Conshohocken Brewing Company Tripel Deke, an 8.5% ABV Belgian-Style Tripel
|Appearance||Bright orange color with fluffy off-white head.|
|Aroma||Fruity Belgian yeast notes and subtle spice.|
|Taste||Bubblegum and banana; sweet candy sugar; subtle spice in the finish.|
|Mouthfeel||Medium-bodied, bright carbonation.|
|Overall||Delicious and drinkable Belgian tripel. Be careful… the booze is well hidden!|
Conshohocken Brewing Company was founded on the American industrial spirit of the local area. In the late 19th century, Conshohocken, Pennsylvania was an industrial hub. The brewery’s logo, which includes a velocipede bicycle and a cyclist in a bowler hat, pays homage to this spirit.
Head Brewer Andrew Horne is a graduate of Villanova University. He has brewed for Yards Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Avery Brewing Company in Boulder, Colorado, and Breakside Brewery in Portland, Oregon. The co-founders of Conshohocken Brewing Company recruited him to return to the Philadelphia area to brew for them.
Charlie Tarloski, another brewer, was previously a cellarman for Weyerbacher Brewing Company in Easton, PA. He also worked with Harpoon Brewing in Boston and Victory Brewing in Downingtown, PA. He comes with experience on the bottling line, in the quality lab and in the cellars. His love for beer can be traced all the way back to a 7th grade science fair project.
I first had Conshohocken’s Tripel Deke back in November 2014 at the FUNK’N SOUR event at The Gables at Chadds Ford. Tripel Deke features intense fruit notes from Belgian yeast esters, mild spice character from European hops, and sweet flavors of dark candy sugar.
This past summer, the brewery released the Belgian-Style brew in 16-ounce cans. Other beers available in cans from Conshohocken Brewing Company include Doll’s Eye CDA, Puddlers Row ESB, and Conshohocken IPA.
Wanna pick this one up? Cans of Tripel Deke can be purchased at the brewery or at most Wegmans stores in the Philadelphia area.
Check out… Beer Busters Podcast Episode 36 with Conshohocken Brewing Company!