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Tripel Threat - Cambridge Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

239 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 14.18%
Wants: 17
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-20-2002)
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Reviews by busterthecat:
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busterthecat

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A bottle from Batch 1, Nov 2011. served at cellar temp into an Allagash chalice.

A- Pours a bright golden hue from bottle. Sits just a shade darker in glass. It's transparent and has light carbonation. Not much of a head forms, and just a gentle ring of foam lingers.

S- Sweet pears, light hay, lemon zest, cloves & yeast. Secondary notes of banana and bubblegum. A mellow aroma overall and on the sweet side.

T- Follows the aroma pretty closely. The sweet notes are kinda dominant, making it rather simple in the layers of flavors, but reduces in strength as it warms.

M- Medium bodied, perhaps on the heavier side for a Tripel. The sweetness lingers and is a tad heavy on the palate. There is some light heat from the Alc present in the finish. Swet and sticky.

O- A decent Tripel. Very drinkable, but nothing special or great. Too sweet for my personal likings, but a good bottle to split.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 03:24:40 | More by busterthecat
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Skyjmpr

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-24-2014 22:22:55 | More by Skyjmpr
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avalon07

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2014 13:15:44 | More by avalon07
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-12-2014 00:58:56 | More by bobv
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-08-2014 19:59:42 | More by frosted33
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New Jersey

4.48/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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)

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 19:52:54 | More by threeviews
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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-01-2014 03:24:33 | More by TDA8
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snowmageddon

Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2014 22:14:16 | More by snowmageddon
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-13-2014 02:15:51 | More by zeff80
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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2014 21:58:19 | More by mrfrancis
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Colorado

3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

another cool and distinct beer from cambridge. i like this one because its a little darker, a little more of a copper or amber malt vibe to the normal belgian style tripel. is hazy pale rusty orange in color with a short and short lived white head. the nose here is great, really oath and earthy, with plenty of candy sugar added. its real sweet in taste too, but not cloying or weird, it works with the denser grain bill and the belgian yeast thats as much abbey style as it is saisony, an odd but compatible hybrid of yeasts in flavor, with a little of that farm spice in the finish under the residual sugar. a lot of body to this too, which makes it a little more of a slow sipper, even though it has quite expressive carbonation. i like that its a bit of a different take, not super pale or light, i see it as better in cold than warm weather, but thats just my palate. cambridge has been putting out some really high quality stuff lately, and this is on par with the others, if not my palates first preference

Serving type: bottle

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Tripel Threat from Cambridge Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.