Tripel #2 Tasting Notes

July 5, 2012 at 12:03 am

Appearance: Burnt orange golden yellow when held to the light. Quickly dissipating white head that leaves subtle beads of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Nose has a mild sweetness evident, hints of pepper, strong Belgian yeast aroma.

Taste:Carb bite up front, goes to sweetness, and finishes with a very smooth earthy hop bitterness. Flavors flow very well together.Mouthfeel: High carbonation, smooth dry finish. True to style.

Drinkability & Notes: Dangerously smooth for a 9% ABV beer. Great balance of pilsner malt flavors with the phenols from the abbey ale yeast. Solid tripel that should only get better with age.

Tripel # 2

April 27, 2012 at 2:10 am

Batch Size: 10.5 Gallons
Original Gravity: 1.079
Final Gravity: 1.011
IBU: 25.8
Boil Time: 90 Minutes
Color: 5 SRM

80.4% French Pilsen Malt
10.4% Light Munich Malt
9.1% Sucrose

2.5 Oz Tettnang @ 60 Min 15.9 IBU
1.5 Oz Styrian Goldings @ 30 min 6.6 IBU
3.5 Oz Hallertauer Mittelfueh @ 5 min 3.3 IBU

3.4 L Starter of White Labs 530 Abbey Ale Yeast

Mash @ 152 Degrees for 60 minutes mashout at 165 Degrees