Brewer's Art Green Peppercorn Tripel - The Brewer's Art

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Reviews: 112
Hads: 196
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 6.34%
Wants: 55
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: orsulacp on 02-14-2004

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Photo of Sammy
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yummy stuff. Pours light golden, cloudy colour. Mild peppercorn and spice aroma. Above average mouthfeel. The peppercorn is the star, but it is so drinkable, and well supported by the yeast and malting. I easily finished the bomber, slight lemon. A controlled spicyness. Thanks again M.-P. (289 characters)

Photo of brentk56
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy straw color with a nice, foamy head that leaves plenty of lacing behind

Smell: Melon, peach, honey, ginger and spicy pepper elements

Taste: Spicy melon and peach flavors, up front, that are joined by a hot ginger and pepper by mid-palate, along with candi sugar elements, as well; after the swallow, the spices settle down, revealing a complex blend of fruit and sweet, bready flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium body with subtle, but prickly, carbonation

Drinkability: A lot of interesting elements in this beer; the peppery heat limits its drinkability, however (582 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Luminous lemon with a light sprinkling of fine yeast and a Belgianesque amount of bubbles. Speaking of Belgium, any brewer from that country would be proud as a peacock to call the spectacular crown of alabaster colored froth his own. It's sticky, incredibly rocky as it melts and is beginning to decorate the glass with the finest frosting imaginable. The second and third pours look even better, if that's possible.

My favorites tripels are those that are both golden fruity and peppery. Brewer's Art has seen to the latter by brewing this ale with peppercorns. Once the foam finally relents... the aroma is outstanding! It's more earthy and spicy than most (by design), giving it a tripel-saison sort of vibe.

This is the sort of beer that I'll need to live with for a while, see how it changes over time, before making the final call. First, there are no big surprises. This is exactly how a tripel brewed with green peppercorns ought to taste.

Positives include a ripe apple and pear fruitiness, a wonderful combination of sweet-bitter-tangy-spicy, and an ideal amount of green peppercorn flavor with an ideal amount of heat. That is, low-to-medium. Negatives include a lack of true Belgian yeastiness, a wee lack of depth and the fact that the beer, sans peppercorns, probably wouldn't be considered among the world's best tripels. It's good beer, but it isn't great beer.

It doesn't seem fair to compare all tripels to the classics, but that's the way I have always done it. Given that, the mouthfeel falls a fraction short as well. It's enjoyable, but needs to be more delicate, more creamy and especially more expansive.

In the end, my sky-high expectations for Green Peppercorn Tripel were almost realized. In retrospect, I've probably been a little too hard on this uniquely delicious ale. Brewer's Art really does have something special here. (1,859 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
3.2/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

hazy golden color with a light head of white that sat on top for only a few moments before settling down to reveal a bare head. Aroma is light, pears, figs, light spices and grainy notes, again nothing shocking or really coming out at me. Warming brings a hint of grapeskin. Taste was soft, mellow, full of grain and light yeast, a hint of pears and apples in the back, but just did not have a punch or a full enough profile for me to really fall for it. Each sip seemed lighter then the one before (498 characters)

Photo of zeff80
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a cloudy, golden yellow color with a one-finger, tan head of crackly foam. There was nice retention and it left some sudsy lace.

S - Honestly, it smelled like a handful of green peppercorns. This had me worried.

T - It worked! A peppery spicy tripel with all the usual great flavors of grains, estery notes and some caramel sweetness.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A medium bodied ale with a clean, dry finish.

O - This was a really tasty tripel. I was skeptical but the green peppercorns were great. (517 characters)

Photo of Kegatron
3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml corked and caged bottle into several glasses.

Pours a fairly clear gold, with several huge foamy fingers of bright-white head. This stays rich and frothy, leaving massive foamy swathes of lace behind. The aroma is floral up front, with the green peppercorn really jumping out as this warms, along with some underlying notes of sweet fruit, bread, and yeast.

The taste is VERY sweet with fruit and bready sugars, along with a fairly light hop presence. This is pretty assertive with the yeast, finishing very dry with a touch of heat from the peppercorns. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a softer and easier carbonation that then sits on top of a much thicker and stickier feel. Alcohol is mostly well hid, just a

I liked the peppercorn element of this but it was nearly drown out by all of that overly sweet and borderline cloying stickiness at times. I've had this on draft a couple of times and it was much better than this bottled version. (959 characters)

Photo of jlindros
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Trying this one thanks to beandip and shared with Central New England BA Meetup.

