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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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83
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576 Ratings
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Ratings: 576
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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Reviews by barnzy78:
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz. Poured a rusty color with suspended particulates throughout. Thin off-white head left a nice lacing on the glass. Aromas were of over-ripened fruit - apples and pears; maybe some banana. Also some Belgian yeasts on the nose with a hint of alcohol. Mouth-feel is medium bodied and somewhat syrupy. Tastes are over-ripe fruity esters, especially notes of pear with hints of apple as well. Alcohol is present and warming on the throat. Finishes dry with some white grape flavors and some spiciness, white pepper perhaps. Decent tripel and represents the style finely. I just find it very hard to compete with the authentic Belgians. Still very enjoyable none-the-less.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2009 04:28:10 | More by barnzy78
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alelover

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-17-2014 20:41:38 | More by alelover
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Michigan

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

03-15-2014 21:07:41 | More by GNH3
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SmashPants

Australia

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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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11%

03-11-2014 01:10:38 | More by twenty5
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jeffwright

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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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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Michigan

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wawarner

Illinois

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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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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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dalepryor

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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

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Dark Horse Sapient Trip Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 576 ratings.