This must be a collaboration, right? But no mention of New Belgium being involved other than the obvious text across the front of the bottle. Best before 26 JAN 2024.
Honey orange pour with a great head, nice retention and some lace. A little darker than I was expecting TBH.
Nose is very Triple-like with plenty of spicy white-pepper on warming. Tastes are a little more bitter than I was expecting. Don’t get me wrong, the triple character lives on, but it isn’t as sweet as many in the style. Alcohol is there but drinks below the 8.4% for my money. There’s a touch of soapy orange peel about the beer for me too. No sweetness here which one could argue takes it out of style, and I wouldn’t necessarily disagree, but the beer works for me, if not in an especially classic, Tripel way.
Smooth, medium bodied.
It’s hard for either of these breweries to generate new beers after all of this time, but this one is definitely one that feels new and a bit different. Ommegang has been all over the map recently with silly IPAs and cans and the like, and this is a venture back on to solid ground for them. Good stuff, well done, and a brewery that I’ve been giving a hard time to lately (rightly so IMO), should also receive credit for this.