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Belgian Tripel - The Defiant Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

108 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 13.72%
Wants: 8
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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spw109

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

12-30-2013 18:40:10 | More by spw109
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hkyplyr73

New York

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

12-28-2013 20:12:08 | More by hkyplyr73
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Max578

New York

4.2/5  rDev +4.7%

filled a growler at Westmere Beverage Center. 10.99 for a half gallon? yes please!

Pours a hazy golden with a finger and a half white head.

light fruits and yeast dominate the smell, with a malty finish. smell is simple and mouth watering.

taste is incredibly fruity and yeasty much like the smell. lemon, apple, with a peppery hint. a bit sour to finish. malts build as this warms

perfect amount of carbonation for this style. super light and dry mouthfeel, and goes down as smooth as they come. the nine percent alcohol is NOWHERE to be found.

overall, this is a great beer. super drinkable, and not overwhelming in any aspect. super smooth, could drink this all day, although the abv would sneak up quick. definitely would like to try more from these guys

12-10-2013 04:45:49 | More by Max578
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superspak

Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +10.5%

750 ml bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big peach, pineapple, pear, apple, lemon, apricot, light banana, clove, pepper, wheat, honey, candi sugar, herbal, floral, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast ester and malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, peach, pear, apple, apricot, pineapple, light banana, wheat, honey, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, candi sugar, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, lemon, peach, pineapple, wheat, honey, candi sugar, clove, herbal, floral, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast esters and malt flavors; with a near perfect malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible tripel style! All around fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the high ABV. A top notch offering for the style, especially for being an American representation.

12-02-2013 04:21:47 | More by superspak
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timc13

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6%

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

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +24.7%

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

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +6%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev -6.2%

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.

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

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6%

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

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6%

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

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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

Quebec (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev -6.2%

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.

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -25.2%

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

New York

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6%

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

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6%

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

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +6%

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

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.2%

12-09-2012 16:29:18 | More by halo913
Belgian Tripel from The Defiant Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.