orangesol (1022) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Served on-tap at the brewery.
A - Pours golden yellow with a small one finger tall white head, dissipating down to a light film around the edges, leaving spotty webs of lace down the glass.
S - Smells of Belgian yeast, mild sugary sweetness, light spice, dulled fruitiness and a touch of booze. A tiny bit of floral hops creep in as it warms up but its mostly just sweet sugar from start to finish.
T - Starts off with a good bit of sugary sweetness that slowly gives way to hints of the Belgian yeast fruity/spicy combo and some warming booze. Like the nose, a bit of hop bitterness creeps in as it warms up but the sweet/boozy combo crowds it out as quickly as it shows up. Finish is sweet with some dryness from the booze, lingering on the palate long after the finish.
M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Sweet feel from start to finish with a bit of booze bit at the end of each sip.
O - A decent enough Tripel, just nothing amazing. I like it but I doubt I would order another. If you like this kind of beer you will enjoy it, if your like me you will give it a try and move on to the next one.