Waterloo Triple 7 – Brasserie Du Bocq (Belgium)

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Waterloo Triple 7 (aka Triple Blond) – Brasserie Du Bocq, 7.5% ABV, 33cl., (Purnode, Belgium)

-Wow, old one, 2012. Now brewed at John Martin brewery in Genval, Belgium.

on the back label:

“This 100% natural craft beer originated in one of the oldest breweries in Belgium, the ‘Brasserie du Marché’ in Braine-L’Alleud (Waterloo), which was founded in 1456. In 1815, during the battle of Waterloo, the allied troops drank this beer, which was recognised for giving ‘Strength’ and ‘Courage’ …. Waterloo, the Beer of Victory!”

  • Style: Belgian Strong Ale
  • Taste: Apple juice barley malt honey fizzy-sweet mild oak
  • Where I got it : Legacy Liquor Store, Vancouver
  • How much: ~$4 (after 10% off) – 33cl., October 2012
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: good for the unassuming

Visual: Pours amber orange with a small head, thin murky retention, lots of avg speed streams, dark sediment at the bottom of the glass and bottle.

Nose: apple juice, honey, liquid barley malt. (lvl-7)-pungency

Attack: crisp bite-fizzy

Mid-palate: (lvl-6)-sweetness, micro-fizzy-tingly (MAIN) pressed apple juice, barley malt, hints of oaked whiskey

Finish: tangy-zing, trace alcohol bitterness, malty sweet finish.

Summary: Fairly easy-drinking, big on apple sweetness, good mouthfeel, a nice meal beer, a tad cloying.