Monday, May 10, 2010

Belgian Tasting

A couple months ago, the New York Times held a blind tasting of 20 different Belgian-style ales. Of this group, 10 were from Belgium, 9 were from the US and 1 was from Canada. The beer that took the Number 1 spot was the Jolly Pumpkin Brewery's Oro de Calabaza, from Dexter, Michigan. In fact, four out of the top 10 picks were American Belgian-style brews. Check out the article for all of the details and a complete list of the beers sampled. The tasters also noted the range in diversity among the selected brews. While Belgian certainly is a style all its own, it remains a style that allows for a great deal of subtle variance.

1 comment:

  1. I'm heading to Ann Arbor this weekend, so I'll give you a first-hand impression of the Oro de Calabaza.