Type of Beer: Belgian Abby Ale / Tripel
Alcohol Content: 8.00%
Beer Review –
Appearance: Cloudy bright orange-yellow color. Poured a nice thick white head that faded quickly.
Smell: Very yeasty scent with strong orange and citrus. Smelled a lot like other Belgian tripel ales.
Initial Taste: Fruity flavors come first, orange, lemon definite citrus. The fruitiness gives way to malt, yeast and warm bread with a slight wine-like flavor. Very similar to other beers of this style.
Thoughts: This was a pleasure to drink. Our favorite beer from the St. Bernardus lineup. The fruity malt flavors are wonderfully balanced with the soft notes of warm biscuits and sweet hops. Surprisingly with the alchohol content being 8% you barely notice it. The after taste is light and fruity with a slight hop bitterness. While I wouldn’t consider this (or any Belgian ale) to be a session beer you can easily drink more than one without becoming overwhelmed with flavor.