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<strong>The Disgruntled Chemist</strong>


The triumphant return of beer blogging

It's been a while since I did a beer blogging post, mostly because I've been so damn busy that I haven't been drinking beer. This is not a good situation, which I will attempt to remedy tonight by drinking a beer that's been in the beer fridge for a while: Bornem Triple.

bornem triple

This beer is a Belgian triple, meaning that the brewer added three times the normal amount of malt to the brew. This can result in several kinds of flavor, but it usually leads to a very strong taste. The first thing I noticed with this beer is that it's sweet, but not the same kind of cloying sweetness that turned me off of The Reverend quadrupel. There are also hints of apple and lemon that fade away to a slightly hoppy aftertaste - not bitter or strong, just kind of sharp. There's no hint of the 9% ABV.

Overall, it's one of the least interesting triples that I've had (and I've had a few). It's not too sweet to taste all the flavors, which is good, but it's also not too complex. Part of that could be the carbonation interfering with the taste of the beer, but whatever the reason, I'm not overwhelmed. If you're going to have a Bornem beer, have the Double.

Rating: 6/10. Meh.

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