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Free State Trolley House Trippel


Brewed by Free State Brewing Company
Lawrence, Kansas USA
Style: Abbey Tripel | Ratings: 5 | Winter Seasonal | Alcohol: 8.75%
The Trippel style originated in 1934 in the Trappist Abbey of Westmalle, near Antwerp, Belgium. The name is thought by most to derive from the beer’s strength, with a typical starting gravity roughly triple the starting gravity of a typical Belgian Simple. True to style, we’ve built our Trippel around Pilsner malt and a judicious use of cane sugar. Simcoe and Sterling hops provide a balanced bitterness and subtle hop aroma. There is an ethanol sweetness in the finish that belies this beer’s dryness. The Belgian yeast strain used ferments more of the fermentable sugars in the beer than does our typical house strain, leading to a drier finish. Additionally, this Belgian strain produces fruity, banana-like aromas and hints of spice. Free State Brewing Company’s building site was once the home of Lawrence’s inter-urban trolley house, hence the name Trolley House Trippel. A complex, pale golden ale, Trolley House Trippel approaches 8.75% ABV. For such a big beer, the Trippel is a remarkably refreshing Belgian Strong Ale. O.G. 18.7º P Hops – 25 IBUs

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caramel, bread, hay, cereal, chocolate, coffee, nuts, toast, roasty

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resin, floral, grass, spruce, citrus, herbs

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dough, barnyard, cheese, basement aromas, leather, earthy, leaves

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alcohol, banana, bubblegum, butterscotch, clove, cooked vegetables, cough drop, ginger, licorice, raisin, rotten eggs, soy sauce, skunky, smoke, vanilla, woody
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