- My Rating: [B], I gave it a (3.7 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
TL:DR – “Mostly floral-light citrus bright coriander wheat maltish, stealth alcoholic.”
Straffe Drieling Tripel (organic farmhouse tripel brewed with spice) – Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, 8.8% ABV, 1 pint 9.4 fl.oz., (Hood River, Oregon, USA)
on the front-right label:
“…The tripel style ale is probably the one style most commonly brewed by breweries in all of Flanders. Tripels are characterized by a complex, sometimes mild spicy character. Our Straffe Drieling tripel is brewed with pale malt and grains balanced by a judicious amount of whole cone noble hops and a deft compliment of traditional spice to create the extraordinary flavor of this organic beer.”
- (now closed, sold and re-opening in 2018)
- Style: Abbey Tripel
- Taste: sweet floral-citrus wheat malt subtle tangy-tart light oak
- Where I got it : Bainbridge / Burnaby
- How much: $16.45 CAD (after 10% off) – 1 pint 9.4 fl.oz., February 2016
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: No
- Recommended: yes
- What made an impression: deep and complex
Visual: Warning, extreme gusher upon openings! Pours cloudy dirty orange with a nice 2cm creamy slowly dissipating head, half-sticky lacing, several slow loose streams.
Nose: yeasty apricot, slight alcohol detection, chamomile malt (lvl-6)-pungency.
Attack: light tingly, thicker mouthfeel
Mid-palate: tongue-numbness-airy, tangy, subtle sour, (lvl-5-sweetness) laced with alcohol, floral-lemon citrus sweet wheaty malts, green apple
Finish: coriander dry, light funked woody oak exhale, subtle bitter hops
Summary: A good burst of flavour with depth and a refreshing mouthfeel. The alcohol hits stealth after a glass, but the start-to-finish complexity is keeping me interested.