Cambridge Brewing Company Tripel Threat

I am so happy that it’s been raining a lot lately. It’s making my lawn look so much better, along with watering my vegetable garden. Val just told me it was raining by her job and it’s still perfectly sunny here. With my luck, I’ll get caught in it on the way home. Anyways, beer time.


ABV: 10%

Style: Tripel

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “The tripels are generally the strongest specialty ales made by the Belgian and Dutch Trappist monastic breweries. Pale in color with a very distinct palate, they are painstakingly created as beers to be consumed on holidays and religious festivals.”

Random: I guess there were a lot of drunk monks during religious holidays?

This beer poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated quickly and left only a crown on top of the body. It didn’t leave much lacing either. The body was a golden-yellow color with light carbonation. The nose was very fragrant with notes of peach, golden raisins and raw alcohol. After a few sniffs, I also picked up Grains of Paradise. The taste had light yeast, golden raisins, peach, white peppercorn, and coriander. What took away from all of these wonderful flavors was the incredibly hot booze that came through. It had a thin body for the style with lighter than expected carbonation as well. The finish was long and hot with booze and golden fruit. Despite the booze being so hot, I still liked this beer, although it won’t become my go-to for the style (it also helps that it isn’t distributed here). No comment on the price since this was a beer gift from my parents. It’s worth a shot if you like American interpretations of the style.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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