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Tripel Threat - Cambridge Brewing Company

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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

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-20-2002

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4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
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)

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
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

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is the first time that I like the look of a beer more than the taste.

A- Golden orange with nice cloudy body. 2 fingers of frothy white head that laces very cleanly as you drink.

S- Traditional Belgian yeast smell: orange with a yeast and gum mix.

T- Orange, Gum and a hit of alcohol followed by spice.

M- Creamy and thick that lingers on the tongue and follows with a smooth feeling.

O- I like this beer. I'd gladly have it again.

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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