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Subject: Re: [Leica] Czech Beer is OK--Belgian beer rules!
From: Nathan Wajsman <>
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2001 07:52:47 +0200
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I cannot let this important, albeit OT, thread pass by without throwing in my
two rappen...The Czechs do make a decent pilsner, but if anyone wants to explore
what real beer tastes like, there is only one country to head to: Belgium! I
lived there for 5 years, and did extensive research during that time ;-) Here
are some of my top choices, not ranked:

Delirium Tremens
Hoegarden Grand Cru
Blanche de Namur (in summer only)
Verboden Vrucht/Fruit Defendu

and then the only real Trappist beers in the world:
La Trappe from Koningshoeven (this one is near Tilburg in the Netherlands, the
only Trappist beer made outside Belgium)

Some of these are exported, for example Leffe is commonly found abroad, and some
of the others are sold in specialist shops. The Belgian equivalent of Budweiser,
Stella Artois, is for some totally unknown reason quite popular in the UK. But
for many of the other beers I listed, you will just have to get on the plane and
go to Belgium. I now live about 700 km from Brussels, so occasionally we drive
up there for the weekend and come back to Switzerland with a VERY heavy car...


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Nathan Wajsman
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