No. 147 – Le Trefle Noir Hurlevent
Only one or two Le Trefle Noir beers to go…
This is a dark ale in the Belgian style, which to me just means that it is strong. And it does have a bit of a kick to it. The picture above doesn’t really do it justice, due to fact I was too lazy to adjust the lighting but it does look good in the glass – brown but golden. The aroma as the description suggests does warm the nose, it smells really sweet, the caramel coming through instantly. This probably highlights the importance of serving beer at the correct temperature.
It tastes surprisingly, or worryingly, light and easy to drink for a strong beer and I noticed the effect pretty quickly. The caramel sweetness of the aroma comes through strongly in the taste and leaves a warmth in the mouth and throat that lingers for a long time, as the description promises. This is another very good beer.
Yes, it is good.
Yes, it is worth the price.
Yes, it does what it says.
Yes, it has that certain je ne sais quoi.
Yes, I would drink it again.
Yes, I would recommend it.
Yes, I would go out of my way for it.
Yes, I would go out in a snowstorm for it.
Another very good mark for my current favourite beer makers.