On tap at Liberty Craft House, tantalizing tripel caresses cotton-candied banana bubblegum sugaring with tangy mandarin orange spicing and mild coconut tones above moderate floral-tinged grassy hop bittering. Well-hidden 8.6% ABV gains astringency over time.
On tap at Taphouse 15, divine candi-sugared Trappist yeast seeps into black-peppered Saaz hops and creamy pale crystal malting. Sweet banana-bruised clove spicing gains demure fig, date, raisin, orange marmalade and peach syrup influence.
Tart raspberry permanence and candi-sugared Belgian yeast sweeten funky herbal spicing in a surprisingly calm 10% ABV setting. Creamy vanilla-banana midst contrasts salty soda-spritzed lemon bruise placed against sweet ‘n sour raspberry rasp.
On tap at Andy’s Corner Bar, tropical version of King Gambrinus tickles the fancy with moderate mango, pineapple and watermelon adjuncts draping sour lemon-candied tartness as well as wispy hibiscus-chamomile herbage. Not quite as convincing as the King, yet mildly enticing for fruit ale lovers.
Expansive tripel unites pink Himilayan sea salting and coriander spicing of a gose with the subtle black peppercorn heat and soured lemony orange zest of a smoked saison. Honeyed tripel yeast sweetens bruised orange midst and distant banana-clove sugaring, gaining groat-y crayon likeness (or cheap vodka whir).
On tap at Ambulance, hybridized tripel brings musty barnyard rusticity of a dry farmhouse ale to the fore alongside lemony banana-peach sweetness, mild Belgian yeast-inspired herbal peppering and wispy citric-floral perfuming. Oats-dried pilsner malts provide light grain backdrop.
On tap at Taphouse 15, fine variation on brewers’ Merry Monk tripel features tart cranberry, sweet orange peel and herbal ginger to override original’s creamier caramel malting. Ripe banana illusions segue into lemony cherry, berry and orange fruiting at the midst, gaining a casual hard-candied coating.
On tap at Ambulance, brisk lemony yellow grapefruit bittering and salty white peppering contrast honey-spiced caramel malting of moderate-medium-bodied tripel.
Exemplary updated 2016 version of briskly clean tripel unleashes sunny lemony orange-juiced grapefruit tang and sweet banana-clove goodness onto mildly creamed candi-sugared crystal malting. Recessive lemon meringue, grilled pineapple, peach, mango and papaya undertones as well as wispy floral-spiced herbage deepen conviction. “Americanized” Simcoe, Columbus and Amarillo hops enliven effervescent fruitful nature.
“Alluringly” rounded tripel-styled golden ale retains candi-sugared Belgian yeast sweetness, abundant rum-spiced fruiting and candied caramel malting to contrast herbal white-peppered hop respite. Luscious sugar-spiced cinnamon apple, orange brandy, banana daiquiri, bruised peach, honeyed pear, pineapple and champagne illusions deepened by fusel alcohol warmth.
Easygoing tripel brings lemon-candied banana tartness to light herbal spicing and funky Belgian yeast peppering. Ancillary mandarin orange, peach, apricot and tangerine tang needs deeper resonance. Latent lemon meringue, orange marmalade and grilled pineapple undertones waver.
On tap at Ambulance, cask conditioned version of tony amber-glazed tripel utilizes dry clover-honeyed honeydew and canteloupe adjuncts to sourly affect soft-toned Citra hop subtlety. Soothing orange peel twist flutters amidst teasing grapefruit and pineapple tartness. Mild maca-rooted herbal musk picks up ginseng reminder.