Brewery: Bellwoods Brewery, Toronto, ON
Style: Abbey Tripel
Availability: In draught rotation at the brewpub; occasionally in bottles and growlers
Hazy golden-orange with a small head that doesn’t stick around for too long, but recedes to a thin ring of foam that laces the glass nicely. Aroma is mostly right on style - sweet malt, moderate yeastiness, suggestions of spices like clove and anise - with just the citrus-accented hops seeming a bit out of place, but still pleasant. Flavour is similar - i.e. sweet, fruity malt; mild, musky yeast; hints of earthy spice; and a fairly dry and well-hopped finish. It’s like a Belgian Tripel that’s taken a vacation on the American west coast - seemed odd at first, but by the end of the bottle, I was really digging it.