Saturday, August 11, 2012
Beer 245: Vicaris Tripel Gueuze
I enjoyed today's beer last night as today is a work day. Yes, I know it's Saturday. Don't feel too bad for me. Work means a cocktail and star gazing party in Avalon. Yes, the drive back and forth is going to be an utter bitch but the most taxing thing I have scheduled for tomorrow is some tomfoolery with friends in the city. Perhaps those dachshunds are really emulating me?
The Vicaris Tripel Gueuze is brewed by Brouwerij Dilewyns, but started as an accidental collaboration between Dilewyns and Girardin. Read more here. Thanks to The Beer Shoppe in Ardmore (PA) for stocking it. It poured a not quite clear straw color with a thick but not deep white head. It smelled tart and lightly of malt. The taste is sour, slightly mineral and leaves a great tingly tart feeling on the tongue. I also noticed some minor woody undertones with just a bit of pepper.
Overall a great beer. Although at 8.5% ABV, I probably won't be drinking more than a couple in one sitting. Cheers!