Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Try a Tripel Karmeliet

Sometimes you don't want complicated - you just want yummy! Here's a beer that says "yes" to sun but will also keep at bay the cool breezes of early spring.

If you follow the taplist at Venti's, you'll know they've been pouring a lot of Belgian ales lately. La Chouffe, Delirium Tremens, Chimay, and more recently a saison, a farmhouse style.

Belgian ale is terrific, but sometimes it's a little different or complicated. Maybe you want to taste first, dip your toes a little.

But if you wanted to dive in, to enjoy one that offers straight-up, sheer, uncomplicated pleasure, Venti's tapped the one the other day.

Tripel Karmeliet. It's got a substantial amount of oats in the grain bill, along with barley and wheat, and it's got that grainy, oatmeal sweetness, along with some citrus and holiday spice. It's perfect for the sunny, transitional weather. It's just yummy.

Since it's not often on tap hereabouts, do yourself a favor. Have a beer!

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