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Petrus Gouden Tripel

GOUDEN TRIPEL: 82 Points

Interesting take

Interesting take

This Belgian Tripel is available year-round in 11.2 oz bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “A strong, abbey-style ale, clean and complex.”

My Description: It begins with a large, white colored head with an excellent retention level that leaves behind a great amount of lacing. The aroma is pleasant enough with notes of pale malts, belgian yeast, and faint light fruit notes. Gouden Tripel is medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a dry finish. The flavor profile is clean and more on the sweeter side. There are notes of pale malts, white grapes, faint spice notes, a touch of honey, and some floralness. The aftertaste shows very little, if any bitterness to balance this beer. Overall, this is fine beer but it tastes a bit off from the traditional style. It is best served around 45°F and pairs nicely with grilled salmon, baked ziti, or parmesan crusted chicken.

ABV: 7.5% Color: Golden Sweetness: 2.5/10 Bitterness: 1.5/10

Dragonmead Final Absolution

FINAL ABSOLUTION: 95 Points

Excellently Crafted

Excellently Crafted

This Belgian Tripel is available year-round in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “This is the ultimate Belgian style. The very high gravity of this beer is balanced by the smoothness of its finish. Banana and Clove aromas come from the Belgian yeast strain combining with the generous dose of Belgian Candi Sugar. The Saaz hops help to give this beer a balanced bitterness with no noticeable hop aroma.”

My Description: A beautiful representation of a Belgian Tripel, Dragonmead has created a world class beer that is easy drinking and addicting. It pours a very weak head that fades to nothing, a little disappointing. The aroma quickly makes up for the lack of head. It is welcoming with sweet light fruit notes accompanied by bananas and a hint of malt. Final Absolution is medium/full bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a dry finish. The flavor profile is pleasurable; highly complex and bold with an alcohol taste that is beautifully hidden. Faint fruit notes and candi sugar are accompanied by mild clove notes, biscuit malt, bananas, pears, and some pale malt. The aftertaste is slightly bitter with a lingering hint of spice. I love the flavors in this beer, they work harmoniously together and nothing seems out of place. This beauty is best served around 45°F and pairs nicely with a heavy salad, grilled asparagus, or cheesecake.

ABV: 10% Color: Orange Ruby Sweetness: 2.5/10 Bitterness: 2.5/10

Boulevard Long Strange Tripel

LONG STRANGE TRIPEL: 98 Points

The Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead

This Belgian Style Tripel is available year-round in 12 oz. and 750 ml. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Lately it occurs to us that if, back in 1989, you planned on starting a brewery in the back of your carpentry shop, you’d been wise to seek out someone like Harold “Trip” Hogue. A collector of ancient Volvos, Trip was well qualified for the make-do engineering required to coax recalcitrant equipment out of retirement and into making the first Boulevard beers. Today, he is our longest-tenured employee. We offer this rich, golden Tripel in grateful tribute to dedication, everywhere.”

My Description: This a wonderful Tripel that is brewed in America. The flavor profile is spot on and the texture is pleasing. It begins with a large, off-white colored head with an excellent retention level that leaves behind a good amount of lacing. The aroma is inviting with notes of pale malts, bananas, faint fruit notes, and yeast spices. Long Strange Tripel is medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a dry finish. The flavor profile is dominated by yeast spice notes like cloves along with a grassy/earthy presence. There is also some pear notes and a slightly bitter taste in the finish. The alcohol is beautifully hidden and the texture is slightly creamy. The beauty of this beer is that it drinks so easy and is extremely smooth. The flavors shine through and the bitterness is held in check. It is best served around 45°F and pairs nicely with Thai noodles, fruit desserts, or roasted vegetables.

ABV: 9.2% Color: Orange/Gold Sweetness: 1.5/10 Bitterness: 2.5/10

Gouden Carolus Tripel

TRIPEL: 91 Points

A more balanced Tripel

A more balanced Tripel

The Belgian Tripel is available year-round in 11.2 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “In spite of modern brewing technology, this beer is brewed according to ancient traditions. It unites, now as in the past, the best products of our soil: rich barley and fine hops.. It’s refined character, with a pure and rich taste, will captivate you. It is matured at length in cellar and bottle, and is guaranteed to be brewed only from pale malts. It is traditionally top-fermented and is 100% pure. The Gouden Carolus Triple has a unique colour and a full flavour due to its well-balanced hopping. To properly savour the Golden Carolus “Triple”, pour slowly in one movement leaving the yeast deposit in the bottle. This beer may be served cool but not chilled: 7-8°C is recommended. In 2002 this beer won the Gold Award in the World Beer Cup, San Diego, USA in the “Triple” category.”

