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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 54
Gots: 21 | 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 Hojaminbag
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Green Peppercorn Tripel has a bright golden body with a soapy white head. The head has decent retention and leaves a little bit of thick lacing behind.

Very peppery aroma, with sugar and sweet malt behind it.

Green peppercorns definitely dominate the flavor, but in a very good way. If you like green peppercorns, this one is a must try. In addition to the peppercorns, there is candied sugar and a little bit of light fruit that comes along with it. The malt base is substantial, but light and very bready. Lightly hopped, with a little bit of warmth in the finish.

The mouthfeel is great. Extremely dry and highly carbonated like a good saison.

I enjoyed sipping on this one, it's great if you like peppercorns. Nice combination of sweet and peppery.

Photo of Mar02x
4.73/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was the forth beer we started with at a beer-tasting at my place.

A –Yellow/ fluid but still different than any other beer color I ever laid eyes on, with a nice head.

S – Smell of fresh hop with pepper.

T – There is definitely green pepper in this beer but the beer taste is beautiful fresh and balanced. Is there alcohol in this beer?

M – Very nice, a bubble explosion in your mouth.

O – What a fantastic different beer, a league of its own.

Photo of zeff80
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Photo of Brabander
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We had a grand beertasting a few days ago thanks to Mar02x. A new BA member with a great mind on beer.

This was the fourth bottle.

Poured in a normal winelike glass.

Man, this beer surprised us! What a treat. There is no comparison with other beers when you drink this one. The yellow fluid is nice with little carbonation. Taste is a bit sweet like lemonade but then again with the green peppers giving you a twist of the mind. This was one of the highlights of the evening.

Photo of Daniellobo
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stimulating take on a triple with a nicely pushy peppery side.

Presentation: 750 ml brown corked bottle. Light colored label with a faded classical illustration of a work of Hercules under the green outlined typography. Back label offers a braggy and descriptive note of the brew, and that a portion of the benefits are dedicated to Baltimore area literacy program. Notes best by date (4/08/13) Shows O.G. Plato (18.6), and Alc. by Vol. (9.2%). Served in a tulip glass.

A - Lightly hazy gold pour, rich and towering frothy head, medium retention, fair surface memory, and fair touches of lacing.

S - Nose is long and rich with the scent of fresh green pepper, yeasty fruity touch in the background pushing up the pepper.

T - Rich sense of green pepper over a sweet malty side, fruity notes in the yeast expanding the sense of spices. Nice combination that offers a rather showy and surprising touch.

M - Medium body with a well toned medium carbonation. Smooth flow leading to a rich peppery finish.

O - Really nice, assertive but not overwhelming, distinct and rather enjoyable if one appreciates the pepper.

Notes: Another quality offering from the Brewer's Art. Something to keep in mind as an stimulating peppery brew, this can be quite the social lubricant and it is a delight to drink it.

Photo of DBoone
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a corked/caged 750 ml bottle "best by 4/8/13" on back label. Did not know this beer was brewed in Royersford Pa as stated on bottle. Assume @ Sly Fox Brewery??

A - Poured into Victory Golden Monkey tulip, straight. Big white, fluffy head that dissipated in a few. Murky straw color, lacing sticking around.

S - White/green pepper? belgian yeast nose, surely some candi sugar there.

T - Definitely pepper there on the back of the mouth with good dryness that I like in a tripel, but not too dry.

M - Light, dry, some bubbles, nothing left on the tongue or cheeks, good!

O - Give me more, several times a year, price is right for a well done style tripel.

Photo of Chaney
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle corked and caged. Best by 4/8/13.

I've traded this one out a couple of times, but have not tried it until now. Lucky me....

"An ale of mythic proportions."

The cork popped off with merely a hint of a pry.

A: Nice, foamy-heady, apricot-colored ale, with a very cloudy disposition. It looked like carbonated orange juice.

S: Wonderful peppercorn presence, with a nice yeasty undertow to back them up. Velvety, and more on the sweet vegetable side as opposed to the fruit one.

T: Very smooth, with a lingering peppery bitterness. The most peppery brew I've ever tried even... but I welcomed that. The rest of the brew was very subdue, especially in the sweeter elements. Malt, peppercorn, vegetable beverage.

M: Very spritzy like a fine champage. I felt this further accentuated the pepper, adding another dimension. The lacing was moderate.

O: If you like pepper, you're going to dig this one. If you don't, you'll hate it. This one is pretty cut and dry. Generally, I avoid red wine because I'm just not a fan, however, I do like the extremely peppery ones. My point: I love pepper!

