The Tripel offers a real 'flavour marathon'. It stands up well with its big brothers, and has an unexpected spicy finish. Even the most experienced connoisseurs of specialty beer applaud this brew. Three grains, triple flavour, no alcohol. Ready? Start!
Format: 330ml bottles
Some remarkably good brewing
Ok so here we go. Belgians are tough to do in any form (speaking as a home brewer) but trying to make it NA is a real challenge. So this beer has a lot to recommend it: Great mouthfeel, sticky tight head that hangs around, beautiful clarity. All tough to get for NA and lovely in presentation. However,the nose is a bit too banana, and the taste lacks a some complexity, It’s definitely quaffable if banana is what you like. But still, I have never had an NA beer that feels so much like an alcoholic one. And if you know Tripels: a well done tripel lacks the solventy burn of alcohol, so if you have a great triple it doesn’t burn. Again, this means this beer is very close to style. The banana, though, is a bit much. I think quaffable, but maybe add some cloves or nutmeg for something a little more complex in the nose.