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Tripel Nova - Ale Asylum

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91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 9
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DaPeculierDane on 05-21-2006)
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2.75/5  rDev -28%

Satan70, Sunday at 12:38 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12oz bottle, date stamped 12-21-2014
A 3.5 - thinner off-white head fizzles out quickly atop a golden colored ale
S 2.75 - almost no aroma. Weird. Faint floral and honey but that's it
T 3.5 - delicate flavors with honey, flowers, sweet candi sugar, spice, apple juice, mild yeast
M 4.25 - medium body, lower carbonation, exceptionally smooth, alcohol is well concealed, finishes clean
O 3.5 - very smooth drinking, high ABV tripel but it seems to be lacking in aroma and flavor. There are many other tripels I'd pick before having another one of these.

barnzy78, Friday at 02:11 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

WesMKE, Sep 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Mplsbrew, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

BarrelAgedG, Aug 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

muddyh2oblues, Aug 14, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -7.9%

ahuey333, Aug 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

cramedog, Aug 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

jzlyo, Aug 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Rick778, Aug 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

tgates, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of MattyG85
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of white head which fades into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: A spicy and fruity yeast driven aroma with good hints of citrus fruit. Belgian yeast with upfront hints of clove, pepper, funk, and coriander. Fruit hints of banana, pear, apple, and white grape. Citrus fruit hints of orange, lemon, mango, and apricot. Sweet hints of candied sugar. Pale malt with hints of wheat, grains, straw, and cracker. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like the smell, a fruity and spicy Belgian style taste with good notes of citrus fruit. Belgian yeast with some notes of peppers, clove, coriander, and funk. Big mix of fruit esters with notes of banana, pear, white grape, and apple along with citrus notes of orange, lemon, apricot, and mango. Pale malt with bready notes of wheat, grains, straw, and cracker. Sweet notes of candied sugar. A pretty good Tripel taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Spicy and pretty sweet. Alcohol heat is tame.

Overall: A pretty good take on the Belgian Tripel style. On the sweeter side but not overly cloying.

MattyG85, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

SamuelR, Jul 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Demon_Lung, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Fr0stb1te, Jul 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

chops98, Jul 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

MidwestBA, Jul 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

sgttibbs, Jul 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

mjpolzin, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

RobinLee, Jun 22, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +1.6%

[Previous review, 7/21/13, 4.45).

On tap at Side Door Grill. Totally enjoyed this. It drinks like an American barleywine -- hop-forward with a massive undergirding of malt sweetness.

The aroma: Wish it came in a snifter, but Side Door serves all its 10 oz. pours in these little flared out glasses that are like a mini-pilsner glass. So the aroma was almost completely lost to the light breeze of the patio. I covered the glass with my hand a few minutes and produced a pretty complex aroma, fruity, heavy sweet sugar and sulfur and cream. A handsome pour, though, to be sure, a tasty-looking copper haze, with a soft head w/ sticky lacing.

In the mouth the flavor is much more complex. Even w/ the bulldozer hops up front, there's a banana-taffy sweetness and a bready malt, with an alcoholic brightness bridging the two warring sides. And despite the nice sharp carbonation, there's sort of a creaminess too (or is that just the seriousness of the malt?)
UPDATE 6/1/14

Aye-yay-yay! This beer is too sweet. I'm having to re-review this brew b/c my current experience with it is so different from my previous review (7/21/13, 4.45).

Wow. I'm amazed at how much one's taste buds can change from day to day. I respect my
previous reading of this brew, no matter that my current perception is pretty much "yulkh!"

The aroma is classic tripel. Good show on that score, Ale Asylum.

However, dang, I can't get past the cloying sweetness.

I'm gonna have to have some friends try this. . . .

martyl1000, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Kunstman, Aug 11, 2013
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Tripel Nova from Ale Asylum
86 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.