#12BeersOfXmas 2016

Day 6 

BOURBON BA TRIPEL by CLOUDWATER


10% Belgian Tripel

A huge bottle tonight to get through tonight…and I’m so glad because this one is superb!

The cap popped quite explosively and I feared the worst (gusher!) but I should have known Cloudwater would know what they are doing and the rising bubbles soon died back in the bottle without breaching.

The aroma out of the bottle was an inviting mix of vanilla and bourbon whips just intensified in the glass. It poured a delicious dark chestnut with a small off white head that stays all the way down to the bottom of the glass.

This really is a delicious example of the style with the added warmth from the bourbon barrel ageing,its perfectly balanced against the vanilla sweetness you get with a tripel without pushing it over the edge further and hides the abv remarkably well too.

Did I say it was a big bottle?…not big enough I say!

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