Archive for the ‘Village Idiot Brewing Company’ Category

The other half and I moved the Christmas tree out today. This was a more daunting task than for most people as our tree was really, really sharp. If you look at my arms, it looks like I was fighting with an angry rose bush. Anyways, this was another beer that I picked up at the brewery. The smallest “sample” size beer they had was 8 ounces, so without having tried this, we brought it home. Let’s see how this went.

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ABV: 10%

Style: Tripel

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This complex Belgian-style Tripel has a golden hue and the aroma and flavor of banana and slight clove. Predominant Belgian malt flavors give way to a subdued bitterness with a wonderful smooth finish.”

Random: And the Packers won! I’m happy to see Dallas start their golf season.

This beer poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated slowly and left a slight crown on top of the clear, straw yellow body with high carbonation. Some lacing was left on the glass as well. The nose reeked of alcohol with golden fruit and yeast. But shoot, this beer was hot. The taste had an equally astringent alcohol heat to it that took away from the other flavors in the beer. There was a golden raisin and apricot taste to it coupled with light spice and bread. The body was on the thin side with moderate carbonation. It had a long finish with too much booze and bread. Although this beer had an “interesting” name, the beer was way too hot and just missed the mark for me. I wouldn’t have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0