King Gambrinus

New Jersey
United States
King Gambrinus, Jersey Girl Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

This golden Belgian-style ale is strong and bold. Rich imported malts and Belgian yeast lead to an exciting complexity of flavor. Herbal and fruity notes dance around your palate, ending with a smooth, dry finish.

Profile

ABV: 
10.0%
IBUs: 
25
Served at: 
40 - 45º
Hops: 
Ella
Malts: 
Pilsner, Chateau Biscuit
Judges Review 
James Link's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

King Gambrinus by Jersey Girl Brewing Co. was reviewed according to style parameters as outlined by the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines under designation 26C Belgian Tripel.

A very clear pale yellow rendition of the style was poured with lots of effervescence and a significant white head, which fell off quickly.

The aroma is grainy sweet with a touch of phenol, which complements the pleasant almost honey-like bouquet.

Pilsner malt makes a strong presence and adequately supports fruity esters and spicy yeast notes in a clean and distinctive fashion. Alcohol, although evident, is well hidden, allowing for enhanced drinkability even at this higher ABV.

Originally offered by the Westmalle Trappist Monastery in Belgium some 80 years ago, this fine example of the Belgian Tripel style should be considered for consumption by any discriminating beer connoisseur.