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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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BA SCORE
78
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104 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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strongaf

Washington

3/5  rDev -12.3%

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

California

3.03/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -10.8%
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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cokes

Wisconsin

3.08/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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


3.08/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Nice dark golden color, a little hazy, but zero head and lacing. Not very impressed.

S - Pretty faint for what is normally a quite aromatic style of beer. All the aromas are very light and there are subtle hints of candied sugar, a little orange, and some biscuit. Again, could be a heck of a lot stronger.

T - At least the taste isn't so bad...everything leading up to the initial taste leads one to believe that this beer is a complete flop. There are nice sweet flavors of Belgian sugar, a nice lemon/orange taste in there, and it finishes sweet. Not nearly the best Tripel out there but it tries to save face a little.

M - Body is a little thin for me and the carbonation could use a little ramping up. No hint of alcohol though. Aftertaste vanishes quickly as well.

Overall not too impressed, the base work for a solid Tripel is there but the overall product is lacking. On the positive side it cost me $4 for a bomber.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2011 02:09:17 | More by VaTechHopHead
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ccrida

Oregon

3.08/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bomber poured into my large St. Feuillien goblet, Tripel 7 is a dark golden orange with a chestnut center and small white head that settles to a steadfast skim and tight collar. Not a fan of these dark tripels.

Smell is off, a little vinegar, butterscotch...not good. As I work through the beer, I try not to smell it. The diacetyl dissipates some after given time to breath, but the apple cider vinegar irritatingly remains.

Taste, as scared as I was with the dark murky appearance and unappealing aroma, was not to bad. Caramel, spicy esters, drier finish. Buttery diacetyl and no phenols. Satisfying and rather smooth, with a very slight mineral, metallic bite on the finish. There is a very distinct cream soda taste that is rather pleasant but totally inappropriate for the style.

Mouthfeel is pretty light, with a bit of a flat feeling to the large bubbled carbonation.

Drinkability is not to bad, the lighter body and taste gives is a quaffable brightness and hides the ABV very well. Very smooth, it drinks more like a light dubbel. Still, there's just to much diacetyl.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2008 02:59:25 | More by ccrida
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jdense

Oregon

3.08/5  rDev -9.9%
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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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.1/5  rDev -9.4%
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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smakawhat

Maryland

3.13/5  rDev -8.5%
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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froghop

Washington

3.18/5  rDev -7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours a semi-hazy orange with a thin white bubbly head that goes away quickly, not much lacing.

smell of fruit, spice, pepper, roasted nuts, and some malt.

taste is creamy, carbonated, spice, sweet fruit, some caramel, and some roasted nuts, ends a tad bitter.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2009 02:37:06 | More by froghop
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MisterClean

California

3.18/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

At OBF.

A - Poured copper with a 1/2 finger of white head. Dissipated immediately leaving no lacing.

S - Honey and some light caramel.

T - Honey, light caramel, some belgian funk, and light bitterness.

M - Light bodied and malt dominated.

D - Average, but the alcohol is well hidden. Could improve with more complexity and a more profound hop character.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2009 21:55:32 | More by MisterClean
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -5%

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

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -5%

03-16-2014 00:06:35 | More by buckyp
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dmilewsk

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -5%

08-06-2013 12:07:02 | More by dmilewsk
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grittybrews

Washington

3.4/5  rDev -0.6%
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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Clydesdale

District of Columbia

3.43/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a lightly hazy yellow-orange color. The beer appears to have been filtered to a degree; this is relatively bright and clear for a tripel. A medium-sized off white head forms with a frothy/foamy texture. Some foamy patches of lace do stick to the glass.

S: Some sweetish notes up front. Tart and somewhat spicy yeast esters are evident. It's more fruity than phenolic, with definite notes of pears and golden apples. Perhaps a light berry aroma as well. Alcohol seems to be hidden pretty well.

T: Some sweetness from pale malts up front. Actually rather grainy, at least for the style. Fruity notes are prominent, again featuring pear, golden apple, and light berry. Lesser notes of spice, with faint clove character. Hop bitterness is low but detectable, with faint grassiness. Light alcohol presence works reasonably well with the rest of the flavors.

M: Medium body. Carbonation is medium, but this beer is a little less effervescent overall than many other tripels. A bit of alcohol warmth. The finish isn't nearly as dry as I would have liked from this type of beer.

D: This isn't a bad beer, or a bad tripel, but it's got some flaws. It's a pleasant, drinkable brew that falls on the tame side. For the style, it's got a fair amount of residual sweetness and lacks the bracingly dry finish you might expect.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2011 00:21:53 | More by Clydesdale
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KajII

North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Best served in a Trappist glass]

Poured a medium yellowish-amber almost strawlike in color with a large bellowing creamy white head that was mostly lasting and had excellent lacing. The aroma was strong of caramel malts, flowery hops and an earthy yeast with notes of banana, pears and a mild alcohol tinge. It tasted lightly sweet with hints of banana and pears at first then became slightly bitter with a strong yeast presence and a slight warming sensation after the swallow. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and extremely creamy in texture with a very soft carbonation. Overall a mild tasting belgian ale that is very appealing and quite easy to drink, considering the high alcohol content that you never taste.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2011 18:29:55 | More by KajII
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billab914

Virginia

3.43/5  rDev +0.3%
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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RedDiamond

Oregon

3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I enjoyed the taste of this ale, which was built along classic Belgian lines - casually sweet with spiced accents and a light ashen finish. And there was no undue heat or harsh candi alcohol. But the lack of carbonation, body, and lather were difficult setbacks to overcome. And the aroma was buttery with a dash of pepper spice. I sense there's a fine ale lurking here somewhere, but it was repressed by a few peripheral issues, perhaps related to bottling.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2009 02:51:31 | More by RedDiamond
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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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Scott_McCool

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-09-2013 18:42:10 | More by Scott_McCool
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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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Yoda22

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-16-2014 22:37:30 | More by Yoda22
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-20-2013 01:25:39 | More by Dave_Treat
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Jamstone714

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

01-18-2012 22:43:58 | More by Jamstone714
Tripel 7 Belgian Style Ale from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.