Pisgah Tripel - Pisgah Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
4.01/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Super clear golden beer, with a moderate white head that fades. Little lacing, but it is a fine looking brew.
S - Typical tripel elements, with yeast playing across a malty grain base. Mostly, the nose is of fruit esters, pear and apple, but with a trace of wilder notes and a slight sourness.
T - Solid tripel, on the sweet end of the spectrum, following the nose, but with a bitter turn in the close that lingers.
M - A bright bubbly brew, with significant carbonation. The bitterness lingers but does not generally build.
A - A good beer, with solid components, and easy drinkability. The alcohol is well hidden, which means you can drink this easily, but be prepared for the hammer hiding behind its luscious fruits and bright carbonation. Very happy with my purchase.
Serving type: growler
06-18-2014 02:24:56 | More by Tsar_Riga
3.5/5 rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a bomber into an Orval Chalice.
A: Pours a nice luminescent orange/yellow, clear with very limited turbitiy. Disappointingly head was one half finger and subsided quickly.
N: Smells nice and creamy / fruity. Pretty strong fruity esters, with green apples and sour pears dominating, maybe a bit of pineapple. Not getting much yeast or bready malts that I would expect.
T: Consistent with the nose for the most part. Complex fruit driven by green apples, pear and mild citrus. I'm missing the yeasty biscuity maltiness that I would expect in a top shelf Tripel. For me, this is a little too sweet for the style and it tastes like they over sugared it , and possibly didn't use legit Belgian candy sugar. Pisgah is big on organic, which is cool, but.... It actually ends up being slightly boozy due to the sweetness.
MF: Lack of carbonation is the big miss here. I think the low carb level accentuates the sweetness and allows the booziness to come through.
O: Don't get me wrong, this is a nice beer. Not at the same level as Boulevard Long Strange Tripel or LFdM, but a nice North American Tripel , nonetheless. This is admittedly a hard style for North American brewers to master.
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2013 22:01:11 | More by JeffreyJDavis
Pisgah Tripel from Pisgah Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.