Review - Southern Tier Brewing Company's Tripel
"Don't let Tripel's light color and delicate aroma fool you, this is one serious beer brewed with maximum effort. First, we introduce freshest barley to crystal filtered water. Second, we add the best hops shipped directly for Europe. Third, our special yeast is the catalyst for fermentation, gobbling sugar and creating alcohol as it works. Some say that the Belgian monks who first brewed this style called it triple to denoted its high alcohol content. Still others believe triple's origins lay in its triple fermentation; twice in the brewery and once in the bottle. Whatever the answer, ours is the Tripel threat." -- Southern Tier Brewing Company
Opens with a psssst. Pours a nice light amber color with a white, small fizzy head that almost completely vanishes, leaving behind a nice ring of white lacing. Aroma is very candy like, with notes of licorice and sweet sugar. The initial taste is very sweet with the alcohol taking center stage, backing off to a slightly sweet finish. Medium bodied, it leaves us with a dry mouthfeel from a creamy texture and gentle carbonation.
Reviewed on August 25th, 2007.