Meritorious yellow-hazed Belgian tripel brings candi-sugared sweetness and citron-like alcohol burn to white-peppered herbal nip. Lemony grapefruit, peach, pear, apple and pineapple illusions override slight coriander-clove spicing to butterscotch malted bottom. Tertiary banana daiquiri nuance infiltrates phenolic boozing at fruitful finish of celebratory 19th anniversary vintage.
Resolute Belgian-styled tripel aged in French oak Chardonnay barrels goes on a fantastic journey. Orange-dried lemon rind tartness penetrates white-peppered basil-thyme-lemongrass herbage and sweet honeyed malting for enduringly sharp white-wined promenade. Dark floral potpourri drifts into herbal fruiting as illuminating flavor profile and modest brettanomyces souring proliferate. Candied apple, lemon custard, green grape, white apricot, pineapple, banana and coconut add breadth to alluring Chardonnay finish.
Elaborate ‘strong golden ale’ doubles as nifty Abbey tripel. Assertive dry-hopped bittering opposes funky candi-sugared Belgian yeast for rustic blonde-hazed medium-full body. Herbaceous white-peppered grapefruit, pineapple, mango, kiwi, and passion fruit seep into sourly lemon-pitted tartness. Peculiar eucalyptus, menthol, and sage illusions nudge adventurous concoction. Not strictly for adventurous drinkers looking for cool aperitif changeup.
On tap, moderate-bodied golden-hazed Belgian-styled tripel illuminates floral-spiced enticement with fruitful citric glisten. White-peppered orange-dried lemon custard tartness contrasts lightly creamed cane-sugared crystal malting and surging honeyed sweetness. White peach, red plum, green apple, lemon peel, pineapple, tangerine, plantain, and pear lace mildest coriander-clove-lemongrass spicing.
Thin yellow-glowed Belgian-styled limited edition tripel brings peppery hop pep to mild lemon-seeded pineapple, white peach, yellow apple, brown pear, cantaloupe, and melon fruiting. Modest phenol spicing coerces biscuit-y honey-glazed malting. Lack of stylistic specificity and deficient candi-sugared sweetness lower appeal.
Don’t obsess over herbal-spiced peculiarities such as green peppercorn bittering and black-peppered rosemary-thyme-alfalfa seasoning enhancing well-integrated golden-hazed tripel since sweet Clover honey malting overrides every extraneous eccentricity. Mild lemon rind souring, hemp-oiled raspberry vinaigrette tartness and floral zucchini-flowered hibiscus-lotus-jasmine reminder reach zenith at fruitful ginger-snapped mango-peach-pineapple-nectarine midst. Tertiary banana liqueur, brandy wine, and lemon meringue illusions further sweeten busy elixir. Just as advertised, “an ale of mythic proportions” (bottled at Sly Fox Brewery’s Royersford facility.)
Tremendous sun-hazed strong ale aged in apple brandy barrels ambiguously tagged as an American tripel. Floral-tinged melon, cantaloupe, peach, and pineapple fruiting reinforces cinnamon apple pie theme of creamy butterscotch-malted slow sipper. Dry-hopped oaken vanilla pleats Scotch-sweetened brandy, bourbon, and burgundy wining, bringing elegant warmth to ripe apple-spiced center. Golden, indeed!
Well-balanced golden-hazed dry-bodied triple ale brings lively hop spicing to herbaceous citric drift and dark floral bouquet. Tucked away grapefruit-peeled orange marmalade effervescence and woodsy bark-like parch evoke IPA styling, but candi-sugared yeast funk and peppery hop bite conjure Belgian-style ale.
On tap, crossbred Belgian tripel/ West Coast IPA retains funky farmhouse fungi earthiness countering ripened tropical fruiting and creamy caramel malting. Peppery bark-dried lemon-dropped Chinook hop bittering reinforces tangy peach-cherry-nectarine protrusion and teasing floral accents. Pastry-like vanilla wafer sweetness heightens busy backdrop.
Strong Belgian-styled tripel (with funky yeast sediment floating through dense amber-hazed full body) maintains candi-sugared fruit zest. Banana, bruised orange and green apple illusions counter subordinate pepper-spiced hop bittering. At finish, cotton-candied honey malt sweetness receives amiable butterscotch twist.
Ambitious golden-hazed ’09 tripel with boozy 10.2% alcohol whir piles creamy vanilla malts atop banana leaf-flavored apple-pear-pineapple ripeness and peppery-hopped orange-bruised Cognac spell. Wavering cinnamon-spiced banana-clove sweetness fends off sharp alcohol burn before busy tropical finish allows funky Belgian-like farmhouse yeast strain to prod tropical Caribbean fruiting.