With the recent merger between Pour Decisions and Bent Brewstillery (more info here) it seemed like a really appropriate time to write about my thoughts on the Tripel with wild yeast and wine must we just received and have in stock from Pour Decisions. Some times I do general knowledge reviews and some times I do in depth reviews. This beer is complex so get ready for some outlandish descriptors.
Whatshername pours out a somewhat murky hay color with a full finger of brilliant frothy white head. The smell is of dew on grass, a hint of lemon zest, and a little bit of sweet white bread. I was expecting a bit more tang from the wine must in the flavor but it seems it mostly fermented out and left a cool dry marmalade flavor behind. Earthy and light lemon flavors are there and the malty sweetness of Tripel is not lost in the background. This beer is wholeheartedly different the any other wild yeast light Belgian beer I've had with the closest relative I can think of being Orval and that's a stretch. Finishes bone dry and tasty. We're really excited to have a fair amount of it on hand. Might have to tuck a few of these away in our cellar.
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