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Sibling Rivalry Belgian Style Tripel

Tasting Notes

Deceptively palatable for a high alcohol beer, our Tripel drinks extremely light with a moderate mandarine pith hop note and mild pepper phenol.

Alcohol

8.5 % alc/vol

Ingredients

Pils, Sugar, Nugget and Sorachi Ace Hops

Beer nerd facts

We often get asked about the story behind Belgian style dubbels, tripels, and quads. The explanation offered by the Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA) refers back to the parti-gyle system of mashing. In this system one mash would create different strength beers with the first run off being the highest in fermentable sugars, and subsequent run offs resulting in weaker and weaker beer. The first beer would likely be around 20% sugar by weight, the second beer would likely be 10-15% by weight, and the last run off would likely be under 10% sugar by weight and often be low enough in alcohol for children to drink. The result would be similar beer at different strengths. These days, the style designations refer to very different types of beers with widely varying ingredients. The deviation into today's styles were made famous by the Wesmalle Monastery. 

Sample Menu Description

A bright, but strong Belgian Style Tripel. Chouffe yeast and a hefty dose of Sorachi Ace produces intense white fruit esters with a Mandarin orange hop profile

 
 

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