New Belgium Trippel (Belgian Style Ale)

Toby's Beer Reviews

From the Brewery: IMG_2451

“Our Trippel Belgian Style Ale (pronounced triple) opens with a bold blast of hops that slowly gives way to the fruity esters implied by our Belgian yeast strain. In the Belgian tradition of brewing singles, doubles and triples, Trippel is the strongest with the longest fermentation. Remarkably smooth and complex, our bottle-conditioned Trippel is spiced with a trace of coriander.” 7.8% ABV

Purchased from Das Bierhaus in Fresno, California

The Pour: IMG_2452

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my Belgian Ale glass. The color is golden yellow, with a nearly white head that leaves some lacing throughout. A lot of carbonation is visible in the glass.

The Nose: IMG_2454

All of the typical Belgian characteristics; banana bread, yeastiness, and a hint of spice.

The Mouth: IMG_2455

Medium bodied, going down with surprisingly heavy harshness from the carbonation (it also seems bitter, but I don’t get any detectable hops in…

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