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Classic Tripel - Five Seasons Prado

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Classic Tripel
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10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 5.7%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: aracauna on 07-02-2004

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Photo of jrob21
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Opaque, orange-gold body with a small, though sustaining, white head.

Smell: Candied, honeyish maltiness with a big kick of fruit medley and lesser notes of spice and booze.

Taste: Bready maltiness with a full candy and caramel sweetness. Rather tangy fruitiness throughout, tasting of apricots, peaches, and even tropical fruits. Array of spices. Light bitterness. Fruity, drying finish with a light touch of good, clean alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-low carbonation.

Drinkability: A fine, quality tripel jam-packed with fruitiness.

Photo of hopdog
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 liter bottle acquired in trade with goldtwins (thanks!). Bottle labeled 3/7/05 and 168/180. 'Oblivion' Tripel.

Poured a medium to deeper golden / orange color with a small sized off white head. Some small floaters.

Aromas of yeast, lightly fruity, pears, and spices. Tastes of fruitiness, caramel, spices, and yeasty. Alcohol content well hidden.

Notes from and tasted on 10/7/07.

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Comes out of the tap a beautiful opaque golden-honey with a thick, off-white head - very inviting. Malty aroma has a buttery tone and a hint of hops. Flavor is rich, lively and malty with hints of butterscotch and hops and just a whisper of sweetness. Texture is fairly smooth, and it goes down the pipes with a lively and jazzy feel.

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Labeled as Oblivion Tripel; One-liter bottle #158/180, March 2005 Bottle date; Sampled November 2007
When roused, the head forms a fat, one-finger thick, light tan colored head. The beer is quite hazy and forms an orange-tinted, almost pinkly hued, light reddish color when held up to the light, but is otherwise a drab, amber color. As I pour this I get quite a distinct aroma of fresh cut apples and this is quite persistent. As I go in for a deeper sniff of the aroma the apple notes remains the most prevalent aromatic note. Underneath this though is a touch of caramelized grain, touches of fruity, sherry-like oxidation, browned bread crust, a bit of brandy like fruit and alcohol warming, and in the finish a dry, toasted grain note reminiscent of soda crackers and fresh crushed pale malt.

Light feeling on the tongue and only lightly sweet. The carbonation, while not overwhelming, provides a persistent prickle that helps to lighten this beer a bit. Towards the early part of the finish some noticeable oxidation adds a touch of richness and sherry flavors. At this point though a green, almost herbal like, spiciness kicks in and this lingers on in the finish with a light bitterness and a mellowed / aged malt notes. The apple notes are also apparent in the flavor; I think that both the aroma and the flavor notes of apples have been contributed by the slight oxidation & age that this beer has picked up over time. Touches of malt character show up as a toasted grain flavor, hints of crushed soda crackers and of course a nice, lightly sweet malt character that at times, in combination with the yeast character, leans towards some sort of fruity honey-varietal.

Not a bad example of a Tripel; this is really an understatement as it is quite enjoyable and drinkable. I like that it remains fairly dry; it of course has a nice malt sweetness to it, like a good Tripel should. I could wish for a bit more spiciness & I am actually a little surprised that the oxidation / age is as noticeable as it is after only 2.5 years. Having said that though, the oxidation character, for the most part, only adds a complexity and depth; though I am sure the beer has lost some of its fresh piquancy from when it was first bottled.

Photo of weeare138
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to hopdog for bringing this to the Kennett after-party...
1 Liter bottle. 168/180.
Appears a hazy gold with some steady streams of CO rising to the top of the white head. There are some floaters in there and I got my pour before it was half kicked.
Smell is of poached pears, tropical fruit, caramel, citrus, vanilla, spices...seems like Westmalle yeast was employed here. Slight bit of oxidation that is buried in the background.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with citrus and caramel carrying the weight with the tropical fruits, and dried apricots pulling up the rear.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, yeasty, estery, and somewhat smooth with sweetness dissipating.

Photo of ruleof72
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good example of a Belgian Trippel, served in the appropriate glass. The appearance was straw colored with a slight haze to it. The smell was of classic citrusy/yeasty bread that I am beginning to like more and more. It had a bit of a bright flavor to it as well with grass, orange, lemon the more significant flavors. Carbonation was good and mouthfeel decent making this a nice drinkable beer. I will be back for more

Photo of DrJay
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazed light amber with a dark cream coloured head. The head was a bit thin off the pour, but remained for a long time and left a bit of spotty lace on the glass. Fruity, yeast aromas with a mild sweetness and breadiness. A bit of floral hop character kept things interesting. Fairly mild flavour with an odd sweetness and strong alcohol component. Some creaminess to the body, aided by lower carbonation. An enjoyable, mild beer. Thanks northyorksammy!

Photo of Sammy
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle conditioned, sampled at the brewery. It was laid down from three months' prior. Some yeasty and cider like aroma. Lightish colour for a triple. Fruitiness, astringency and need for food makes this a sipper. Needs time to warm up. Kept at the brewpub very cold. A lot better a mointh later in Toroto.

Photo of aracauna
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy orangey gold body with a nice, but smallish, soupy, white head. The aroma has tons of esters. It could almost pass for a pale weizenbock except it’s got a bit of that Belgian strong ale funky spice backing it up. The flavor turns slightly peppery as it warms, although I don’t know if it’s from hops, alcohol or a mixture of both. Malty flavor, but not heavy, although the body is substantial. You really need to let this one warm up.

Classic Tripel from Five Seasons Prado
85 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.