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Ommegang Tripel Perfection

Josh Jan 23, 2011 02:06 PM

Great beer. If you see it, try it.

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    Whisper Jan 24, 2011 07:29 AM

    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
      Josh Jan 24, 2011 08:37 AM

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

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      Sharoneonta Jan 29, 2011 04:50 PM

      Try the Ommegeddon.

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      1. re: Sharoneonta
        Josh Jan 29, 2011 05:38 PM

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

        1. re: Josh
          Sharoneonta Jan 30, 2011 10:44 AM

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

          1. re: Sharoneonta
            Josh Jan 30, 2011 01:35 PM

            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.

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