Tansey’s Blind Rating – 96 points
Exclusively for Philly Beer Week 2014
Beer Selection – Philly Triple
Style – Belgian Strong Ale
Producer – Vicaris/Dock Street Brewing
Brewed and bottled by – Dilewyns, Dender Monde Belgium
Hops – Unknown
Malts – Unknown
Alcohol – 8.5%
Review by Eric Tansey, CSW
Moderate aromas of sour yeast, mango, and peaches. The beer is a hazy golden color with a thin, off-white head of about one finger. On the palate the beer is very floral with an almost perfect balance of yeast, malt, and hops. Cashews and biscuit-like yeast characteristics flood the front of the palate as the medium bodied, slightly creamy beer expands in your mouth. The more fruity characteristics of mango and kiwi begin to lift on the mid-palate as you start to notice the very fine bubbles in the beer. The finish is lengthy with mineral and slate-like characteristics that mask the high alcohol content. This beer is very classic Belgium, with well balanced hop, malt, and yeast characteristics. So if you prefer “hop heavy” or if ” bread baskets” is your thing, this beer may not be for you. But if balance and finesse is what your crave, then this is the beer you should try. Cheers!
Exclusively for Philly Beer Week 2014- Press Release:
(Mount Pleasant, SC) – Brewery Dilewyns is releasing a limited edition beer, Philly Tripel, the only beer brewed in Belgium for Philly Beer Week, beginning May 30. Philly Beer Week–the longest running and largest week-long celebration of craft beer in America–has sponsored a collaboration between one of their city’s own breweries and a great brewery from Belgium. This year, Brewery Dilewyns in Belgium worked together with the team at Philadelphia’s own Dock Street Brewing to create a beer representing the rich brewing history of both cities. Dock Street traveled to the small city of Dendermonde in Belgium to brew at Brewery Dilewyns. The resulting limited edition beer, brewed exclusively for Philly Beer Week, is Philly Tripel. A Belgian Abbey Tripel (8.5% ABV), the beer is brewed with organic acacia honey from Belgium. Known for its clean and floral flavor, acacia honey gives the beer a delicate hint of sweetness, along with warm flavors of vanilla. Brewed only once, you won’t want to miss out on this spectacular limited-edition beer. Philly Tripel will be released at the Opening Tap ceremony to kick-start the week’s festivities on Friday, May 30, when Philadelphia’s Mayor Nutter performs the traditional first tap. Philly Beer Week runs from May 30 through June 8. Total Beverage Solution acquired the rights to the Brewery Dilewyns’ portfolio in February and are proud and excited to be representing the brand. Philly Tripel is now available for pre-order at firstname.lastname@example.org.