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Belgian Tripel - The Defiant Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

107 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 13.72%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Defiant Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 06-01-2008)
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Rassisland

New York

4.4/5  rDev +9.7%

08-18-2014 00:25:58 | More by Rassisland
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seedyone

New York

2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

04/15/14 From bottle. I usually like Belgians, particularly triples, as long as they're not so strong they come with an ambulance discount card.

Unfortunately this let me down...twice. At first it looked great. Texture creamy, lovely clear color but the first taste was of corn. A cross between a corn flake & a cold popcorn kernel with no salt (or yummy caramel a la Cracker Jacks).

Things went from bad to worse when I poured the dregs, with the yeast, into the last glass. It held half the bottle so the concentration should have been reasonable, but I guess it was just too 'wild' for me. I prefer those bready heady things from Unibroue & not the unruly sour. I finished it (I always do) but once was enough.

08-16-2014 10:58:40 | More by seedyone
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stomioka

New Jersey

4.32/5  rDev +7.7%

08-15-2014 00:41:54 | More by stomioka
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Will_Rivera

New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-22-2014 12:38:33 | More by Will_Rivera
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JoeMans

New York

2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

07-13-2014 15:53:18 | More by JoeMans
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Cath

New York

2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

07-13-2014 14:14:37 | More by Cath
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Walshwi

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

07-13-2014 01:38:47 | More by Walshwi
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-04-2014 03:02:40 | More by Bilco
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-28-2014 17:13:04 | More by DrunkinYogi
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cd34

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-12-2014 02:55:57 | More by cd34
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-29-2014 01:13:15 | More by Latarnik
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Zekenyce

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-17-2014 01:27:50 | More by Zekenyce
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-12-2014 14:17:54 | More by waddellc2
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-06-2014 21:15:50 | More by richkrull
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krampert11

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6%

04-12-2014 20:46:25 | More by krampert11
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Ralphs66

New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-10-2014 21:19:15 | More by Ralphs66
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DanE

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-10-2014 10:57:50 | More by DanE
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lazydayspoiler

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

03-07-2014 23:16:19 | More by lazydayspoiler
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BrokenStones

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6%

02-21-2014 16:27:52 | More by BrokenStones
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Ego

New Jersey

3.79/5  rDev -5.5%

eyes...
foam tastic, huge foam and this has been sitting in my cellar for some time, the head rises around a fist high and settles quickly, super pale yellow with tons of carbonation, very cloudy (no chance of meatballs), lacing is sloppy but apparent, this really glows, nice looking
glass of the suds

nose...
heavy deep farmhouse must, heavy grass, buttery bright dough with slight lemon tinge, definitely can sense the sweetness lying underneath, this smells big and strong without a note off, this really gets the juices flowing and I have been averse to Tripels generally for a long time

taste etc...
bright carbonation almost frisky, mild doughy flavor, mild bitterness, mild sugars, everything is right in the middle, decent musty flavor, no sense of the alcohol whatsoever, with the yeast added I get a better sour note that adds some complexity

verdict?
very middle of the road, superb mouth feel and drink ability but the flavor is a bit lacking for me

02-18-2014 05:31:31 | More by Ego
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motothrillz

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-02-2014 22:03:12 | More by motothrillz
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Johnny_Muir

New Jersey

4.41/5  rDev +10%

I served this at the 2014 Asbury Park Beerfest. As such I sampled it prior to serving so I could get an idea of what to tell folks. Sample size was "2 ounces" with super heavy air quotes.

WHOAAAA!!! I thought my local NJ brewery River Horse made a nice tripel (they do). This thing is out of the park. I'm not gonna waste your time with notes and flavors and noses, just find this and drink it with friends and family.

01-26-2014 05:05:45 | More by Johnny_Muir
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dvanhandel

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

01-19-2014 23:34:26 | More by dvanhandel
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ElijahRivera

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

01-04-2014 04:50:43 | More by ElijahRivera
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spw109

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

12-30-2013 18:40:10 | More by spw109
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Belgian Tripel from The Defiant Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.