A: Belgian style fluffy 2 finger head that fades like a big mess all over the place. Clear golden yellow color.

N: Belgian tripel malts, slight sweet and light booze with some spicy pepper aromas. Green pepper with peppercorns, a little juicy fruits and Belgian yeast with a slight boozy aroma. Pretty Berlinerweisse like, with some dry fruits and grassy hop aromas.

T: Belgian tripel like, with spicy peppercorns and green pepper. Lots of spices start on the flavor but fade as the taste goes on, pretty dry but slight sweetness, juicy fruits and Belgian yeast, a little hear and a slight grassy pale hops.

M: Lighter body loaded with carbonation, even a little creamy.

F: Dry with some lingering malts, a little yeasty and fruit flavors linger, with a touch of booze. A little pale grassy hop flavor with touch of bitterness. Most of the pepper is gone but a spicy heat seems to come out on the finish, like chewing on peppercorn. (1,018 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I shared this one with Tenderbranson69. Picked the bottle up at Well's in Md. Decanted cool into a goblet.

A - A pillowy white 3.5 finger head pushes itself out of the glass's perimeter. A clear golden ale w/ streaming carbonation rising and a goodly amount of lace follows.

S - Spicy dry and alcoholic aromas combine w/ a gentle hop and sugar scent. The alcoholic dry ester prevails in the aroma.

M - Nice peppery dryness - hard to determine if it is completely yeast or if some of the spice is in the peppercorn. Light sweetness and full carbonation provide a very pleasing mouthfeel.

T - Dry, nutty and peppery flavor w/ a sugary crispness and green earthy pepper notes that wait until 3/4 of the way throught the goblet to become assertive. Very nutty dry w/ lightly acidic flavor. Eventually the booziness becomes warm and mellows the whole blend of flavor.Spicy flavors that add to the intensity are noted in the finish.

D - Very good triple for drinkability. This is one of the better offerings from Brewer's Art that is now in bottle format. I could drink this by the case, but the 9+% is less than great for drinkability, it will sneak up on you if you aren't careful, respect this one. One of my favorite American versions -plenty of spice yet a pleasing balance of malt sweetness Bravo! Brewer's Art. (1,316 characters)

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Never got a chance to try this when i was at The Brewers Art several years ago. Glad to be able to find it.

This is a true tripel. Lots of bready character with a full body and the pepper is definitely there. It pops in on the back side of the ride and lingers and lingers, but doesnt seem to overpower the beer at all. At least for me.

If you're used to heavier beers, the pepper will probably seem more subtle. If you're still getting used to bigger beers, the pepper might bother you a bit.

Overall, I vote that this is an excellent tripel. There are many American breweries making belgian style ales, but few pulling them off to this level. (649 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
3.18/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I've heard a lot about this beer, people ask for it in trades, I've purchased several bottles for people but never tried it for myself. Unfortunately I'm not a fan myself.

Beer is yellow with a mild haze, low carbonation, thin head, no retention, no lacing....looks like beer.

Aroma is sweet and peppery, I guess I should have expected it but not really that pleasant.

Beer is thin and mildly sweet, the midpalate is full of pepper. Again this is probably what I should expect but it was too much, it's rough and difficult to drink but I suspect that this was exactly what the brewer wanted. I guess it's not for me. (619 characters)

Photo of mothman
3.2/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beige head. Color haze vibrant gold.

Aroma: peppercorn up front. Very dominating. A lot of spice. Yeast. 

Taste: peppercorn again up front backed up with a lot of spice. Almost reminds me of mint. Yeasty and bready. Very odd.

Moutheel: dry and spiced. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Ends spiced.

Overall, very unique but not something I want a lot of. Not too true to the style. (387 characters)

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. A very interesting sounding beer.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. It looks about like a tripel should. The flavor is heavy on the pepper with some citrus notes. It is not a black pepper flavor, but it is more similar to white pepper. Judging by the name, I guess green pepper is similar to white pepper. The flavor is pepper, flowers, wheat, alcohol and citrus. Very nice. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. (477 characters)

