We heard that the Belgian Tripel is a great craft beer style and we simply had to find out if it was true. Of course, the chance to try yet another style that is gaining popularity in the craft brewing industry is always great, so we added this one to our treasure hunt list for the year. We were surprised to find that there are quite a few who don’t know what a Belgian Tripel is! This led us to find a handful of these brews to taste and from there the rest was posting history.
Belgian Tripel is a brewing style that originates in (oh the shock) Belgium. These brews feature a lovely straw to a golden color that is quite dense. The finish on these brews is often biting, as they tend to be bottle-conditioned, but this is not necessarily unpleasant. In fact, it’s quite refreshing overall! Not to mention this feature of these brews fits in well with the slightly spicy taste and complex aroma, making them quite interesting as a whole. These aren’t the only features of these brews, though, as they clearly have a few others that include:
Belgian Tripel craft beer pairs really well with a variety of foods such as:
As well as desserts like:
There is a great range of these brews on the market, as well as some very interesting alternative takes on them, too. We’ve put together a short list of the brews in this style that we tried which were truly excellent and we hope you enjoy them as much as we have.
All three of these brews were absolutely outstanding and really stood up to the Tripel style. We hope you get a chance to try them. Remember to stop back and leave us a comment about the different Belgian Tripel craft beer labels you have tried in your travels. We’d love to hear from you! In the meantime, from all of us at West Palm Beach Brewery and Wine Vault in South Florida, happy tasting!
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