Style: Belgian Tripel
A tripel is a strong beer, usually a blonde, with a good balance between malt and hops in its taste. And a modern tripel is fruity and dry with plenty of carbon dioxide and a fine bitterness. Tripels are often dangerously quaffable.
If you want to honour Belgian brewing traditions you must have a robust blond triple in your range. That’s an opinion that is shared by Brouwerij De Brabandere, whose Petrus Tripel, a member of the Petrus Tradition family, is their flagship beer.
This top-fermented beer spends two weeks re-fermenting in the bottle, where it develops a zesty fruitiness and complexity as well as a lovely pearlisation, which is depicted beautifully on the royal blue label. It is a balanced beer with a dry, slightly bitter finish.