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Tripel Crown - Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

115 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
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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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-24-2014 23:33:03 | More by Latarnik
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 02:45:13 | More by TheManiacalOne
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nasboy

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

11-05-2013 00:08:40 | More by nasboy
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Durge

Connecticut

3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 04:39:57 | More by Durge
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nyyfanatic213

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-14-2013 21:14:16 | More by nyyfanatic213
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 23:36:52 | More by tdm168
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Huffs

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

01-31-2013 23:48:24 | More by Huffs
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DmanGTR

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-29-2013 17:52:50 | More by DmanGTR
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SLeffler27

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-18-2012 05:59:38 | More by SLeffler27
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 03:45:41 | More by BEERchitect
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ABokononist

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-16-2012 01:15:52 | More by ABokononist
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RyanGoodman

Bolivia

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-14-2012 02:02:26 | More by RyanGoodman
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asafarc2

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-08-2012 19:09:59 | More by asafarc2
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blackened1339

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-22-2011 19:24:46 | More by blackened1339
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rab53

Washington

2/5  rDev -46.9%

12-02-2011 04:30:23 | More by rab53
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-19-2011 04:40:42 | More by jmdrpi
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-18-2011 00:10:28 | More by tclapper
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2011 03:36:44 | More by Knapp85
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fmccormi

New York

3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2011 02:20:43 | More by fmccormi
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brew3crew

Ohio

3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2011 00:25:55 | More by brew3crew
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Urbancaver

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- pours a slightly hazy golden orange. A bit of head that disappears

Smell- fruity yeast smells on the nose.

Taste- Fruity flavors and some light citrus and yeast on the tongue. Can taste slight booziness on the tongue

Mouthfeel- light but still full bodied

Drinkability- fairly drinkable at 10 %

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2011 20:13:43 | More by Urbancaver
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depechemode1983

Texas

3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got got this one in a trade with shrek806.

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A- Dark golden color with a bit of haziness to it, with a nice foamy off-white head. Head has good consistency. There are also bits of splotchy lacing.

S- Nose is malty and fruity. Lots of sweet orange coming through with some floral hops and citrus notes in the background.

T- Taste is very sweet up front. Sweet apricots and oranges mainly. Its balanced out nicely with citrus notes coming in towards the finish to give it a slight bitterness.

M- Mouth feel is soft and the beer goes down very smooth. Carbonation is just right on this one.

D/N- I would say this is a very drinkable Tripel. Well balanced and very flavorful and aromatic. I might try and get some more.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2011 20:36:41 | More by depechemode1983
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to zdk9 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is very fruity with some yeast and grassy hops. The flavor is yeast, cherries, apples. raisins, tropical fruit and biscuit malt. A very fruity beer that also has a fair amount of spice in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2010 06:27:04 | More by Mora2000
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Psydrith

New York

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark Golden to Amber color, one finger head with some lacing and lightly carbonated

S:Flowery,piney,fruity

T:Very flavorful head with sweet malts and piney hops with floral and citrus easily detected as well.

M:Medium mouthfeel presence and smooth.

D:Very drinkable, hides the ABV well

This beer is very well balanced across the board and doesn't have the distinctness that some beers have but is complex enough to be tasteful and it's attributes mesh well.
Succinct in delivering it's flavor profile to your tongue.

I can see it pleasing a wide variety of palettes.

It's biggest fault is poor head retention.

Very flavorful I will be drinking this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2010 17:44:28 | More by Psydrith
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.8/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours out a clearish, amber-hued body with a scant, whitish head.

Smell: Sweet-scented nose of pale, lightly bready malts with a strong waft of a concoction made from juiced Red Delicious apples and distilled alcohol. A bit discouraging, really.

Taste: Sugary sweet maltiness with a minor breadiness and taste of caramel. Fruity flavors of green raisins, but, mostly notably, it's straight-up apples. The high alcohol content, as was the case with the aroma, is quite obvious. The taste of apples alternately pairs up with the alcohol to give an impression of apple schnapps or the high sweetness for a flavor of caramel apples. Either way, it's kind of wearying. Plenty of peppery alcohol precedes the sweet finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Slightly sticky mouthfeel.

Drinkability: A sugary sweet, alcoholic mess without the charm to help me look beyond its glaring faults. At first, I found the idea of a Belgian Tripel with a British twist to be interesting, but this is just a reckless beer. Pass.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2009 16:16:51 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Tripel Crown from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
85 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.