Tripel Threat - Cambridge Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

277 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 277
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 20
Gots: 26 | FT: 2
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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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of morebeergood
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch #2 from Jan 2012. Poured from bottle into tulip glasses. Nice clean orange yellow body with a somewhat thin white head. Aroma was bursting with fruity yeast. Flavor was very nice. On the sweet side, with notes of bubble gum and Belgian candy. Mouthfeel was slick. This is a great locally brewed tripel and for $4.99 on sale, it was a relatively good deal for a bomber at that abv.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of PEBKAC
2.35/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Batch 2 bottle direct from the CBC fridge. Consumed 6/12.

Dense, flat, plopped down white head. Chill hazed golden amber body.

Nose is full of sweet Euro doughiness, straw, mild banana esters, maybe a touch of spice. Not much else.

Tates of sweet/syrupy malts, plasticy banana, & a mild spice jar bitterness. Tastes like a sticky/flat, old hef.

Okay carbonation, mellow alcohol, but it is still quite thick & rich & lacking. It's not what I want from a tripel.

This honestly sucks in bottle format. Or at least when I got a hold of one. A great draft beer.

Photo of tigg924
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Chimay chalice

Appearance: minimal head, orange-gold in color, cloudy, moderate carbonation

Smell: Belgian spices, clove, coriander, cardamom, orange, banana, and alcohol

Taste: Belgian spices, clove, coriander, cardamom, orange, banana, and alcohol--exactly like the nose

Mouthfeel: medium-high carbonation, medium-light bodied, sweet with a touch of bitterness

Overall: I have been having a lot of tripels lately and I have to say this one falls pretty much in the middle. It tastes like an imperial witbier. Not bad, but there are several in the style I would get first.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of mltobin
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch 1, notes from a few months ago.

Appearance is a cloudy golden tone with a couple fingers of a brilliant white head. This tripel out of Cambridge has a nose of coriander, citrus fruit, yeast and biscuits. It has a taste that hits with orange, candy, yeast, cloves and banana. Mouthfeel has a full body, with sharp aftertaste, the spices remain for some time. Very happy to see these bottles hit the shelves, although in Mass, a nice beer.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 01, bottled November 2011.

Liquid honey colored body. Crystal clear and free of sediment. Frothy four finger head settles atop momentarily. The head recedes at an steady pace, the lacing fades soon after the head disappears.

Spicy yeast aroma is dominant up front. Clove and white pepper transition into a brighter fruit aroma. Citrus, light apple and subtle candied pineapple aroma. Doughy malt base is soft, gives a clean base for the more prominent scents to build off of. A touch of booze is noted on the back end.

Sweet doughy malt and honey flavors roll across the palate. Spice and fruit notes build just behind and come to dominate the palate. Clove flavors take the lead as orange, apple and pepper round out a solid supporting cast. The fruit and esters balance remarkably well.

Medium bodied Tripel. Soft and smooth texture. The finish is on the drier side though fruit and ester flavors do linger on momentarily.

As the first commercially brewed American Belgian style ale I enjoy this as much for the historical aspect as I do for the beer itself. Luckily the beer does match the historical interest. Balanced flavor, alcohol well masked and very drinkable. Good representation of the style, Tripel Threat is worth a look.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Tripel Threat from Cambridge Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.