Brasserie des Rocs Triple Imperiale
We arrived in Brussels late on a Thursday afternoon, and after utilising the free wifi in the hotel lobby, picked out a few different bars to try for the night. The first place on our list was Delices and Caprices, a quaint little beer shop where you can sit down and also drink a few local beers. I’m not sure who manages this bar, but there was this awesome dude working there, and after having a quick discussion about our preferred tastes, brought us out a few different beers to sample.
While the selection here might not rival Beer Temple, the range is still fantastic, and I think what makes me want to go back is the service. It was a nice touch to be able to sit down with the bartender/owner, and discuss different styles, flavours and what other beers we should try whilst in Belgium.
The beer he brought me was the Brasserie des Rocs Triple Imperiale. It poured an golden-amber colour, with a thin white head. To smell there were sweet, fruity and spicy aromas emanating from the glass, and upon tasting, wow, there were just so many different complex layers that kept revealing themselves as the beer swilled around my palate. There is lots of sweet yeast and candied fruits, and the alcohol is masked superbly.
Just before we were about to leave I spied the last two 3 Fontinen beers sitting on the shelf, and after reading so much about this brewery and not being able to get my hands on this in Australia, decided to buy them. But more on these later.
So if you happen to see this awesome triple, snap it up. Bought for €3.20 from Delices and Caprices.