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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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101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 17.78%
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:
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(Beer added by: morebeergood on 11-26-2007)
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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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avisong

Virginia

4/5  rDev +16.6%

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

Florida

3.88/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into oversize wine glass, yellowish ale resembling a lager; fizzy head that quickly disappears leaving a spotty lacing in the glass. My nose reveals a fruity mix of mangoes, bananas and a hint of pineapple. It goes down easy and smooth leaving a sweet aftertaste. I like it! Will be getting several bottles next time...and folks don't forget to support your local brewery DRINK BEER. HOG

Serving type: growler

03-31-2012 00:18:04 | More by hogrider
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Alysa


4/5  rDev +16.6%

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

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +16.6%

03-21-2012 23:56:57 | More by theholdsteady
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piclee

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +2%

03-17-2012 05:47:08 | More by piclee
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strongaf

Washington

3/5  rDev -12.5%

03-06-2012 09:45:47 | More by strongaf
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tfsimpkins

Florida

1/5  rDev -70.8%

02-10-2012 18:00:10 | More by tfsimpkins
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sizemore84

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +16.6%

02-10-2012 03:45:37 | More by sizemore84
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Eriktheipaman

California

3.5/5  rDev +2%

02-05-2012 19:57:31 | More by Eriktheipaman
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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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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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Jamstone714

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +2%

01-18-2012 22:43:58 | More by Jamstone714
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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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PEIhop

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

12-31-2011 14:38:07 | More by PEIhop
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Grooveman53

Maryland

2/5  rDev -41.7%

12-29-2011 00:45:13 | More by Grooveman53
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -12.5%

12-17-2011 18:57:38 | More by GRG1313
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koo10t

Virginia

4/5  rDev +16.6%

12-11-2011 05:22:19 | More by koo10t
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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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BeerNoobNC

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +16.6%

11-17-2011 10:01:38 | More by BeerNoobNC
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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
Tripel 7 Belgian Style Ale from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.