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    Now, THIS is some good news!

    Man, I have got to try some of this.

    http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/...d8J/story.html

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    Me too. I love jam preserves. j/k

    I wish them all the best in today's competitive market. Hopefully their product lives up to the history of monks brewing outstanding beer.

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    I heard about that on the radio the other day. I am stoked to try it.

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    My understanding is that the Ale will only be available in Massachusetts at first, but wider distribution is planned. The asst. manager at my local
    store (they have a pretty decent selection) says that they are expecting to stock it, but he could not say when.

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    I wonder how it will compare to Chimay.
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    It won't really be comparable until they make the same style. In terms of quality, they are both trappist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
    It won't really be comparable until they make the same style. In terms of quality, they are both trappist.
    It's all Belgian ale.
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    That's a pretty broad brush. Spencer is brewing a refectory ale. It may be similar to a Tripel, without the high alcohol content.

    These are both Belgian ales, commonly produced by trappists and imitated by many microbrews.
    http://www.wyeastlab.com/rw_styledetails.cfm?ID=187
    http://www.wyeastlab.com/rw_styledetails.cfm?ID=186

    It does stand to reason that if they are obtaining yeast from the same source as Chimay, that some of their future recipes will have similar taste. But a lambic may not.

    You can see why I find this announcement so exciting.

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    Average age is 70. A dying community that is for sure.
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
    That's a pretty broad brush. Spencer is brewing a refectory ale. It may be similar to a Tripel, without the high alcohol content.

    These are both Belgian ales, commonly produced by trappists and imitated by many microbrews.
    http://www.wyeastlab.com/rw_styledetails.cfm?ID=187
    http://www.wyeastlab.com/rw_styledetails.cfm?ID=186

    It does stand to reason that if they are obtaining yeast from the same source as Chimay, that some of their future recipes will have similar taste. But a lambic may not.

    You can see why I find this announcement so exciting.
    Do you, like me, consider Chimay to be the Gold Standard of Belgian Ales? Just wondering. That s**t is like liquid silk.
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