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Honey Crisp | Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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3.72
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21.24%
 
 
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Brewed by:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.02%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Farmhouse tripel aged atop 600lbs of honey crisp apples.

Added by orangesol on 01-30-2014

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3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A fairly voluminous light khaki colored whipped froth comprised of big chunky bubbles and with bit of a rocky top... Decent retention gives way to a full mostly full creamy lacing and moderate collar... The color is a slightly hazy honey... Mostly still with some sluggish carbonation streaks seen towards the top of the glass... The nose displays the apple at the forefront... Somewhat sweet... Somewhat tart... Some honey and candied sugar notes add to the sweetness as well... A very light Belgian yeast component as well... A bit muddled, but still quite pleasant... The flavor profile is not quite what I was expected... Bursting at the seems with white wine tannins... It almost tasted like a glass of chardonnay with a touch of apple... The honey crisp and Belgian tripel components are very subtle and buried way beneath the surface... The mouthfeel is dry in on the lighter side of medium bodied... Some prickly carbonation... Interesting to say the least... I'm pretty sure I like it, but it certainly was not what I was expecting (a sweet Belgian Tripel)... Sort of challenges the senses in a good way... Kudos to Pizza Boy for continuing to push the limits and challenging conventions...

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at Al's of Hampden.

A - Pours hazy golden yellow with a small half finger tall white head, quickly dissipating down to a light ring around the outer edge, leaving small beads of lace on the sides of the glass.

S - Smells of crisp apples, funky saison yeast, banana, light spice, dash of citric fruit and only the faintest hint of booze. Pretty complex yet rustic aroma.

T - Starts off with a quick hit of funky saison yeast quickly being joined by tart honey crisp apples, light spice and some chewy fruit skin. Booze is nearly non existent, a triumph for a 13+% beer. Finish is earthy with some mild sweetness, not lingering overly long after consumption.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Sweet, earthy feel with some backing tartness from the apples.

O - Not too bad all things considered. The booze is hidden extremely well and it packs all of the intended flavors. I just can't get into this style as hard as I try, either way it is worth a shot if you are into Belgian beers.

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