Last night we went out with Ecolissa model Michelle. We enjoyed Mexican cuisine and then came back to the apartment to play drinking games and review beer. I’ll tell you more about those shenanigans tomorrow. For tonight, I’m drinking a beer that Michelle’s husband got me. He’s in the military and he brought me a bottle of this Tripel Karmeliet that he purchased in Belgium! While, I’ve had this beer before, I’ve never never reviewed it and I’ve certainly never had one hand-delivered from Europe! Thanks Kelsey!!!
As I popped the top on this beast, I was immediately met with a TON of skunky aroma. It was only then that it hit me – this beer is in a green bottle. If there is a phobia of green bottles, I have it. I exaggerate, but only slightly. For those who don’t know, green bottles = more light get into the beer = that skunky smell = something I dislike in a beer.
At first sip, I was relieved to find that the skunk smell dissipated and had little impact on the flavor. Instead, I got traditional Belgian flavors: spice, coriander, orange peel and a honey-like sweetness. Surprisingly, although there is the taste of skunk, it kind of works with the spice to create a complex taste profile. Yum!