Friday, October 19, 2007

Beer of the Week

As a regular feature here on Beer on the Brain, we’d like to offer you a suds suggestion heading into your weekend. Due to a lack of creative power, we’ve decided to call this segment our Beer of the Week.

Amber & I don’t agree on every beer (Lakefront Brewery’s Pumpkin Lager for example), but our inaugural BOTW is one we can: Lake Louie’s Brother Tim’s Tripel.

Hailing from Arena, Wisconsin (about 30 miles northwest of Madison), Lake Louie produces a wide variety of beers: several ales, a witbier, and a couple of porters and stouts. There is definitely no shortage of delicious tripels out there, and a few perhaps better than Lake Louie’s, but that critique is not to detract from this excellent beer.

It pours a cloudy orange color, a little darker than many tripels out there and has an excellent fruity aroma, ringing with citrus. There is a minimal head to it, and I would put the carbonation at moderate. The beer feels good to drink; it has a thick mouthfeel, and is simultaneously smooth with a hint of tartness. The alcohol is not pronounced and the beer has a sweet and spicy finish.

If you like Unibroue's La Fin du Monde, then you should give Brother Tim's Tripel a try.

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Danny from Milwaukee said...

Nice blog Ryan. I will make it my goal to try every beer that you mention.

Colin said...

I heart Lake Louie, including this one.

kyle said...

Beer of the Weak:

Today's Beer of the Weak is Michelob Ultra Light, brewed by Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis, Missouri. Brewed to be low in calories, it is popular among the most attractive athletic types. Their tactful advertising leads me to believe that this beer would be the perfect beverage for my gym bag. It's flavor can be characterized by it's lack thereof. This beer has a refreshing, highly carbonated mouthfeel which is soon diminished with a hint of pee and a bitter finish.

If you like MGD mixed with LaCroix, then this is your beer.