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Millstream Raspberry Tripel - Millstream Brewing Company

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Reviews: 3
Hads: 14
Avg: 3.43
pDev: 23.62%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Millstream Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: AmericanGothic on 06-23-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Hads: 14
Photo of sonata2008
3.79/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer was served in a 12-oz glass.
Appearance: Very cloudy gold in color with about 1/2" of white foam and a fair amount of lacing.
Smell: Lots of fruit, raspberry, apricot, peach. No hops detected and not much of a malt aroma either. Just a very potent fruit aroma.
Taste: This beer was definitely all about fruit--lots of raspberries as the name implies, but I also tasted lots of apricot and a slight bit of banana in the background. And, as expected from the smell, there was little in the way of hops.
Mouthfeel: Very nice mouthfeel. It had a huge amount of body, just bordering on syrupy.
Overall: Not bad. It would make a great dessert beer.

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Photo of bennetj17
2.46/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This brew bears little resemblance to most Tripels I've had. There's a deep golden hue, slightly hazed,but the head is non-existent with only the occasional slow bubble arising from below. Where's the carbonation? The first smell makes me think of cheap malt liquor. I get a hint of sweetness and faint raspberry notes, but otherwise no other esters/fruit/yeast or anything resembling a Belgian Ale.

The taste has some intense candied maltiness, and sort of an artificial raspberry twist. It's suprisingly alcoholic and burns a bit at the finish. I'm not liking it much at all. Mouthfeel is a bit syrupy with too thin a carbonation for style.

I can't really say anything good about this beer at all. It's like they made a terrible Tripel and thought to add some cough syrup-like artificial raspberry flavor to boot. I can't believe they could have used real raspberries in this. I recommend you stick to German styles Millstream.

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Photo of AmericanGothic
3.97/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Unibroue tulip.

A: Pours a hazy orange color with 1/2 finger of off-white head. Some retention and lace.

S: Sweet malt, good spicy tripel esters, light raspberry underneath. Quite pleasant.

T: Spicy, sweet bready malts up front quickly transition to a flash of raspberry on the finish. Pepper, raspberry and light fruits linger on the aftertaste.

M: On the light side of a medium mouthfeel with a little syrup that coats the tongue.

O: I like this. Wasn't sure what to expect as Belgian styles are not typical for Millstream. It's a bit of an oddball, but still quite enjoyable.

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Millstream Raspberry Tripel from Millstream Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.