Sunday, February 04, 2007

De Proef Knock Out (K-O)

I picked up this beauty at Bruisin' Ales a couple of weeks ago. It's a Belgian tripel weighing in at 10% ABV. The cork stopper was secured by the usual wire cage. The stopper was tight and after unsuccessfully trying to remove it by using a towel for friction I finally had to resort to a pair of pliers. A slight twist and the cork let go with a satisfying pop.

The beer poured into a tulip goblet a yellow-orange color with a rich, meringue-like head. The nose was of slightly sour yeast and mild apple. The taste is classic Belgian yeast with prominent bananas, mild citrus, and apple. Mouthfeel was creamy and smooth. The finish was moderately dry with an alcohol bite. It left a beautiful lace in my glass. Classic and recommended.

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