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Candi Belgian Tripel

March, 2017
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.

 

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