It must be the month for long beer names I think. Another beer from Hobbybrouwerij Het Nest to give hope to all budding home brewers with aspirations of turning commercial.
If you don’t know the story if these guys, they are a beer collective who decided to brew some beers on the 10th Anniversary of their club. And they were pretty successful, now gypsy brewing batches of their different beers quite regularly.
This beer is a special brew. The Schuppenboer Tripel is a great beer in itself, and the Grand Cru version is brewed based on the same recipe, but increased for an ABV of 10%. The Grand Cru was in fact the beer we were going to get, but we found the Cognac barrel aged version was available. And its hard to turn down a limited edition barrel aged beer; of course!
A big malty body of the Belgian tripel, with good spicing from the yeast and the addition of coriander and Cascade hops.
I don’t get a lot of barrel character from this, but it is a really smooth beer for such a heavy-hitting tripel.