Left Coast Brewing Co. Asylum – Tripel at 11.8% ABV | 27 IBU

Left Coast Brewing Co. Asylum Tripel at 11.8% ABV | 27 IBU (US$7.99 at Safeway, 650 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 24-Apr-2019, reviewed 25-Apr-2019)

Appearance: murky deep gold with a short fine white head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, moderate lacing. (3/5) Aroma: mild, bready caramel, floral, hot fusels. (7/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium-full slightly slick body, moderate-soft carbonation, lingering bitter warming finish. (3/5)

So, I checked a few reviews for this one, and found a fair number opining that this wasn’t a true Belgian Tripel. Well, I’ve had Belgian Tripels in Belgium that were a lot like this, so I beg to differ. However, it’s not the type of Belgian Tripel I prefer: they seem to fall into two camps, sweet and dry, and this is very much the sweet style (or as I have been known to call them, gas station soccer hooligan beers). Personally, I really prefer the dry, pale, highly attenuated ones. On the other hand, it’s boozy as fuck, so it’s got that going for it, which is nice. (13/20)

6.5/10 #ryansbooze

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