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Abbey Triple - Sprecher Brewing Company

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330 Ratings
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Ratings: 330
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.69%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sprecher Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.41% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-26-2002)
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

03-20-2013 17:25:57 | More by dmilewsk
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Illinois

3.66/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving: Bottle into tulip
Served: 25 May 2014

Appearance: Pale, opaque yellow with a soapy white head that dissipates slowly into just a ring of white foam around the glass. No carbonation streaming from the bottom as in other tripels.

Smell: Rather uncomplicated, with light notes of pear, green apple, and white wine.

Taste: Same light-fruit notes as noted in the nose, along with the expected banana-like esters from the yeast. Not overly complex or multi-dimensional, but nonetheless not a half-bad example of the style.

Mouthfeel: Solid carbonation of small-bubbles and good body from the suspended yeast.

Overall: This is not a special beer by any means, but is a good soft introduction for the tripel style. I would probably not drink this again because I know much better beers are much more available.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2014 01:50:02 | More by Beric
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

05-30-2014 19:49:51 | More by RBorsato
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9%

05-20-2014 13:04:50 | More by EROCK75
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.45/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz twist off bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
8.5% ABV

A - The beers bright goldenrod hue shines with clarity but is slightly undone by the quickly fleeting white head that allows the aroma to evaporate. Dots of lace stick to the glass after a good swirl brings the head back but it doesn't quite look the part of a classic tripel.

S - Abbey Triple's smooth, voluptuous nose focuses on Belgian-inspired yeast and it's bountiful esters of banana, white pepper, clay, coriander, and bubblegum all balanced by sweet malty notes of tick-sliced caramel-drizzled banana bread. The nose is one of the closest to authentic Belgian but it's missing that little something extra that would push it over the edge.

T - Backed by deliciously sweet pilsner malt, the beer's big yeast profile continues its quiet rampage across the tongue, delivering a combination of sweet bubblegum and banana with complimentary suggestions of coriander seed, grey clay, and a dash of white pepper on the finish.

M - Lively carbonation comes as a slight surprise after the head disappears so quickly but, Abbey Triple's mouthfeel is near perfect; creamy and smooth bodied with slightly sweet lingering finish balanced with a touch of spice and dry alcohol.

O - Sprecher's Abbey Triple was one of my first adventurous craft beer endeavors years ago and made my top five list when I was featured on the podcast The High Five. Since then I've had it now and again, revisiting bottles from time to time including some more than five years old; my experiences have been this beer does not age gracefully. But this fresh bottle of Abbey Triple wonderfully showcases Belgian yeast and the juxtaposition of both subtle and powerful fruity and spicy components brought about wholly by fermentation. Abbey Triple is a lovely beer that's also dangerously drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2014 22:28:53 | More by BeerFMAndy
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.61/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter.

Pours hazy orange-amber with a small head that soon reduces to a few islands and a thin ring.

Aroma: fairly good mix of bready malts, toast, Belgian yeast, and soft fruits.

Flavor: fruity and bready, with light spicing from the yeast.

Feel: slightly astringent; a bit hot with the higher ABV too apparent.

O: decent, but with a harsh feel.

Serving type: bottle

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pweis909

Wisconsin

3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours out darker than I expect for a tripel and has almost no lasting head. The smell of the beer is where I would expect a tripel except there is a hint of caramel which I does not belong. It ends up making the beer taste sweet and, I believe, gives it a viscous mouthfeel. An excellent tripel would be drier than this, which registers with me merely as an interesting Belgian style ale that comes up lacking in the deadly deceitful drinkability that a tripel should have.

Serving type: bottle

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

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3.66/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Great price for this beer- less than $9 for a strong tripel. (I remember buying this in 6 packs though. :(

A: pours with medium carbonation, and the head quickly dissipates with some slight lacing. Orangish-light gold in color. A little bit hazy.

S: Some citrus and bubblegum come right out of the glass. Lots of fruity esters. A little bit of maltiness is there as well. Reminds me of that pale, hard gum you would chew as a kid, like the true bubblegum.

T: More citrus and fruit on the palate. There is pineapple, green apple, some berry, and even orange. There is a slightly acidic, tart flavor there as well. The beer is geared towards the yeasty esters, but there is some malt sweetness and flavor as well.

M: A little thin, and not the smoothest or easy drinking trippel I've had. A little more carbonation would help. still, it is refreshing and and oily on the palate.

O: This beer has enough going on to compare with some of the better trippels out there, but doesn't pull the whole package altogether like St. Bernardus or Tripel Karmeleit. The yeast-forward approach is nice here, and the beer is very attenuated and refreshing. The acidity of the flavor could be toned down some- which is maybe suggestive of hotter fermenation temps.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 00:22:48 | More by Ricelikesbeer
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Abbey Triple from Sprecher Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.