On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Hoboken, sweet ‘n sour red cherry juicing gains tart candied banana spicing and honeyed malt sugaring to contrast musky herbal peppering and musty green grape esters.
On tap at Coastal Craft Beverage, respectable fruit-spiced tripel lets funky fungi-herbed yeast affect semi-sweet lemon meringue, orange marmalade, mandarin orange, tangerine and apricot illusions above its beet-sugared crystal malt base. Mild cider-soured green grape esters provide contrast.
On tap at Taphouse Grille, complex tripel combines vanilla-creamed banana sweetness, honey-spiced cereal oats graining and silken white-peppered hop bittering above dank cellar musk. Latent white grape, peach, pineapple, pear and nectar illusions reinforce herbal-peppered tropical fruit aspect.
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.