“The Bocq brewery founded in 1858 by Martin Belot, is currently one of the few Belgian breweries still 100% family. Located in the heart of the wonderful tourist region that is the Condroz, this dynamic company has remained true to traditional manufacturing of high fermentation beers with bottle fermentation processes. Today, the sixth generation presides over the Bocq brewery that looks to the future with confidence.”
Releases such as Blanche De Namur, La Gauoise and St. Benoit are synonymous with quality beer and they are all the brainchild of Du Bocq. Served in a beer tulip. The clear golden pour generates a thick fizzy white head but unfortunately it diminishes quickly with average lacing. The aroma is offering everything you would expect for a Belgian tripel. Smatterings of Belgian yeast (banana, pear and spice). Hints of fresh herbs, stone fruits and sour dough are also detected. Lovely. Medium-high carbonation and medium body. Surprisingly light mouth feel. The palate delivers plenty of fruity characters (stone fruit, pear and apple) spice, some earthy notes and zesty orange peel leading to more sweetness in the finish. The 7.3% ABV is really well hidden. It’s good, but it just doesn’t have that pizzazz that an authentic Trappist tripel would. Not bad but not great.