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Sprecher Brewing Co.

Sprecher Brewing Co.
Belgian Tripel Ale

Category: Trappist or Abbey Tripel

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.4%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Sprecher Brewing Co.
Belgian Tripel Ale

Category: Trappist or Abbey Tripel

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.4%
Brilliant minutely hazy amber color. Floral aromas and flavors of caramelized sweet potatoes and carrots, lemon muffin and blossoms, and banana salt water taffy with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-long finish that presents notes of vanilla sundae and caramel apple and macadamia nuts finish. A nice chewy, caramelly tripel for sipping and desserts.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: caramelized sweet potatoes and carrots, lemon muffin and blossoms, and banana salt water taffy
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of vanilla sundae and caramel apple and macadamia nuts
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own
Recipes Pairing: Vanilla Gelato, Chocolate Cake, Blue Cheese
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice chewy, caramelly tripel for sipping and desserts.

The Producer

Sprecher Brewing Co.

The Producer
701 W. Glendale Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53209
USA
1 414-964-7837

Trappist or Abbey Tripel

Trappist or abbey style tripels are pale gold to deep gold in color and range in alcohol from 7.5-10%. These beers are characterized by high carbonation and a balance of yeast-driven flavors and alcohol. Yeast-driven flavors may range from lemon to orange to black pepper to clove, with better examples of the style including all these flavors. Paler malts are used when brewing these beers and contribute little to the overall flavor and aroma. Hop bitterness is low-to-moderate and contributes subtle floral and spicy flavors and aromas to the overall complexity. Popularized by Westmalle in 1934, this style quickly spread in popularity, with many Trappist and secular examples now commercially available. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Westmalle Tripel, La Trappe Tripel, Chimay White, St. Feuillen Tripel, Unibroue La Fin du Monde and Tripel Karmeliet.

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Trappist or Abbey Tripel