Homebrew 3: Belgian Style Tripel. Upper West Side, NYC 8.1% ABV.
Served chilled from a 12 oz bottle and poured into a goblet. Pours a light brown to amber color with a one finger white foam head. Smells are of yeast, tangerine and sweet malt. Carbonation is light with a medium body. Taste is sweet, with the Pilsner malt adding to a bready backbone. The tangerine peel we used to brew with is subtle yet evident, and the aftertaste is sweet and warming. The 8.1% is completely masked.
I was very excited to review this homebrew. After the last disaster this was a refreshing success. I was a bit disappointed with the carbonation here, and hope some of the subsequent bottles are more regulated. In any case, a solid Tripel and a great first crack at an Abbey Ale.