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Tripel 7 Belgian Style Ale - Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

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Tripel 7 Belgian Style AleTripel 7 Belgian Style Ale

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104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 17.84%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: morebeergood on 11-26-2007)
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Reviews by Nerudamann:
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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.95/5  rDev +15.5%

Poured from a bottle into a snifter glass.

Look – light amber color, a little hazy, with about half a finger’s worth of foam that dissipates quickly. Kind of slow carbonation.

Smell – somewhat fruity, malty, but still a hop presence. Maybe some citrus elements.

Taste – definitely a citrus and clove type of vibe. Malty at the beginning, but the bite of the hops comes into play near the end of the middle. Clove finishes out the tasting. The abv bites a little bit in the finish as well.

Mouthfeel – pretty well balanced, but leans a little more toward the watery side.

Overall – Not a bad brew at all. Good taste, and decently interesting to think about.

01-22-2012 19:43:53 | More by Nerudamann
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -5%

02-28-2013 05:54:29 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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Nversobr

Virginia

3/5  rDev -12.3%

07-25-2014 14:13:38 | More by Nversobr
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Mora2000

Texas

3.68/5  rDev +7.6%

Thanks to AmericanBrew for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is about what I expected from a tripel. I get a lot of orange and other citrus notes, as well as some wheat, yeast and Belgian candy sugar. The flavor is more of the same. There is a lot of Belgian yeast character, as well as some candy sugar, oranges, pears and wheat. A fruity, yeasty saison. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

12-28-2010 02:27:12 | More by Mora2000
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brojas91

North Carolina

2.93/5  rDev -14.3%

Second beer tonight that doesn't taste like it should and that is disappointing.

A- Hazy gold with little head

A- apple, citrus, tropical fruits, really fruity.

T- really fruity like the aroma, don't taste the alcohol, taste more like a shandy or saison.

M- medium bodied, barely any carbonation, kind of taste flat.

O- When i bought it I thought i was buying a tripple, and still thought so when I first tasted it, after realizing it was a Belgian Ale, I wasn't that more impressed, it is overly fruity which is not what I typically look for in beers. Even in a Belgian this is a little too sweet.

07-31-2014 02:47:07 | More by brojas91
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JoeyD

Florida

4.19/5  rDev +22.5%

This was an enjoyable beer that was a pleasant surprise. Easy to drink, flavorful and not boring. The flavor didn't disappear after a few sips like some beers tend to do.

A - Reminds me of an unfiltered Hefeweizen--hazy gold with an off-white head.

S - Pleasant smell, like honey and banana.

T - In line with the smell, it's sweet up front with hints of honey and banana. A bit dry in the middle, with subtle spiciness. Finishes smooth leaving a pleasant aftertaste--like a mix of banana and cloves. Not too strong of a flavor, definitely subtle yet sweet and delicious. I could see myself drinking several of these in a session--not too bitter or sweet.

M - Low carbonation, smooth, drinkable

It might not be the best Tripel, but it was still a good drink. Will definitely buy again. It's relatively inexpensive with a high ABV that is well-hidden by its full flavor and drinkability.

03-26-2013 21:08:03 | More by JoeyD
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Grooveman53

Maryland

2/5  rDev -41.5%

12-29-2011 00:45:13 | More by Grooveman53
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cokes

Wisconsin

3.08/5  rDev -9.9%

Brassy, clouded honey-orange with a compact eggshell head. Lacing is moderate.
Grainy nose, with powdered sugar and banana and lemon fruity squeals. Toastier and breadier as it goes with some noted alcohol.
It begins in the mouth with a toasted dinner roll maltiness, and never goes very far. Wheat predominate. A faint pepperiness is gleaned from the yeast, but moreso a wet paper bag. Hops add a continuation of the pepper, and also the wet brown things...only leaves here. Alcohol is low and in the back.
Medium full bodied with a sagging carbonation. A tickle of it stays the course, and it doesn't feel overly fattened or sticky.
It's a failure as a tripel. This is essentially a fat American Wheat. Bland and base and boring. As such, it's not all together condemnable. The ABV is well-hidden and its fouls aren't flagrant, and it retains a decent about of drinkability. It's just misses its mark and is not interesting at all.

12-23-2009 10:06:10 | More by cokes
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-22-2014 01:39:45 | More by tdm168
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +15.5%

Scuttlebutt Triple 7 Belgian Style Ale
22 oz. bottle; no apparent freshness dating
$3.99 at Total Wine & More, Claymont, DE
Great looking label!

Appearance: Obviously at least somewhat filtered, it pours a clear amber body beneath a very short-lived head of white foam. A decent collar remains, along with a partial surface covering. A swirl of the bottle brings up some yeast for subsequent pours that are much more hazy. The head retention and lacing are both limited. Tiny bubbles can be seen steadily streaming upwards.

Smell: The nose is limited, revealing only soft grainy malt and delicate spice.

Taste: Its soft and sweetly grainy malt is gently bready and a touch caramelish. Vanilla notes are imparted by the yeast along with a delicate spiciness and gently fruity notes of apple and pear, backed by more subtle peach and strawberry. It starts malty (bready, doughy) and becomes spicy (white pepper, clove) across the middle. The fruitiness becomes apparent mid-palate as well, and all of its components combine going into the long-lingering, semi-sweet finish. Some grassy hop notes appear, but they're not really noticeable upfront; and it's just moderately bitter. It's very nicely balanced, and although the alcohol never shows itself clearly (you do know it's present in the background), it does its part for dryness and lends a little bit to the spiciness as well. Really well-done!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a dextrinous edge and gently bristling fine-bubbled carbonation. Smooth.

