Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Triple Voodoo Brewing Inception Belgian Style Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Triple Voodoo Brewing Inception Belgian Style Ale.  I’m a big supporter of Bay Area brewers.  A friend of mine had mentioned Triple Voodoo Brewing as he had run into them some time ago at a beer fest.  Once I found this offering I quickly snapped it up.

From the Triple Voodoo Brewing website:” Triple Voodoo Inception Belgian Style Ale is not brewed in traditional Belgian style like traditional Trappist ales. Inception is bright and clear with a sharp alcohol note in the beginning and an added twist of black currant in the center of the flavor profile. The beer finishes clean and has a solid malty backbone. This unique flavor profile was achieved using a special hop varietal. The high hop load also makes it reminiscent of an IPA and gives it that unique California characteristics.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours an orangish caramel color with a frothy white head and nice lacing. (Failed to pour into a Tulip)
Aroma: Textbook Belgian scents – banana, cloves, coriander, candied sugar and sweet malts.  Smells fantastic!
Taste: Sweet biscuit malts, sharply bittered by hops, Belgian yeast, bananas and spices.  Tastes fantastic!
Overall: A very well made Belgian with a West Coast hop presence, Triple Voodoo Brewing Inception Belgian Style Ale is delicious and well worth checking out.  Surprisingly drinkable at 8% ABV the alcohol is well hidden.  Be careful!


Mark Harvey

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