Craftwork Good Lord Gold (500ml Bottle)
Hand crafted. Unfiltered and unpasteurised in the traditional manner for full flavour. Bottle Conditioned. The Trappist Monks know how to turn a beer into a Sacrament. As mere mortals, we can learn from the brothers, by putting our local ingredients to work in a Belgian recipe. This triple, highlights organic pilsner and toffee malt, and balances Nelson’s organic noble hop varieties. We chose the classic Wallonian Trappist yeast to give full expression to aroma and flavour. This beer need not be rushed and may be cellared for many years as it will evolve in the bottle. A warming drink, Good Lord Gold pours with a rocky head and a golden hue. It is best served in a chalice or red wine glass. Accompany with mature hard cheese, or sourdough loaves and fishes. Most importantly, relish a glass with your loved ones on your own special feast days. Bless you!
Like other abbey ales, Tripels are strong, yeasty-malty beers. But they are also pale, and have a notable hop profile. Hop bitterness may be higher than a typical abbey ale, up to 35IBUs. But the finish is where the hops really shine, as tripels should finish fairly dry. Otherwise, maltiness is still essential to the style, and the assertive yeast note typical of all abbey ales will be more apparent in tripels, since they do not have the rich dark malts to distract the palate. Alcohol flavours feature more prominently in Tripels that in just about any other style.