Alchemy: Melgian Tripel (Scotland: Abbey Trippel: 9.5% ABV)
Visual: Mahogany touched gold. Thin dash of off white islands for a head. Still and clear of main body.
Nose: Hard boiled sweets and candyfloss. Strawberry sweets and soft banana sweets. Brown sugar.
Body: Caramelised sugar. Crème brulee. Pear drops. Fruity esters. Brown bread. Vanilla slice. Treacle.
Finish: Crème brulee. Candyfloss. Brown sugar. Hard boiled sweets. Bready. Banana chews.
Conclusion: OK, i will put my hands up and confess that for the dubbel and tripel styles I am massively biased towards the common rough edged diamond Belgian take on the style as opposed to the smoother craft wave interpretation. This, therefore, grabs my affections early on by its very evident rough edged sweet flavours. The texture is smooth, but the flavour isn’t afraid to leave a few unpolished edges.
It is very sweet, more so than the Belgian takes, and while it…
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