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Belgian Tripel - The Defiant Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

111 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 9
Gots: 7 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

tikk, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

mltobin, Sep 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

malfunxion, Aug 28, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +3%

Dirtdag73, Aug 24, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +10%

Rassisland, Aug 18, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

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.

seedyone, Aug 16, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +8%

stomioka, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

Will_Rivera, Jul 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

JoeMans, Jul 13, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Cath, Jul 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Walshwi, Jul 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Bilco, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

DrunkinYogi, Jun 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

cd34, Jun 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

Latarnik, May 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Zekenyce, May 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

waddellc2, May 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

richkrull, May 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

krampert11, Apr 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

Ralphs66, Apr 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

DanE, Mar 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

lazydayspoiler, Mar 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

BrokenStones, Feb 21, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev -5.3%

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

Ego, Feb 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

motothrillz, Feb 02, 2014
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Belgian Tripel from The Defiant Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.