Sooke Brewing Company- Belgian Tripel


Sooke Brewing Company- Belgian Tripel Review

A recent trip to Jordan River gave me the requisite time to rush into Sooke Brewing and grab a couple crowler’s of brew. The tasting room was as full as could (safely) be which is usually a good sign that the beer being poured is up to snuff. I have always appreciated the few times I was able to linger at Sooke brewing and do a proper tasting flight but when that isn’t possible, the pre-poured crowler makes a great alternative. One of the crowlers was a Belgian Tripel, a not-too-common style these days.

Sooke Brewing’s Belgian Tripel pours crystal clear with a billowing, off-white head, that lasts a good amount of time and leaves a nice amount of lace. It is medium carbonated, leaning towards the mild. The aroma shows the expected Belgian yeast notes, spicy peppercorn and floral, with a bigger hit of honey-like malts. It is very full-bodied with a mouth-coating texture that could almost be described as viscous. Caramel maltiness and spicy Belgian yeastiness continue in the taste, although way through the long finish. There is a moderate bitterness, a low floral hop note, and a smooth alcohol note, particularly in the finish.


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    Overall Enjoyment

About This Beverage

  • Colour: Gold
  • Head Size & Retention: Big/rocky head/serious lace
  • Carbonation: Mild Carbonation
  • Clarity: Clear
  • Balance: More Malty
  • Drinkability: For Sipping/Challenging to drink
  • Enjoyment: I would recommend this beer to a friend
  • Malt Characteristics: Caramel, Rich/Sweet
  • Hop Characteristics: Floral
  • Other Flavours/Aroma: Pepper/Spice
  • Palate: Creamy, Soft or Silky


Sooke seems to have the knack for bigger, often difficult beer styles, and their Belgian Tripel continues to show that skill. It is malt forward, with good amount of spicy and floral notes from the yeast and a great full bodied mouth feel.


Exceptional appearance, including the billowing head with Belgian lace required for the style.

Very nice texture and mouthfeel.


With the big maltiness, this is more of a “one and done” than a “let’s have a second”.

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