- My Rating: B+
Belgian Tripel – Mikkeller, 9.0% ABV, 330ml, (Copenhagen, Denmark)
on the back label:
“Tripel brewed with: water, malt, OAT, WHEAT, candy sugar, SWEET ORANGE PEEL, CORIANDER, and yeast.”
- Style: (Belgian-style) Abbey Tripel
- Taste Profile: sharp crisp malts -> silky/malts/honey/citrus -> coriander/peel bitter/alcohol/malty finish
- Where I got it : Sherbrooke (EDM)
- How much: $5 (after 10% off), June 2012
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes
Visual: Kiddish artwork, still cool in my book. Pours cloudy golden orange with lots of suspended chunky sediment, decent-sized dissipating creamy head, thin layer of retention, some visible slow-moving streams.
Nose: sweet HONEYED malts (typical tripel-style), mild citrus & floral notes.
Attack: dense incoming sweet malts
Mid-palate: ultra-silky creamy mouthfeel, (MAIN) toffee malts, honeyed sweetness(8) orange citrus, (HINT) mild sour/tanginess
Finish: burpy CO2, coriander/yeasty, orange peel bitterness(5), alcohol detection(9), malty bittersweet lingering finish.
Summary: It packs a potent punch. Flavourful and drinkable, another good brew from Mikkeller. (Note: all numbers above are on a 10-point scale, with 1 being weak and 10 being the strongest)