A beer with an ostrich on the front for leap day. I had the brewer's sibling brew Struis from Amsterdam's Ij last September but for $6.20 for 330 ml was not impressed by the price but enjoyed the experience. Let's see what $4.99 gets you.
The brewer's website is of little help but the wide ranging BAers assure me that this is a tripel. It pours a light clear gold with a very milky fine white froth and rim. In the mouth there is bubblegum, tangerine, icing sugar, pear skin and juice as well as dry mineral and herbal notes amongst the slightly tea astringent shadow of a hop. In the finish, some heat rises up amongst the slightly yogurty yeast.
This beer is a bit light bodied for 8% but the tastes hold the interest. I had an Orval earlier and they are not unrelated, apart from one's bubblegum. Worth a try.