HISTORY: Certain Belgian beer styles — singel, dubbel, tripel, quadrupel — are reminiscent of a baseball diamond, but have absolutely nothing to do with the sport, brewed originally by Trappist monks at Christian monasteries throughout Belgium.
Of the four Trappist ales, the tripel tends to be the third-highest in alcohol content. One of the theories behind the name stems from markings that were added to the barrels to signify brew strength — a tripel would be marked with three X’s.
FLAVOR: It is a strong golden ale that is considered “yeast forward,” with Belgian Yeast that traditionally produces wonderful aroma and flavor notes of orange citrus, banana and cloves.
Stiff Leg Belgian Tripel is a beautifully dangerous beer, at 9% ABV — but you would never know it. The beer is sweet with a strong presence of yeast and little, if any, alcohol flavor.
Served in a tulip glass to concentrate the aroma for you to enjoy while you sip.
Fainting Goat Brewing Company
330 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina