New Belgium Trippel

trippel_lBrewer: New Belgium Brewery, CO
Style: Trippel
Alc/Vol: 7.8%

Description: Brewed in the Belgian style of extra strong ales, this Trippel is bottle conditioned and fermented for an extended period of time and spiced with coriander. The end result is a yeasty pale ale that contains notes of pear, apple, and ginger spice alongside a subtle hint of spice.

Tasting Notes: I will admit that I was expecting a bit more in the way of malt and oaky flavor. By comparison, this beer was lighter and more subtle, but no less pleasing or appealing. The notes of apple, pear and ginger were a nice surprise, and played quite well to the smooth malty flavor and mild spice notes. Yet another winner from this venerable brewery!

Appearance: Deep golden, clear, good foam retention and carbonation
Nose: Rich malt, yeast, hint of oak, notes of coriander and ginger
Taste: Smooth malt, mild tang, yeast, pear and apple esters, hint of coriander spice
Aftertaste: Lingering malt bitterness, spice, yeast
Overall: 9/10

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