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Jan 23, 2011 02:06 PM

Ommegang Tripel Perfection

Great beer. If you see it, try it.

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  1. Thanks for the tip Josh. Tripels are overall probably my favorite style.

    I know Ommegang makes some nice beers, but for some reason the ones I've tried so far (Hennepin, Abbey Ale, Three Philosophers, Witte and Rare Vos) just didn't quite do it for me. Obviously brewed as Belgian knock offs, but not quite hitting the mark in my opinion.

    Unibroue is another non Belgian brewery making Belgian inspired beers which, in my opinion are oh so close but fall just short. I will say however that I have warmed up somewhat to La Fin Du Monde. Still not as enjoyable to me as the better Belgian made tripels, but over the years either my taste has changed a bit or they have tweaked their recipe, but I like it better now. I applaud breweries who make Belgian inspired beers, but so far I still prefer the original.

    That said, I'll keep an eye out for the Tripel Perfection. I've never seen it available where I live but perhaps in my travels I'll come across it and will certainly give it a try.

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    1. re: Whisper

      I mostly agree with your assessment. Tripel Perfection, though, is better than most of their beers, IMO.

      1. re: Sharoneonta

        I wasn't a huge fan. Thought it was OK.

        1. re: Josh

          I really like it, I think it's got a bit more oomph!

          1. re: Sharoneonta

            It's brewed with brettanomyces, a wild yeast strain. It has a very funky, barnyard-y flavor, but more importantly it's a completely different style of beer than Tripel Perfection is. Tripel Perfection, as a tripel, is a really well-made beer. It's kind of like saying you think Guinness has more oomph - it's a totally different style of beer.