750 mL corked & caged. Expensive at around $21+.
I’ve become much more discerning in terms of the beer I buy these days. Brooklyn is a brewery that I generally trust, but at these prices some bottles might be purchased, others might not (Kriek). Even Brooklyn has to pull me in with the beer description and contents. I bought this because this beer does that. Love a Tripel, and white wine barrels are a ‘thing’ for me too. All in all, plenty of things to pull me in right here.
Big pop on opening. High, bone white dense head that looks great. Murky golden pour. Very malty alcohol on the nose.
Light burn on the tastes with a lack of licorice if I’m honest. Warming alcohol and plenty of sweetness.
The usual white pepper elements of a Tripel are slightly muted, but the sweetness is there and the beer warms.
10.6 ABV is ALL there, but it is not cloying or overwhelming. Very nice, very warming, sweet package. Tasty.
Did not get much wine, nor did i get a lot of licorice, but I did get a smoother, deeper, richer Tripel that one usually finds for the style. It felt ‘deeper’ to me, and a lot of alcohol probably added to that feeling. Super beer, but at $21, it’s a one and done – probably.