Fuck Art Winter Is Coming—tasting notes
Fuck Art Winter Is Coming by To Øl is part of the Fuck Art series–a modern reinterpretation of classical Belgian styles. It is a version of a Belgian Abbey Tripel spiced with cardamom, coriander and orange zest. The typical sweetness of tripels mixes gently with the citrus ingredients and hidden alcohol, giving it a subtle but different character.
Tripel is a term coined in Belgium in order to describe a strong pale ale inspired in the Tripel from Westmalle—who used the word tripel in 1956 to rename their strongest beer. It is a spicy, dry and strong Trappist ale with a rounded malt flavour. Aromas are complex with spiciness and fruity notes.
Flavour tend to be spicy and fruity too, with malt sweetness in the background and sometimes a honey touch. Tripel use to be high in alcohol, but they don't strongly taste as alcohol which is usually well hidden. Tripels can be compared with a slightly strong version of a Belgian Golden Strong Ale.