Left Hand’s (Longmont, CO) Belgian tripel is back after 4 years. 2009 was the last time you could but St. Vrain- named for the river the flows near the brewery in Colorado. This tripel is light bodied, fruity, and of course, chock full of alcohol. The artwork (seen above) has been updated for 2013’s release.
The beer pours a brilliant gold with aromas of tropical fruit, spicy pepper, and bubble gum. Bottle conditioned for a truly monastic feel, St. Vrain bubbles effervescently with a fluffy white head. First sips open with light malt and a honey-like sweetness tempered by mint and peppery flavors, transitioning to herbal hoppy notes and a slightly nutty finish redolent of chestnuts. The finish is warming and dry, with a slight lingering bitterness.
Style: Belgian-style Tripel
Availability: 22oz bottles, Draft. All 27 Left Hand ship states