Beer Advent Day 20: Tripel

st. bernardus

Brewery: Brouwerij St. Bernardus

Location: Watou, Belgium

Style:  Belgian Abbey Tripel  ABV: 8.0%

The second beer in our Abbey Ale series is an Abbey Tripel.  Like the Dubbel that we tried last night, the Tripel’s recipe was started by Trappist Monks and perfected as part of their daily disciplines.  Beer and spiritual reflection:  What a great concept!  The Tripel will be quite different from the Dubbel.  The Dubbel was darker, spicy, fruity and raisiny.  Belgian Tripel’s are strong yeasty-malty beers but are also pale in color and have a noticeable hop profile. They are wonderfully drinkable and surprisingly light, but don’t take the lightness for granted because the 8.0% ABV can do a number on you quickly!

Cheers to slowing down and reflecting!

Advent Reading: John 1:1-5, 18  The preexistent Word

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

18 No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known. 
(Joh 1:1-5, 18 ESV)




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