Candi Belgian Tripel

Delaware
United States
Candi Belgian Tripel by Fordham & Dominion Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Candi Belgian Tripel may taste of sugar and spice, but her beguiling introduction is far from nice. Golden in color, the soft sweetness of apricot and pear linger nicely against a dry finish with minimal hop bitterness

Profile

ABV: 
10%
IBUs: 
20
Served at: 
40-45º
Hops: 
Saaz and Hallertau
Malts: 
Pilsner
Judges Review 
James Link's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Evaluation of this Belgian Tripel (BJCP style 26C) was made subsequent to a pour from a 12 ounce bottle into a 10 oz. snifter.

Banana esters come to the forefront of the bouquet profile accompanied by spicy clove-like phenols and a plethora of fruity esters. Alcohols were subdued and mixed nicely with the other previously mentioned aromas.

A golden-colored tripel, quite clear with medium head retention that fell off quickly. Spicy yeast notes dominate the flavor profile while the ethanol which was somewhat hidden in the aroma makes a distinct appearance here. Both of the aforementioned mingle well with a potpourri of esters and subtle biscuit-like malt character. A full-bodied beer with a dry finish and no astringency.

Although not as lively as style parameters would call for, flavor components generally associated with the style were right on and created a fine drinking experience that did not disappoint.