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26-08-2011, 13:05   #31
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Are both those beers genuinely over 4 quid normally for a 750ml bottle ?
yes, it is 6.6% so more ingredients, more duty etc. It is also brewed properly which costs more.

It is also fairly usual for large bottles of beer like this to cost more per ml than smaller bottles.
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26-08-2011, 13:25   #32
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Hell no Leffe is in a league of its own! Chimay just cannot compete.

Duvel is like liquid sex, thankfully I have an everlasting supply
Thems fightin' words! Don't get me wrong.. I LOVE leffe... my wife and i put on a dubious french accent when we have one, "Oh Leffe, I love you!"

That said, Chimay is definitely superior but pay attention to the label.. there's the dubbel (red) , tripel (white), and grand reserve (blue). IMHO the tripel is the best of the lot with many layers of complex flavours. I treat it like a fine port, savour every sip, and generally have just one! What a different beer/style to try and compare to a belgian blonde like Leffe (to which Duvel is more similar and again superior).

Don't get me started, I brew my own so you're dealing with a beer nerd.
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Thems fightin' words! Don't get me wrong.. I LOVE leffe... my wife and i put on a dubious french accent when we have one, "Oh Leffe, I love you!"

That said, Chimay is definitely superior but pay attention to the label.. there's the dubbel (red) , tripel (white), and grand reserve (blue). IMHO the tripel is the best of the lot with many layers of complex flavours. I treat it like a fine port, savour every sip, and generally have just one! What a different beer/style to try and compare to a belgian blonde like Leffe (to which Duvel is more similar and again superior).

Don't get me started, I brew my own so you're dealing with a beer nerd.
Pedantic hat on, Is Leffe not Flemish?
I'm open to correction on this
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Pedantic hat on, Is Leffe not Flemish?
I'm open to correction on this
And here it is, the original abbey was in Namur in Waloonia (not Flemish). btw, i'm not this big of a beer nerd, i did have to use wikipedia!

But in reality it is mass-produced by Anheuser–Busch InBev (unlike Chimay which is one of a handful of trappist beers).
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And here it is, the original abbey was in Namur in Waloonia (not Flemish). btw, i'm not this big of a beer nerd, i did have to use wikipedia!

But in reality it is mass-produced by Anheuser–Busch InBev (unlike Chimay which is one of a handful of trappist beers).
You'll have to try it in your Belgian/French accent next time
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26-08-2011, 22:16   #36
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picked up the last 5 in dundrum tonight, thanks op
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picked up the last 5 in dundrum tonight, thanks op
Phew - at least someone else found some... I was getting worried people would think I was spoofin Enjoy
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27-08-2011, 09:33   #39
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And here it is, the original abbey was in Namur in Waloonia (not Flemish). btw, i'm not this big of a beer nerd, i did have to use wikipedia!

But in reality it is mass-produced by Anheuser–Busch InBev (unlike Chimay which is one of a handful of trappist beers).
Blanche De Namur is also a fantasic beer, really tasty.

The Duvel Brewery is in Puurs in Belgium, its only an hour and a half drive from my house.

Driving there was disgusting, 8 yoyos for a tour and all the beer you could drink at the end + a free gift of 3 bottles of Maredsous and a Glass.

I was almost crying watching my G/F and my mate lashing into free La Chouffe and Mc Chouffe + Duvel and Vedett.

They were hammered going back in the Car.

This post has brought back the sad memories.
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Phew - at least someone else found some... I was getting worried people would think I was spoofin Enjoy
forgot to say..the ones I got were not the blonde, but the brune variety..which suits me as already picked up 20 bottles of paulaner @ 1 euro a bottle
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got the last 12 Leffe in Gorey........1.20 each after staff discount...SWEET
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Don't get me started, I brew my own so you're dealing with a beer nerd.
and I spent the last year working in the Leffe brewery )operated by AB Inbev)
still helping them from abroad in fact, beat that lol
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picked up the last 17 bottles of leffe (33cl) in tesco wilton on thurs.. for the grand sum of €17
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