My Description: This is a rare approach to a Tripel, most are more hop based where this is on the sweeter side. It pours a large, white colored head with a great retention level and it leaves behind some lacing. The aroma is interesting but pleasant with notes of pale malts, pears and other fruits, honey, and some sweet yeast notes. Tripel is medium bodied with a moderately high carbonation level and a dry finish. The flavor profile is layered and complex with notes of pear juice, floral hops, sweet fruit notes, and some grassiness. The alcohol is beautifully hidden and the aftertaste is minimally bitter. Some diacetyl can be noticed adding a buttery component to the beer. Overall, this ale is highly drinkable and the finish is real nice delivering a satisfying and refreshing Belgian beer. It is best served around 45°F and pairs nicely with grilled shrimp with mango sauce, Hawaiian pizza, or ceviche.

ABV: 9% Color: Golden/Brown Sweetness: 2.5/10 Bitterness: 2/10

 

Victory Golden Monkey

GOLDEN MONKEY: 89 Points

Interesting Monkey

Interesting Monkey

This Belgian Style Tripel is available year-round in 12 oz. and 750 ml. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “A magical, mystical Monkey whose golden soul glows with the wisdom of the ages. This warming, flavored ale is rich in the spirited tradition of Belgian-inspired brewing. Our Golden Monkey is both playfully delightful and profoundly satisfying. Exotic spices from the East round out this global journey to joy. Get on board. This Monkey’s bound for glory!”

My Description: This Tripel is refreshing and goes down smooth from start to finish. It begins with a good sized, white colored head that fades to a film that holds the whole way leaving behind some lacing. The aroma is welcoming with bright citrus notes accompanied by notes of pale malts, cloves, and melon fruits. Golden Monkey is medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a dry finish. The flavor profile tastes good but is a little more sweet than I like my Tripels to be. Pale malts and yeast spices are the main notes of this beer along with some floral notes and herbal notes. The alcohol is hidden beautifully and only begins to show itself after the beer warms up a bit. The aftertaste is slightly bitter and the finish seems like it is missing something, but I can’t figure it out. Overall, this is a really good beer but I feel the balance is off some. It is best served around 50°F and pairs nicely with grilled shrimp, soft cheeses, or berries.

ABV: 9.5% Color: Golden Sweetness: 2.5/10 Bitterness: 2.5/10

The Lost Abbey Inferno Ale

INFERNO ALE: 92 Points

Drink Sinner!

Drink Sinner!

This Tripel is available year-round in 375 ml. and 750 ml. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Your roommate is an axe murderer. Eerily, he’s not threatening. How can he be? The Fallen Angel owns your body, mind and soul. As such, no one can take your life. It’s already been taken. Or was it given? Neither matters. Did you seriously think you were living a virtuous life? At least Satan serves beer in Hell. He brews it himself right there in that flame stoked cauldron. Rumor has it the beer is straw yellow, bone dry and simply labeled Inferno.”

My Description: This bottle was definitely over-carbonated because the top flew off and this thing is bubbling like champagne. It pours a massive, off-white colored head that needs some time to reduce so you can actually drink the beer, I took the picture after a few minutes. Once everything was order, I could begin to enjoy this beauty. The aroma is earthy with light fruit hints, some yeast funk, and spices like cloves. Inferno is medium bodied with a higher carbonation level and a dry finish. The flavor profile is slightly complex and leans on the bitter side. Pale malt notes and yeast spices dominate with notes of cloves, pepper, pears, and hints of sugar sweetness. A slight alcohol presence adds to the enjoyment and the finish is crisp. Overall, this beer is very smooth and easy drinking. You’ll get in trouble with this one! It is best served around 45°F and pairs nicely with steamed mussels, mild cheeses, or Thai noodles.