Whenever I see a brew called "Green Peppercorn Trippel" in the title, I want to taste those goddam peppercorns. On that note, this one most certainly delivers!

Photo of SFLpunk
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL brown glass cork & craged bottle thanks to Thorpe429! My first Brewer's Art! Back label stamped 7145 4/08/13.

Pours calmly. A golden amber with thin white head that has great staying power. Nose is immediately spicy with lots of pepper. Very green and woody, like live tree branches.

Palate is crisp and biting up front and then this wonderful melange of pepper notes comes out, first black then green then maybe white towards the finish Carbonation explodes out of suspension if agitated in the mouth. Classic triple/Belgian blond yeast notes are present and dry this beer out. Maybe more like a saison than classic triple - a little paler and a little drier.

Notes: What a fantastic beer! The peppercorns are very present but are in no way overpowering. Lovely, refreshing and pretty. Must seek out more of these beers.

Photo of philbe311
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been eager to try this one for a while...

A - A full four fingers worth of active pure white colored head with a rocky top that is comprised of loads of big chunky bubbles... Quickly fades before showing solid retention at one fingers worth and ultimately leaving a full creamy lacing... The color is pale gold with a slight haze... A swirl of small bubbled carbonation rises in the center of the tulip with a couple of larger bubbles clinging to the sides of the glass...

S - Gummi bears... A bit of candied sugars... A faint touch of yeast... The green peppercorn notes are subtle, but add a very nice layer of complexity... Unique and rather pleasant, but a bit timid...

T - Belgian yeast... Candied sugars... Honey.. A bit soapy... A touch of lemon zest... Perhaps some pear... The green peppercorns are even more restrained on the palette but still and an interesting dimension and depth...

M - Sharp carbonation from the get go... Medium bodied... A touch of alcohol dryness on the finish...

D - The green peppercorns aren't the dominate player, only a supporting one... However, they add a wonderful complexity and make for a rather unique offering... Another job well done by Brewer's Art...

Photo of flannelman808
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A gentle pour into a Duvel glass yields an enormous bone white soap bubble head with good lacing and retention. The color is sort of an yellow/orange amber and is just a bit hazy.

S: a subtle nose with just hints of peppercorn and even more subtle grassy and citric notes.

T: Far sweeter than the nose leads on this beer begins with an unusual sweet marmalade like flavor and suggests citrus as well. What works however is the peppercorn! Green peppercorn spice hits in the finish and evens out the sweetness with spice!

M: Sticky but well carbonated.

O: Usually I would smite this for being way too sweet for a triple ... however I really think the peppercorn works and its the sweetness which helps bring that to light. Good alternative take on the style.

Photo of smakawhat
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
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!!

Photo of drabmuh
3.18/5  rDev -22.1%
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.

Photo of vandemonian
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewer's Art Green Peppercorn Tripel has a cloudy orange colour and soapy, 15 mm head that really lasts. It has good carbonation too. The spell is yeasty but there is also the definite smell of spicy, grassy peppercorns. The Belgian yeast is very noticeable, like most good triple's but with a little more grassiness. Cardamon flavour dominates the finish. This beer is frothy in texture but it's a bit too much like soda for my liking. Overall, an interesting beer but not one I would want to drink that much of. Too much grass and spice for my palate.

Photo of JamnesCameron
3.26/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received from AleWatcher in the Blind BIF #4. 750 ml corked bottle, poured into my Duvel tulip.

Pours a hazy deep golden color with an egg shell head of over three fingers. Good mix of small and medium-sized bubbles. Suggestion of lacing to come.

Aromas of black pepper spice. Pepper smells heavy-handed, not subtle. Also some lemon zest, citrus.

Flavor of citrus, funky yeast, and black pepper spice. Light bitterness. Hot alcohol. Minerally. Pepper is really overpowering everything else. Short finish, you guessed it, pepper.

Mouthfeel is slightly creamy, good level of carbonation. Alcohol warmth.

Good drinkability overall, nice experiment, not sure I'd want to try this again.

Photo of Sammy
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

Photo of krisandajt
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into my DFH Chalice...

Appearance: The beer pours a slightly cloudy, light golden color with about 2 inches worth of thick, craggy head. Retention is pretty good, and the lacing the thick and soapy with a little schtick.

Smell: Fruity, nice Belgian yeast sort of quality, and some great peppercorn bite. Nothing too overwhelming, everything blends together quite nicely.

