I would not be exaggerating if I say that I found my new favorite Trippel in the bottle of Holy Strength by Noble Men. I would not be lying as well if I told you that on the first sip Dio’s Holy Diver started playing in my head, so from now on I firmly believe that this had to be the inspiration for the name, even though it is just me speculating. #Dio_we_miss_you.
The first thing we notice is her honey-blonde color and the white foam of little volume and short duration. Personally I am accustomed to trippel beers that have more volume, but this is not something I consider a defect. Smelling her we instantly find odors of red apple, sweet raisin and white wine. We taste her and this is where the magic happens. Firstly we confirm the flavors of red apple and raisin. Then we get hints of matured lime, strong cardamom essence and an umami flavor that I identify as mushroom and fresh almond. As if those flavors were not enough, for the aftertaste we get a lingering taste from spicy hops. All the aforementioned flavors and odors are well combined with each other inside a well brewed body that sembles heavy on the tongue, partially hiding that this beer is 11.8% vol.
In conclusion this is a masterwork of a beer capable of satisfying even the most demanding palates. If we desired to accompany food with this beer we would pick her when having dishes that are heavy on greens or with a nice calf steak cooked no more than medium. In any case, this is a beer rich enough in flavors that can stand either as a beverage alone or as a compliment to food. Serve at 10 centigrade and enjoy responsibly.