Photo of woodychandler
4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Here is another opportunity to toot my own horn. As shappudding will attest to, I am a master of self-promotion. I, too, first had this at the Grey Lodge's Friday the Firkenteenth last year and was utterly blown away by it. I then sent an e-mail to Volker & Co. to tell them about its reception among those in attendance and to suggest that it might be more than a one-off for them. Yesterday, as I entered The Brewer's Art, I noticed a tap with a greenish hue to it and being the curious cat that I am, decided to investigate further. Imagine my joy when I realized what was on! Volker remembered the E, but not the sender, and assured me that it will be an occasional beer, not just a one-off.
It is, at base, a trippel that arrives a beautiful crystal gold color. There is only slight evidence of CO2 bubbles and it has a light, white head. The nose gives off a slight aroma of pepper, but nothing to sneeze at (pun intended). The mouthfeel is light, yet drying and has a pleasant effervescence. It is the finish - Omigawd, the finish! - where the pepper makes its appearance. The pepper suddenly explodes in the sinus cavity like the Alien from the poor yutz's stomach in the original movie. Yow! The pepper is everywhere. Soon I could taste nothing but pepper and resigned myeslf to having another, as everything else would just pale in comparison. (1,354 characters)

Photo of Gueuzedude
4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well carbonated, the beer pours with a frothy, billowing, initially four-finger thick, pale tan colored head that creates a structured, varied surface and nice lacing pattern on the sides of the glass as it slowly subsides. The head sits on top of a lightly chill hazed (it was & is reasonably clear when warmer), straw gold colored beer. Aromatic notes of lemon zest, herbal coriander as well as floral aromatics evoking thoughts of lavender, lemon thyme, honeysuckle and varied wild-flowers. Pale malt notes of crushed soda crackers, a honey like malt sweetness and grassy grain. The spice notes play a huge role here, though I wouldn't necessarily guess that it is due to any actual spices used in the recipe. Aromatic notes of ginger, white pepper, fresh cut basil and clove are all noticeable. This has a very nice aroma to it; I really like the mix of spicy / herbal notes, ample lemon character and honey-like malt.

Still quite well carbonated, despite resting in my glass for ten minutes; the beer foams up into a froth as soon as it hits my mouth. Lightly sweet with honey notes as well as a touch of pear, some sweet grape notes, an undercurrent of apricot and some currant flavors. The carbonation adds a sharpness to this brew, even after I have swirled away the excess. The carbonation and ample spice notes provide a sharp piquancy to the finish; it is definitely spicy and very noticeable though if I hadn't known beforehand I would not have guessed there were green peppercorns in this beer. The beer is very floral, it really reminds me of flower nectar and honey. A noticeable, simple sweetness does not keep this beer from being quite light in heft. This has an interesting flavor to it that reminds me particularly of young pickled ginger; the sweetness, spiciness and sharp piquancy all contribute to this. The spiciness, especially in the finish, has a slight tongue numbing effect to it, which is perhaps also accentuated a bit by a slightly hot, warming, higher alcohol note.

A very spicy brew, but the spice character is well integrated and it is hard to even tell that it is just not a product of the fermentation process. This is perhaps, no definitely, a bit sweeter than I would like in a typical Tripel, but the floral / honey sweetness works here in combination with the piquant herbal / spice notes. While perhaps not perfection, you almost can't ask for a better looking brew than this; textured, frothy, well carbonated and with a dynamic, structural master-piece of a head. I am really enjoying this brew, it is as good as I hoped, and better than I expected, and it is growing on me more and more as I work my way through the brew. A perfect appetizer to the meal of seafood Som Tam and sticky rice I am about to construct. (2,761 characters)

Photo of Gavage
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a pale yellowish orange color. One finger head falls to a spotty surface covering. No lacing here.

Smell: fruit sweetness, pepper, other spices, and a bit of yeast.

Taste: sharp pepper flavor are most noticeble, but work very well with the ripe fruit, apples, honey, and candied sugar sweetness. Yeast comes through nicely along with some orange and lemon citrus. Alcohol is noticeable but quiet in the overall flavor profile.

Mouthfeel: crisp throughout with some dryness in the finish. Long peppery and sweet aftertaste. Medium bodied.

Drinkability: depsite the high alcohol, this was quite quaffable - so I needed to remind myself to slow down. Great flavorful beer worth trying. (705 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of the bottle into a tulip glass. Been wanting this one for some time.

A real nice dark gold color body, with LOTS of foamy rock hard white head, shampoo like and soapy. Extensive carbonation out of the bottle and also lots of rising carbonation. Body color is just a little darker than the average Belgian Pale Ale, and this is quite clear.