Taste: Not as fruity as the nose would indicate, the Belgian yeast quality shines through nicely, and the pepper is more pronounced than I thought it would be. A very interesting take on the style.

Mouthfeel: Crisp medium body, but perhaps a little too carbonated. It gets better as is sits, so it's not too bad.

Drinkability: A tasty brew I have enjoyed several times before, and will continue to enjoy. Very drinkable with a nice pepper bite. Definitely recommend.

Photo of augustgarage
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to ShogoKawada - wanted to try this for a while! Poured from a 750mL caged-and-corked bottle into my Bruery tulip.

Gold liquid, very lightly hazy and shot through with streaming bubbles whch support the two fingers of rocky ivory merengue. Thick soft soapy lacing, no legs.

Mouth-watering yeast aroma with biscuits, honey, and a floral note (or maybe rosewater?) in the nose.

Sweet malty palate entry, with the subtle but distinctive green peppercorn flavor emerging mid-palate. Moderately bitter (noble?) hops and some apricot-like notes from the alcohol leading into the finish which seems to alternate back and forth between sweet and dry with some spicy astringency throughout.

Just barely medium-bodied, quite effervescent (but not overcarbonated); warming but not hot; leaves your gums humming from the light pepper notes.

Hard to put the glass down, this is very drinkable for the ABV, and is actually one of the better domestic examples of the style I've tried.

Photo of DIM
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: This was a bright, clear, golden honey color. It poured with a massive fizzy head that wouldn't quit slowly growing.

s: Sweet pear and honey aromas that have a floral quality dominate. This was gently warm and there was a hint of pepper whose color I could not discern.

t: Sweet honey up front is quickly dried somewhat by flowery, fruity warmth in the middle. The finish is a peppery clove spice flavor.

m: A tale of two beers. This was undrinkably effervescent for a good ten minutes. I couldn't get past the head to drink it. It was perfect for a short while before becoming too still.

d: As the carbonation faded, the sweetness asserted itself and I enjoyed this less at that point. Still, I very much enjoyed it.

Photo of domtronzero
3.57/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Hazy light orange copper color with a big, fluffy, whitish, long lasting head. Lots of lacing left throughout.

S - Spicy peppercorns, sweet pils malts, with a big fruity estery character. Light alcohol is pleasant.

F/M - Mostly just peppercorns up front, with a sweet pils malt and fruity ester profile struggling to make its way to the front. The flavors start and finish with peppercorns. Moderate bitterness with a dry finish. Medium bodied with moderately high carbonation. Lingering (you guessed it) peppercorn flavor.

D - Wow. Spicy peppercorns are way overpowering and dominate every aspect of this beer, making it quite a challenge to finish the glass. Otherwise, dry and a little bit refreshing.

Photo of CrellMoset
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL corked and caged bottle picked up at the Brewer's Art, Baltimore, MD. A chickenscratch-ed "GPT" is written in purple (or faded black) sharpie on the top of the gold cage. Poured in to a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a crisp and bright but nonetheless slightly hazed golden, a very pretty color really, sort of one shade darker and less radiant than true gold and one shade lighter and more radiant than goldenrod ... let's call it a gamboge. The slight opacity can't hide tons of bustling effervescence, large bubbled in that sort of rustic, small brewery sense, zipping upwards from dozens of nucleation sites to the cap. The crown itself must surely be sustained by this massive influx of carbonation, because its initial two fingers of elevation faded to a more modest three-quarters height after an initial round of surging, fizzy excitement, though I think I like the end result - a subtle, creamy, whipped-looking off white head - much better.

Aroma: An amazingly pungent nose. Sweet floral notes are strong, bright, warming, and welcoming, mingling beautifully with faint tripel-esque fruits - mainly tropical and citrus, with hints of mango, peach, nectarine, orange, and pineapple - and a lightly earthy spiciness that is decidedly peppercorn in nature. My easiest peppercorn association - that of freshly cracked white and pink peppercorns on a pan-seared steak - is coming on full force here.

Taste: A little less robust than the nose, but still very nice. First, it's relatively dry - strongly crackery, honey-like in the spicyness, with hints of fruit sugar - but on the whole, very dry. The dryness is accentuated by the undeniably peppercorn-y notes that permeate the body of the flavor profile, particularly as it warms. It's spicy, a little prickly, very fresh and herbal, mingling nicely with some definite yeasty spicy phenols. The fruity notes - dry peaches and apricot - are detracted from ever so slightly by a slightly astringent note in the background, as well as a few dashes of yeasty nuttiness.

