5 Seasons Westside Trippel Cab

Brewed by 5 Seasons Westside
Atlanta, Georgia USA
- · Abbey Tripel · 11 Ratings · Special Release ·
Vintage 6.5.09

This is our Haiku Trippel that was aged in a cabernet barrel from Kunde Estate Winery, an organic winery in Sonoma, CA. It is a Belgian-style top fermented ale. Golden in color, medium in body, it has a crisp finish. Flavors of lemon, citrus, honey, apple and honey suckle develop in intensity as the beer matures. The barrel aging process added layers of oak, vanilla, and, of course, the cabernet wi ne notes shine through creating something completely new and unique. The aroma is a wonderful medley of cabernet, beer and oak.

Grain: German Pilsner malt, Vienna, Wheat, Biscuit malt

Hops: German Tettnang, Czech Saaz

We make our own Belgian candi sugar and add it to the kettle

OG: 18.2 Plato

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Beer Rating Assistance

Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
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The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
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Texture
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Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
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