ABV: 9% Color: Murky Light Gold Sweetness: 2/10 Bitterness: 3/10

La Trappe Tripel

TRIPEL: 91 Points

Strong and Flavorful

Strong and Flavorful

This Belgian Style Tripel is available year-round in 330 ml. and 750 ml. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “La Trappe Tripel’s aroma is slightly malty and estery. Despite its full, rich flavour, this out-of-the-ordinary ale still has a light and dry aftertaste with a touch of bitter finesse.”

My Description: A clean and refreshing beer, this Tripel boasts enjoyable flavors and a smooth body. It pours a decent and fizzy, white colored head that fades to a film that holds the whole way leaving behind a noticeable amount of lacing. The aroma is on the sweeter side with complex notes of bubblegum, biscuit malt, coriander, and light fruit notes; these notes blend cleanly together to create a welcoming experience. Tripel is medium bodied with a higher carbonation level and a dry finish. The flavor profile follows the nose with a bit more complexity. There are notes of bubblegum and yeast spices floating throughout while hints of pears and white grapes delight. The alcohol is nicely hidden but it will be felt. The aftertaste is slightly bitter making this an easy drinking beer. It is best served around 45°F and pairs nicely with grilled whitefish, sautéed snapper, or a kale salad.

ABV: 8% Color: Hazy Orange/Brown Sweetness: 2/10 Bitterness: 3/10

Bornem Triple

BORNEM TRIPLE: 83 Points

Needs to be cleaner

Needs to be cleaner

This Belgian Style Triple is available year-round in 330 ml. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Bornem Tripel is a “lively” abbey beer of 9% content alcohol that after its first fermentation in the barrel, evolves during its second fermentation in the bottle or in the barrel. Abbey tripels are mostly blonde or light amber in colour. The BORNEM TRIPEL tastes hoppy and full with an excellent sweet-bitter balance. Its pleasant scent and nice foam head make this beer a winner in its kind.”

My Description: This ale has all the characteristics of a Triple with the light fruit notes and a touch of bitterness but the flavors don’t blend smoothly enough. It pours a huge and dense, off-white colored head with an amazing retention level and it leaves behind a great amount of lacing. The aroma is sweet and fruity with notes of apples, bubblegum, coriander, hay, and some honey as well. Triple is medium bodied with a slightly higher carbonation level and a dry finish. At first sip I noticed that the alcohol is not as hidden as nicely as it should be; it doesn’t necessarily intrude on the overall flavor profile but it does take you back a bit. Flavors of cloves and honey swim throughout as apples and bananas give this beer a more complex presence. Bread notes are also evident as is another light fruit note, which I think tastes closely to pears. The aftertaste is slightly bitter bringing a good overall balance. It is best served around 45°F and pairs nicely with steamed mussels, jambalaya, or a strong cheese platter.

ABV: 9%  Color: Hazy Gold  Sweetness: 2.5/10  Bitterness: 2.5/10

The Bruery Trade Winds

TRADE WINDS: 94 Points

Great Harmony

Great Harmony

This Belgian style Triple is released in the Summer seasons in 750 ml. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Our Summer seasonal, Trade Winds Tripel is a Belgian-style Golden Ale with a Southeast Asian twist. Instead of using candi sugar (typical for such a beer), we use rice in the mash to lighten the body and increase the gravity, and spice with Thai Basil. The result is an aromatic, digestible and complex beer made for a lazy summer evening.”

My Description: A highly enjoyable and refreshing beer, Trade Winds showcases how some flavors from the far East combine with Belgian yeast to produce a great ale. It pours a large, off-white colored head that is very fluffy with a great retention level and it leaves behind a good amount of lacing.  The aroma is complex and inviting with notes of light fruits, pear juice, citrus, and a touch of grass. This Triple is medium bodied with a high carbonation level and a dry finish. The flavor profile is somewhat sweet with a honey-like presence and light fruit notes, such as green apples and apricots. A touch of spice and some floral notes add character and the aftertaste is minimally bitter and very smooth. The alcohol is nicely hidden and only detected minimally as the beer warms. It is best served around 45°F and pairs nicely with curry seasoned chicken, Thai noodles, or veggie stir fry.

