Stoudt's Triple (Belgian Abbey-Style Ale) - Stoudts Brewing Co.
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3.84/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
I poured this beer into a chalice at a cool 50 degrees F and it poured golden and slightly hazy, one step above a pilsner or lager with a nice one finger head that retains as a ring and Friar Tuck center cap just like the Monk on the bottle. The lacing is fine and delicate.
I'm getting aromas of evenly mixed bananas, pears and honey with that familiar coppery metallic twinge that is common with Belgians. At least I think so. It may be a factor of all the aromas combined with a bit of alcohol. All in all, this is VERY nice! Some spice is definitely there as well.
The taste starts off sweet with an alcohol/carbonation bite there is a bit of the banana, and maybe some apple with a breadiness to the mix as you work your way through the sip some hop bitterness becomes apparent but it is very mild. What takes you most is Nutmeg, nutmeg and more nutmeg mixed with alcohol and black pepper. It's very good, but mostly sweet than balanced. Warming alcohol.
The mouthfeel is moderate to full bodied, creamy and sweet but leaves a film across your tongue. I found the carbonation in the bottle to be mid-range and playful.
Overall I would say that this is a good beer! In fact, I would definitely recommend trying it. If you could, put this up against a La Fin Du Monde and compare. I would love to do that some time. I would bet that there is a pretty big difference. I am going to give this a 3.8 out of 5 overall. I like it and want to drink it again, but I've recently had better and can recall the flavors. This might be better if it was cellared a year!
Serving type: bottle
05-09-2013 01:12:05 | More by WissBrauSean
Stoudt's Triple (Belgian Abbey-Style Ale) from Stoudts Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 444 ratings.