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Belgian Tripel - The Defiant Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

104 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 13.68%
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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timc13

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-24-2013 05:26:24 | More by timc13
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Ron860

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-17-2013 01:27:45 | More by Ron860
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-13-2013 02:47:26 | More by jaydoc
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HattedClassic

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-03-2013 17:01:41 | More by HattedClassic
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

09-22-2013 22:12:28 | More by Gregwa
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Skibum211

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

09-22-2013 03:51:16 | More by Skibum211
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SFC21

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-23-2013 01:42:32 | More by SFC21
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Bustersuess

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-21-2013 17:07:13 | More by Bustersuess
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared by Jason I think. I'd never heard of this brewery before. Served in a snifter.

A - White foam settles to a thin cap, thicker collar, and minimal lacework. Transparent white peach-colored body with some suspended sediment visible; pour carefully.

S - Dry, spicy and peppery yeast, grains of paradise, light phenols, and perhaps a tad vinous as well; not sure of the age here. As it warms up the malt asserts itself a bit more, imparting stone fruits sweetness.

T - The taste is a tiny bit sweeter, although it's still quite heavy on the yeast, with notes of grains of paradise, clove, fruity esters, and so forth. There's a hint of bubblegum mixed in for good measure.

M - Pleasant carbonation, medium body, and a dry, grainy texture. Some alcohol warmth that isn't excessive for the style.

D - I appreciate the attenuated sweetness on this one, as I find most American Tripels to be sweet and cloying. I also didn't notice much in the way of wild yeast like some of the other reviewers note; perhaps it's a batch-to-batch issue. Good, but not great.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 17:10:05 | More by MasterSki
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-12-2013 05:16:03 | More by SadMachine
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JerkyMcgurky

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-13-2013 21:01:54 | More by JerkyMcgurky
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JC333

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-04-2013 23:23:36 | More by JC333
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a bright slightly hazy yellow color ale with a rather large white foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of fruity ester with sweet candy notes is quite nice. Taste is a good mix between some fruity ester with candy-like residual sugar with medium Belgian style malt backbone. Body is about average with medium carbonation and no apparent alcohol. More fruity then I was expecting but very well enjoyable nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 15:54:49 | More by Phyl21ca
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zillo043068

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

02-18-2013 16:49:27 | More by zillo043068
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bsopko

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -25.4%

02-16-2013 17:35:44 | More by bsopko
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Christopper

New York

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

02-12-2013 19:45:16 | More by Christopper
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

01-20-2013 23:48:53 | More by Guinnsslvr
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-17-2013 14:40:03 | More by RedneckBeerz
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sirsteve42

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-12-2013 11:17:11 | More by sirsteve42
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-02-2013 02:58:23 | More by mendvicdog
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halo913

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-09-2012 16:29:18 | More by halo913
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djkman

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

10-13-2012 21:43:50 | More by djkman
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farrago

New Jersey

4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thin, initially fluffy head of white tiny bubbles, the final thin surface coating continually renewed, the lacing forms a solid sheet on the glass side but no stickiness, just slides down into the liquid. Pleasing light haze to the bright yellow hued liquid, warm sort of opacity, strong beads of thicker bubbles percolate throughout. The nose has an unassuming sturdiness, tightly weaves together the tart orange citrus, yeast, clove, honey, floral water, peach to apricot to fig fruit, too clean for real earthiness, pinch of white pepper, for all its freshness has a syrupy texture in your nostrils, decent lift for its heft. Medium-bodied, somewhat hyper carbonation, nowhere near excessively foamy but makes it harder for the flavors to settle in. Clove, nutmeg, cardamom, then a blast of lemon, blood orange and grapefruit, great cut without being too dry nor puckering. The yeastiness is fresh and fuels a country bread to baguette character. Yes, there is a bit of banana and bubblegum there but really there’s a lot more basic apricot, peach, pineapple, green apple fruit. Honey much lower, much higher florality. Gives you the textbook array of the style while maintaining a clean profile which increases drinkability. A good food beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 01:37:39 | More by farrago
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patburke36


4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

09-21-2012 03:05:22 | More by patburke36
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

09-18-2012 23:59:53 | More by t0rin0
Belgian Tripel from The Defiant Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.