Brouwerij Dilewyns Philly Tripel

This brew was made specifically for Philly Beer Week. The lawyer ordered it when we stopped at Khyber Pass (which a review is now posted on the Beer Bars/Restaurants page). Let’s see how it was.


ABV: 8.5%

Style: Tripel

Trivia: According to, “For the fourth time, Philly Beer Week–the longest running and largest week-long celebration of craft beer in America–is sponsoring a collaboration between one of their city’s own breweries and a great brewery from Belgium. This year, Brewery Dilewyns in Belgium worked together with the team at Philadelphia’s own Dock Street Brewing to create a beer worthy of representing the rich brewing history of both cities. The crew from Dock Street traveled to the small city of Dendermonde in the Flemish region of Belgium to begin brewing at Brewery Dilewyns in mid-February. The resulting limited edition beer, brewed exclusively for Philly Beer Week, is Philly Tripel. A Belgian Abbey Tripel, the beer is brewed with organic acacia honey from Belgium (along with a small amount of honey brought by each member of the brewing team from Dock Street). Known for its clean and floral flavor, acacia honey gives the beer a delicate hint of sweetness, along with warm flavors of vanilla. The beer pours a stunning copper hue and has a beautiful effervescence–it combines a malt flavor against a rich backdrop of spice with a dry hop finish. With limited quantities available, you won’t want to miss out on this spectacular once-in-a-lifetime beer, available now.”

Random: The other half and I made bacon sprouty pizza for dinner tonight. It’s cooking in the oven and started to smell really good.

This beer poured with a thick, one finger white head. It was slow to dissipate and left little lacing on the tulip glass. The body was a slightly cloudy yellow color with high carbonation. The nose had some Belgian yeast and honey citrus with a touch of booze as well. The taste was really nice. It was really floral with honey and Belgian yeast and orange as well. There was a spice to it with clove and white pepper, but it was more towards the sweet side. It had a thick body with high carbonation. The booze was relatively hidden. It had a long, fruity finish. I really enjoyed this one and hope they put out something else for Philly Beer Week.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0