Belgian-Style Tripel

California
United States
Belgian-Style Tripel, Garage Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

This beer known to locals as the Tow Truck, has a fruity, floral aroma and the delicious flavor of peaches, pears and apples that will hook you in.

Judges Review 
Brian Eichhorn's picture
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This beer was judged as a 26C Belgian Tripel. In the glass, it's a very attractive gold with a frothy white head that persists, leaving lacing on the glass. The nose presents very akin to classic Belgian yeast, but has a saison twist to it. Loads of pepper, faint clove and low vanilla, along with clean ethanol lead the way. Moderate sweet malt pops through as well, and the hops are missing. I get a hint of citrus and pomme as well. Very well fermented. On tasting, it has a lemony tang to it, hints of stone fruit and soft bready malt. Quite warming, though mostly clean. Though I do get a sharp bitterness from some higher alcohols as well. Surprisingly drinkable, overall. The saison notes pop through in the flavor a bit (and I quite enjoy them), dragging the beer a bit from the classic Tripel realm. Finish is a bit sweet and round but dries out nicely. Really drinkable, even in the heat we have right now. Great stuff.

Brewery Introduction

It All Started in a Garage. In most garages, you can find what people drive. In our Garage, you can find what drives us — quality craft beer.

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