ABV: 8.1%  Color: Burnt Orange  Sweetness: 3/10  Bitterness: 2/10

Houblon Chouffe

HOUBLON CHOUFFE: 96 Points

A bitter Triple

A bitter Triple

This Triple is available year-round in 330 ml. and 750 ml. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “The HOUBLON CHOUFFE was brewed for the first time in 2006.  It is an ‘Indian Pale ale’ type of beer, with a harmonious balance between a marked bitterness (three types of hops are used to make it) and a pleasant fruitiness.  The HOUBLON CHOUFFE is unfiltered, and re-fermented in the bottle as well as in the keg.”

My Description: This Belgian IPA is nicely done. It begins with a good sized, off-white colored head with a nice retention level and it leaves behind a respectable amount of lacing. The aroma is strong with citrus and pine hops taking center stage with Belgian yeast playing a background note. Houblon is medium bodied with a higher carbonation level and a dry finish. The flavor profile is delicious with bread notes and some sweetness upfront transitioning smoothly into a moderately bitter aftertaste. Pine hops and the Saaz spice notes are apparent along with a light fruit notes. More flavors develop as the beer warms adding to the enjoyment. The alcohol is nicely hidden behind the bitterness and the prickly carbonation. It is best served around 50°F and pairs nicely with grilled salmon, sauteed shrimp, or a heavy salad.

ABV: 9%  Color: Gold  Sweetness: 2/10  Bitterness: 5/10

St. Feuillien Triple

TRIPLE: 99 Points

Dangerously Sessionable

Dangerously Sessionable

This Belgian Tripel is available year-round in 330 and 750 ml. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “This beer has a white, smooth and very compact head. Its pale amber colour is very characteristic revealing a distinctive maltiness. It has a rich aroma with a unique combination of aromatic hops, spices and the typical bouquet of fermentation – very fruity. Secondary fermentation in the bottle gives it a unique aroma due to the presence of yeast. St Feuillien Triple has a very strong and exceptionally lingering taste thanks to its density and its long storage period.”

My Description: Addicting is the first word that comes to mind when drinking this very smooth, delicious, and easy drinking ale. It pours a good sized, white colored head that thins to a thick film and lasts forever leaving behind a nice amount of lacing. The aroma is welcoming and soft with notes of noble hops, citrus, and a touch of spice. Triple is medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a dry finish. The flavors are very clean and the alcohol is hidden dangerously well. There is a great blend of sweet and bitter with flavor notes of noble hops, yeast spices, floral and earthy tones, and a touch of fruit. The aftertaste is highly satisfying and lingers back and forth between a sweet touch and a clean bitterness. This beer is amazing and the complexities really take shape as the beer warms, not to mention it is very refreshing. It is best served around 45°F and pairs nicely with spicy tuna sushi, grilled sea bass, or Hawaiian pizza.

ABV: 8.5%  Color: Hazy Gold/Hay  Sweetness: 2.5/10  Bitterness: 3/10

ORABELLE: 88 Points

A soft Tripel

A soft Tripel

This Belgian Style Tripel is available seasonally in the Spring months in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Orabelle is brewed with barley, wheat, and rye. This Belgian-style tripel is a golden beauty. Its two yeast strains, orange peel, and dash of coriander impart surprising complexity and richness to this delicate ale. Don’t let ORABELLE’s nature fool you, this is one flavorful brew. Watch out, she’s a charmer- one sip and you’ll be in love.”

My Description: Orabelle is a good Tripel that is a little softer than most Belgian versions; the bitterness is held to a minimum and some of the usual apparent flavors are more faint. It begins with a decent sized, white-colored head that fades quickly leaving nothing behind except for a few strings of lacing. The aroma is slightly complex with notes of pale malts, light fruits, coriander, and a hint of citrus. It is medium bodied with a slightly higher carbonation level and a dry finish. Upfront, there are delicious yeast notes like banana and light fruits. This is accompanied by faint notes of citrus. The aftertaste is minimally bitter with a welcoming pepper spice note. The alcohol, for the most part, is nicely hidden. It is best served around 45°F and pairs nicely with grilled Cod, salads, or sushi.

ABV: 8.3%  Color: Lemon/Gold  Sweetness: 2.5/10  Bitterness: 2/10

ALBA SCOTS PINE ALE: 86 POINTS

Spruce and Pine

This is a historic Scottish ale that was introduced by the Vikings and was very popular up to the end of the 19th Century. This ale is available in the U.S. in 11.2 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Alba is a “triple” style ale, brewed to a traditional Highland recipe using the sprigs of spruce and pine collected every spring. This complex rich tawny ale is best drunk at room temperature from a wine goblet.”

