Review – Pike Tandem Double Ale
From Pike Brewing – Remembering his childhood dream to be a monk, Charles wanted to add completely different tastes for Pike customers: a double and tripel in the monastic style. Since Charles and Rose Ann were tandem bicycle enthusiasts, they named their new Double, “Pike Tandem.” In the Abbey style, Head Brewer Drew Cluley added organic sugar and coriander to a gold medal winning brown ale.
Pike Brewing Co. – Pike Tandem Double Ale – 22 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 7% abv.
Appearance: Coco-Cola brown with a topping of sparkly bubbles.
Aroma: Clove, bubble gum and spice. Lots of Belgian yeast.
Taste: Spice and cloves, hops and dark fruit.
Mouthfeel: Thinner than you would think.
Overall: A tasty, intriguing hoppy version of a classic dubbel.