Monday, August 27, 2007

Belgian Beer no.26 - Brugge Tripel revisited

Micheal does it a lot more justice than I did way back when.
Text and photo: Michael
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Seeing Andreea’s write up on Brugs Tarwebier reminded me that I had a Brugge Tripel on my ever decreasing shelf of beers from my last trip to Belgium.
I’m still a little confused if there is a difference between “Brugs” and “Brugge”, ( anyone ?) so for clarity, the bottle suggests the brewery is De Gouden Boom / N.V Palm.
This is one of my favourites. At 8.7%, and being a tripel, it is certainly a beer that you have to take your time over. It’s very malty and fruity, and from the first sip, you just know that it’s going to blow your head off if drunk hastily.
It’s difficult to identify the constituents of the “fruitiness”, but that’s what I really like about it – it’s very complex on the palette, and warm with it.

1 comment:

David Cumps said...

"Brugge" is the name of the city (my home town :p)

"Brugs" is the dialect we speak.

It's a dialect of "Dutch", on of the two official languages of Belgium, along with French.

"Brugs" is spoken in "Brugge" and some of its neighbor towns, in the province "West-Flanders". It's slowly disappearing though, in favor of a mixture between the old "Brugs" and the official Dutch. Shame, it's quite a juicy dialect, very distinct from the rest of the Belgian dialects (and we're so proud of it!) :)

Hope it all makes sense :p