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Tripel 7 Belgian Style Ale - Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

Tripel 7 Belgian Style AleTripel 7 Belgian Style Ale

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91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 17.78%


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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hellobeerz

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - A golden looking Belgian beer, perfect color.

S - You get a sugary sweet smell like any other triple.

T - The 9 percent alcohol is well hidden for the most part. You get the sugary bubblegum fruity taste with a dry semi-bitter finish.

M -Drinkable, very clean and crisp. You can drink a 6 pack of these and still ask for another.

O - I picked up a 6 pack for only 7 dollars at my local total wine. And this is honestly a STEAL. Go pick this up, it has a low price, high drinkability, and a high ABV. hahaha. You wont be disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 06:49:02 | More by hellobeerz
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RJLarse

Washington

3.81/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I bought a bomber of Triple 7 in a bottle store. Poured into a Saxo tulip glass.

Pours a rich gold color, clear with a bit of chill haze, and a creamy white head.

Smell is a soft sweet scent. Pear and melon aromas.

The taste is also typically Belgian, soft sugary fruit flavors, with a mild dry bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean.

Overall not a bad Belgian ale. I'm not much on the style, and I'm sure I have had better, but this is good.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 23:04:39 | More by RJLarse
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HerculesRM

South Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a chilled glass, has a small head of fine bubbles. Clean aroma. Tastes of spice and subtle candied apricots with pleasant amount of bitters that linger on the tongue. Full body, great mouthfeel. I rarely drink tripels, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Well done, sirs!

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 21:20:21 | More by HerculesRM
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chris1919

Florida

4.49/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

There are times when you want the high alcohol content (this one is 9%) without getting punched in the taste buds with it. I gave the taste a 4.5 because I have had Tripels with more flavor, but rated the mouthfeel a 5 because it is so smooth and easy. I was pleasantly surprised to really enjoy this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 22:30:47 | More by chris1919
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JoeyD

Florida

4.19/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

South Carolina

2.61/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 18:40:40 | More by Hopswagger
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tzolandz

Virginia

3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 17:55:27 | More by tzolandz
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Oregon

3.08/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz. bottle obtained from West Richland WA Wine and Beer, consumed in chalice 9.21.12.

Clear orange/gold body, several small streams of rising carbonation under pure white head, medium dissipation with some lacing. Yeast is pretty prevalent in the nose, dry, malt-driven, a wee bit of floral hops. Taste mirrors the nose, a little bit of curacao orange notes, but the malt bill is so dominant that its hard to pick up on much else, including the floral hop notes. Mouthfeel is just on the light side of medium, decent effervescence. Could have used a bit lighter hand with the malts. Pass

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 14:01:47 | More by jdense
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dhannes

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Wisconsin

2.98/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 23:42:05 | More by WastingFreetime
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billab914

Virginia

3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into my Ithaca glass. It poured orange amber in color with a spotty white lacing scattered around the top of the beer.

The aroma shows some banana and clove like spices coming out of the Belgian yeast. It has a pretty big bready, sweet maltiness to it. A little bit of a citrusy, orange flavor is there as well.

The taste has more of the sweet, bready, candied malts to it up front. The finish is where more of the Belgian yeast starts to add banana and clove spices. It has a little bit of a candied orange like flavors to it as well.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being below average for the style. Overall it was a pretty decent and drinkable beer, but it wasn't one that really stood out in the style. Not a bad American version though.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 20:04:09 | More by billab914
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ssll1

Arizona

3.95/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Okay, first of all, this is not a tripel. Nowhere near the complex and arresting flavors you will get with that style. But if you can get beyond that, this is a surprisingly delicious beer.

How to characterize it? It’s something like an IPA with Belgian yeast, but with a strong wheat ale influence as well. I like it better than Stone’s Cali-Belgique, for example, and although I do love IPA and Belgian beers (and make no mistake, I really enjoy all of Stone’s beers, especially Cali-Belgique, which is maybe one of the coolest beer names ever), I am even a bigger fan of wheat beers, so hopefully my preference in this case makes some sense.

