Updated notes 06/12/2022
Been a long time since I’ve had this (not 18 years since my last notes, but still a while).
A great, yeasty, bitterly sweet bite that delivers an alcohol punch. It’s all there for a Tripel with white pepper and sweet/bitter competition. Light hops linger on the back-end and the beer feels bigger than 7.5% to be honest.
I love this beer, always have.
Original notes 11/13/2004
$6.99, 750 mL bottle.
Yeh! Smashing example of the Belgian Pale/Tripel, a real quality product.
Pours with that classic pale, cloudy yellow that falls somewhere between Hoeagaarden and Duvel. A head that is large, frothy and then rocky, that seems at first to be too much and a little annoying, but settles to be a solid performer.
The beer exudes class and is has the main characteristics of being dry, but lightly hoppy, with some clove edginess coming through too. The beer itself, like the head, was a little gassy, but evened out with a little room temperature.
Lovely example of the style, a super drink.