Mild peppercorn. Feels just been crushed under foot with the spices crackling out of it. I want peppercorn steak NOW! Hint of Belgian candy like yeast, but pretty mild. This doesn't seem like a tripel more like a good Belgian pale ale.

Taste is light bodied pale ale Belgian style, with pepper in mid palate. Candied style sweetness on the finish, and lingering aromatics of crushed peppercorn herb. No heat, nice and balanced.

Really enjoy this and it's a dream food pairing with some sort of spiced moules and frites, or a classic peppercorn steak. Home run for sure, drinking this makes me hungry, but it doesn't feel like a real tripel to me, more like a solid Belgian Strong Pale Ale I think, but it makes me feel so good!! (1,085 characters)

Photo of tempest
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle at State Line in Maryland and split it with a friend. Poured a hazy gold with a tall white head that left lacing. Throughout the aroma and flavor, the peppercorn is obvious, but it never dominates the beer. Instead it does a great job of adding something a little different. This beer is otherwise a very smooth and subtle triple that reminds me of La fin du Monde for the gentle spices and occasional burst of sweet bread a light fruit flavors. Definitely try this beer if you can find it. (509 characters)

Photo of weeare138
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

huge thanks to dickinsonbeer for the trade. Paul got this from the Brewer's Art guys at Cooperstown and he bottled up a bomber for me...
Appears a transparent light gold with small bubbly CO2 bubbles that rise to the top. A 2 finger foamy white top slowly fades out. Tons of lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of candy sugar, pils malt with light caramel, bready Belgian yeast, and mild spice.
Taste is of the aromas with a definite candy sugar presence that makes it worth while. Not too much of the peppercorn presence as anticipated but there is a mild spiciness detected albeit probably from the yeast strain.
Mouthfeel is sugary smooth, medium bodied, fading into a well done tripel. A delicious sugary goodness lingers.
I really enjoyed this beer. I shared it with sckressler and he remarked on how the peppery notes were toned down dramatically since he last had this at one of The Grey Lodge's Firkenteenth's last year. Perhaps a tweak in the recipe? (970 characters)

Photo of johnnnniee
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle from Food and Friends in Philly.
Pours a brilliantly clear light golden color with a huge fluffy white head that slowly dissipates to a cap on top. Smells of pepper mostly, with hints on yeasty esters and a touch of sweet honey like malt. The flavor is heavy on the pepper with a sweet bready honey like malt flavor and a bit of spicy yeasty phenols to round it all out. Medium body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a sweet slick bubbly mouthfeel. Nice beer I've been wanting to try this forever. Its very heavy on the pepper, I felt that a bit more sweetness might have helped to counter that a bit but it was good as is. (645 characters)

Photo of John_M
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

For what it's worth, I'd be interested in knowing why this beer is "retired." The beer menu at BA indicates this is a seasonal beer, one they put on from time to time. I happened to have the beer at Max's, but the website inidicates that it's currently available at the brewpub as well. Whatever.

I had not had this beer in some years, so I was curious to see what the current version tastes like, and whether or not they had tweaked the recipe. Doesn't appear so, as the beer was as excellent as ever.

The beer pours a brilliant yellow gold color. The beer has an impressive head, with good foam retention and good lacing. I didn't get a lot out of the nose, just a hint of ginger and earthiness. However, it's not the least off putting, and I could't wait to drink it. On the palate one gets honey, butter, ranier cherries and melon. There is just a hint of heat from the peppercorns, and they act almost like hops, imparting a bit of bitterness and dryness on the finish, keeping the beer refreshing to drink. The finish is sweet, smooth and long, and I have to say the abv. is amazingly well hidden.

This is just an outstanding effort from BA, a trippel version I prefer to the regular line-up cerberus trippel. I have to say that I am very glad this beer is anything BUT retired. (1,287 characters)

Photo of akorsak
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A corked and caged 750 mL bottle purchased at Shawan Liquors in December.

A: The tripel has a pale color, heavy on the yellow hue to the point that it looks like apple juice at times. A finger of head emerged on pour and clings sporadically around the glass.

S: The aroma is spicy, driven by the distinctive Belgian yeast, touches of anise and flowers. Oh yeah, the pepper is stronger than normal, as though a fresh pepepr mill topped off the glass.

T: A sip reveals lots of spices on the front of the tongue. The sweetness is unfocused, running the gamut from sweet honey to bitter licorice. The green peppercorns are sharp, very zesty and biting on the tongue. Long after the sip is gone, the tongue still feels the heat.

