First I must say I really don’t care for the majority of Belgian styles ales especially with their heavy flavors usually created from the Belgian style yeasts but recently I was lucky enough to take a chance on White Hops by Three Taverns Craft Brewery highly recommended by Hops & Barley in Savannah, Georgia and I must say it was one of the best recommendations I’ve been given in a long while. White Hops by Three Taverns Craft Brewery is an amazing hop forward white Belgian ale that pours a very pale gold with a large white frothy head with excellent head retention. This light golden brew can be deceptive with the light color but don’t let that fool you as this is one beautiful Belgian White Hops by Three Taverns Craft Brewery is very complex and still very smooth. The citra hops, spices, and grapefruit peel gives it nice citrus notes and smooth flavor with the complexity coming from the Belgian yeast makes this a very aromatically intense beer but very smooth to drink. White Hops by Three Taverns Craft Brewery comes in at 6.5% ABV with a surprising 55 IBUs in a 750 ml (giant bomber) and worth every sip. Warning, you may want to swirl the bottle lightly before pouring to spread the yeast throughout the pour as it easily settles towards the bottom. Another suggestion is to allow some of the yeast to settle so when you get to the last glass you can simply start your own Belgian yeast starter to trying in your next Belgian IPA home brew.
“Belgian Inspiration. American Creativity” really does say it all for A Night On Ponce IPA by Three Taverns Craft Brewery as this is an amazing craft beer. This American IPA is based on A Night In Brussels IPA but Thee Taverns Brewery swapped out the Belgian yeast for an American ale yeast and the results is amazing! The amazing Belgian inspired IPA pours a wonderful golden color with a large white foaming head and has smells erupting from it of the most classic IPAs with aromas of citrus, tropical fruits and pine. It tastes even better than it smells with a light hint of caramel mixed with citrus and tropical fruits with hints of floral aromas with each sip. It’s beer like A Night On Ponce IPA by Three Taverns Craft Brewery that make you want to try more great craft beers from Three Taverns Brewery. At 7.5% ABV with 69 IBUs this is on the stronger side compared to most craft beers but it is worth every sip and I plan on grabbing a 6 pack of A Night On Ponce IPA by Three Taverns Craft Brewery to share next time I am in Georgia. Plus I am dying to try Three Taverns’ White Hops Belgian-Style White IPA which is currently chilling for the weekend.