Review: Paddock Wood Silenus Belgian style Tripel

Review: Paddock Wood Silenus Belgian style Tripel by Cody La Bière
Third of the four Paddock Wood beers I'm trying this week. Today's is Silenus Tripel. This beer was specially made for Sherbrooke Liquor in Edmonton.

I've had very few Belgian Tripels over the last few years, but apparently this is the month of the Tripel as I've tried Goliath Tripel (Brasserie des Legendes), Tripel Karmeliet and Unibroue Eau Bénite I'm looking forward to trying this rarity. The beer label is very welcoming as it has a cartoon graphic that reminds me of Obelix & Asterix. The Tripel has an ABV of 9% so I'll likely get a bit of a buzz.

Appearance: Pours a rich blonde/golden lager colour, but with a bit of an amber added to it, very clear. Just looking at the beer, it looks like it would be a lighter beer than it likely will be. Very snow white head.

Aroma: Sweet caramel, a bit of a yeast similar to that of Unibroue's beers. Incredibly light in aroma for a beer for a beer with 9% ABV. A bit of a malty alcoholic hint as well, but minimal at best.

Taste: It has a bit of a taste that reminds me of Unibroue, that sweetness, but quite light to be truthful. It has a bit of a caramel sweetness, slightly fruity (hint of banana, minimal), quite sweet. The beer finishes with a bit of bitterness from the hops that hits the tongue.

Overall Thoughts: For a beer at 9%, it doesn't taste overly powerful at all, also with the appearance, you could trick someone into drinking this as this looks like it could be a macro, but that's where it ends. Has a nice caramelly hint in the taste, bit yeasty, slightly malty. Compared to Eau Bénite and Karmeliet, it doesn't have as much banana. Very light tasting beer for a 9%, so that buzz will really creep on you. I like it!

I love this quote at the bottom of the bottle: "Tech Support BC: You'll need more RAM to run all four horsemen concurently!"

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