Anna – Vox Populi

IPA Tripel, 10%, de Boucherville, Québec.

Tripel IPA, 10%, from Boucherville, Quebec.
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75 = 3.7/5

Deep hazy and veiled golden color with storming activity. Gets cloudy with the yeast. Thick foamy and creamy beige 4-5 finger head in the tulip, lasting around 15 minutes, with good set of legs and lacing, but a poor swirl effect. Flavors of pineapples, orange, green grapes, mangos, caramel, sweet grains, Belgian yeast, clove, coriander and herbal spices. Oily medium body with a moderate crisp. Strong strength finish, feels wheathy with a bit of hay, deeply hoppy and tropical, leafy and grassy. This is a Belgian IPA / Tripel interpretation. I get a light brett and wild yeast feel in there. The freshness is decent but could be better. It’s a bit vinous and heavily alcoholic, way too much, hits the complexity. The body gets dull quite fast, and the flavors lack balance. The smell is highly boozy, quite a bold brew and not accessible. With a bit of tweaking this could be promising. Still overall a high quality craft that is packed with flavors.

Tante Tricotante – Microbrasserie Du Lac-Saint-Jean

Une Tripel de qualité moyenne qui ressemble plus à une double Witbier / IPA, 8%, de Saint-Gédéon, QC.

Tripel, 8%, from Saint-Gédéon, Québec.
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25 = 3.35/5

Deep hazy dark straw color, a bit cloudy, with sparkling activity. Dense foamy and frothy white 3-4 finger head, lasting around 15-20 minutes, with strong legs and a good swirl reaction. Flavors of wheat, coriander, lemon, soft clove, light grapefruits, Belgian and wild yeast, sweet grains and floral hops. Slick and smooth full body with extra crispy carbonation, almost champagne like. Medium strength finish, soft hay, bready, with lots of dry hops. Good accessibility, but an under-intensified tripel. Lacks complexity and further Belgian qualities, even with all the yeast in. Slightly unbalanced with too much hops I find, feels more like a double witbier/IPA. Overall the quality is okay, could easily be a very good one with a bit of tweaking, or it didn’t reacted well to the cellar (3 months).