The Craft & Co Amphora Tripel

Style
Amphora Beer
ABV
8.7%
Bitterness
43 IBU

The Craft & Co’s Amphora Tripel is one of a few firsts for the small Collingwood outfit. It’s the first of the brewery’s beers to be released into bottleshops and also the first Australian beer brewed with clay to be bottled too.

Having brewed Australia’s first amphora beer as a limited run for Good Beer Week, The Craft & Co proceeded to look for the style which could showcase the effects the terracotta pots had on a beer’s yeast profile. So, with Belgian beers known for their fruity, spicy aromas and flavours, it was hard to pass over a Tripel for this little moment of history.

Once in your glass, for the most part, it’s very clearly a Belgian style beer, with a combination of sweet, rich fruit and spice characters making their presence felt. As the beer warms, some citrus fruit joins the blend of flavours, supported by a soft malt body. In terms of the amphora making its presence known, it has pulled back some of the bittering qualities of the hops while leaving the floral flavours intact while also lending the beer a sprightly mineral quality to its finish.

Will Ziebell

Published October 23, 2017

Name
The Craft & Co - Collingwood
Address

390 Smith Street
Collingwood
VIC 3066

Phone
(03) 9417 4755
Open Hours

Wed to Sat: 12pm to 11pm
Sunday: 12pm to 6pm

Regular events

Saturday Flight Nights at 5pm weekly

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