I would have to guess many of those who have tried this beer and taken the time to review it online (admittedly a select, knowledgeable, and most importantly caring subset of beer drinkers, which is why I like to come to this site whenever I try something new) are likely thrown by the brew’s claim to be a tripel. On that basis, it clearly fails. But if you can consider it on what you encounter in the glass, whatever the brewers were shooting for, you may find it very good.

And as a postscript, it is ridiculously smooth and deceptive for 9% ABV. Be careful with this one, especially the first time out. It might talk softly, but it carries a big stick.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 05:12:33 | More by ssll1
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured a glowing goldish orange color with good carbonation and a nice white cap

S: Bananas, light clove, candy and green tea

T: Started about a bit murky on flavors, managed to get some banana, clove and candy with a booze sting

M: Feels a bit young, gassy almost like the beer has not fermented completely

O: Average

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 03:26:14 | More by barleywinefiend
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oesarth

Virginia

3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First let me say I'm super pissed this beer does NOT have tv's Patrick Duffy for a leg.

I had this beer a year a so ago and briefly fell in love with it for both its taste and affordability. Now that I've had it again after a hiatus, I must say it tastes quite different. I don't remember it being as sour. It's not a bad beer, I just don't really get that tripel feel from it. I'd categorize it more as a strong pale, which isn't far off to begin with, but still.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 03:01:07 | More by oesarth
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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.95/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Maryland

3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 21:19:57 | More by smakawhat
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Washington

2.98/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 01:38:33 | More by Bookseeb
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured chilled in flared glass

A: cloudy yellow; little head; decent carbonation; no lacing (!)
S: very inviting; white chocolate, melon, honeydew
T: very good Belgian-style ale; pear; not sweet; not bitter; rather boozy, so a good ride; but it lacks the refinement of a classic Belgian tripel
M: viscuous; needs better clarity

Overall, a decent solid beer; not the finest example of its style, but a fine beer nonetheless

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2011 15:21:55 | More by Arithmeticus
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Bfarr

Washington

2.9/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2011 03:17:11 | More by Bfarr
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nickfl

Florida

3.98/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - The beer pours with a small white head of foam on a hazy gold body. Decent head retention, but little lace.

S - Bready malt with a little pilsner character and some pear and pineapple yeast notes.

T - Spicy yeast up front with notes of clove and anise. A bit of pear in the middle and an odd note of green tea. Light bitterness in the finish.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Surprisingly good, I had never heard of this brewery before and the reviews didn't seem promising, but it is actually a nice beer. The malt and hops are appropriate, but the complex yeast character really puts it over the top and makes for a nice tripel.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2011 02:34:52 | More by nickfl
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.88/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Half finger rapidly dissipating head. Staw with golden hues and murky.

S: Sour cider, some butterscotch and wheat/bread

T: Honey and toffee notes. Mostly bready with a dry and somewhat sour finish.

M: Smooth but finishes dry. Light to medium bodied and moderate carbonation.

Overall: Drinkable and decent price. Not one of the better Tripels I have had but a nice reprsentative of the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2011 02:20:20 | More by kylehay2004
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CJfromPhilly

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours from the 22 oz. bottle a slightly hazy orange color with the standard 3 finger Belgian head. Typical high carbonation, there
s an almost champagne-like cascade of bubbles in the glass. Aroma is a muted blend of citrus, straw, and honey. 1st sip has some soft citrus notes, with a dryness I can't quite put my finger on. Mouthfeel is bright & sparkly from the carbonation, but with a modest heft. Overall, a pretty average tripel. Nothing to get too excited about, i'm afraid.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 22:47:29 | More by CJfromPhilly
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grittybrews

Washington

3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

$1.89 for a 9-percenter? Okay, I'll try it.

Poured a clear orange-amber into a tulip with a finger of loose white head. Fairly strong, sugary aroma with plenty of banana and clove.

Moderate carbonation and a light, somewhat thin mouthfeel. Bready malt up front followed by sweet banana and a touch of spice on the finish, which has a slightly metallic quality.

Nice aroma, but a little thin on flavor. Would have never guessed this was a 9% brew, though -- very light for a tripel.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2011 05:02:02 | More by grittybrews
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