Phillips Snowcase 2014 Calendar Day #23
- My Rating: [B-], I gave it a (3.2 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Surly Blonde Big Belgian Triple – Phillips Brewing, 9.1% ABV – 341ml., (Victoria, BC, Canada)
on the front-right label:
“Let sleeping dogs lie… or you’re gonna get bit. This ol’ girl’s not getting any tamer with time. Better grab a muzzle if you take her for a walk.”
- Style: Abbey Tripel
- Taste: Smooth sweet honey chamomile apple barley malt heavy alcoholic
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: get an import instead
Visual: Pours light orange with a smallish dissipating bubbly head, ringed retention, tight clusters of micro streams, suspended sediment.
Nose: honey, orange citrus, chamomile barley malt. (lvl-7)-pungency
Attack: slick-crisp, incoming honey
Mid-palate: (lvl-7)-sweetness, mild citrus tanginess, (MAIN) honey toffee malts, red apple, chamomile
Finish: residual sugar, alcohol heaviness
Summary: It certainly does have Belgian tripel flavour qualities, though it lacks a bit in length and carry. Still very drinkable. Belgians do it better.