thank you so much for that info. i tried making a thread a while back about commercial beers CO2 levels, but it didnt catch on.I was thinking the same thing about the Tripel.
very interesting. sort of surprised about the westmalle tripel. i thought it would be lower.
It really surprised me as well, so I picked up a second bottle to test yesterday and got the same result.
The non-temperature corrected SGs were 1.013 at 75.11° and 1.013 at 75.21°. The app is temp correcting the first measurement to 1.014 but not the second. I don't know why. Something else to keep in mind is that the listed accuracy for specific gravity is 0.001.
we see the labels on a typical beer can that say 5% ABV (not sure if america uses ABV or ABW?) and assume that is 5.00% from a reputable brewer.
there was testing done a few years ago that showed significant inaccuracy in ABV numbers in beershttps://www.ttb.gov/images/pdfs/2015-03-08-fy2016-results.pdf
so malt beverages are allowed an acceptable error of 0.3% ABV up or down from the stated. of 61 tested beers 28 were more than 0.3% higher and 10 were 0.3% less than stated.
thats more than half being significantly off. interesting.
who knows how westmalle maintains regularity. i bet if you tried a westm. tripel a year from now and tested it, you would get a very different score.