Emporium / Breath of Columbanus 9.8% - 375ml Bottle
BEER // Tripels are to Belgians what IPAs are to Californians. First brewed by trappist monks, this unique style has become one of the most iconic and popular beer styles. The name refers to the amount of pilsner malt used in the brew - a Tripel uses thrice the amount of a Table Beer resulting in triple the alcohol and rich flavours. Traditionally Candi sugar is used for flavour and to elevate the ABV but Emporium swapped it out for locally sourced Kaikoura honey. The honey gives this beer a distinct flavour and initial sweetness which gives way to a dry finish. Floral hops are also present alongside the characteristic spicy, fruity esters from the Belgian yeast. We were extremely excited when Finney suggested brewing a Tripel for our subscribers. As the brew day fell on the 1,064th anniversary of the day St. Columbanus became a hermit, the name was an obvious choice.
BREWERY // Emporium Brewing
BEER // Breath of Columbanus
STYLE // Tripel
ORIGIN // Kaikoura
ABV // 9.8%
TEMPERATURE // Cool - around 10C
FOOD MATCH // Roasted Venison. Coconut Basil Curry. Caramelised Orange Cheesecake.
VESSEL // Tulip. Chalice