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Solstice - Pisgah Brewing Co.

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89
very good

81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 23
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pisgah Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oberon on 03-12-2006)
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Reviews by atsprings:
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atsprings

North Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml corked and cages bottle into 2 Brooklyn tulips shared with rtratzlaff. Pours a nice hazy dark yellow with a nice frothy off-white head. Aroma is a abundance of sweet malts and spice, pepper and orange peel. Taste is a wonderful blend of sweet malts, sweet fruits, lemon, spices and a hint of citrus hops. The beer is medium bodied, but the dry smooth carbonation hides the alcohol well. One of the brewers at Pisgah told me how they won a taste test in New York that included some Trapist tripels, I must admit, this is likely the best American brewed tripel I've have yet.

Serving type: on-tap

04-01-2009 00:41:05 | More by atsprings
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Dave1999

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-24-2013 08:26:22 | More by Falcone
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-21-2013 22:59:56 | More by Mantooth
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VaterRoss

North Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewery as part of a flight.

Hazy straw yellow in appearance, definitely unfiltered. Smell of dry yeast and light funk. Taste is tons of yeast and spice and sweet. Spices are heavy on the coriander. Med-high carb and med-light body.

A very good and very spicy tripel.

from notes, Mar 17, 2012

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2012 15:25:25 | More by VaterRoss
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Hacksaw34

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

10-26-2012 03:56:05 | More by Hacksaw34
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cwd

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-07-2012 23:34:15 | More by cwd
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mklinger

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-17-2012 14:29:37 | More by mklinger
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swgwilt

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-10-2012 19:35:27 | More by swgwilt
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Barley's Taproom in Asheville. Served in a goblet.

A - dark gold with a hazy orangish hue; thin lacing of white head; ton of carbonation rising to the top

S - orange peel, belgian funk, spicy

T - white grapes, spicy, yeasty, warming alcohol in the finish

M - warm, medium to full bodied, well carbonated, smooth

This is a pretty decent Tripel. It has decent flavor. The alcohol is noticeable but doesn't detract from anything. It's worth trying.

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2012 18:02:38 | More by tdm168
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at an awesome store called "City Beverage" in Winston-Salem.

Served in a plastic cup... seriously?

A: Poured a hazy apricot-orange color, with a slight 1/4 finger head that retained itself throughout the session.

S: I got LOTS of banana, clove, coriander, and a candy sugar component that reminded me of diluted pixie stick dust. Nice!

T: The spice content was especially strong with this one, but the sweet component was kept in check by what I can only best describe as peat moss.

M: This had a really nice carbonation bill... perfect for this style actually which is really tough to do. Like I stated before, the sweetness was tempered and of the organic, fresh fruit variety, and with a tinge of salt mixed in as well.

O: This was my first Pisgah brew and I'm happy to report that they got it right... especially considering the duds that are floating around out there in the Tripel world.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2012 03:47:39 | More by Chaney
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served side by side with a Delirium Tremens, otherwise I may have liked this more. The Delirium was better in both feel (partly due to the higher carbonation) and flavor.

S: plenty of yeasty banana with clove. Bready malt in the background. The flavor follows the nose,and had a bit too much of the banana/clove thing going on, as well being a shade too sweet.

Hazy, in contrast to the bright, crystal clear Delirium, but with a similar large white head that had good retention.

O: falls short of world-class, but a fine attempt for an American and organic version of this Belgian style.

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2012 20:33:21 | More by chinchill
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Brewsed

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

05-05-2012 00:12:29 | More by Brewsed
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hyuga

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-28-2012 06:09:06 | More by hyuga
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n2185

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a yellow-gold with a finger of white head that fades into a frothy ring with little lacing.

S: lots of spices and bubblegum and candy sugar at first along with some faint light fruit notes with a sweet bready finish.

T: lots of Belgian spices again followed by bubblegum, candy sugar, and pear flavors. The finish is of sweet breads and yeast with a light alcohol burn.

M: medium-light body with highish carbonation, this beer is a little under-attenuated, but not too thick and sweet.

O: a good American tripel. It's tasty, though a little sweet and thick for the style.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2012 22:47:20 | More by n2185
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DCon

Missouri

4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on-tap @ the Mellow Mushroom in Asheville, NC for $5. Tapped from an unknown tap handle (sitting @ a table) into a 16oz Pint Glass.

Aroma- Strongest aroma and definitely hits with tons of hop and malt. The coolest part of this aroma is the Banana Chip scent that is dominant! Wild!

Appearance- Received with a .5 finger head that lasts for decent time. Has a clear, golden body and barely leaves suds behind. Most of them disappear after each drink.

Flavor- Starts with the nicest banana flavor I've ever found in a Tripel. Then a good amount of sweetness and malt hit nicely. A medium-high bitterness level comes from hops and ingredient.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Good Carbonation, Bites the palate hard, and then has a nice malty finish.

Overall Impression- Can't even describe this brew... You have to have it yourself! The banana chip aroma and flavor was UNREAL. I could drink this all day but was very strong. Had a huge buzz after enjoying this one and the other 3 from the Mellow Mushroom. Get your hands on if you can! One of my top Tripels I've ever enjoyed.

Serving type: on-tap

01-12-2012 18:45:58 | More by DCon
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jophish17

Georgia

3/5  rDev -25.6%

12-24-2011 07:27:36 | More by jophish17
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-03-2011 23:42:03 | More by tclapper
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-22-2011 20:17:23 | More by imperialking
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

11-22-2011 04:10:31 | More by corby112
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Solstice from Pisgah Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.