Monday, April 25, 2016

Dogfish Head Beer To Drink Music To

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chad9976 (1583) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2016


2015 BJCP Category: 26C Belgian Tripel

AROMA: Fruity esters; floral bouquet; some sweet orangepeel. Slightly mild nose. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Dark amber/orange proper color. Mostly clear with slow CO2. Small, off-white, foamy head. 2/3

FLAVOR: Palette of Christmas spices. Orangepeel, cardamom and slight clove/pepper notes. Spices enhance the natural yeast esters. Moderately bitter; hops are overshadowed by spices. Well-balanced and delectable palette. 17/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body; CO2 is a little light. Crisp finish. Clean aftertaste. Mild alcohol warmth. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Probably a violation of the guidelines, but not to the extent of being wildly out of place. Very tasty and fun to drink. 8/10

TOTAL SCORE: 40/50

DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.