On tap is brought to you by Rosati’s Pizza, 701 S. Gregory in Urbana. 328-2334
Dark Horse Brewing is up this week with Sapient Trip Ale. This is a Belgian Style Trippel. Now I’ll be honest. I don’t know much about Trippels. But from what I understand they should pour golden, have some smooth maltiness and a very yeasty vibe. That being said, Sapient Trip Ale pours out nice a gold, very cloudy and has a good nose on it. (Lots of aroma.) This thing starts off nice and bready, almost smoky with a hint of spice and even banana. The mouth feel is a bit carbonated and full but I liked it. And then it hits you on the back with a hoppy bitterness that some will love.
All in all, I think this is a decent beer. It’s not really up my alley, but it’s flavorful and carries a 9.5% ABV so it’s go that goin’ for it. I gave this one a 6.5 and Ryan gave it a 6.0.
This beer would go really well with a Calzone from Rosati’s. Stuff that thing with sausage, cheese, and a little hot giardiniera and you’re good to go.