Pisgah Tripel - Pisgah Brewing Co.
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3.5/5 rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a bomber into an Orval Chalice.
A: Pours a nice luminescent orange/yellow, clear with very limited turbitiy. Disappointingly head was one half finger and subsided quickly.
N: Smells nice and creamy / fruity. Pretty strong fruity esters, with green apples and sour pears dominating, maybe a bit of pineapple. Not getting much yeast or bready malts that I would expect.
T: Consistent with the nose for the most part. Complex fruit driven by green apples, pear and mild citrus. I'm missing the yeasty biscuity maltiness that I would expect in a top shelf Tripel. For me, this is a little too sweet for the style and it tastes like they over sugared it , and possibly didn't use legit Belgian candy sugar. Pisgah is big on organic, which is cool, but.... It actually ends up being slightly boozy due to the sweetness.
MF: Lack of carbonation is the big miss here. I think the low carb level accentuates the sweetness and allows the booziness to come through.
O: Don't get me wrong, this is a nice beer. Not at the same level as Boulevard Long Strange Tripel or LFdM, but a nice North American Tripel , nonetheless. This is admittedly a hard style for North American brewers to master.
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2013 22:01:11 | More by JeffreyJDavis
Pisgah Tripel from Pisgah Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.