Slumbrew's new Trekker Trippel shows a real independent streak. The latest offering from the brewer, also known as the Somerville Brewing Co., looks like no other tripel -- bright orange, crystal clear, with no head. And it smells almost exactly like bubblegum.
It is sticky sweet, too, with bubblegum, grapefruit, and lemon poking through the taste. Trekker Trippel is so far from the norm -- so far from traditional Belgian tripels anyway -- that it stretches the definition. It's quite good, but anyone who expects a beer to adhere strictly to style might be disappointed. So approach it with an open mind.
Trekker Trippel is 9.5 percent alcohol. A 22-ounce bottle costs about $8.
About 99 Bottles