Bornem Triple Ale

Brouwerij Van Steenberge

Belgium

Despite the fact that "Slap Shot" is full of beer-drinking hockey players, that's probably not the best movie to watch while drinking this (to be fair, the Chiefs are probably drinking Rheingold, Yuengling or maybe Ballantine, not a Belgian triple). But I have to say it was good nonetheless. Deceptively high alcohol presence at 9% ABV (you don't notice it), an almost candy-like sweetness (almost caramel-like) with a slight fruity background. It's deep gold in color (like something out of an old museum) and pretty highly carbonated. In other words, way too fancy for Slap Shot. But not enough alcohol to make Lost In Translation good, either.

Reviewed: December 18, 2004

Rating: 7/10

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