Sunday, 28 August 2016

New Limburg Belgian-Style Tripel

Another installment from Nixon, Ontario's New Limburg Brewing Company, their Belgian-Style Tripel is a dull orange-gold ale. Sold in 500mL bottles, this brew packs 8.7% alcohol which, though very strong, is on the low end for tripels. The beer poured with a warm blanket of fluffy off-white head--so volcanic that it took an age to get the stuff in my glass. Lots of sediment, too. Another reason to pour cautiously.

To the nose, this stuff is powerfully yeasty, in a tart, funky sort of way. The flavour follows that trend, and does so in a convincingly Belgian fashion. Boozy, but relatively dry, this stuff has some green apple notes to compliment the hefty yeast profile.

New Limburg specializes in Belgian-style ales, and their Tripel is as close as you can get to the real deal without buying an abbey brew. It could have been stronger and perhaps a bit bolder, but the flavour was on point.

Rating: 8.5 out of 10.

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