De Proefbrouwerij & Cigar City Brewing Tropical Tripel
Big thanks to Kevin Ryan of R&D / Service Brewing for this bottle of De Proefbrouwerij & Cigar City Brewing Tropical Tripel. Cigar City brewmaster Wayne Wambles spent some time in Belgium and helped create this Tripel with tropical flare. Brewed with peaches and coconut and oak chips, this is clearly a hybrid kind of beer and not a true representation of the style. A lot sweeter and more syrupy than a tripel should be, but with great flavor. I’m getting all of the special flavors in this beer, oak and vanilla is there. So are the peaches in abundance. I am even getting a bit of the coconut which is really hard to get across in a beer. Add this that some the banana, yeast and alcohol you might expect from a tripel and you have a very accurately named beer.