Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Ondineke (Kleinbrouwerij De Glazen Toren, Erpe-Mere, Belgium)

Glazen Toren Ondineke at the Blue Nile

One bonus of a day off as a teacher is a little extra time to stop and have a beer and say hi to Al at the Blue Nile on a Thursday afternoon.  Only time for one tonight, so asked Al to serve me the best on tap--same as always.  Leftover from the Belg-a-Rama that I was too tired to make on Friday, I found myself with a pretty glass of Glazen Toren Ondineke in front of me.   Al has a review online as well.

Light thin white head with very tight, small bubbles falls to a persistent film on top of a hazy sunset orange beer. Very yeasty nose--pleasant.  Light hop spice, assertive but not pushy, usual for a tripel, blends with a orange zest, lemon, banana and pepper.  Slightly sweet and bready base supports the intricate spice. Full mouthfeel without being heavy.  Yeast and spice continues in the taste, and kicks up a notch compared to the nose.  Dry, spicy aftertaste.  Yeast subdues as it warms so the spiciness can take over.  Pretty incredible beer that's well worth the effort.  

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