Fantastic ice-cream-like head over the clouded yellow body with some haze. Lace, retention and general appearance of the head are second to none.
Light tangerine color.
Nose has some light floral notes with a touch of white pepper and a little yeast character.
The tastes reflect some of the nose but refuse to deliver the sweetness or indeed the alcohol blast, that one would expect from a beer in this style. Spices are generally missing. Finish is dry and the bitterness builds to a degree. More floral character amongst the dry ending.
Tasty and drinkable, but not really typically “Tripel” for me – too astringent, and lacks much sweetness. Still enjoyable.