Friday, August 28, 2015

The Hobbit: Bolg Belgian Style Tripel

This 9.5% ABV Belgian-style tripel is part of the line of beers inspired by the Hobbit and made by Fish Tale Ales, the Fish Brewing Company, of Olympia, Washington. If you have not read the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, you are really missing out (and the movies aren't too bad either).

The beer pours orange and amber in color. There is a short and thin head of off-white foam. The aroma is fruity and estery, banana, rock candy, oranges, with a bit of off-putting band aid. The taste follows the aromas, but thankfully omits the band-aid note. This is very full, fruity, estery. It is sweet, but the finish is fairly dry, with a light bitterness. The beer drinks full and smooth. It is not boozy, but there is a definite and distinct warming effect from the ABV

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