Tuesday, March 29, 2011
De Proef Draeckenier
I ordered a glass of De Proef Draeckenier from Al’s of Hampden. The beer pours a yellow gold color with a think filmy white head. The aroma consists of Belgian yeast, banana nut bread, and lemon squares. The taste is smooth and yeasty with a lemon and meringue flavor, similar to a lemon square. There is a pepper bite on the side of the mouth in the finish and the after taste is light and wheaty. The alcohol content is 7.5% ABV. This is a very different tripel than I am used to drinking. It is not quite as sweet and Belgian-y, but is somewhat refreshing with a good lemon flavor.