Tripel Threat - Cambridge Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev +9.3%
The pour - gold body with 1/2 inch cream-colored head...some lacing.
The nose - is fruity...pears and applesauce.
Taste - whoa...black licorice, booze, "pear" notes in the back
Mouthfeel - medium to heavy, medium effervescence, oils, some "chewyness."
Careful here...this weighs in at 10%, flavorful...substantial beer. Sip and savor.
08-19-2014 02:44:25 | More by MVotter
4.04/5 rDev +3.9%
22oz bottle served in a tapered glass. I've long enjoyed this on tap at the CBC but this may be my first experience with this beer from their (relatively) recent bottling efforts. Beer pours deceptively golden yellow in color. Could pass for a lager or even an especially pale IPA. Great clarity with lots of apparent carbonation. Aroma is fresh, yeasty, and sweet, showcasing CBC's house Belgian strain.
Flavor is complex and strong. Several different sweet malt flavors combine to form a classic Belgian Tripel taste profile, and are then joined with a respectable dose of hops to dry it out. Quite dry, actually, in terms of how little residual sugar there is here. There's a little bit of alcohol burn -- it is 10% after all -- but the finish is clean. There's a reason CBC serves these by the tulip only.
One of the best American Tripels available by the bottle and nearly as good as its draught counterpart.
08-01-2014 03:00:42 | More by hreb
4/5 rDev +2.8%
A: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had an orange color and a cloudy texture. There was an inch of foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. Very good lacing.
S: A nice, sweet aroma of light fruit, yeast, and malt.
T: Tasted a lot of fruit (pineapple, bananas, especially), yeast, bubblegum phenols, and a bit of malt as well. A light, complex, and well done flavor.
M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.
O: This is an excellent American take on a Belgian tripel. It's easy to drink and extremely flavorful.
07-16-2014 13:15:44 | More by avalon07
4.48/5 rDev +15.2%
Poured from a 22oz bottle (Bottled on 3/21/14) into a short-stemmed tulip glass
A- Perhaps poured a bit too cold, the first pour revealed a hazy yellow/golden with almost no head whatsoever. The head that was produced, however, was white and creamy and never subsided. (4.0)
S- Although not overwhelming, the nose possesses an abundance of fruits (banana, pear, lemon, pineapple, melon) along with the familiar yeast-producing phenolics like hints of spice, bubblegum and breadiness (of which grow stronger as the beer warms). It is clear already that this is brewed to style. (4.5)
T- Lemon, peach and pineapple are immediate. A short spat of bubblegum sweetness is perceived before dissipating quickly into a lingering grapefruit rind bitterness. The 10% ABV is imperceptible. (4.5)
M- Despite being just over 3 months of age, this beer is remarkably dry and refreshing. Carbonation is substantial, but not overdone. For 10% ABV, the body falls on the lighter side of medium...I've had beers drink much heavier at 1/2 the ABV...a testament to this recipe. (4.5)
O- Tripel Threat is an American brewed, Belgian Tripel that fires on all cylinders for the style. Although I would like to have seen more head, it did not detract from the aromatics. Like their (relatively close) neighbor in Idle Hands Craft Ales who brews Triplication, I would also actively seek this out as an alternative to Merry Monk's Ale from Weyerbacher. Although the latter still remains to be my favorite (aromatics, flavor and body), Tripel Threat is definitely worthy of inclusion on the list of great Tripels brewed in America (and specifically, the East Coast)! (4.5)
07-07-2014 19:52:54 | More by threeviews
4.21/5 rDev +8.2%
A: Pours golden yellow with a relatively-thin head that recedes rapidly.
S: Honey, lemon/orange citrus flavors. Slight spicy hop scent. Light malt scent as well.
T: Initially sugary sweet, this has a slight alcohol finish with a spicy hop taste as well. Lots of banana, clove flavors from the yeast throughout. Light malt flavor as well.
M: Fully bodied. I would not be able to drink this quickly. Medium carbonation.
O: This is a really nice beer. A big tripel with the abv well-hidden.
06-30-2014 22:14:16 | More by snowmageddon
4.21/5 rDev +8.2%
A: Pours a hazy golden orange with a thin, quickly receding white mousse.
S: Aromas of spicy yeast, biscuit, cream, caramel, and grassy, lemony hops are present on the nose.
T: Yeast flavors (banana, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg) dominate the entry, though they are soon chased by notes of lemon, grass, herbs, biscuit, caramel, cream, and sweet orange. The finish is spicy and sweet with pronounced flavors of banana, orange, caramel, cinnamon, and clove.
M: Relatively full in body and dryish. Carbonation is initially prickly, but soon mellows, imparting an airy, delicate feel to the mouth that makes this ale seem less filling. Alcohol is amazingly restrained. This is almost too easy to drink for an ale this strong.
O: An awesome and authentic tripel. This is definitely one of the best American takes on a Belgian abbey style that I have tried to this point. Highly recommended.
05-13-2014 21:58:19 | More by mrfrancis
Tripel Threat from Cambridge Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.