Brouwerij De Brabandere Petrus Brewmaster’s Selection Wild Tripel – Tripel at 8% ABV

Brouwerij De Brabandere Petrus Brewmaster’s Selection Wild Tripel Tripel at 8% ABV (C$19.99 at Okotoks Co-Op, 750 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 28-Aug-2019, reviewed 5-Sep-2019)

Appearance: hazy straw with two fingers of pillowy white head, good retention and moderate soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: floral, citrus, yeasty funk, oak, white pepper. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter, light tart & funk. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate-lively carbonation, dry funky mild bitter finish. (4/5)

I like this. When I picked it up, I just assumed the “Wild” in the name referred to traditional Belgian fermentation, and was a little disappointed to see that wasn’t actually (entirely) the case. But, in fact, the “wild” (as in, non-traditional) approach here is quite interesting: there’s a pleasant combination of traditional Belgian yeast and foeder notes, with American hop citrus. Most importantly, it’s more along the lines of a dry Tripel, with a clean finish. I actually haven’t had the base Petrus Tripel, but this is definitely better than any other of the Petrus line that I have had. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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