Stoudt's Triple (Belgian Abbey-Style Ale) - Stoudts Brewing Co.
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Reviews by JWU:
4.2/5 rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz. bottle poured into a snifter
A- a crystal clear goldenrod with orange highlights. A thin white head dissipates quickly, a little bit of lacing down the glass. You can see the alcohol legs on the sides of the glass as well.
S- candied fruits, mainly pear and apple, belgian yeast, spices, and a bit of booze.
T- A really nicely blended combination of the smell. Candied sugar and fruits hit up front, in the middle the yeasty esters of the Belgian yeast strain come in with some spices as well. Finishes with a bit of booze and balancing hop bitterness.
M- if there is one thing Stoudt's does well, it's mouthfeel. This one also has a creamy mouthfeel that dries perfectly on the finish.
O- I'd take this over some of the Belgian examples of the style. May be a bit too sweet for some, but I think it really works, and makes for a very approachable, and delicious Belgian Triple. I also see in many of the reviews that the alcohol is too forward in this brew, and I just don't get that. It is certainly there, but at no time dominates the sip. Great stuff.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2012 01:13:12 | More by JWU
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Stoudt's Triple (Belgian Abbey-Style Ale) from Stoudts Brewing Co.
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