Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Jambe de Bois
I have already expressed a deep and inexorable love for the beers of Brasserie de la Senne, in particular Taras Boulba. So, you can bet that I’m going to enjoy tonight’s beer.
Jambe de Bois is a Belgian triple, and it’s an excellent example of the style: creamily carbonated, that classic note of grapefruit pith... It adds a very gentle candy element. 8% alcohol if you’re counting.
According to the label, it’s a “Belgian revolution triple”. I’m not sure how rebellious it is or how much in the spirit of 1830 it is. Maybe even drinking it these days is making a bold statement, given the current dysfunctionality of this country’s politics.
But it is a good beer. And really, that’s what matters.