Triboulet

Georgia
United States
Triboulet, Arches Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
83
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Triboulet draws its name from the Court Jester infamous for his wit and mischievous influence over the French Royal Court. This India Pale Lager (IPL) is brewed with modern hopping techniques and lager yeast, creating a balanced, hoppy lager that offers succulent bitterness and a crisp finish. Flaked high-protein grains add a slight haze and smooth mouthfeel. The playful and imaginative nature of this beer embodies the spirit of the exuberant jester and offers a bold expression of the adventurous side of craft lagers.

Profile

ABV: 
5.8%
IBUs: 
60
Served at: 
38 - 43º
Hops: 
Chinook, CTZ, Citra, El Dorado, Mosaic
Malts: 
US Pilsner, Local US Wheat, Flaked oats
Judges Review 
Jim Koebel's picture
Judges Rating:
83
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Triboulet by Arches Brewing is an Imperial Pale Lager, judged as BJCP Category 21B, Specialty IPA. This particular variation of IPA is notable for the absence of esters and other yeast expressions expected in highly hopped beers; the difference is striking.

This beer's aroma has an initial burst of fruity hops and is momentarily indistinguishable from many IPAs. Shortly afterward, the aroma remains hoppy but is also resinous, herbal and spicy. "Herbal" is this beer's defining characteristic, becoming full bore in the flavor. There are minty, spicy and resinous flavor hop notes too. The malt character is bready, true to this beer's pale lager roots. The mouthfeel is crisp but, even so, its medium-full body makes this a pretty filling beer. Overall, the sharp hop character of this beer impeded drinkability.

Brewery Introduction

Arches Brewing is a craft brewery located just north of the Atlanta airport, in the arts district of Hapeville, GA. Our focus is bringing the best of old-world and modern brewing practices together to deliver many beer styles never commercially brewed in Georgia. Our biochemist-brewmaster, Jamey... Read More

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