Friday, 8 June 2012

Sharp's Honey Spice Tripel

Part of the new Sharp's Connoiseurs Choice range.  10% ABV. On the nose we got banana/banoffee pie.  Tastes much better/more complex than it smells, refreshing, with a good level of carbonation and a peppery spice flavour from the Saaz hops and a honey sweetness (as the name might suggest).  Astonishing clarity.  The alcohol is well hidden, and it doesn't taste nearly as strong as it could, but the alcohol comes through at the end with a boozy finish. 


Emily said...

Color me intrigued! Sounds good - I'm going to see if I can get my hands on it somehow up here. Did it taste similar to any of the Belgians?

Sam said...

Hi Emily, It did taste similar to a Belgian. I know that the head brewer, Stuart Howe, has worked with Belgian brewers in the past in order to fastidiously create Belgian style beers. Check out his collaboration with Jean-Marie Rock from Orval.