XXX Triple (2) - Brasserie Dunham
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3.94/5 rDev +4.2%
750ml Burgundian bottle. The way the label looks on mine, this could also be called Triple XXX. Just sayin'.
This beer pours a hazy, medium golden yellow hue, with a teeming tower of puffy, foamy, and fizzy melted marshmallow off-white head, which leaves a few swaths of chunky splattered lace around the glass as it very, very, very, slowly abates.
It smells of sharp, somewhat funky yeast, bitter grassy, citrus, and floral hops, musty free-range honey (?!), gritty and grainy pale malt, white pepper, and further dried tropical fruit (pineapple, kiwi, and blood orange). The taste is big on the Yankee-doodle hops right off the bat - bitter citrus, ethereal pine, and wet grass most prominent - before that funky yeast reasserts itself, on top of a grainy, and kind of dry crackery pale malt, and some nicely sweet, and thus sort of balancing fruitiness - banana chip, pineapple, and ripe pear. The elevated booze is pretty much integrated and barely even noticeable.
The bubbles are rather frizzy, but in a pleasantly soft manner, the body a gentle medium weight, and smooth without much caveat beyond a snooping yeastiness, and equally creamy. It finishes off-dry, the fruitiness kicking the malt in the butt to finally get it going, and the American hop attitude lingers around, posturing like it's itching for a scrap.
A hoppy Tripel? Sure, why the hell not? I've only recently come around on that particular Belgian style as being worthy at all, and now it's being hopped to the nuts, like everything else. What makes this any different than yer average Belgian IPA, one might ask? Discuss, and get back to me, as I take my time enjoying the healthy remainder of this big-ass offering.
04-30-2014 06:27:01 | More by biboergosum
British Columbia (Canada)
3.83/5 rDev +1.3%
Received in the CANbif from Peensteen. Thanks man!
Appearance. Pours a very hazy honey-orange with close to 3 fingers of white head that lasts forever and leaves some patchy lace behind.
Smell. Honey sweetness and floral/citrusy hops. There's some tropical fruits as well and a bit of spicy yeast and lightly toasted malts. Smells like a belgian pale with North American hops.
Taste. Floral hops with a little citrus and tropical fruit, some toasted sweet caramel malts, and spicy yeast. Again, more like a sweet Belgian pale, heavy on the hops. Nice stuff.
Mouthfeel. Medium-full body, medium-low carbonation.
Overall. I guess this might be a trippel on the technical side of things, but it tastes like a nice hoppy imperial pale. Good stuff.
06-09-2013 18:35:23 | More by Rutager
3.56/5 rDev -5.8%
Very decent Belgium beer, thanks Josh R. More of a funky blonde. Boozy in the finish and also a tad astringent. Just OK drinkability.Good sized head. Average mouthfeel, understated carbonation. A little toasty, I do not think it works in the elements as presented.
04-26-2013 17:20:12 | More by Sammy
4.3/5 rDev +13.8%
12oz bottle into a snifter.
A - A vigorous pour leads to a large, snow-white, and rocky head with large bubbles. Beautiful lacing and good retention. Orange, hazy body showing a moderate carbonation.
S - Massive citrusy and exotic hop character. I pick out some pineapple, mango, peach. Powdery notes from the yeast confirming the Belgian inspiration. Some malty sweetness.
T - Big aromatic hops and fruity flavors. Apricot, peach.
M - Medium, lively carbonation. Some candy sugar in the middle, to finish relatively dry with an medium-high hop bitterness blending nicely with the alcohol notes that add a spiciness to it. Medium to full body.
O - Another exceptional beer from Dunham, showing good balance and great complexity.
02-28-2013 22:21:19 | More by duracell
XXX Triple (2) from Brasserie Dunham
84 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.