M: The sweetness upfront is a bit much but I suppose that it is needed to keep the peppercorns in check. The finish is the highlight.

D: The alcohol is limited, taste-wise, but after a while it really hits you. The peppery zest is a taste that I'd love to see more brewers use. (1,006 characters)

Photo of jrallen34
3.41/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

750ml bottle poured into my Darkness glass...Not quite a gusher but a big pop with a slow crawl. Huge carbonation as I'm only able to pour about three ounces of beer and I get about nine fingers of head. The head is nice, pretty and fluffy tope; sick lacing. The beer is a nice honey gold. A little less head would have been nice, but not sure how this could look any better...The aroma is a bit much for me as its dominated by pepper, of the black variety, not sure I or anyone could tell the difference of a green peppercorn, but it sounds cooler, right? Trying desperately to pull anything else out but the pepper and I can't! Not the note that should be dominating your beer. I actually like the pepper of it, just too much, needs to be 1/10th of that level...The taste tones down the pepper on the front and gives off some nice floral and honey notes that I quite enjoy. However 2/3's of the way through the pepper makes a come back, especially on the swallow. Still too much for me, but an interesting twist. As I drink it more and it warms slightly better. Again not bad just too much pepper.

Top five pepper beer I've had, but needs more restraint before its entirely drinkable. (1,187 characters)

Photo of ccrida
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle (thx johnmichaelsen!), best by 12/2/10, poured into my large St. Feuillien goblet, Green Peppercorn Tripel is a clear gold with lots of lively spritz forming a massive white head, very tight bubbles that has long last and leaves big foamy lace.

Smell is markedly peppery, with a little sweet bread dough like grain.

Taste nicely balanced and satisfying. The pepper is clearly present without overwhelming the clean sweetness of the grain and yeast character. Bittersweet, with a bone dry finish that lingers forever, in a good way, where the pepper manifests itself in the back of the throat.

Mouthfeel is full of fine carbonation, light bodied and dry.

Drinkability is good, in spite of the robustness of the peppercorns, the sweetness of the base beer provides some balance. My bottle's obviously a bit on the older side, and I suspect that the spice:sweetness has skewed to the pepper over time. Well made, unique, fairly light and clean, surely the best overtly spicy beer I've had (my general rule of thumb is if I can immediately distinguish the spice that was used, it's to much). (1,108 characters)

Photo of DefenCorps
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On cask at Max's, dry-"hopped" with peppercorns. I heard from a friend that his pour actually included a whole peppercorn!

Mildly hazy orange with a dense off-white head with great retention and lace, this is excellent stuff. The nose is super spicy and peppery, quite over-powering in fact, with some honey and a nice yeasty spiciness. Grainy sweetness is present, this is solid. The palate opens mildly sweet with a grainy sweetness, a little honey, plenty of fresh ground pepper, nice phenols and a mild yeasty character. Drying and spicy on the finish with a grainy bitterness and some spice, this beer is medium-light in body with soft carbonation and a great finish. Solid stuff, I prefer the non dry-"hopped" version, though. (733 characters)

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle split and poured into a Bruery tulip. O.G. 18.6 Plato, 9.2% ABV, By 4/1/12.

Thanks to Chaney for this bottle in the awesome (Pumpkin Ale) box he sent my way!

A - Slightly hazy bright golden yellow with a billowing white head. Firm and well-retained, the white foam left some thick lace on the glass. The remainder of the bottle after sharing it is chock-full of sediment.

S - A little skunky to start with, it moves into a light candi sugar sweetness with the Belgian yeast aroma in tow. The peppercorns come out with a nice spicy aroma that blends with the spicy esters very well.

T - Bright and crisp with a heavy lingering sweetness, it's got lots of crystal malts and a shit-ton of candi sugar. Small hints of bananas and earthy clay comes out. The peppercorn is nice in this one!

M - Smooth and crisp initially with a medium body and a rich sweetness to the finish. Nice soft spice to the finish that balances the sweetness well. A little bit of the alcohol comes through retro-nasally.

D - Very drinkable for a tripe.l, it gets better as you sip it and the peppercorn is spectacular as an addition to the spicy tripel. A very nice brew! Thanks Chaney! (1,177 characters)

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Brewer's Art Green Peppercorn Tripel from The Brewer's Art
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