Stoudt's Triple (Belgian Abbey-Style Ale) - Stoudts Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Paddez:
3.63/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a non-translucent, amber-coloured brew with a decent head. Definitely way darker than I'd expect a belgian(-style) tripel to look.
Smell: Initially the smell isn't very intresting but as the brew warms, a lot of different things become traceable. Candyish malts, yeasty spices, plums & some vague notes of alcohol.
The malty candy notes make a re-appearance in the taste. There are spices and fruits in there but it's the unusual yeasty character of the beer that provides the more prominent woody & resinous flavours. These finally flow out in a quite bitter, dry & astringent finish.
Mouthfeel is thick, just short of syrupy but not overly sticky. Not terribly drinkable. At least not for me.
Certainly a bold & unique brew but for me, it lacks the fruity spiciness that make the tripel-style one of my favourites. An odd brew but an intresting one at that ... although it's never going to be one of my favourites.
Special thanks goes to Bill N. for buying me this one.
Serving type: bottle
05-27-2006 21:05:58 | More by Paddez
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Stoudt's Triple (Belgian Abbey-Style Ale) from Stoudts Brewing Co.
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