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Dark Horse Sapient Trip Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Company

Dark Horse Sapient Trip AleDark Horse Sapient Trip Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

577 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 577
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%


Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: putnam on 04-20-2004)
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Apex

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.6%

05-20-2012 05:24:09 | More by Apex
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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SmashPants

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2.54/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: a dark brown 355mL bottle with a great craft label - a very nice package.

Appearance: pours a burnished hazy orange-copper with a fluffy white head that drops away pretty quickly to a thin cap. Certainly not standard for a tripel.

Aroma: a combination of Belgian yeasts and some orchard fruits - not particularly good to be honest; very awkward.

Taste: and that awkwardness follows through to the palate. I love Tripels - it is one of my favourite styles - but this one is pretty ordinary. No body and little Tripel complexity.

Aftertaste: fades away quicker, again not much happening.

Mouth feel: very flat in feel - hardly any body at all.

Overall: whilst I am a big fan of Tripels, this was a very poor attempt. No complexity and no body, leaving just a half-hearted awkward whack of Belgian-ish flavours. Add a price over AU$150 for a case, and this one doesn't make the cut.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 09:48:28 | More by SmashPants
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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hollywood_15063

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.31/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: unfiltered cloudy dense dirty orange, zero head,
little lacing/may be flat

S: big orange peel, floral, belgian yeast, wheat

T: orange, belgian yeast, floral, mild biscuit
finish

M: med body, semi-oily, hint of dry, very little
carbonation.

O: Love this style, but some how just missing
the buzz on DH. Perhaps got a bad bottle or batch.

OK; NOTHING SPECIAL!

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 20:10:45 | More by BeerLover99
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TheBeer

Wisconsin

3.05/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A- Good looking Belgian with a thin lasting head. Large amount of yeast present in the bottle.
S- Promising smell that is quite pleasant and typical of Belgian beers.
T- A very awkward bitterness that lingers for the duration of the mouthfeel. Very slight hints of alcohol on the back side.
M- Decent carbonation but way to thin for the style.
O- Not terrible for the price, but not something to be amazed by. Middle of the line beer that is worth trying if you are in desperate need of a new beer, but not something to continue buying. Stick with Belgian produced beers if you want a satisfying Belgian style trippel.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 02:25:12 | More by TheBeer
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MN_Beerticker

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KFBR392

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: pouts with a burnt orange color. Very transparent beer, much different then any other tripel I have seen. Light head even on an aggressive pour. No active carbonation in glass.

Smell: musty fruit and orange peel hit the nose first. A potent front of sugary yeast and banana peels is also apparent. Medium bodied fruit rides throughout this brew.

Taste: Grainy yeast and bright fruits hit first. Some decent fruit and spices continue to battle the palate. Nothing too complex but does hit some decent tripel checkpoints.

Mouthfeel: light with some chalky tones.

Overall: an okay american tripel. Mild spices and yeast fruity body. Just okay

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 06:39:16 | More by KFBR392
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Dark Horse Sapient Trip Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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