Monday, December 24, 2012

Triple Voodoo Inception

Type: belgian ale
Origin: Belmont, California
Price: $7.99 per 22 oz
ABV: 8%
NSP: 6.5
Website

Never heard of Triple Voodoo Brewing or Belmont, CA, but that usually doesn't stop me, especially for new belgians made in America.  And I probably also fell for the excellent bottle design.  NBD.

Anyways, onto the review.  The bottle and website explicitly state that this is based on a traditional Belgian Tripel recipe but not brewed in the method of the Trappist breweries.  I really have no idea what they mean by that.  Maybe they just don't have monks or use different yeast strains.  Who knows because they don't elaborate on how its differently brewed.  All I know is this is a magnificent beer and I can see why this is their flagship beer.  The nose is very fruity and also has a slight hop tinge to remind you this is California after all.  Its a bit lighter than most tripels, but you can still sense the booze straight up front.  I feel the lightness probably comes from the hops, which lends this towards Ommegang's BPA (if you didn't know, one of my favorite beers).  The fruits coming off of this are absolutely incredible, and without reading the cheat sheet on the website, would have no idea that there is an "added twist of black currant in the center of the flavor profile".  I'm not really sure its as deep and rich as currants, but you get the picture.  I could easily toss 2 22's of this back in an afternoon, and thats a good thing.

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