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Tripel Threat - Cambridge Brewing Company

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Tripel ThreatTripel Threat

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very good

285 Ratings

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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 21
Gots: 31 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-20-2002

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

I keep saying I don't like Belgian-styles but beers like this make me realize I just need to explore them more.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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.


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3.92/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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Tripel Threat from Cambridge Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.