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Tripel - Great Divide Brewing Company

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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%


Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rayek on 08-21-2009)
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Reviews by jsisko01:
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jsisko01

Michigan

3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on Aug 12, 2010

Appearance - Pours a VERY hazy golden color with an inch thick, soapy white head that lingers for a couple minutes. Leaves a nice thick, creamy lacing.

Smell - Has a musty funk aroma that is most dominant. Light spices and citrus seem to be present as well

Taste - Spices come through much stronger up front, with a very strong and sweet honey flavor. Banana, clove, orange citrus, and pepper are also detectable. And a fairly strong alcohol bite in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with high carbonation.

Overall - The sweet honey flavor is a little overbearing in my opinion.. but I think this may be how tripels are intended to be? I have only tried a couple others and they were very similar to this.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 03:34:39 | More by jsisko01
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

03-21-2014 03:16:22 | More by afsdan
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

11-23-2013 20:13:49 | More by jaydoc
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Berto66

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

11-19-2013 05:32:48 | More by Berto66
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California

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

10-28-2013 06:46:56 | More by GRG1313
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Florida

4/5  rDev +7%

10-14-2013 09:33:42 | More by hopkrid
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-05-2013 09:16:50 | More by beernads
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GOGRANDE

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

12-27-2012 04:40:29 | More by GOGRANDE
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ctrevino

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

12-08-2012 23:50:10 | More by ctrevino
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tuckerlikesbeer

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7%

11-29-2012 07:03:33 | More by tuckerlikesbeer
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Barbie

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-02-2012 19:17:59 | More by Barbie
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 9/2010 notes. Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a murky yellow-orange amber. Thin white head but nice lacing. Mild malt and spice aroma. Malt, light fruits, light lemon, belgian yeast and spice. Finishes dryer and less complex than most Belgian tripels. Tasty, but not quite up to the level of a Belgian. Good, pleasant backup tripel.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 19:44:35 | More by LiquidAmber
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SuperHeavy

Georgia

5/5  rDev +33.7%

06-01-2012 12:39:30 | More by SuperHeavy
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irongator

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-14-2012 11:21:37 | More by irongator
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Zachb4au

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

03-16-2012 18:41:30 | More by Zachb4au
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-15-2012 01:38:33 | More by jfcaa193
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jlove5

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-10-2012 16:28:55 | More by jlove5
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ninner00

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7%

01-26-2012 13:00:47 | More by ninner00
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superspak

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into chalice; bottled 08/12/2010. Pours hazy golden straw color with a nice 1 finger dense white head with good retention that reduces to a thick cap that lingers. Some spotty lacing clings to the glass as well. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, orange, pepper, biscuit, grass, yeasty spices, and light tart grains. Nice and well balanced aromas. Quite standard for a tripel as expected. Taste of big lemon, apple, orange, pepper, grass, biscuit, tart grains, and spicy yeast. Lingering notes of citrus, pepper, grains, and yeast spices on the finish for a bit. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy mouthfeel. Very smooth drinking for 9.3% but is still a bit of a sipper. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with only a slight warming after the finish. Overall this is an excellent American made Tripel. Great flavor balance and complexity; with good drinkability for the level of alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 07:45:11 | More by superspak
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n2185

North Carolina

2.03/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Pours a hazy gold with a finger of white head that recedes into a thin layer with decent lacing.

S: Some slight spice notes and light fruit aromas up front, followed by a strong DMS aroma of cooked vegetables.

T: Light spices and candy sugar up front followed by that strong veggie flavor. There are some yeast flavors on the finish.

M: Medium-light body with medium carbonation, this beer is a bit thick and watery for the style.

O: Not a good beer at all. I don't know if it was a bad bottle because of the strong veggie aromas and flavors, but I definitely have no urge to have this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 20:47:32 | More by n2185
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specialiste

Florida

4/5  rDev +7%

01-15-2012 06:54:15 | More by specialiste
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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +7%

12-29-2011 03:31:39 | More by buckyp
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +7%

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whallgren

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

12-04-2011 18:02:51 | More by whallgren
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HalfFull

California

3.28/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a wine glass from a foiled 22 oz. bottle. Brewed in August 2010, an interesting find from Great Divide. Pours a hazed golden with a thin white cap. Bit hazy and wheat like in appearance. Moderate retention settles to a light film and leaves light lacing.

Aroma is slightly sweet and with an under represented yeast influence. Somewhat fruity on the nose but lacking the delicate nuance of the better Tripels.

Flavor follows the nose, again offering some yeast notes that are a bit to buried in the sweet delivery. Lightly spicy and with a chalky graininess. Finish is less viscous than expected, allowing for a decent drinkability. Overall the beer has no notable flaws yet lacks the subtle nuance I look for in the style, being a bit too buttery, likely from the yeast or yeast conditions.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 03:32:11 | More by HalfFull
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Tripel from Great Divide Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.