Brewsters Brewing Company Brewsters Brooding Soldier Tripel – Abbey Tripel at at 8.5% ABV

Brewsters Brewing Company Brewsters Brooding Soldier Tripel Abbey Tripel at at 8.5% ABV ($5.29 at South Trail Co-Op, 355 ml, no bottle date or best before)

Pours hazy pale gold with one finger of dense white head diminishing gradually to a thick cap, heavy lacing. (4/5) Nose is overripe apples and pears, doughy yeast, caramel malt, floral and grassy. (6/10) Taste is moderately strong sweet, mild bitter. (6/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, boozy sweet finish. (3/5)

Not a bad tripel, but certainly not up to the standard of true Belgians. Or even Quebec Belg-ish. The high ABV is fairly well-integrated, though, and it’s not without its charms. (12/20)

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