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Tripel Crown - Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

120 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 9
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 07-04-2002)
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Trashcat, Yesterday at 05:56 PM
Photo of Brenden
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Right about the median in color for the style, Tripel Crown is pale orange with a dark golden glow, shining and clear. The lightly tinted head is more spritzy than foamy or creamy but tightens up to half a finger and leaves pretty good lacing.
The nose proffers some fruits, a little dryness, heat, and some cleaner sorts of grains, pale malts light and crackery.
The flavor is heavy on booze-soaked pale fruits and honeyed biscuits. It is fairly hot, but the heat isn't so much in the taste as in a rush to the head. There's a light woodiness that's soft, more balsa than oak and not particularly dry.
It's lighter in body than expected and doesn't have that nuanced dryness of the best Tripels. It's too sweet to capture the subtlety or depth that it could, and it goes a little flat off the end of the sip. There's some fluff to it thanks to a strong carbonation.

Brenden, Oct 30, 2014
Photo of tommyguz
4/5  rDev +6.4%

tommyguz, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev +6.4%

zestar, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

trxxpaxxs, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Latarnik, May 25, 2014
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains apples, citrus, caramelized malts, Belgian yeast and some spice.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel, honey, apples and citrus. Then some breadiness comes in from Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, it might not be the best in the style but it’s a solid beer worth drinking for a while.

TheManiacalOne, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of nasboy
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

nasboy, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of Durge
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A fairly clear, orange-iced tea colored ale this stuff produces a modest white cover that largely settles quickly to a ring with solid lacing. The aroma suggests a pleasant orange citrus-malt mix with some cider qualities. Pleasant enough. The flavor brings a sweet pear and caramel malt blend that's not too bad. Tempered by a touch of alcohol presence. There's hints of licorice and leafy bitterness. It's medium bodied with a mildly stinging carbonation that disappears quickly to a somewhat watery feel. The alchohol seems to become more prominent as you go. This is pretty good but not something I'm compelled to revisit.

Durge, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of nyyfanatic213
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

nyyfanatic213, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of tdm168
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - bright golden orange with a thin, white, fizzy head that fades quickly

S - fruity esters, apples, white grapes, pears

T - grainy, apples, pears, alcohol

M - warm, medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a rather disappointing beer. This beer is one-dimensional. The fruity esters are really all that come through besides the sweet, grainy base malt. I think a bit of spice would be a welcomed touch here. Though this is disappointing, it's not a complete loss. It still has decent drinkability and would probably please most.

tdm168, May 19, 2013
Photo of Huffs
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Huffs, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of DmanGTR
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

DmanGTR, Jan 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

SLeffler27, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of BEERchitect
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

With unusually elevated levels of fruit and sweetness, the hybrid Belgian-style tripel/English-ish ale is about as Dr. Jekyll n' Mr. Hyde as furniture polish and "Fruit Loops".

The eye is drawn to the beer's caramel appearance and creamy froth in a most English ale kinda light. Though the beer may exhibit some Belgianesque character in taste and scent, there's nothing that points in that direction based on the beer's aesthetics. Light yeasty haze, simple head formation, retention, and lacing all portray a nondescript amber ale appearance.

Serious fruit notes leap out of the glass with a vivid display of sweet fruit notes just like that of children's "Fruit Loops" cereal. Apple, pear, strawberries, raspberry jam, cherry, apricots, and mangoes may even allow for a nostalgic stray into "Fruit Roll-Ups". Engulfed in a whiff of butterscotch, the estery and rich taste further say "English" to me. Think citronella and furniture polish.

And the rich sweetness continues in taste as well. Much of the fruit notes in aroma translates to familiar taste in Belgian tripel ales. Except the level of sweetness and semi-artificial fruit notes rise to near-cloying levels. Any balance from dry malt, hops, or spice is timid and leaves the beer decidedly sided with candied malt sweetness. Cloves, pepper, and alcohol offer slight reprieve from the sugars and fruit notions, but only lightly.

Heavy on the tongue, the beer's light carbonation keeps it Englishy but it also causes the full brunt of sweetness to be felt and limits its drinkability. Its long fruity middle palate closes with strong alcohol warmth and mild peppery heat.

This schizophrenic ale doesn't know what it wants to be- either a drier and earthier Belgian ale or a sturdier maltier English ale. In trying to do both, it doesn't do either all that well.

BEERchitect, Nov 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

ABokononist, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of RyanGoodman
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

RyanGoodman, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of asafarc2
4/5  rDev +6.4%

asafarc2, Mar 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

blackened1339, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of rab53
2/5  rDev -46.8%

rab53, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of jmdrpi
4/5  rDev +6.4%

jmdrpi, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +6.4%

tclapper, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a yellowish gold color with a minimal head on it. There wasn't any lacing really. The smell of the beer was a bit sweet, some sugars and fruits on the nose. The taste had a decent usage of Belgian yeast and some spice in the mix. The mouthfeel was on the thicker side which was interesting. Overall I didn't think this was the best example of a Tripel but that just my opinion.

Knapp85, Jun 24, 2011
Photo of fmccormi
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a pry-off 12oz bottle into a Bruery tulip.

Appearance (4.0): deep, hazy orange, moderate head (~1 finger), almost no lacing

Smell (3.5): a little of that meaty Belgian yeastiness, a little sweet, definitely biscuity, with just a light bit of grassy hops

Taste (4.0): I do enjoy that “meaty” Belgian yeast character (always been the best word to describe it, for me – tastes alive). There’s a lightly medicinal aftertaste, which doesn’t detract too much for me, but it’s an interesting combo. The English hops, maybe? The alcohol shows its face, but very subtly – doesn’t taste like 10%. Very bright, bready character with that smoothly bitter (definitely not biting) aftertaste, wedded by the Belgian yeast. As it warms, it gets even creamier and breadier. The grassiness of the English hops become more pronounced, too, and now I’m sure that’s where the smoothly bitter finish comes from.

Mouthfeel (4.0): very moderate carbonation, making it smooth and just a bit creamy – pretty nice and light for something as strong as this

Overall (4.0): Generally enjoy this beer quite a bit! It may not be the truest to its style, but I enjoy this plenty and am quite glad I tried it. It's nice and round, with two faces: Belgian body with English hops.

This is a very interesting beer, definitely worth trying if you’re open to this kind of cross-over style. I love the fact that Middle Ages decided to interpret a tripel in an English sort of way. And it’s pretty smooth for something so strong – did a double take after seeing it was 10% or so. Check this beer out, enjoyable and very interesting.

fmccormi, Apr 27, 2011
Photo of brew3crew
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

had during a middle ages tasting.
A-hazy yellow with a white head that sticks around
S-fruitness comes through. Definetly smells like a belgian
T-way more flavorful warmed up. Nice fruity overtones
M-medium body and goes down so smooth.
D-awesome. Would have guessed way lower on the abv

brew3crew, Jan 18, 2011
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Tripel Crown from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
85 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.