Thursday 13 January 2011
But not only are there a lot of beers I’ve never heard of. There are a lot of high-quality beers I’ve never heard of. Take tonight’s offering, the abbey beer Herkenrode Tripel, for example.
It pours a wonderful golden blonde, and the taste is something special. It’s unusual, with the traditional elements of a typical Belgian tripel, sure -- grapefruit pith, in particular -- but also a riot of herbs and a bit of pine. More than a bit, maybe.
This one deserves more attention and another taste. Now, if I could only remember where I bought this bottle...