Betelgeuse

Brewmaster’s Notes

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.

Belgian Tripels are a style of strong golden ales traditionally produced by vocational (Trappist) monks. Our Betelgeuse has pear, peach, apple, citrus, clove and bubble gum notes and starts out sweet but finishes dry. At 9.3% ABV it is devilishly strong and a “star” in our family.

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
Body: Medium/full
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

ABV: 9.3
IBU: 24
Glassware: Thistle Stem Glass
Style: Belgian Tripel
Serving Temp: 4-8 deg C