Stoudt's Triple (Belgian Abbey-Style Ale) - Stoudts Brewing Co.
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3.28/5 rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Appearance: Pours a beautiful deep honey color. With bottle conditioned ales, I always leave about a half inch of beer at the bottom of the bottle at the end of the pour. I then swirl this before pouring it into the glass to stir up the yeast. Even doing this, the head was still not very robust. There was almost no lacing in the glass that I poured it into.
Smell: Very yeasty, with hints of apricot, followed by a spiceness from the hops.
Taste: Strong spiciness (especially cloves) and tanginess up front, which didn't change much for me as I rolled it around my mouth. Alcohol does become more apparent in the finish and as the beer warmed.
Drinkability: I have to say that this tripel was a little disappointing. I guess that I was hoping to get a good Belgian tripel at a bargain price. For an American tripel, I prefer Golden Monkey, but I haven't tried any of the really highly rated American triples yet. Next stop, Allagash Tripel Reserve.
Serving type: bottle
05-28-2007 02:39:41 | More by BitterLover
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