Quest for the Best Odd Beer Episode 2: Panty Peeler Tripel
- 65% of responders say they’ve given sex for the holidays
- 57% of respondents report bailing on a holiday event for a quickie
- 33% of respondents say they’re more likely to have a 1-night stand on New Year’s Eve than on any other night
- 29% of respondents have “dipped their quills in the company ink” at their company’s holiday party
Jezebel has dubbed this study “highly-reputable”. This Drunk Scientist has to agree – and not because of who conducted the survey (Wet – who better?) or how the data was obtained (online poll). Two votes for highly-reputable: (1) Wet’s survey data is proving harder to find than a condom in the dark and (2) media outlets and blogs have reported survey takers as women and/or “respondents” depending on their spin.
“Highly-reputable” is a term could be used when discussing this QBOB’s selection – a Belgian-style Tripel. It’s got Belgian malt, Belgian yeast, Styrian Goldings hops and a dubious-claim-as-a-name. The cheeky brewers over at Midnight Sun & Brewing Co. also state “Undies not required” and advise you to “Ride free.” And yes, that is a nude woman riding a moose/caribou/reindeer on the bottle.
Price: $8.99 per 22 fl oz bottle
Aroma: lovely citrus breeze over a malty scent
First sip: spicy and malty, with a bitter bite – more of a citrus bite than hops’ bitterness
Tripels are actually notoriously alcoholic, weighing in at around seven percent to 10 percent (+/-) alcohol by volume, yet the best crafted ones hide this character quite evil-like and deceivingly, making them sipping beers.
It’s the deceptive nature of the Tripel – high ABV, high “drinkability” – that likely explains the dubious-claim-name. Panty Peeler was just a nickname for this brew’s original moniker, Extreme Polar White Bier, until re-branding.
Tripel threat: spicy slightly-sweet citrus drinkability. Plus, this Drunk Scientist’s preference is for higher ABV brews, like this Tripel. Given the fl oz and the ABV, the price isn’t a huge quibble.
Tripel downside: not that odd. Delicious, but not the kooky brew desired. “Vanilla” enough to be recommended to staid drinkers.
P.S. for all it’s charms, Panty Peeler isn’t witchcraft, it’s craft beer – don’t expect clothes to fly off à la the label art.