My Description: I drank this beer at approximately 60°F and that seemed to be a good temperature to give this review. This starts off with a decent white colored head but it fades away in about 5 minutes leaving a ring of foam that seemed to linger for some time. However, there was no lacing on the glass at any point. The aroma is mild with sweet and earthy notes. It almost surprised me that the aroma has sweet notes because I was expecting a wood/pine aroma; that must be where the spruce lends a role. Right after my first sip of the beer I had to put my glass down and really think about what flavors I just tasted. I finally figured out that it tastes very similar to rose water and I instantly went back for more. This is a sweet and complex taste that takes time to fully appreciate. The pine is very minimal but the spruce is apparent which is what reminds me of the rose water flavor. You will also pick up on alcohol notes but that doesn’t stop the ale from being smooth. It is best to drink this beer almost like you are drinking a glass of wine, nice and slow.

ABV: 7.5% Color: Light Brown Sweetness: 5.5/10 Bitterness: 1/10

MERRY MONKS: 89 Points

High alcohol makes you merry

This Belgian Style Triple is available year-round in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “The special effervescence and creaminess are immediately apparent when pouring. The pilsner malts combined with the Belgian yeast strains yield a remarkable and complex flavor- perhaps you’ll note subtle hints of banana. The flavor is nicely balanced and the finish moderate to dry, begging for the next sip.”

My Description: These merry monks have created one tasty and refreshing beer. It is definitely on the dry side with a higher carbonation level that gives this beer an effervescent body and a crisp finish. It has an average, white colored head that lasts for some time and produces a good amount of lacing. The aroma is pleasant and slightly complex with notes of spices, apples, apricots, some yeast, and a hint of malt. The aroma is very enticing and a great representation of the style. There are flavors of pepper and some other spices as well as bananas and other light fruits. The alcohol is beautifully hidden and it is a smooth beer. The aftertaste is slightly bitter but overall it is definitely balanced. It is best served around 50°F and pairs nicely with sea bass, roasted chicken, or a light salad.

ABV: 9.3%  Color: Golden  Sweetness: 2.5/10  Bitterness: 2/10

LA FIN DU MONDE: 92 Points

la fin du monde (the end of the world)

This tripel ale is available in the U.S. year-round. It has an IBU of 19 and a SRM of 5.5.

Brewer’s Description: “Floral bouquet, aromas of honey, spice, coriander, malt, and alcohol. Mildly yeasty with a complex palate of malt, fruit and spice notes followed by a smooth, dry finish.”

My Description: This has a very white and bubbly head that lasts for some time producing decent lacing. The aroma is slightly complex with notes of yeast, spices, malt, with the hint of alcohol. This ale is extremely smooth and crisp with a medium body. If you want to truly experience all the flavors of this beer you need to drink around 50°F. It starts off with some fruit notes mixed with spices that give way to a slightly dry but refreshing aftertaste. This beer tastes great and matches up with the brewer’s description quite well. I suggest pairing with fish, crabs, or white sausage.

ABV: 9% Color: Hazy Gold Sweetness: 4/10 Bitterness: 1/10

DON DE DIEU: 90 Points

Don de Dieu (Gift of God)

This is a triple wheat ale with an IBU of 10.5. It is available year round in the United States.

Brewer’s Description: “Complex aromas of vanilla and fruitcake, flowers, and honey. Smooth, complex flavor that is slightly fruity, malty, nutty, and yeasty, with a hint of unfiltered sake.”

My Description: At first pour the head is nice but it really thins down quick and produces very minimal lacing. The aroma is sweet with notes of apricot, some citrus, and yeast. The aroma is actually quite pleasant and welcoming. This beer is smooth and medium bodied. At first taste it opens up with notes of malt and fruit that finishes off with a bread-like flavor accompanied by the hint of fruit. As high as this alcohol content is, you can’t taste it which is nice. Not too bad for a wheat ale, it was refreshing and satisfying. Best served around 45°F and it pairs nice with chicken or sausage.

ABV: 9% Color: Hazy Gold Sweetness: 3.5/10 Bitterness: 1.5/10

TRIPEL: 97 Points

The Original

This Belgian Style Tripel is available year-round.

