Hallertau / Flemish Giant 8.5% - 500ml Bottle
The name Tripel comes from the strength- three times the amount of malt is used to make for a much stronger beer than the house style. The style is closely associated with Trappist Belgian breweries such as Westmalle, whose iconic Tripel is an inspiration here. There is lots of fresh malt sweetness from the mainly pilsner malt. Oats and wheat were also used to give it a well rounded mouthfeel and good head retention. As with all Tripels, the hero is the yeast with lots of spicy banana, clove, Christmas cake esters and phenols. It's a rich and complex beer to be savoured which changes in flavour as it warms. Give it a lively pour for a big, fluffy head.
BREWERY // Hallertau
BEER // Flemish Giant
STYLE // Belgian Tripel
ORIGIN // Riverhead, Near Auckland
ABV // 8.5%
TEMPERATURE // Cold 5-8C
FOOD MATCH // Sheeps Cheese. Cerviche. Rabbit & Mushroom Pie. Lots of Delicious Cheese.
GLASS // Trappist Glass. Tulip