- My Rating: [B-], I gave it a (3.3 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
TL:DR – “heavily spiced, mostly clean, alcoholic.”
He Said (Belgian-Style Tripel Ale brewed with pumpkin and spices), 8.2% ABV, 12 fl.oz., (San Francisco, California, USA)
- Style: (flavoured – pumpkin, spices) Belgian Tripel
- Taste: honey toffee barley malt nutmeg clove alcoholic
- Where I got it : Trader Joe’s / Seattle
- How much: $13 USD / $17 CAD – 4 mixed pack x 12 fl.oz., October 2015
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: No
- Recommended: Yes
- What made an impression: prominent spices
Visual: (cellared for 2.5 years). 4-pack aluminum canned, 2 flavours. Pours golden orange without much of a head, just a slight ring, suspended sediment, slow micro streams.
Nose: nutmeg/cinnamon, toffee honey malt. (lvl-7)-pungency
Attack: crisp, richly spiced base
Mid-palate: (lvl-5-sweetness), honey’d barley malt, roasted pumpkin, slight alcoholic heaviness
Finish: nutmeg, mild cinnamon, clove, subtle bitter
Summary: A brick-ton of spices, but also packed with a solid malt base and a stealth alcohol. Very sippable, but perhaps a bit a palate heavy about 2/3rd through a serving. Could be a bit thicker and smoother, cause the finish is a rather dull.