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Beer, Cider, & Sake 14

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ThomasvanDale | Mar 20, 2014 08:28 AM

I have long been curious what people think about what sits on the label and what is in the bottle. For example, Gose, an obscure and old type of beer from Germany, according to Ratebeer, is currently made by far more breweries in the US than in Germany. Has anyone tasted both (German and US) versions and can comment on similarities and differences?

Maybe an easier beer to start with is the Westmalle Tripel and US variations on the tripel. I assume that Westmalle Tripel is fairly easy to find in the US. Is that correct? Is there another Trappist Tripel even easier to find in the US?

How similar or dissimilar would you say the beers are?

I realise, of course, that not all tripels, even Belgian ones, taste the same. However, I guess the question more accurately might be: do you feel you can enjoy one beer as much as the other?

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