Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Red Brick Brewing Company 3 Bagger Belgian Style Tripel Ale Aged In Rum Barrels
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Red Brick Brewing Company 3 Bagger Belgian Style Tripel Ale Aged In Rum Barrels.
From the Red Brick Brewing Company website: “It could have been a single, but it’s so much more. This rum barrel aged Belgian Tripel is named for the 3 Bagger -- the true team player, the go-getter, the unabashed risk-taker -- the one who knows when to stretch something good into something even better. Call it experience, call it skill or call it pure animal instinct, the three-bagger knows when his time has come and rises to the occasion. Take your turn with this well balanced golden straw colored ale, which is full of complex fruity esters, dark rum, vanilla and oak flavors.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours almost clear golden amber with a thin slightly off-white head and good lacing.
Aroma: Dark fruits, bready malts, rum, banana, vanilla, brown sugar and slight oak.
Taste: Dark fruits, rum, caramel and bready malts, banana, vanilla, brown sugar and faint oak.
Overall: A touch boozy, but extremely drinkable, Red Brick Brewing Company 3 Bagger Belgian Style Tripel Ale is a solid. This 9.5% ABV offering is smooth and sip worthy.
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