1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Tripel Nova - Ale Asylum

Not Rated.
Tripel NovaTripel Nova

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

101 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 101
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 9
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Ale Asylum visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.90% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Golden in color with a bouquet of fruit and spice, this Belgian style Tripel has a touch of sweetness and a crisp, euphoric finish.

(Beer added by: DaPeculierDane on 05-21-2006)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 101 | Reviews: 43 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of chops98
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

chops98, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of MidwestBA
3/5  rDev -21.5%

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

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

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

RobinLee, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of martyl1000
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

[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
Photo of BeerDazed
4/5  rDev +4.7%

BeerDazed, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Wobbly
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Wobbly, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

williamjbauer, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of Kunstman
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Kunstman, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of MaxT
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

MaxT, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of TheSSG
3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a HUGE, dense, white head that has good persistence and laces nicely. Sweet malt and floral hops combine with a slightly banana/clove yeast aroma. Radiant, crystal clear color . Starts with a sweet, sweet maltiness and rich booziness. Builds into a nice estery, booziness, a touch of hop bitterness as this all peaks, and then it smooths (still boozey) into velvety malt.

Overall, not bad. MINE HAS NO YEAST, so that REALLY dings the flavor. I've had this in the years before, with the yeast, and it's great. I had it at the brewery this year, with the yeast, and that was great, too. The same problem hit Bedlam. I had talked to someone at Ale Asylum who said it is that the new tanks are bigger, so apparently this results in way less yeast in all their brews this year. Bedlam was also yeast-free when I bought bottles...[grumble]. A huge knock to the flavor.
I will re-review this once I get a bottle with yeast in it...

TheSSG, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of Zachtheporter
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Zachtheporter, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of bootsdomino
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

bootsdomino, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of knepper
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

knepper, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of panders07
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

panders07, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of tourdot
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

tourdot, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of StoughtonGuy
3/5  rDev -21.5%

StoughtonGuy, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of Dactrius
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Dactrius, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of superfriend
4/5  rDev +4.7%

superfriend, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of TimRasmussen
5/5  rDev +30.9%

TimRasmussen, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of MJCVII
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

MJCVII, May 31, 2013
Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Sparky44, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of One
4/5  rDev +4.7%

One, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of wmobley
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

wmobley, Mar 14, 2013
Tripel Nova from Ale Asylum
86 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.