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Old 12-08-2017, 11:35 AM   #11
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Good luck with the project and I hope it turns out great. I visited the Cantillion brewery earlier this year after reading about it on this forum and we visited not knowing if sour beers would be to our taste or not having never tried them before. Luckily we liked it and enjoyed the visit. Fascinating place.
My wife has grown fond of kreik so I may try making a batch.
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Old 12-08-2017, 07:00 PM   #12
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Recently there's been a trend of whenever I get an idea about something someone else posts up (or has recently posted) about the same thing.

This is an awesome project Steve! Best of luck with it. I've just read through Wild Brews and will be getting a copy of American Sour Beers, the original idea was to brew a Flanders Red to start with but all the lambic/guezue sections sounded really interesting a tasty. Lambic beers (often with fruit) are what got me into drinking beer in the first place so I'd love to give this a go too.

Where did you get your aged hops? Aging them myself sounds tricky as it adds another bunch of years to the process and they'd probably end up going off...
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Gueuze is a really special thing, and it always saddens me a little when I hear people say they don't like sour beers. I think it's because they haven't tasted the right beer, and unfortunately the great Belgian gueuzes are difficult to find here. I've tasted sours from Wild Beer Co and Siren, and while they are ok, they certainly don't knock your socks off.

What's that quote about man's reach exceeding his grasp? Certainly applies here
Im going to brugge in october and i will be making a little detour on the way home to vanuxeem to literally get a shedful. The mariage parfait is a little stronger than the boon and a bit more refined than the oude gueze. But then I like the lip puckering slap in the face you get
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@Zephyr259 Thanks mate, i think the trick is to brew often so that you don't get too impatient waiting on this. I have probably about half a kilo of aged hops if you ever need any, just let me know and I'll send you a bag.
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here's whats on offer well worth stopping off if you're a fan

http://www.vanuxeem.com/vanuxeem/Def...MB&PageIndex=1
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Who's Garden? - belgian wit - 5.58% - 30
Working hard in the yard - american wit - 5.2% - 10
Seasons to be cheerful pt 2 -Saison - 7% - 31
King Kong - Big black Belgian Quad - 12.86% - 15
East vs West - Belgian RIS - 9% - 30
Risky Business II - 8.2% - 30

Xmas 2017 - 6 each put aside

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Ris-ky business - 10.37%
Sleighed in Belgium - 9.3%
King Kong - 12.86%
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