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Dark Horse Sapient Trip Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse Sapient Trip AleDark Horse Sapient Trip Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

728 Ratings
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Ratings: 728
Reviews: 324
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 17
Gots: 45 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: putnam on 04-20-2004

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bosoxbennie
3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SD-Alefan
2.68/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Beer looks decent, dark amber with about a one-finger head.
Aroma has a bit of spicy fruit and some nice, funky yeast odors but there's also an underlying plastic harshness.
Taste is not very pleasant. This seems harsh and rather crude for a Tripel. A lingering and unpleasant medicinal bitter finish. Nearly a drain pour.
Mouthfeel seems a bit thin.
I'm a fan of both Dark Horse and tripels but his seems a rather poor effort that lacks refinement.

Photo of Ginsaghn
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of civicm87
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Barnoloid
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There is a spicy note to this tripel. Clove and banana dominate here, with a yeastiness that comes right through. Has a dustiness to the mouthfeel. Good but muddled in a sense.

Photo of ryonisgawd
3.19/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Yellolab2010
2.73/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Wow! Wouldn't even let me rate with out a review because I gave a low rating? I'll start by saying I love dark horse but am not a fan of Belgian tripels. I do continue to try them but just don't care for them! That being said this was not a low ball at dark horse by any means just me being fair in my ratings.
If you are a tripel fan you may really enjoy.

Photo of jman005
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nicole309
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of tvghost
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Jrcassiday
4.12/5  rDev +12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Drreinholt
4.8/5  rDev +31.5%

Photo of fossage78
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of TaDiesel
4.8/5  rDev +31.5%

Photo of TubaDan
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of beornagain
4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of Tilly
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Orange golden color, hazy. Thin white head. Malts and orange aroma. Flavour is not far off of the aroma! Good beer!!!

Photo of CRJMellor
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of hopnado
3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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Dark Horse Sapient Trip Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 728 ratings.