Granville Island Brewing Belgian Tripel – Tripel at 9% ABV | 34 IBU

Granville Island Brewing Belgian Tripel Tripel at 9% ABV | 34 IBU (C$7.89 at Quarry Park Calgary Co-Op, 650 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 12-Dec-2017, reviewed 5-Jan-2018)

Appearance: slightly hazy pale gold with one finger of fluffy white head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: coriander, pale malt, Belgian esters and phenols, apple. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry sweetish bitter warming finish. (3/5)

Everything about this beer is painfully middle of the road. It’s not as sweet as some interpretations of the style I’ve had, but it’s not bone dry, either. I dunno – better than “meh” and worse than “yay”? Which, I guess, is pretty darned near the high water mark for this brewery. I’ve had literally twenty beers by them, and neither’s been better than 7.5/10, or worse than 5/10. No, I don’t know why I bought this either, OK? It’s OK. Buy it if it’s your thing. Or don’t, because you’ll be disappointed. I don’t know! (14/20)

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