“This beer has hops aromas on the nose with spices and fruit notes. Spice on the palate with well-balanced bitterness lingering in the finish.”
Glassware: Trappist Chalice.
Appearance: Bright golden amber with 100% clarity. It forms a thumb of super fizzy head which collapsed almost instantly. No head = no lace.
Aroma: Nice and crisp with a beautiful yeast profile. All the usual suspects including banana runts, clove, peppery spice, apple and pear supported by semi sweet honey malt, candi sugar, bubblegum and Angostura bitters. Picking up some sweet orange citrus and a bit of a Noble hop grassy/herbal note as well. Quality stuff.
Flavour: Crisp and very nicely balanced. Yeast esters upfront – banana runts, clove, peppery spice moving to orange peel, earthy hops and herbals midway. Apple, pear and Angostura bitters develop late and deliver a somewhat dry spicy/estery finish with some sweet honey malt and wheat grains on the back end.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, mineraly, lively carbonation. Medium body with the 7.5% ABV extremely well concealed.
Overall: Without a doubt one of the better traditional Belgian Tripels out there. We’d put it on the same level as Petrus and Korenaar – impressive but not as good as the likes of St.Bernardus or Straffe Hendrik.