The holiday weekend is keeping the legal news to a minimum, so I guess another beer review is in order. The Sprecher Abbey Triple is another selection that I picked up after taking the tour recently. It has a dark, cloudy golden color. There is a light amount of head that disappears quickly after pouring. The aroma is light. It's faintly malty but I can't pick up anything else. The flavor is a bit complex and comes at you in stages. When the beer first enters your mouth and hits your tongue, it feels like it's activating your tastebuds. It's sort of a tingling, carbonated feeling. I can really taste the malts as well as a fruity sweetness here. Near the end, the bitterness of the hops enters the picture. It's a nice contrast. The aftertaste is pretty interesting too. After you swallow the beer, it feels like all of the aroma comes back up your throat and coats your mouth. It makes burps extra interesting.
This is a very drinkable beer, so the alcohol can really sneak up on you. The Abbey Triple is 8.4% ABV. And like all Sprecher products, the Abbey Triple comes in a 16 oz. bottle, not a 12 oz. like most beers. I doubt I would drink more than one of these in a night. It has the kind of flavor that you want to enjoy in moderation. However, it is a seasonal, so get it while you can.