Tripel 7 Belgian Style Ale - Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
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2.55/5 rDev -25.4%
Twist top bottle. Didn't realize that until about 10 minutes after this review. Weird. Haven't seen that since my Bud Light days.
A: Hardly any head or lacing. Lots of carbonation. Nice golden color. Little haziness.
S: Stinky. Almost like skunk cabbage. Smells sour. Something I've smelled before but can't quite place. Almost rotten bananas. Sour fruit. Maybe doughy? Yeah uncooked dough, I think. Little grassy. Not liking the smell at all.
T: Very light taste at first. Very spicy after. Very mild bitterness. Sweet caramel, butterscotch towards the back of the tongue. Finishes with a 9% alcohol aftertaste.
M: Very fizzy. Tingly from the carbonation. Very light-bodied. Thin.
O: Not impressed at all. Was hoping for more as this is my hometown brewery. Live about 2 minutes from it. Never been there though. First Tripel so maybe after a few more I'll come back and re-review this. Won't buy again (for now).
06-01-2011 01:17:48 | More by doughanson78
2.61/5 rDev -23.7%
P: Slightly hazed copper body with a topping if white thin milky head that fades rather fast and leaves a wet ring around the glass.
S: Starfruit, peaches, apricot preserves, pears, yellow apples, wheat grain, pineapple, artificial syrup flavoring and lime. Has almost a dairy character to it. Dry timidly musty yeast, and weeds. Aroma is dialed down.
T/M: Not like the fruity nose. It has an odd aftertaste of spoiled fruit and bitterness similar to bitting into kale. Butterscotch comes to mind for the weird after math. Artificial banana and an odd spice profile. Body is nice and sticky with a subtle dose of carbonation. Overall taste is off and cheap.
O: Not a fan of this beer but I didn't expect too much for such a cheap tripel offering. Nose is nice and body was well done. Taste is just not appealing.
03-10-2013 18:40:40 | More by Hopswagger
2.73/5 rDev -20.2%
It appears hazy gold with a small white head.
It smells of apples, pears, pepper, and sugar.
It tastes initially slightly sweet, there is a mild peppery flavor a sweet citrus flavor. In some ways it almost tastes like a Belgian style malt liquor. There is some heat from the alcohol. There is also a bit of a metallic quality to the beer.
The carbonation is moderate low.
The drinkability is ok. It is light enough to have a few glasses of it though because of the alcohol percentage it would knock you on your ass.
Overall it is an ok beer but it is a little rough around the edges. Not my favorite but it is drinkable.
12-13-2010 02:59:13 | More by chumba526
2.73/5 rDev -20.2%
22 ounce bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a clear, dark yellow-hued body with a tall, eminently frothy, white head. Small smattering of lace on the way down.
Smell: Faintly bready, sweetish, and hinting of butterscotch with a tart fruitiness, slight floral aspects, and a thin, albeit cutting edge of fusel alcohol in there.
Taste: Clean-tasting pale maltiness at the beginning, then a bit of sweetness and alcohol heat. A very small curious hint of butterscotch sneaks in. Floral, faintly spicy hops and a low bitterness. Lightly fruity, hinting at apples, tart pears, and white grapes. A low level of earthy, dusty spice grinds down the seconds until the sweetish, slightly boozy finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: Far, far from perfect, it's just a rudimentary tripel at best. Tripel 7 is not one to savor or admire, so just shrug those shoulders and throw it back.
05-27-2011 19:15:34 | More by ChainGangGuy
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
2.9/5 rDev -15.2%
Hazy orange amber, white foamy head with okay retention. Yeasty and very lightly sweet aroma. Sweet fruit, light cherry and light bready finish. Lingers cleanly. Slick light feel.
Aroma is pleasant but subtle and not to complex. A nice easy flavor but very one-dimensional and very light. Really a very easy drinking beer but it’s really too easy. There’s no real flavor just high ABV and a bready sweet beer. Great for the uninitiated and for a bar serving a high ABV beer that’s easily accessible but not really one to compare against other tripels.
08-17-2011 03:17:11 | More by Bfarr
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
2.98/5 rDev -12.9%
Reviewed from tasting notes.
Pours out a semi-hazy amber color with a fizzling flash head and no real lacing. Smells of medium amounts of Belgian yeast with peppery garnishes and plenty of clove and booze. Tastes of pear and bananas with the same light peppery garnishes as the nose, but gets rather harsh and boozey from the mid-sip onwards. Texture is somewhat thick and syrupy as well due to some undercarbonation. Not the best Belgian-style Tripel I've had, but I do appreciate the effort given.
06-15-2012 23:42:05 | More by WastingFreetime
2.98/5 rDev -12.9%
Appearance has a soft golden amber color with a head that easily dissipates. Smell has a fruity, spicey mixed with the Belgian yeast with alchohol lingering. Taste is sweet n sour, spicey with a bit of alchohol that cloys after going down. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. A fair shot at the style, but lacks in body and flavor.
11-09-2011 01:38:33 | More by Bookseeb
3/5 rDev -12.3%
this was actually a very tasty beer. lots of nice banana notes and a slick mouthfeel.
ratings reflect the fact that it isn't well reflective of a tripel at all. it did not have any of the crispness or spice that i would have expected and the hops seemed a bit heavy handed. as others have said, this seems to lean more toward a belgian-style IPA (and a good one at at that) than a triple.
03-09-2013 17:55:27 | More by tzolandz
Tripel 7 Belgian Style Ale from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.