Fairly light body for beer of this strength; spice and herb nose with flavors of candied fruit. Aromatic, long finish.
”Tripel” is a style that was originated by Westmalle Trappist Brewery in the 1930s, when they began to sell Westmalle Trappist Tripel. Rich and full-flavored, tripels are satisfying beers beloved by beer aficionados. Many breweries now produce a tripel, but a tripel made from all gluten-free ingredients, without barley, is a particular accomplishment.
|ABV: 8.5% - OG: 1.072 - IBU: 32
|Steamed asparagus, artichoke, squash, or other full-flavored, rich vegetables. Excellent with beef dishes or with wild game.
|As a Coeliac since 1988 Derek Green had become accustomed to his gluten free diet, but still longed for a nice cool glass of beer. For the Coeliac beer was out of the question, it was one of those products that was on the banned list as it was made from barley and wheat. Compromises could be made with the choice of gluten free food, but when it came to beer there was no such compromise; there was no gluten free beer. So in 2002 having retired from his textile business in Yorkshire, Derek decided he was going to do something about it.
So began a long process of discussions, meetings, trials, false hopes, and dead end trails. Breweries did not want to know about production that did not exist and one that could not be quantified.
The breakthrough came in late 2003 when he met an eminent Belgian professor of brewing whom by coincidence has a daughter with Coeliac disease and there began a relationship with the mutual goal of providing a gluten and wheat free beer. Trials went better than anticipated and in May 2004 Derek Green launched the UK’s first ever gluten free beer named not surprisingly ‘Discovery’.
Derek then tried hard to fulfil his objective of providing choice to the Coeliac. Today Green’s still produce the original Discovery Ale, plus Dry Hopped Lager, both of which are produced with 100% gluten free raw materials.
In 2008 the Professor established a means of extracting safely and consistently gluten from conventional beers brewed with malt. This created the opportunity to provide wider choice and Greens Premium Pils and Golden Ale were launched the same year, followed in 2010 by the bottle conditioned beers Dark, Amber and Blond. These beers continue to be brewed by Belgian craft brewers to this day, and they all have European Accreditation to be called ‘gluten free’, meaning a safe beer for Coeliacs, and Quality without Compromise.