Beer Review: THE BRUERY BATCH 300 TRIPEL

Beer Review: THE BRUERY BATCH 300 TRIPEL

The Bruery’s Batch 300 Tripel graced the taps at The Bruery Tasting Room, showcasing the craftsmanship of Grant Phillips, the victor of their homebrew contest. With an 8.2% alcohol by volume, this oaked tripel flaunts a vibrant semi-cloudy yellow-gold hue, crowned by a modest layer of white froth.

Appearance:

The pour reveals a radiant semi-cloudy yellow-gold liquid, adorned with a thin layer of white foam.

Aroma:

Engaging my olfactory senses in a real-time battle, the aroma presents a clash between the distinctive notes of Citra hops and the Bruery yeast. It’s a nuanced duel where both contenders assert their aromatic prowess.

Taste:

The flavor profile unfolds with a spicy and citrusy dance of hops, accompanied by the unmistakable influence of Bruery yeast and the subtle interplay of oak tannins. A Euro hop bitterness takes the lead, concluding with a hint of metallic undertones.

Mouthfeel:

An effervescent symphony of bubbles enlivens the palate, complementing the full-bodied nature of the beer. As it warms, a creamy texture emerges, enhancing the overall mouthfeel.

Overall:

Despite my appreciation for the added layer brought by the oak, the specific style fails to fully win me over. The beer boasts aging potential, and I anticipate it may become more palatable over the years as it undergoes a mellowing process. While not an immediate favorite, the Batch 300 Tripel certainly leaves room for evolution and exploration.