Croce di malto ‘triplexxx’ Belgian ale

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imageA beer created to excite and to offer a new pleasure in drinking beer, impossible to forget! The power of taste and of aromaticity are forged around the mixture of three different cereals used Barley (X), Avena (X) and Wheat (X), perfectly in harmony with three hops and three spices wisely sought in three continents. They say three is the perfect number, perhaps this is the perfect beer …”

Interesting looking beer this one. Seems to have a lot of wheat characteristics in it but from research it shows as a strong Belgian ale. Served in a beer tulip the hazy golden pour boasts lovely dark orange hues. Atop sits a persistent 2 finger off-white head that settles to about a 5cm cap. Good retention and laces well. Aroma offers plenty of spice including cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. Subtle notes of wheat and zesty citrus peel add a refreshing element while a touch of honey adds some sweetness. Velvety in the mouth with medium carbonation. Medium body. Flavour is quite sweet malt-driven with a hint of mild hop bitterness upfront. Maybe a hint of grain and honey in the mid delivers a zesty¬†and resinous finish. The high ABV (7.8%) is very well hidden but does not make it sessional. We are still a touch undecided on whether we liked it or not, but at the end of the day it wasn’t a bad beer from this little known Italian brewery.