Post Number: 559
Posted From: 22.214.171.124
|Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 - 09:07 pm: ||
I bought a six pack for $11 at Total Wine. I wasn't that impressed but it wasn't terrible. It tasted like my homebrew does when I go for high alcohol but don't balance it with flavor or whatever the good Belgians use to hide the strength. I wish I bought something from Unibroue instead.
Post Number: 13662
Posted From: 126.96.36.199
|Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 - 09:31 pm: ||
"It tasted like my homebrew does when I go for high alcohol but don't balance it with flavor or whatever the good Belgians use to hide the strength."
Usually that's sugar of some kind. In a tripel white table sugar should do just fine, or sometimes I like to use light honey.
Post Number: 179
Posted From: 188.8.131.52
|Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 02:42 pm: ||
I am sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy Exit 4. I really like this beer; I just had a bottle at a beer bar last Saturday night.
This beer is an “American Tripel” which means that it is a hoppy Tripel. Exit 4 is generously hopped with Simcoe, Columbus, Palisades, and Amarillo hops. For my taste buds, these hops provide noticeable citrus and fruit flavors. Perhaps you weren’t expecting these hop flavors?
To Bill’s point, Flying Fish uses Demerara Sugar in making this beer. Even though it is a high alcohol beer at 10.2% ABV, I personally do not perceive any harsh alcohol taste (or burn). For me, this beer really ‘hides’ its alcohol well. Perhaps if you permit the remaining beers to age a bit any higher alcohol flavors that you are perceiving will diminish as the beer matures.
Exit 4 won a Gold Medal at the GABF in 2009 for the American-Belgo-Style Ale category.