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Have to ask the question: why is is it I always get a strong hint of soy-sauce in Belgian style beers? I'm drinking a Three Philosophers Quadruple and it honestly tastes so much like soy-sauce. It's rated 95-100 on some online beer sites. I can't justify such a high rating for something that tastes like soy sauce. Anybody find Belgian style beers to be enjoyable?
 
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I naver had this beer but others I had werent soy-sauced.
Try Rochefort or any trappist next time and let me know what you think, ok?
 
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Thanks Oliver. I'll let you know. I always found "soy sauce" in Maredsous which I believe is a trappist.

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I think there are just 8 (or were 8 and now are 9) beers that are really trappist. There are some strict rules to be considered trappist. Here there are info about them http://www.trappistbeer.net/trappist_portalEN.htm but google and you will find much more.
 
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I know what your talking about. I even get that soy-sauce taste when Im drinking a Stella. Still one of my favourites.
 
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A Stella?? Huh??
 
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For mine, Belgian beers are an acquired taste.

I haven't acquired it yet. And my God, I have tried!

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A Stella?? Huh??


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Many people mention stouts having "soy sauce" characteristics. I don't think the issue is specifically limited to or related to "Belgian style".

Purely a guess, but I believe soy sauce is fermented & I wanna say has roasted grain too. I might be off - I'm no soy sauce connoisseur, but if that is correct, surely some of that process sounds familiar with regards to beer production - no?


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One thing I'd add though for the OP - in my limited experience, most often, once a person makes a statement like: " I always get a strong hint of soy-sauce in Belgian style beers. " ~ the negative psychological imprint is already there & it's probably pointless/impossible to try to alter the perception. Going forward, you might just stay away from Belgian style. jmho


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One thing I'd add though for the OP - in my limited experience, most often, once a person makes a statement like: " I always get a strong hint of soy-sauce in Belgian style beers. " ~ the negative psychological imprint is already there & it's probably pointless/impossible to try to alter the perception. Going forward, you might just stay away from Belgian style. jmho


Or put it on your Chow Main


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Are you a troll?

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A Stella?? Huh??


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I can't justify such a high rating for something that tastes like soy sauce.


What do you have against soy sauce?


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Are you a troll ?


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Do you, honestly, know of one that has ever answered that Q, honestly?


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Dan I can't tell if you're joking or not lol. But I certainly hope I'm not. Come on....is Stella Artois that bad??? It's always been a staple beer for me.

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Are you a troll?

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A Stella?? Huh??


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I'd understand drinking Belgian-style beers if real Belgian beers were not available. But they are. I'm a Maredsous Brune guy myself.
 
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I'd understand drinking Belgian-style beers if real Belgian beers were not available. But they are. I'm a Maredsous Brune guy myself.


Unibroue makes some good Belgian style beers that have been known to fool an expert here and there.
 
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I learned about Belgians and Belgian styles (read that as "all good beers" lol) here in Philly at the feet of Kornazoo and Racer. Tripel Karmeliet, La Fin Du Monde, St. Bernardus, Duval, Brooklyn Local 1, Golden Monkey, Old Horizontal, Maredsous, were all on the list with countless others. I'm a beer snob because of them! Smile
 
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I learned about Belgians and Belgian styles (read that as "all good beers" lol) here in Philly at the feet of Kornazoo and Racer.


What the heck ever happened to Tim?


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Laphoraig? Is that you Raymond?
 
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