Overall: A very pleasant and rich-but-not-overly-complex Belgian ale that's easy to drink. The grainy maltiness is superbly balanced by the yeasty spice and fruit, and it's moderate hop character and bitterness. Superbly rounded; and well-brewed.

06-21-2011 16:01:31 | More by NeroFiddled
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avisong

Virginia

4/5  rDev +17%

05-05-2012 18:58:08 | More by avisong
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HalfFull

California

3.03/5  rDev -11.4%

Scuttlebutt Tripel pours with a light haze. Golden blonde in color with a thin cap of white foam. Offers sporadic lacing and moderate retention.

Aroma is pleasant though sweet, and with some light yeast contributions. Tripel 7 lacks finesse in a Belgian sense but doesn't overwhelm with sweet notes either. Spice notes are light however.

Sweetness does reveal itself in the taste for this brew, becoming slightly cloying as the carbonation settles. Touch of lemon citrus and a bit forced in nature.

Overall a bit bland though acceptable. And that's not really saying much for a preferred style. Which this isn't really. Yeast character is way too understated for a tripel in my opinion.

07-13-2011 05:26:17 | More by HalfFull
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nick_asian

Nevada

4/5  rDev +17%

05-19-2013 06:53:43 | More by nick_asian
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -12.3%

12-17-2011 18:57:38 | More by GRG1313
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dhannes

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev +19.9%

Poured into a Sauternes Glass and allowed to warm up for a minute or two.

A=Moderate gold...not much different than most lagers around here, including the Summerfest from Sierra Nevada I had earlier today.

S=Strong presence of peaches.

T=Cream and floral with standard Belgian proflie; impressed initially, but flavor seemed to not develop. Some citrus (orange) aftertaste. Bitterness at first, but dissipated quickly. Tried to see if I could taste the butterscotch others noted but would describe it more like cream soda. Could not taste the alcohol. Finish had a hint of lemons.

M=Nice body, but a slight film presence noticed about half way through.

O=I don't drink many Belgian style ales; from what I have tried, this seems to be a lighter version of the style, both in body and flavor.

07-16-2012 02:30:38 | More by dhannes
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

03-16-2013 13:38:45 | More by KevinGordon
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postalroger

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +14.9%

A - It pours a golden orange color with minimal head or lacing.

S - The smell is subtle, but orange is present along with the Belgian yeast.

T - Refreshing, the spice is evident, citrus comes through, very enjoyable

M - Medium mouthfeel, lots of carbonation, smooth

O - Excellent beer, I will definately be having tthis again. BONUS - the wife likes it!!!

06-05-2011 04:09:28 | More by postalroger
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Alysa


4/5  rDev +17%

03-22-2012 02:23:38 | More by Alysa
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olinwp

Delaware

3/5  rDev -12.3%

07-06-2014 17:03:53 | More by olinwp
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.13/5  rDev -8.5%

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A slightly opaque body, somewhat glowing with a nice peach orange character and color and a good middle rising column of carbonation. Head is white and somewhere between foamy and creamy, doesn't really form very well off the pour but manages a good puck.

Nose smells more like saison, salty, wild yeast a bit, orange and pear on the nose.

Tasty apricot chew, with tartness. Some good malt backbone and grain, but bringing that fruit forward. Mouthfeel is about spot on giving some good body. No sweetness in this.

Why is there tartness/sour in a tripel? This really doesn't nail one of my favorite styles at all. If this were just an ordinary pale ale, or just some other Belgian style deserving of fitting I would actually score this much higher. But this is not a tripel by any means.

01-14-2012 21:19:57 | More by smakawhat
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.63/5  rDev +6.1%

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium golden amber with a fine half finger white head with good retention and massive lacing. Light aroma of Belgian yeast, cloves, sweet malt, slightly buttery. Flavor of caramel malt, cloves, Belgian yeast, light citrus. Finishes with a much lighter flavor with a slightly astringent bitterness from hops and spicing. Medium bodied. A decent American tripel, but somewhat light on the finish and flavor progression.

02-06-2013 04:33:13 | More by LiquidAmber
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev +17.3%

Poured into a Delirium Tremens snifter. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a hazy dark gold hue with a 1/4 inch head that remains constant due to the large amount of bubbles rushing to the top on the side of the glass. Great lacing.

S- A crisp nose with plenty of Belgian yeast notes plus a bready grain smell. Some hints of orange and pineapple.

T- Intensely sharp bite of yeast and alcohol upfront that cuts off to a juicy, somewhat bitter finish leaving a clean palate ready for more sips. It's like bang! Then "ooh." Then done. I don't know how they do that. Has sort of a mineral aftertaste. A bit spicy.

M- Creamy yet snappy. Leaves the mouth a bit dry after a while but it's worth it.

O- A very straightforward Tripel without too much going on. Still, unique in its own right.

11-18-2011 04:35:53 | More by Immortale25
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Scott_McCool

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-09-2013 18:42:10 | More by Scott_McCool
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nsabo

Washington

2.78/5  rDev -18.7%

The nose is fermented fruit - almost like a white wine - but this nose suggests a complexity that the rest of the ale doesn't delvier. This tripel is sweeter than it is spicy (and certainly no "funky" Belgian yeast to give it depth). Sweet, fruity malt: some apple juice, and hops have a twangy lemon spice. Mouthfeel is thin.
$8/6pk at 9% is quite rare, and Tripel style ales in a 6pk are rare, too (only New Beligum and Bells come to mind). This is not bad, it's got a lot to offer in terms of fruit, but it lacks the yeast and spice that makes Tripel's memorable for me.

07-19-2011 17:29:55 | More by nsabo
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swimnadd

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-03-2013 04:23:10 | More by swimnadd
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Tripel 7 Belgian Style Ale from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
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