In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Brouwerij Dilewyns Vicaris Tripel

Aroma: “Very fruity ester, mostly ba- nana, but also white grapes. Herbal hops and hints of black pepper with moderate toasty malt and mild clove phenol. White Concord grapes and honey right away on the nose, and a bit of inspection yields subtle hints of Concord grapes and honey. Grape jelly.”

Flavor: “More Concord grape jelly along with some grainy sweetness. Mild clove phenol along with some alcohol dryness. Spicy, herbal hops bitterness melds with the yeast expression and high cara- bonation to lead to a long, cleansing, balanced finish. The alcohol presence is very fruity.”

Overall: “Interesting take on a tripel. The malt presence and carbonation level are what you’d expect, but the typical spicy fruitiness from the Belgian yeast is replaced with a unique grape-like profile. It’s surprising just how creamy this is on the tongue. It’s an almost nitro-like texture.”