Friday, March 20, 2015
Band of Gypsies The Belgian Tramp Tripel (8/10)
It pours a cloudy pale yellow with a thin white head that doesn't last long.
The aroma is a mix of bubble gum, fruit, and spice.
The flavor is sweet, fruity, malty, and mildly spicy. If you're familiar with any of the Belgian-made Tripels, this one fits right in with them. Although it's a high-alcohol beer (11% ABV) there's no burn to it, making it dangerously easy to drink.
Rate Beer gave the 2012 Belgian Tramp Quadrupel an 86 out of 100 overall. I couldn't find any ratings for this particular beer, but I'm giving it a solid 8 out of 10 myself.
While I did have this particular sample at The Daily Growler in Upper Arlington, it's long enough ago now that you won't find it there. In fact, I don't know if we'll ever see this beer again - which is unfortunate.