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Re: Belgian Beer: You're probably doing it wrong
« Reply #45 on: May 17, 2017, 01:36:47 pm »
]I think that article misses the mark in many regards.  Condescending, douchey attitude aside, I would venture to guess that most US brewers are not trying to replicate beers regardless of country of origin.  Inspired brewing with a "make it my own" attitude is the way of the American brewer.  The attitude that only Belgian originals are doing it right is narrow minded.

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Re: Belgian Beer: You're probably doing it wrong
« Reply #46 on: May 17, 2017, 01:51:02 pm »
Kinda funny, I don't pick up on the tone at all, in fact, I find it slightly humorous and I think that's what the author was trying to do.  "Seriously though, consider locking up the spice cabinet". 

I believe that US craft is too chicken to make beers true to style in fear that it will not sell and that's probably true.  Let's be serious, it's actually quite simple to brew something in the spirit of belgian style. 
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Re: Belgian Beer: You're probably doing it wrong
« Reply #47 on: May 17, 2017, 01:55:01 pm »
Let's be serious, it's actually quite simple to brew something in the spirit of belgian style.

In my experience, a lot of domestic brewers miss the mark, though.  Maybe because they don't keep it simple.  Often because of poor yeast choice or underattenuation.

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