Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Game Day Beer Review: Dark Horse Brewing Sapient Trip Ale Tripel Ale
(8.50% ABV). Poured into a styrofoam cup and smuggled into a Third Coast beach club, Sapient Trip Ale was a mellow orangish-gold, almost amber-like, as it entered the cup. The overwhelming smell was of ripe bananas and belgian candy sweetness.
Upon tasting, Sapient's burnt caramel and clove flavors were readily apparent. It's a fairly straight forward tripel, and well balanced, but ultimately not great. B.