Saturday, March 1, 2014
De Proef Brouwerij & Cigar City Brewing Tropical Tripel Belgian Ale Aged on Oak Chips with Coconut and Peaches
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is De Proef Brouwerij & Cigar City Brewing Tropical Tripel Belgian Ale Aged on Oak Chips with Coconut and Peaches.
Commercial description: “On February 18, 2013 Cigar City Brewers Wayne Wambles and Josh Brengle brought a bit of the Florida tropics to Lochristi, Belgium in the form of this unique Tropical Tripel recipe brewed in collaboration with De Proef Brewmaster Dirk Naudts. Tropical Tripel was brewed with a classic Trappist yeast and the lesser known Brux III strain of Brettanomyces. During the boil Magnum and Simcoe hops were added along with Belgian candi sugar and lactose for added mouth feel. The beer is finished with additions of toasted coconut, dried peaches and medium toasted oak. We hope you enjoy this collaboration of brewing styles, cultures, and climate. Cheers!”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a dark gold with a fluffy off-white head and great lacing.
Aroma: Peaches, toasted coconut, oak, Belgian yeast, sweet malts, candi sugar and a touch of pineapple.
Taste: Peaches and coconut up front, candi sugar, citrus and pineapple, Belgian yeast, oak, vanilla and sweet bready malt.
Overall: As a HUGE fan of all beer brewed by Cigar City Brewing I was happy when I saw De Proef Brouwerij & Cigar City Brewing Tropical Tripel Belgian Ale on the shelves here locally. I really enjoyed this 9.5% ABV collaboration. Very enjoyable!
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