Brewer’s Description: “It is a complex beer with a fruity aroma and a beautiful, nuanced hop nose. It tastes sweet and creamy in the mouth with a bitter touch of fruit flavor. An exceptional beer, with plenty of finesse and elegance, and a wonderfully long finish.”

My Description: The recipe has been unchanged since 1956 and I see no reason to start now. It has a big bubbly head with an amazing retention; the head lasts the whole way producing some good lacing as well. The aroma smells big and fresh with fragrant notes of spices, some floral hops, apricots, and lemon. The nose on this beer is so beautiful and only gets better as it warms up. Overall, the beer is medium bodied with a higher carbonation level and dry in the finish. Up front you will taste some sweetness with notes of light fruit and lemon with a touch of coriander. The aftertaste is slightly bitter with more of the spices coming through like cloves. The alcohol is not hidden but subtle enough to not take away from the overall enjoyment of the beer. It is best served around 45°F and pairs nicely with grilled fish, Hawaiian pizza, or a lighter chicken dish.

ABV: 9.5%  Color: Hazy Orange  Sweetness: 4/10  Bitterness: 3.5/10

CHIMAY CINQ CENTS (WHITE): 94 Points

Perfect head retention

This Triple is available year-round in limited quantities in 330 ml. bottles and 750 ml. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: ” Of a golden colour, the Trappist beer combines sweet and bitter in a rare balance. The beer’s aroma felt in the mouth comes from the hops’ perfumes: above all, they are fruity touches of Muscat grapes and raisins, even ripe apples.”

My Description: This tripel is delicious and enjoyable, another high quality ale from the Chimay brewery. The head is completely ridiculous on this beer. It is off-white in color and very fluffy. It produces some good lacing but the real amazement comes from the retention; it stays big and fluffy to the very last sip where there will be foam on the bottom of the glass. The aroma will reveal the slight complexities of this ale; it has a nice sweet base with scents of Belgian yeast, hops, spice, grapes, and other lighter fruits. The beer is fuller in body with a good carbonation level. The taste up front will be slightly sweet with flavors of grapes and light fruits with the hint of spice. The finish will be dry and moderately bitter with a touch of alcohol. Overall, the transition of flavors is smooth and the beer is refreshing and memorable. It is best served around 45°F and pairs nicely with bistro salads, grilled fish, or honey ham.

ABV: 8% Color: Hazy Gold/Brown Sweetness: 3/10 Bitterness: 4/10

ACHEL BLONDE 8°: 92 Points

Cumulus Clouds in the forecast

Released in 2001, this Belgian Tripel is available year-round in 11.2 oz. bottles.

My Description: This beer has a such a massive head that it took me minutes to pour the whole bottle; it is bright white with an amazing retention quality. The aroma of the beer is light and fresh with notes of Belgian yeast, light fruit, and some bubblegum. The beer is light to medium bodied with a higher carbonation level. Up front there are flavor notes of light fruit, some bubblegum sweetness, a touch of citrus, and a touch of warming alcohol. The finish has a delicious clove flavor with a dash of bitterness. It is best served around 45°F and pairs nicely with grilled white fish, pork chops, or jerk chicken.

ABV: 8%  Color: Hazy Pale  Sweetness: 2.5/10  Bitterness: 2/10

WATOU TRIPEL: 97 Points

I want to live in Watou!

This tripel is available year-round in 11.2 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “The flavour of this beer is pleasantly soft and is characterized by a delicate bitterness where the balance between malt and hop is based upon a fruity orange taste with a straight fresh after taste.”

My Description: Named after the city in which it was brewed, Watou is a delicious example of a tripel. It has a good sized, white colored head that retains nicely while producing some good lacing. The aroma smells great with complex fragrant notes of syrupy candy sweetness, light fruit, a touch of spice among other smells. The beer is medium bodied, it has a slightly higher carbonation level, and a crisp dry finish. Up front you will taste some candy sweetness, apples, cloves, and other light fruits which transitions into a slightly bitter aftertaste with a floral flavor. The beer has a creamy texture and is sure to please. It is best served around 48°F and pairs nicely with grilled white fish, fried chicken salad, or a fruit tart.

ABV: 7.5% Color: Hazy Dark Blonde Sweetness: 3/10 Bitterness: 2.5/10