There just aren’t enough beers named after red giant stars! Named after the star in Constellation Orion (Orion’s right shoulder) which glows pink in the winter night sky and is at its zenith close to the first day of winter. Monks often name their stronger beers after “troublemaking” characters of lore so this winter classic got named after one of the main stars in the night sky when it is released.
Tasting Notes: Rich, creamy peardrop aroma gives way to sweet pale malt palate with fruit esters. Long, complex, dry finish makes this a very drinkable tripel.
Appearance: Deep golden with bright white rocky head–filtered so crystal clear.
Aroma: Peardrop and fresh yeast
Serving Suggestions: Goat cheese, soft ripened cow’s milk cheese, seafood, particularly mussels
Hops Variety: US Newport, CDN Mt. Hood
Malt Variety: Pale, Malted Wheat, Flaked Wheat
Yeast: Belgian Wit
Glassware: Thistle Stem Glass
Style: Belgian Tripel
Serving Temp: 4-8 deg C