Friday, October 9, 2009

Dark Horse Brewery: Sapient Tripel

Sapient Tripel
511 S. Kalamazoo Ave
Marshall, MI
18C. Belgian Tripel Ale

Aroma: (10/12)
Mildly fruity esters.  Light caramel malts evident.
Spiciness with coriander undertones. Definite
alcohol aroma, but par with the tripel category.

Appearance: (3/3)
Light amber / golden color from
malts.  Very good color with effervescence. 
Lacing doesn't last as the beer moves south. 
Head quickly fades, I wasn't even able to grab 
my camera fast enough.

Flavor: (17/20)  
Malty bite, with nice bittering hops and
crispness. The finish is dryish and sweet. 
Very nice mix of malts and hops!

Mouthfeel: (4/5)
Nice body and depth; creamy. Nice bite on
the back of the tongue.  Beautiful kick!
Warms with no ill effects.

Overall Impression: (8/10)
A very nice example of a tripel.  I expect
no less from Dark Horse! Very clean and
dry finish.  Absolutely no off flavors!

TOTAL: 42/50

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