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Mad Abbot Tripel

ABV = 9.5%

The Little Brewing Company’s Mad Abbot range of ales are produced in the style of the Trappist monasteries of Belgium.

These ales are bottle conditioned resulting in yeast sediment in the bottle, and undergo careful cellaring before release. They are made with finesse in true Belgian style with alcohol content well hidden beneath the complex flavour.

The Mad Abbot Tripel is a fruity, pale, very strong ale.

Colour and appearance: 
Golden ale with good clarity and a slight haziness from refermentation yeast in the bottle. Very effervescent with a thick creamy white head.

Aroma: 
A complexity of pale malt, fruity esters and Belgianesque yeast characters, white stone fruits, white peach, lychee, apricot and sweet alcohol. 

Flavour: 
Complex fruity esters, white stone and tropical fruit, and malty flavours. Sweet malt and citrus like characters with a bitterness and alcohol kick to balance in the lengthy finish. Mouthfeel is light/medium. 

Suggested Food Match:
The beer is excellent on its own and/or as an aperitif. Can be matched with white meat, seafood or green vegetable dishes, or drunk with an after dinner plate of soft white cheeses and mouth cleansing fruits.

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Beer Reviews

"This Belgian-style tripel is a truly artistic creation and completely disguises the fact that it is 9.5%. An incredibly fresh and vibrant Belgian-esque aroma dripping with honeysuckle and citrus notes follows through to deliver an elegant and refined beer. Naturally, it is best enjoyed when sipped and savoured."

Kirrily Waldhorn (Beer Diva), The Critics' Choice: Australia's Best Beers, 2011

"Pale gold; pours with a thick, creamy head. Aroma: citrus, clove and honey notes. Palate: mouthfilling texture with pronounced phenolic (cumin/anise) notes; sweet notes interlace through the well-integrated and deeply warming finish. Overall: nails the tripel style impressively."

Willie Simpson, Good Living, Sydney Morning Herald, March 30, 2010

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Awards


AIBA GOLD 2011     

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