Belgian Style Tripel Ale/Collaboration

Thanks go out to my BA secret bunny 2009, mday.
12 oz bottle. The usual screen-printed, Stone style.
One of my favorite styles from a combination of three (generally) superb breweries looks like a winning combo!
Pour is a slightly hazy, golden body with a touch of carbonation. A few floaties.
Nose offers a light, chardonnay grape note with a mild, alcoholic fruit. The fruit has some dry character.
The tastes reflect the alcohol and the mild fruit. It’s grape based, but is also quite dry like the grape skin and has a note of champagne as well. Mild pepper, bu the beer finishes with a slightly dramatic metallic finish and is extremely dry on the back end.
I’d like a touch less aggression and a sweeter fruit, especially in the ending. A little hot as well.
Nice in small quantities, but it’s not really a definitive tripel and nor is it a beer that is very accessible in my book. Delighted to have had the opportunity to try this.

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04/10/2009
Style:
Tripel
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.7 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.63
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