This bottle conditioned Tripel pours a hazy burnt orange colour with a lingering white head with some yeast residue. Fruity tropical aromas – banana, passionfruit, honey emanate from the glass, with hints of malt. A stronger taste of malt in the flavour blends in well with the fruitiness. A fit carbonated, tasty smooth brew, which could easily be a sessional, until the high ABV steers you away from that idea.
Pours a darkish golden colour with a white head and a well carbonated beer. This beer is Belgian all over both in the aromas and flavour with the yeast standing out. The malts and hops are a balanced combination and a different style to go with their Dark & White Ales (and I’d buy their Dark & White Ale’s again over this one) by the little brother brewery of Little Creatures.
Only released on this week!
Update 12/9/2014 – I tried this recently on tap from the Little Creatures Dining Hall and it certainly improved my opinion of this beer.
Pours a very dark brown/black with a small creamy tan head that dissipates to a fine ring around the edge of the glass. Has a unique combination of aromas – Smokey chocolate, peppery, salty sea (it’s brewed with Mussels and Oysters). It has a strong smooth smokey roasted chocolaty flavour with a smooth sweetness with hints of seafood just coming through. You can feel the ABV sneak up towards the end of the beer!
I wouldn’t normally eat oysters and mussel’s but used in this brew it works well. A nice drop but only in moderation of course. Unique artwork on the bottles label for a unique beer – looks like a character from the cursed crew of the Black Pearl in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
Twist Top! Pours a cloudy copper colour with a short lasting head, although well carbonated as you’d expect from this established brewery. The malt aromas come through more than the fruity hops scent. Has a mild malty sweetness, and a slight fruity hop bitterness.
Not a bad beer, but I prefer a beer with more flavour and heavier hopped.