50 AM

                                I agree with the Hitachino Nest White Ale suggestion

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