This beer was not at all what Mister or I expected. It poured a beautiful light gold and smelled amazingly sweet. You can also pick up a hint of coriander.
While New Belgium’s Trippel is a 25 IBU, it wasn’t nearly as bitter as I’d expected. I think you could describe it as a cousin (maybe a second cousin) to a belgian white.
I get a very fruity forward taste, nothing in particular. I get a hint of banana and citrus as it passes through the mouth. At the end, the coriander and spice really come out – hints of clove find you at the end. I get a creamy mouth-feel almost like a cream stout. I like it. A lot. This could be a back porch 6-pack. Though if I drank 6, I don’t think I could walk. It’s 7.8% ABV. Yeah, high.
Mister liked this one, too. He claimed it was sweet and a bit tart with no bitterness. Princess – you gotta try this one!