11.2 oz Stubbie, different label to the one in the BA database – the new one has a more modern black and yellow look. Best Before 01/02/11 printed on the cap – plenty of time left to enjoy this!
Into the Duvel tulip this has a huge head that settles down a little in time. Some lace. Body is darker than many Tripel’s and has a rich dark gold feel about it. Lots of sweet alcoholic yeast in the nose.
A tart bitterness holds this up nicely and the sweetness that is typical of the style is unusually well balanced. The alcoholic yeast makes the beer finish quite dry. Very mild pepper notes. Quite creamy in the mouth and full
Unusually balanced for the style, the sweetness is muted and in no way overwhelms the beer. Nice example, slightly unusual, but good.