One of my favourite places to visit in Belgium is Brouwerij Sint Canarus. Dr Canarus proudly proclaims his brewery as the biggest and best in Gottem. It is a small village in the country side, so while it doesn’t have a lot of competition for title, it is one of the most beautiful for sure.
Tripels are to Belgian brewers what a Pale Ale is to Australian craft breweries. A tripel is the first style most brewers produce, and the work horse which both generates an income and helps establish the brewery in the market place.
The Sint Canarus Tripel is the flagship beer for Dr Canarus. Walk into his brewery bar on a Sunday morning, and this is the beer you will be greeted with; along with a big smile and a story that takes a little consideration as to it being fact or fiction.
The beer is a golden colour, with a sturdy white foam. A full aroma of tropical fruits and Belgian yeast, prepares you for a beer with nice balance between sweet, spice and bitterness, and a dry finish.