Mill St. Betelgeuse

Betelgeuse has a sparkling amber body, which was a surprise to me on first pour. See, Betelgeuse is supposed to be a Belgian-style tripel, the strong ales traditionally brewed by trappist monks. Those ales are often much darker. Betelgeuse has a fruity aroma, though a little weak. The bottle lists flavours of pear, peach, apple, citrus, clove and bubble gum. when concentrating, all those flavours can be tasted all at the same time. It is quite a novelty. The flavours are not overpowering and you can still enjoy this beer without complaining that it no longer tastes like a beer. The one flavour that sticks out is the bubble gum flavour, only because it is such an odd thing to experience in your beer. But the finish is much drier.

It must be noted you better not plan to drink this all night. It is 9.1% ABV. As well, it goes for $2.35 for one 355 ml bottle at the LCBO, so it’s not cheap, but worth a try.


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