Dominion Candi

Last night, I finally cracked open a beer that was not an IPA or a double IPA. I was really excited because it feels like forever since I had a tripel and I tend to really enjoy the style. After checking, it’s only been since June…but still! So, let’s crack open this Delaware beer and see how it went.


ABV: 9.5%

Style: Tripel

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Candi Belgian Tripel may taste of sugar and spice, but her beguiling introduction is far from nice. Saaz and Hallertau hops provide a clean, floral aroma with minimal hop bitterness and the soft sweetness of apricot and pear lingers nicely against a dry finish.”

Random: This could be one of the most overtly sexual labels that I have ever seen on a beer.

This brew poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy orange color with moderate carbonation visible. The nose was really strong and fruity. I picked up banana, clove, Belgian yeast and some apricots. The taste was filled with yeast and bread up front. After that, I got clove, banana, apricot and green apple. I also found some bubble gum and alcohol at the end. The body was thick with too much carbonation. It had a long finish with yeast and alcohol. This was a respectable tripel, but not one of the best I’ve ever had. If you find a bottle of this, I would buy it if you’re into the style.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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