Townsite Brewing Inc. – YOGN 82 Belgian Tripel Review
Townsite Brewing may be nestled away in the reaches of Powell River BC but this remote town seems to have something in the water crucial for making great beer. Named after the second ship to take port in Powell River BC the YOGN82 is a Belgian Triple that tops the alcohol charts at a whopping 9%. Matching the high ABV is a billowing three full fingers of head above a golden-amber coloured beer. When you smell this tripel you may be expecting some alcohol-ridden malts but you are rather pleasantly surprised as your sinuses fill with a sweet-candy malt, mild floral hop and a slight touch of alcohol-ness. The taste is what a Belgian Triple should be. It is smooth, bold, powerful and flavourful all in a bomber sized package. Through a creamy body the sweetness starts off front stage while the hop bitterness builds in the background. Floral notes balance the lingering bitterness making for a smooth transition through the flavour profile. This beer is a traditional Triple but with an added smooth tone and drink-ability factor. The high alcohol content doesn’t take away from the flavours and makes for a highly enjoyable beverage.
Alcohol – 9.0%
IBU – 40
Size – 650ml
Price – $9.99 (craft retailer)