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Pagosa Brewing Company

Pagosa Brewing Company
Alpine Abbey Tripel Ale

Category: Trappist or Abbey Tripel

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.6%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Pagosa Brewing Company
Alpine Abbey Tripel Ale

Category: Trappist or Abbey Tripel

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.6%
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of caramelized apples, soft cheese, bananas flambé, ripe fig, and toasted marshmallow with a satiny, vibrant, spritzy, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-length finish. A richly fruity Tripel with funky overtones.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Spicy & Complex & Funky
Aroma Aroma: caramelized apples, soft cheese, bananas flambé, ripe fig, and toasted marshmallow
Taste Flavor: caramelized apples, soft cheese, bananas flambé, ripe fig, and toasted marshmallow
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Shawarma, Baked Ham, Blue Cheese
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A richly fruity Tripel with funky overtones.

The Producer

Pagosa Brewing Co.

The Producer
118 N Pagosa Blvd
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
USA
1 970-731-2739

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