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The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.

The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.
Belgian Prairie Belgian-Style Tripel blended with Fumé

Category: Specialty Ales

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.
Belgian Prairie Belgian-Style Tripel blended with Fumé

Category: Specialty Ales

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.5%
Hazy amber color. Attractive aromas and flavors of lemon herb muffin, caramel on raisin toast, champagne vinaigrette, and playdoh with a satiny, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, long finish that shows shades of melon, grapefruit gelato, and watercress finish. A complex, vinous ale with great table appeal.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Smooth & Mild & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: lemon herb muffin, caramel on raisin toast, champagne vinaigrette, and Playdoh
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of melon, grapefruit gelato, and watercress
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing: Sautéed Bay Scallops With A Beurre Blanc Sauce, Sautéed Fresh Chilean Sea Bass, Sauerbraten
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A complex, vinous ale with great table appeal.

The Producer

The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.

The Producer
357 Price Place
Madison, WI 53705
USA
1 608-661-9400

Specialty Ales

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This category is, practically speaking, a catchall for beers that don’t fit neatly in an existing category. Specialty beers may be flavored with, or affected by, unusual ingredients (ginger, chipotle peppers) or fermentation agents (Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus), or brewed with unusual fermentables (buckwheat, sweet potatoes, maple syrup). This category also features the growing number of ultra-high gravity “extreme” beers that push the limits of alcohol. In addition, the base beer may be related to almost any classic beer style. Given the variation possible in this category, there are no established standards for appearance, aroma or flavor. Instead, beers in this category are defined by a pleasing combination of the beer’s elements, and overall drinkability.