I already published the scoop info here on the Belgian Beer Board.
This beer needs more attention !
I tried it last weekend at excellent Ostend based beer pub Botteltje, and will not hide my amazement about this new beer from brewery Strubbe.
It is clear that brewmaster Marc Strubbe has made a masterpiece !
Brewmaster Marc Strubbe - Keyte Oosténdse Dobbel Tripel on the left - Picture taken at recent held ZBF08 (picture report)
West-Flanders Ichtegem based brewery Strubbe is doing very well lately.
With new beers like Keyte Tripel, Wittoen Tripel, and the wonderful oak aged Ichtegem's Oud Bruin, things going the good direction !
On top of all this delicious new beers, a new brown Trappist-alike brew has been introduced.
And what an introduction this is ! Keyte Oosténdse Dobbel Tripel at 9.2 vol% has become one of my favorit beers today.
This abbey style Keyte Oosténdse Dobbel Tripel can easily be classified alongside other masterpieces like Rochefort 10, Westvleteren 12, Achel Extra, etc...
Just look at that texture. The creamy beige head is just phenomenal. Nice dark-red colors. Bottle refermented, non-pasteurized, non-filtered. Again the proof that tripel style is not always a blond colored beer.
Nosing the glass gives amazing Trappist appearances: candi sugar, caramel maltiness, and those typical flowery aromas.
Hops are just perfect balanced !
Tasting confirms the nose. In addition, I notice that most welcome creamy mouth feeling. This, in combination with the softness of the beer, makes it to order a second consumption in no time.
People, this is an angel pissing on your tongue !!!!
I can highly recommend to try this masterpiece of brewing.
At this time, this beer should be vastly available at many good beer pubs.
If heading to Ostend, you can buy this beer at local supermarket Delhaize.
I wouldn't hesitate......