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Green's Quest Tripel Blonde Ale - Green's Gluten Free Beers

Green's Quest Tripel Blonde AleGreen's Quest Tripel Blonde Ale

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BA SCORE
70
okay

78 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 78
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 26.53%


Brewed by:
Green's Gluten Free Beers visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed and bottled in Lochristi, Gent, Belgium.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-20-2007)
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Ratings: 78 | Reviews: 61 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by DavidST:
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DavidST

Texas

3.08/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a goblet, best before 4/10/15. This pours a light golden color with a fizzy short lived white head. The smells are of belgian yeast esters, sweet malts, banana. The feel is medium to thin with a fizzy carbonation. The taste is okay, pretty sweet almost like an apple juice, a dirty flavor. Its okay, not something I'd get again.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 02:38:23 | More by DavidST
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

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T_Hass

California

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dbarny76

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +36.1%

03-14-2014 00:44:31 | More by dbarny76
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CookstLiquor

British Columbia (Canada)

3.36/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle. Pours a bright, slightly hazy orangish-yellow colour. Plentiful aromas of fruit cocktail. Taste offers sweet notes of fruit candy and fruit cocktail. Light bodied, but bold flavours and a pronounced booziness. Mimics the style fairly well for a gluten-free beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 23:01:47 | More by CookstLiquor
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hardy008

Minnesota

1.73/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Clear dark amber with a small white head, with fair retention and not much lacing. Definitely does not smell like a Tripel. The aroma has apples, spices, grains, and some sourness. Not a very strong aroma, or a very pleasant one either.

Tastes somewhat sweet and tart with apples, grains, spices, and some yeast. Nothing about this beer makes me think it is a Tripel.

Light to medium bodied with above average carbonation. Not worth trying again.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 22:21:48 | More by hardy008
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lancecenter

Texas

2.3/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Transparent orange color. Not much head or lacing.

S - Smells just like apple juice/cider.

T/M - Well, tastes much more like an apple cider than a triple. Crisp mouthfeel.

O - These guys make some good gluten free beer, but this isn't one of them. It just doesn't work. I wouldn't even recommend this to somebody with a gluten tolerance. I mean, it's okay, but why would you choose this over an apple cider? Oh yeah, the alcohol. Yeah it hides that well.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 02:21:35 | More by lancecenter
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FINLANDski_1619

Wyoming

1.25/5  rDev -57.5%

10-02-2013 03:34:49 | More by FINLANDski_1619
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3/5  rDev +2%

08-13-2013 16:31:40 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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Zach136

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

08-08-2013 01:39:36 | More by Zach136
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +36.1%

08-07-2013 23:42:02 | More by grahamboudreaux
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

08-02-2013 22:27:29 | More by BeerForMuscle
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

05-26-2013 04:30:52 | More by PatGreer
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Blindpigbiz

California

2.54/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Smell: faint herbs, cloves, citrus, and pears

Taste: subtle clementines, herbs (I'm not a cook so I could only tell you this beer tastes like the 'green' ones), and hints of apple cider pervade throughout; heavy rice, bitter oats, and slightly sour gains prevail during each sip

I'm sorry if you have a gluten allergy; this beer doesn't do it for me and it probably won't for you either. Some people may like the taste of sour yeast, oats, and rice but as for yours truly, it's very overbearing and kills the potential it has with some of its other flavors. Maybe if you pair it with a veggie pizza that includes heavy Alfredo sauce it may work

Sorry greens

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 06:39:17 | More by Blindpigbiz
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Dave-at-TheGrog

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

05-03-2013 16:47:12 | More by Dave-at-TheGrog
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WissBrauSean

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +39.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It pours a clear golden straw, light amber color with a nice two finger sized off-white head of various sized bubbles that leaves a strange Klingon Bird of Prey pattern on the glass! COOL! Nerd Points! the head remains a full beautiful cap throughout the drink as well! Full points on appearance!

The aroma is kind of like like a malty sweet base that meets sour honey and bitter apple in a steel cage match. I was surprised by that but instantly thought that they were going with a sour on this one. There may be a hint of grass-like hops in there, but it's very faint and might be bordering on my imagination.

The taste is quite like cider, but there is a caramel malt type sweetness lurking at it's base. Above it on the surface is like a smooth sour apple with a little bitter on the back of the tounge and a champagne yeast type of ride along the way. It's kind of weird as it starts off sweet and as it moves across the tongue there is a little sour and at the back of the tongue you get bitter (apple) just as how the tongue is set up with sweet at the tip, sour near the back and bitter at the very back. In the middle of the sip there is a creamy caramel-ness that I can't describe. All in all, it's really well balanced and at the very end there is a sense of black pepper and finally, hops!

Unlike other gluten free beers that I have had, this one has just a hint more than a medium mouthfeel, and considering it's peers, it's really full comparatively. It's sweet, but the sour and the bitter do a fair bit of balancing that out, but it tips in the favor of sweet. The carbonation is lively and I am going to go out on a limb and pontificate that the yeast is most likely a champagne yeast. The head remains until the end. If this were a zombie, you would lose because the head must be removed for them to die.

I'm going to go out on another yoga limb and stretch it and say that this is world class. If it is not world class then it is VERY close, but I think it's getting a full score from me. I can't find anything that I don't like about this beer! It's 9% and yet sessionable!

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 02:15:33 | More by WissBrauSean
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jayfolly

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +44.6%

01-30-2013 22:32:28 | More by jayfolly
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asafarc2

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

12-19-2012 04:58:33 | More by asafarc2
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AmitC

Indiana

3/5  rDev +2%

12-15-2012 01:43:30 | More by AmitC
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Braz

Washington

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11-26-2012 07:42:33 | More by Braz
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Danobold

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

10-27-2012 00:38:28 | More by Danobold
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bzach

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

10-16-2012 06:50:20 | More by bzach
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3/5  rDev +2%

07-01-2012 18:28:43 | More by jaidenjb
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.08/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - pale copper with a giant thick, dense, white head that has decent retention

S - alcohol, white grapes, grains

T - grains, apples, white grapes, intense boozy alcohol

M - warm, well carbonated, medium bodied

When this beer was cold it was better. As the beer warmed, however, the alcohol became intense and extremely bitey. There was little flavor content or body to stand up to the intense alcohol. I'll avoid this in the future.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 15:39:07 | More by tdm168
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jtierney89

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Goddamn review just got accidentally deleted so heres a much a shorter one since I can't remember everything I just said.

For being gluten free this beer is pretty good. Golden hue with a craggy white head. Lots of alcohol on the nose but some scents that are reminiscent of belgian beers come through slightly as the beer airs out.

The mouthfeel is big for being gluten free but still extremely light for a tripel. Sweet corny rice like taste on the tip of the tongue which lingers after the swallow. Subtle fruit flavors of pear and apples along with some earthiness. Bit of detectable alcohol on the swallow but really not all that much, less than you get on some other non gluten free tripels.

This beer provides a nice option for gluten free beer drinkers. Comparing this beer to an actual all malt tripel is unfair due to obvious differences but the guys at greens put on a hell of a good show with this beer providing the gluten free community with a somewhat complex bigger brew. It's also one of the best gluten free beers I've had honestly.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2012 04:11:11 | More by jtierney89
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Green's Quest Tripel Blonde Ale from Green's Gluten Free Beers
70 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.