Saturday, June 15, 2013

Beer Review: Elysian Bete Blanche Tripel

On our trip to Seattle and the Pacific Northwest last summer I picked up several bombers from local brewers around the area. I picked up this little gem at the brewery in Seattle.

Beer: Elysian Bete Blanche Tripel
Style: Belgian Strong Ale (tripel)
Price: $8
ABV: 7.5%
IBU: 41
Appearance: Pours well out of the 22 oz bomber. Deep gold, slightly hazy, expected more haze. Pale head that quickly disappeared.
Nose: Strong floral notes, but not overly strong. Clearly a belgian yeast. Citrusy.
Taste: Light on the body for a tripel. Was expecting a little more, but with the low ABV I guess that makes sense. Low hop presence, just enough to cut the sweetness. Esthers and citrus notes evident, but not overpowering.
For the money, this beer is a definite must try. I would say as far as tripel's go, it is a little lackluster, but still a solid overall beer and a good drink. It got an 81 on BA; I would give it an 87.



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