This limited Nineteenth anniversary tripel stands out from all others I’ve ever had. First off, it’s well hopped (odd for a tripel). It’s a mix of peppery spices, apricots, flowers, and bready malt.
The bitter hops linger long into the aftertaste, merging with the Belgian yeast to create a a funky twang which I find to be the downside to this beer. It features a pleasing pale grain character. A mix of hops and Belgian yeast provide a dry finish.
Overall, think Belgian IPA instead of tripel and I think you’ll appreciate it more. If you know anything about Avery I’m sure you know approximately what to expect. This is a Western tripel, keep that in mind. If compared to the Belgian counterparts, this would receive a far lower score. However, it’s still a good, interesting beer that pushes boundaries and is worth checking out. Recommended.