Tag Archives: Belgian beer

Ommegang Tripel Perfection – Part of the Duvel Family

29 Sep

If you know myself or my fiance at all, we love craft beer. So naturally, when it comes to gifts from each other or other people, they are normally beer-related (or wine when it comes to me.)

One of these recent gifts included Ommegang Tripel Perfection, a golden tripel ale brewed with spices.

The bottle says you’ll smell hints of banana, however I thought Tripel Perfection had hints of apricots or oranges. There was also a very light spicy aroma when you stuck your nose in and took a deep breathe.

Color-wise, Ommegang Tripel Perfection has a light copper tone to it.

On a heaviness scale of 1-10, it was about a 5 or 6. This brew had a crisp, yet  slightly fruity taste, that again tasted like apricots or oranges. Also accompanied the taste was a nice creaminess and good aftertaste that hung around for a while.

Ommegang Tripel Perfection is 8.9% ABV and is part of the Duvel family.

Definitely a nice Belgian-style ale.

Are you into Belgians?


Get funky at The Night of Funk

5 Aug

In Boston and looking for a funky beer adventure? The Beer Advocate is putting together the Night of Funk (sponsored by Allagash Brewing Company) on Friday, September 9, 2011 at the Cyclorama in the Boston Center for the Arts.

Tickets are limited – they cost $60 for general admission and $75 for VIP tickets.

From 6 pm – 9 pm, the night will feature 2 oz. pours of 50 varieties of “traditional Lambics and Gueuzes to inspired American Wild Ales inoculated with wild yeast and bacteria.”

Is the funk too much to handle? The next night – September 10th – beer advocate will lso be featuring a selection of over 125 authentic Belgian beers.

This event comes in two sessions:

  • Session One 1-4:30pm
  • Session Two 6-9:30pm

These tickets are slightly cheaper at $50 per ticket/session; $65 VIP.

Get tickets while you can!

Are you going?