As per the Sydney Royal Show results, Little Brewing Co's Mad Abott Tripel won gold. Other than at their cellar door, The Taphouses are the only place you will get this on tap. Expect it early to mid April.
Mad Abbot Tripel
ABV = 9.5%
Made using the highest quality, fresh natural ingredients and contains no preservatives or additives. Not pasteurised so that the beer retains its full flavour.
The Little Brewing Company’s Mad Abbot range of ales are produced in the style of the Trappist monasteries of Belgium, and comprises a Dubbel (6.9% ABV), Abbey Ale (8.0% ABV) and Tripel (9.5% ABV).
These ales are bottle conditioned resulting in yeast sediment in the bottle, and undergo months of careful cellaring before release. These beers are made with finesse in true Belgian style with alcohol content well hidden beneath the complex flavour.
The Mad Abbot Tripel is a fruity, pale, very strong ale.
Colour and appearance:
Golden ale with good clarity and a slight haziness from refermentation yeast in the bottle. Very effervescent with a thick creamy white head.
A complexity of pale malt, fruity esters, citrus-like yeast characters, white stone fruits, white peach, lychee, apricot and sweet alcohol.
Complex fruity esters, white stone fruit, lychee and malty flavours. Sweet upfront with a slight bitterness & alcohol kick to balance in the lengthy finish. Mouth feel is light/medium, considering the high original gravity.