Tiger Tripel

500 mL bottle, Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Pour yields a really quite yellow, slightly chill-hazed body with some nice white head. Wispy, light lace. Color changes to a darker he when the final yeast sediment is added from the last pour of the bottle.
The nose gives some fairly typical but rather restrained notes. Yes there is some subtle, peppery, alcohol infused character. Some yeastiness with light esters.
Tastes are pretty authentic for the style too. Alcohol prominent BUT at the same time it still drinks well below the 9.0% ABV on the bottle. Very dry, champagne yeast like finish. A little spice but the usual sharp esters and large pepper notes are muted. Yeast repeats its presence over and over again. Quite smooth, it lacks the prickly nature that the alcohol and carbonation can sometimes impart to the style.
It’s actually quite a reserved beer for the style, but the thing that really shines through for me is the dry character. Some vinous notes too. Pretty interesting and I wasn’t sure that Nogne could pull this off but they did.

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10/15/2009
Style:
Tripel
Format:
bottle
ABV: 9.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 3.9
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