Mouthfeel: Bubbly, large, bright, and soft - after about 3 minutes of being a little too rough and eruptive to be perfect, it settles down in to the perfect Belgian mouth, pillowy and with the ideal amount of lift. What a fantastic feeling beer.

Drinkability: What an excellent beer, and a truly pleasant surprise. At 9.2%, the bottle was just about perfect for me, but I nursed it the whole night so I can't complain too much about its alcoholic intensity. I just loved the interplay between the notes though, the rustic roughness of it all, the authenticity, and the quality of the craftsmanship. Highly recommended.

Photo of jrallen34
3.41/5  rDev -16.4%
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.

Photo of ktrillionaire
4.66/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Big thanks to beandip for hooking me up with this long-sought brew. It is a good one!

A - The beer pours a glowing golden-orange with a voluminous white head, collapsing slowly into delicate yet plentiful lace. It is one of the few times I have seen a brew that was on-par with Duvel in the appearance department.

S - Initially, it is bready and spicy and somewhat alcoholic, just like a Tripel should be. As it airs out, the spiciness takes on the specific notes of green peppercorn, and it seems to suggest a peppery-spicy-herbal-green hoppiness, too.

T - This tastes amazing. It is just delicious, delectable and perfectly balanced for this style, or any style. The spiciness is immediately apparent, though green peppercorn is not readily discernible; it is more like a highly nuanced take on the traditional Belgian Tripel spiciness. Breadiness and alcohol give way to herbal and golden fruity notes as it airs out, there is a tremendous sense of sweet-dry balance, obvious mineral pristine-ness, grassy-leafy bitterness and eventually the appearance of green peppercorn. The booze is not trying to hide, nor should it, as it plays a role in flavor enhancement throughout the brew. This is really a phenomenal take on the Tripel, it utilizes or improves upon all of the key elements for the style.

M - Good and bright, but lacking the expansive creaminess of an authentic Belgian.

D - I can't stress how important it was that I poured this brew carefully into a decanting vessel after 24+ hours of undisturbed upright refrigerated storage. This brew is very sedimentary, and the particulates are particularly perturbing in this case. So it is essential: Do not pour a cloudy brew with this one!

Photo of maximum12
3.27/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to beandip for this bomber that's been resting in the fridge, blocking others of its kind from entering the rotation, for some time. My wife feared the weirdness.

Pours a clear, Belgian yellow with a goose-down pillow of white on top. The smell would make me recoil if I wasn't sitting down...holy crap. I'm not sure what happened to the green peppercorns in the liquifying process, but it doesn't smell good. Like something stale. Almost urine, but not quite. Maybe cat urine. Really, really bad. Makes me afraid.

Green Peppercorn Tripel tastes a lot better than it smells, thank Ares. The green peppercorns are rampant. Running wild. In packs over the plains. The tripel is underneath, but it's overwhelmed quickly. There might be some pepper, or green apple peel, or something else, but who would know. The peppercorns block out the sun & suck the oxygen out of the room.

Not a bad beer, but really frickin' weird one. And the smell. Bad smell. The rest of the beer is actually pretty good, but having it waft up the nasal passages during each swill definitely detracts from the experience.

EDIT: OK, as my wife turned up her nose & I'm 2/3 of the way through the bomber, this has grown on me a bit, especially in the drinkability department. Bumpin' it up!

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
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!

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue X:

Pepper plant 101, green peppercorns are simply the unripened peppercorns from the pepper plant. The liveliest of the bunch when it comes to head size and retention, as a massive dollop of meringue-like head forms from a normal pouring and does not want to leave. Lightly hazed, pale golden hue. A spicy note forms both the alcohol and peppercorn in the nose, a bit of a fresh veggie, peach juice and yeast twang as well. Deep smoothness on the palate, moderately sized body. Spicy right from the start, but always mellow and never over the top. Complexities reach new heights with suggestions of evergreen, peach orchard and raw honey. Malt lays down a light biscuity base with a light bready finish. Hops pair up very well with the green peppercorn and do more than just balance; spiciness eventually hooks up with the alcohol, which has its own pepper tone and fruity warmth. Finishes a little juicy and mildly spicy, a pleasant ending.

Controlled chaos is the best way to describe this beer. Extreme beer at its best. It's not over the top, but captures a traditional style and adds a very interesting twist to it. Easy enough to drink on its own, as the alcohol is very deceiving, but we're sure that there is a plethora of foods to pair with this beer too.

Brewer's Art Green Peppercorn Tripel from The Brewer's Art
91 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.