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Beer- #136 – Harringtons – Belgium Tempest – revisited

I did this already – Beer #32 – June – a while ago, and I wasn’t that impressed.

But clearly I wasn’t that miffed, or disappointed or this might not have made it back to the shopping basket, unless it was under one of those buy one get one free things.

Harrington - Belgium ™ t TempestBrewed by Harringtons Breweries (Christchurch) in the style of a  Abbey Tripel from the deep south as far away as Christchurch, New Zealand.

Brewed using Belgian Ale yeast makes this beer big, rich and full of fruitiness. Palate is rich and subtle malty. Full bodied sweetness dominates most of the palate but dies to a dryer finish with a herbal/phenol crisp hop bitterness.

And because it was like 9 months ago, I start again, They set themselves a big bar, and a big expectation for this. So what do I want/expect: Golden or Chestnuet \ Malts and sweets \ Alcohol to the back\ citrus to the front. A s 500ml of an 8% ABV beer – thats 3.2 standard drinks in old money, it looks inviting with it’s electric blue label this may have been what drew me back.

Stand by …

The aroma isn vague  bit musty..  Well carbonated, chestnut colour no head, it looks like day old beer in  a glass, but it might be that’s doing it wrong.

The aroma is dank, musty, yeasty, not so good, a bit plastic, and perhaps a bit of banana.

And the taste is a bit sour, and alarming, it’s not inviting, and the malts take like forever to make a fleeting appearance, there is something not quite right about this.

I think that I gave this a 4  on the pdubyah-o-meter before, age or experience have not improved either this beer or my opinion of it. There is not even the begin of a head, carbonation or lacing, and this hasn’t changed. Either the brewer is working to a schedule or this must be the last harrarh for this, who likes it? Even at a 2 for 1 deal your’re being sold short.




One comment on “Beer- #136 – Harringtons – Belgium Tempest – revisited

  1. Pingback: Beer- #570 – Harringtons – Belgium Trapist – thRreedux | A life just as ordinary

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