Hertog Jan Tripel / Arcener Tripel (500ml Bottle)
Arcener Tripel is one of the first specialty beers that we started brewing here in Arcen. We therefore also want to show in the name where the origin of the beer lies. The recipe appeals to me: beautiful in simplicity and very pure, with a single malt type. A top-fermented beer with re-fermentation in the bottle.
As beer, it falls under the abbey beers, although our brewery is not an abbey of course. Arcener Tripel is a clear blond beer that you drink for taste rather than for thirst. To really taste. Of enthusiasts, for enthusiasts, we always say. It may sound exaggerated, but taste it yourself.
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.