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Tripel Threat - Cambridge Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

238 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 238
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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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-20-2013 03:32:43 | More by wisrarebeer
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz into a large snifter.

A: Pours a murky dark orange with a small white head.

S: Aroma brings yeasty spice, clove, nutmeg, vanilla, lavender, cakey pale malt.

T: Taste brings white cake, nectarine, sweet grain, cloves, small medicinal note, candi sugar.

M: Medium-bodied with medium carbonation, creamy feel.

O: This is pretty nice. A bit too sweet, but not cloying.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 00:23:06 | More by Etan
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k_clarkie

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-16-2013 03:31:17 | More by k_clarkie
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schoolboy

Ohio

3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, I'm not sharing this monster. I think I am going to be pretty mellow in an hour or so. This bomber opened with almost no head (I poured very vertical when nothing was coming). The color is not extraordinary either. Just good.

The aroma is mild but OK. The taste, though, hits a triple. It's big and malty and yeasty and boozy all balanced. I just worry about finishing the whole thing.

The aftertaste is pleasant but I wish it bit a little more and lingered better. Overall, this is a nice American Tripel (I would call that the style). Something I would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 02:32:18 | More by schoolboy
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DrinkNewport

Rhode Island

3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It's got a nice golden pour with a reasonable white head that settles quickly.

It's got that rich aroma that just shouts Belgian tripel!

Unfortunately, I find the taste to be a bit lacking. The flavor isn't that strong and what is there doesn't have the sweetness that the smell and name would indicate.

This isn't a bad beer, it's just not a great tripel, which is a bad spot to be in when there are so many good ones on the market.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 23:15:07 | More by DrinkNewport
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured at room temp into a snifter. The beer pours a slight ochre color with minimal bleached white head after a standard pour.
Fruity white grapes and scone dough yeast aroma are apparent on the pour and throughout the sampling.
First sip reveals an average body and sticky texture with very mild carbonation.
Flavor is fruity sweet with white grape and peaches and a mix of bready yeast and just a brief hit of booze at the finish.
Hops arent present and the sweetness doesnt go all the way to rock candy just very fruity.
I enjoy the beer and it has no flaws, just not wowed by it.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 04:33:14 | More by sulldaddy
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

11-24-2013 00:45:40 | More by Brushkanna
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RRC03

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

11-20-2013 23:00:58 | More by RRC03
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GETTNCRUNKED

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16%

11-15-2013 01:43:06 | More by GETTNCRUNKED
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

11-09-2013 05:30:17 | More by tobelerone
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dwagner003

California

4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

The beer is a very interesting cloudy pinkish orange, with a very mellow, creamy head. It has the aroma of sweet citrus. Taste is very strong. There is a lot of booze in this one, and it's not afraid to show it. It lacks that traditional Tripel sweetness that makes it my favorite style, but it's still a wonderful balance of Belgian yeast, sweet citrus and honey. It finishes sweet, with a slight alcohol bite. The mouthfeel is creamy, but leaves a tingle on the tongue.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 03:04:21 | More by dwagner003
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mic718

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-07-2013 00:40:44 | More by mic718
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TurnpikeCraftBeer

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +16%

11-06-2013 18:44:16 | More by TurnpikeCraftBeer
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Jernej13

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

11-03-2013 21:33:32 | More by Jernej13
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impending

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

10-30-2013 04:21:16 | More by impending
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the brewpub and served in a tulip, the beer is a hazy gold-orange coloring, with a filmy, quickly disappearing head. Good lacing left behind as you drink. Nose of subtle sweet bubblegum, clove, and fruit cake, with a citrus highlight. Flavors of berry fruit forward, with subtle farmhouse spices in the background. Sweet, but bready, too, keeping a good balance. Smooth bodied, with a berry sweet linger into the aftertaste. Spiced and sweet, with a finish that is smooth and lingering. Good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-28-2013 02:14:10 | More by GarthDanielson
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crhea89

California

1.5/5  rDev -61.3%

10-26-2013 19:36:56 | More by crhea89
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Aisha

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

10-20-2013 14:23:48 | More by Aisha
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balinor

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +16%

10-20-2013 12:12:08 | More by balinor
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

10-16-2013 19:51:41 | More by tom10101
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brycevolk

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%

10-12-2013 15:27:53 | More by brycevolk
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pgrow

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%

10-10-2013 18:13:23 | More by pgrow
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paresis

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

10-07-2013 16:06:22 | More by paresis
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mjstacker

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

10-05-2013 00:10:29 | More by mjstacker
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berlinpa

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

09-23-2013 21:51:34 | More by berlinpa
Tripel Threat from Cambridge Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.