Sunday, October 27, 2013
21st Amendment Brewery and Elysian Brewing He Said Belgian-Style Tripel
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is 21st Amendment Brewery and Elysian Brewing He Said Belgian-Style Tripel - Ale Brewed with Pumpkin and Spices. This is the “part two” review for this tasty collaboration four pack. As I mentioned in my previous review I'm a big fan of both 21st Amendment Brewery and Elysian Brewing and I was particularly excited to try this Tripel since I'm a big fan of Belgian and Belgian-Style beers.
From the 21st Amendment Brewery website: “This box is a collaboration with Dick Cantwell of Elysian Brewing and contains two cans of He Said Baltic-style Porter and two cans of He Said Belgian-style Tripel, both brewed with pumpkin and spices.
That much we know is true.
Here’s what Shaun said about the collaboration:
The story starts in 2010 when Dick Cantwell walked into our San Francisco pub. We’d heard about his little pumpkin fest and wanted to get together to brew a pumpkin beer like no other: a Belgianstyle Tripel brewed with pumpkin, galangal and terragon. In a dark colored can.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours golden orange color with a huge fluffy white head and sticky lacing.
Aroma: Belgian yeast, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices and sweet malts.
Taste: Belgian yeast, sweet caramel malts, pumpkin, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger.
Overall: A solid Belgian-Style Tripel with pumpkin and spices added, 21st Amendment Brewery and Elysian Brewing He Said Belgian-Style Tripel is delicious. I completely enjoyed this collaboration and would say that I liked it better than the He Said Baltic-Style Porter. At 8.2% ABV the alcohol was well hidden. I would absolutely recommend this beer. I’ll probably pick up another four pack before it exits stores and the main reason to pick up another is this Tripel.
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