Townsite Brewing Inc. – Charleston Belgian Triple Review
Townsite Brewing has come a long way from it’s humble beginnings becoming a pillar in the rankings of established BC Craft Breweries. One of the beers that helped them become this beacon within the talented mix of breweries is the Charleston. This Belgian-style triple is a whopping 9.0% but with it’s whimsical dancing label you may just think that you were in for something with a little less bite. The Charleston pours an ever so slightly cloudy-golden colour with a tinge of copper darkness topped with two and a half fingers of quickly settling head. As the head settles very little lacing is left on the glass’ sides. Through the beer’s heads comes strong Belgian wheat tones with banana, coriander, sugar and a booziness. The beer’s texture is bubbly and light while the flavour is quite large. Strong Belgian wheat flavours along with tones of banana, coriander and a defined sweetness mask the rather high alcohol content. The booziness is still present but the corresponding flavours help to mask it and create something bigger than the individual notes themselves. A Belgian Triple may not be for everyone but as a big, bold and powerful beer Townsite has hit the nail on the head. The Charleston is a traditional Triple that packs a punch of flavour worthy of giving a try among friends.
1. a dance popular on Texada island in the 20s, 2. the first vessel of Powell River’s floating breakwater, 3. a delicious Belgian-style triple.
Alcohol – 9.0%
IBU – 34
Size – 650ml
Price – $7.50 (Craft Retailer)