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Herevana – Whistling Sisters / Small Gods – Mother, Maiden, Crone

A collaboration between Whistling Sisters and the Small Gods in this beer called Mother, Maiden, Crone. It’s the BeerJerkNZ beer of the week.

I can do that

Whistling Sisters Beer Co make the Whistling Sisters / Small Gods Mother, Maiden, Crone in Wellington, 🇳🇿, New Zealand in the style of a Tripel  with an ABV of  8.0%, which is around 240 calories a serve size, so this about 2.1 drink units in NZ

A Triple with the inclusion of white, black and green peppercorns. What a time to be alive!

Lockdown continues to meander past with most of the highlights happening at the end of the day, like this one. I’ve seen this weeks beer selection and I’m wondering how they fit together in a sensible way. They don’t.

Nice sugary rich aroma when you pop the can, and the pour seems light in colour but settles to a lovely toffee rich colour. There’s no head, I won’t mention it again, but I can see some nice carbonation bubbles. I’d expect this might be a ‘flatter’ beer to drink.

I was not quite expecting just how nice this is, there’s a solid base and a dazzle of slightly bitter notes and then a really big waft of a flavour blanket that covers your mouth. Absolutely on point.

Whilst you’re getting a lot of seemingly sweet indications from the mouthfeel this is far from sweet, and the action is all above the line on this.

A really superior bit of beer in my book, in an unusual style (As the Small Gods are wont to do), that is really well balanced and delivered, apart from a lack of a head, and I don’t know if I have any grounds to expect one, this is right in my wheelhouse. I’d be happy to recommend this to anyone without any blushing and bluffing.

The Pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 10 on the arbitrary number scale. For my money this is a top shelf beer. It is exactly what it says it is going to be, then it goes about being what it says it is without any fuss or bother. I know I should be sipping and savouring but this is a beer that has that must-drink-now thing, such a temptation.

Jas Wobble’s Invaders of the Heart. Uplifting and soaring.

Herevana beers are those I drink at home, I’m not at some beer festival, like, for instance, Beervana, but am just in my kitchen, usually, dining room table, sometimes, or outside, occasionally, where I can take an average picture and write in real time about the beer that I’ve invested in, both in a monetary and emotional way.

Philip himself.

When Whistling Sisters and Small Gods got together & decided the world needed a little bit of their collab magic – our tripel was born. It has an alluringly dry and spicy character thanks to the simple malt bill and the addition of traditional coriander, as well as a touch of delicious Belgian candi sugar.

Last but not least is the inclusion of the triple threat – white, black and green peppercorns.

Just like the lunar phases, life is ever changing but the good fortune and privilege of enjoying a brew is one of life’s greatest treasures.

Brewers Notes

Tripel

The Belgian Tripel, is a deep yellow to deep gold colored, somewhat spicy, dry, strong Belgian ale with a pleasant rounded malt flavor and firm bitterness. Quite aromatic, with spicy, fruity, and light alcohol notes combining with the supportive clean malt character to produce a surprisingly drinkable beverage considering the high alcohol level. May resemble a Belgian Golden Strong Ale but slightly darker and somewhat fuller-bodied, with more emphasis on phenolics and less on esters. Usually has a more rounded malt flavor but should never be sweet.

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