CandiFebruary 18, 2014
Old Dominion Brewing Co.
Type of Beer: Tripel
Appearance: Light copper with a quickly dissipating white head.
Aroma: Sweet, sweet, sweet. There’s a lot of sugar in this one.
Mouthfeel: Thick and coating, almost creamy, with lively carbonation.
Taste: It’s like carbonated honey water, with some spices and a satisfying boozy finish.
Overall Impression: The sweet sugar aromas began to permeate the air while I was still pouring into the glass, giving me the feeling that Candi was going to be a lot like candy. Flavors of banana and juicy fruit gum mingled with some light spice and a lot of sugar. It packs a big alcohol punch, but rather than being a sipper, this one is dangerously drinkable in big mouthfuls. Tread lightly, but repeat often.
John is the editor of All About Beer Magazine, the host of The Beer Briefing on iHeart Radio, and the author of three books, including The American Craft Beer Cookbook. Find him on Twitter @John_Holl.