Enough of the art: "...more Bergman than Fellini."!?! What a thing to say. I can't believe it. What a comment. I simply can't believe it. I am simply gutted. Only one thing to do. Have a beer.
I got this one a couple of months ago at Finger Lake Beverages as part of The Attack of the Gueuze. No receipt handy so I don't know what I paid. It pours a bright light orange under a clingy egg white froth. Extraordinary aroma - pear and peach and orange. In the mouth, more of the same from pound cake malt¹ with a deep seam of heavy booze well earned at 10.5%. But there is also a very well placed layering of hops: spicy at one point playing with the alcohol, black tea at another tempering the rich fresh juicy fruit. And then, as it opens, there's that icing sugar white pepper thing that defines tripel for me. One of the most deceptive beers I have ever had. Quite more-ish yet also should-not-ish.
¹Stole "cake" from JA but it entirely works. Not sure I ever I have gone past butter cookie to cake to describe a malt presence before.