Thursday, March 19, 2009
This is an outstanding Belgian Triple style that has been aged in oak. The color is a golden yellow. The head is a bit thin but laces beautifully. The aroma is sweet with pale malt and candy sugar, very mild fruity hop and a nice fruity (plum, peach) yeast ester. The flavor is bready malt, floral hop, and aforementioned fruit along with some peppery notes and a bit of oak. Bridgeport has done some Belgian styles in the past with mixed success but the Friar is an excellent triple that is spot-on style.