Monday, February 27, 2012

Blond Belgians in the glass, Part II


Here's part II of III of my report about some blond beers that I tried in the past weeks and months...


St. Bernardus Tripel

Sweet malts, light earthy hops, hay, leather and white pepper in the nose... With the first sip some decent sweetness hits the tip of the tongue and quickly falls off, revealing earthy flavors of hay and leather. Dry, earthy hoppiness. Full bodied with light carbonation and a dry, lightly hoppy finish. Very nice beer with an ABV of 8 %.



Maredsous 6

Fruity, very light citrus notes and biscuity malts in the nose. The taste is mainly malts with some hints of candi sugar, decent notes of pineapple, some spicy hops and a low bitterness. Pleasant and creamy and the mouth... no overwhelming alcohol, maybe due to the fact that it´s "only" 6 %. Nice blond, but nothin spectacular. 

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Tongerlo Prior Tripel

The smell is very fresh, notes of malt, yeast, but also some grassy and herbal notes. Bittersweet taste, with bitterness as dominant character, some fruity aromas in the background, very decent. Very nice blond beer with 9 % of alcohol which is well embedded.



Wednesday, February 22, 2012

02/19 - Carnival in Altstaetten, Part II


On Saturday the weather was really awesome with a lot of sunshine and pleasant temperatures. Unfortunately it changed on Sunday and we'd snowfall and low temperatures. But the crowds came to Altstaetten anyhow to see the traditional parade with app. 60 groups making their way through the village...

A definitely great event, the weather didn't dampen the atmosphere...

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