Tuatara Belgian Tripel

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Billed as a religious experience, if Chimay White is your idea of heaven, this certainly has the wings to get you most of the way there, if not the whole way with a little repentance for the Kiwi imitation. Like Chimay, I would recommend giving it a little time out of the fridge to warm up and mellow out, otherwise the peat malt aromas and flavours (think wet pine or motor oil) can be a little exaggerated. Personally, this won’t replace my love for Harrington’s Belgian Tempest, but I’d still get another bottle and sit down with Peckish Sr or AB1 for a second opinion.

6 thoughts on “Tuatara Belgian Tripel

  1. I would recommend giving it a little time out of the fridge to warm up and mellow out, otherwise the peat malt aromas and flavours (think wet pine or motor oil) can be a little exaggerated.

    Welp, it’s decided. If I ever need beer advice, I know where to go.

  2. Where do you get all these different varieties of beers? (just curious!) are they all from the same place or do you need to go shopping all over the place for them?

    1. There are a few places I check out if I happen to be in the area. I’ve been thinking that I should start a database of the best places to go for beer in Auckland. This one I bought while on a walk to get some food on my lunch break. A lot of the others I get require a bit of a drive, but most of the really interesting ones can be found at the one bottleshop about 15 minutes drive from home.

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