Tonight’s selection is another beer from Dogfish Head. I’ve had more beers from them than any other brewery.
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Music has been a part of Dogfish Head since before Dogfish Head. So it’s a natural fit for a brewery that makes ‘Analog Beer for the Digital Age’ to be the Official Beer of Record Store Day, a celebration of the unique culture of record stores and the special role they play in their communities. Of course, as the Official Beer of Record Store Day, we had to create a special brew for the occasion! Insert Beer To Drink Music To. This Belgian-style Tripel is brewed with sweet orange peel, green cardamom, peppercorns and vanilla. It’s the perfect marriage of beer and music and best when paired with some of your favorite tunes. Clocking in at 9% ABV, Beer To Drink Music To is a golden orange brew with forward notes of toffee, cardamom, cloves and subtle notes of vanilla.”
Random: I think it’s cool that they made a beer for Record Store Day, although I can’t say I’ve ever owned a record.
This beer poured with a thick, three finger, khaki colored head. It took a long time to dissipate and left some lacing on the glass, along with a half finger crown. The body was clear, and copper-colored. The carbonation was present and plentiful. The nose started with yeast and quickly went into the cardamom and white peppercorn. After it warmed a bit, the vanilla came out. I didn’t pick up a lot of citrus on the nose. The taste had a bit more citrus. It started with a candied orange peel and then went into the spice notes of cardamom and pepper. It ended with a toffee sweetness. The vanilla didn’t make much of an appearance. The body was thick with high carbonation and had some booze warming at the back of my throat. It had a lengthy and sticky finish with toffee sweetness from the malt. A bottle of this set me back $2.75 ($.23 per ounce). I liked this beer since it was an interesting interpretation of a tripel. If you like beers that push the limits of the style, this is a beer for you.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0