Moulins d’Ascq Triple
I’m by no means a Tripel expert, as I’m sure I’ve said before. But when one of my local beer guys (Vince from the Abercorn Habersham Beverage location) has a bunch of Moulins d’Ascq Triple 750’s for $5, yeah I’m up for learning more about the style!
This pours very nicley into a Belgian goblet, a nice but not huge head and the color seems spot on. It smells and tastes like a fairly typical. Lots of nice yeast and fruity esters on the nose. The taste brings a good bit of apples and the same yeast I get on the nose. Some sweet honey and a bit of muscadine grape comes out as the beer warms up and I fill my glass again. Somewhat unusual for the style, but there is very little alcohol taste. I’m enjoying that concealed alcohol heat quite a bit.
This probably isn’t the best Tripel you can buy, but for the price I paid it was very enjoyable.