Central City Brewers & Distillers out of Surrey have taken on a different kind of challenge with The Hobbit series of beers. These beer are not their own creations but a brewing and distribution deal through MGM and (from my own understanding) Fish Brewing (USA Version) and BevLink LLC. Three beer have been released as part of this series including the “Bolg Belgian Style Tripel”. The beer pours an orange colour with an off white head. The aroma consists of fruits, melons and some yeast. The flavour is of Belgian yeast, melon, citrus, citrus rind, mild hops bitterness and an alcohol warmth. The alcohol content comes in at 9.5% with an IBU of 35. It may not be the typical Belgian Tripel but it was well worth the purchase. This beer was again much better than the movie.
Commercial Desciption: An Orc chieftain who ruled for 150 years, Bolg seems like the kind who would drink his grog of choice and no one would tell him otherwise; however, this flavorful strong BelgianTripel(8% alc./vol) may be too refined for this otherwise gruesome character.