Green's Quest Tripel Blonde Ale - Green's Gluten Free Beers
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3.28/5 rDev +10.8%
Appearance: This one has been aged 1 year in a cellar. Semi hazy, golden in appearance, some lace.
Smell: Cider, mint possibly from the hops.
Taste: Apple cider, belgian yeast. Sweet. Somewhat tart. Alcohol hidden well. For a blonde/tripel this tastes more like a dry cider.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, semi dry finish.
Drinkability: Not a typical tripel, but a good beverage. If I had a gluten allergy, this could be a staple.
10-05-2010 16:37:43 | More by Stinkypuss
3.28/5 rDev +10.8%
A: Brilliant gold, with nice clarity and a bit of carbonation. A foamy bone white head has nice staying power and leaves bits of lace.
S: Quite sweet in the nose. Apple cider, pear and white grape aromas do the bulk of the work. A light whiff of alcohol keeps the sweetness in check.
T: The sweetness from the nose carries straight to the flavor. Sweet apple cider is what really stands out. Bitterness is very mild, but does add a touch of coriander spice. Alcohol adds warmth to the finish.
M: The medium body is syrupy and has about the right dose of fizz.
D: The is the best of the gluten free beers that I've had. It doesn't have much of a beer taste to it, but does show that you can do good work with sorghum when you try.
04-30-2010 05:41:18 | More by Rayek
3.28/5 rDev +10.8%
Though I have been disappointed by other Green's offerings, I decided to give this one a try, and I am glad I did.
Color is a clear orangy-amber, nothing special but not off-putting. Aroma is crisp and fruity, more on a cider than a beer, a little sweet but not cloying. Flavor is perky, fruity and a little sour, with a nice alcohol zing; it tastes like a mixture of cider and sake - different, and not in a bad way. Texture is smooth and pleasing, a teensy bit watery but not too shabby.
11-17-2008 03:33:39 | More by Cyberkedi
3.3/5 rDev +11.5%
Tried this on a whim after reading about on the Merchant du Vin website. Why not try a gluten-free beer brewed in a classic belgian style?
App: Frothy white head. Nice deep golden color with perfect clarity, for some reason it seems darker than I expect in tripels. Solid amount of lace.
Great fruity nose. Sour apples, white grapes, and lemon that come from the zesty yeast. A touch of sweet alcohol and grain with just enough hoppiness to round the flavor out. Smells a bit more like a saison, but I'm staying open minded.
Taste and mouthefeel: Wow! Pretty darn good here. All the things I look for in my tripels. A strong fruitiness with a hint of funk. Ends dry with a moderate does of hopes that truly round out this flavor.
I've definitely learned that barley malt is what gives beer the body we love. while the flavors of this beer are great, it's definitely missing some meat, both in body and in flavor. The beer seems to be highly carbonated to make up for the body, but I cannot fault them for that.
Definitely a pretty good tripel! Better than some malt versions I have had. Good for those with gluten intolerance and the occasional change of pace. I will be trying the others, but there definitely is a lot of psychology involved in having a gluten-free beer.
11-08-2010 03:32:49 | More by emsroth
3.3/5 rDev +11.5%
A - Hazy orange/amber with 3 fingers of white sea foam that retain well.
S - Grapes, green apples, candy sugar, hints of bubblegum alcohol, spice, slightly acidic.
T - Tart fruit, green grapes and apples, clean white wine flavors, spicy soft grain on the back of the palate. Sweet middle with some yeast esters mixed in. Dry grassy hops clean up the sweetness on the finish.
M - Smooth and clean body with a fizzy dry finish.
Sweet and clean tartness with a dry fizzy finish. This exceeded my expectation being gluten free. I applaud the brewery for this as it doesn't stack up to a BSPA or a Tripel but has the characteristics without the bready malt. I would drink this if I had an intolerance to gluten.
10-22-2011 21:39:26 | More by StaveHooks
British Columbia (Canada)
3.36/5 rDev +13.5%
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.
01-06-2014 23:01:47 | More by CookstLiquor
3.4/5 rDev +14.9%
It is not a bad beer perse, but it isn't one that I see myself being excited about. For such a strong beer it has a watery finish. Taste is like a watery cider, smell is very fruity. The beer pour orangeish brown with a thick white head slow to fade away. Overall this beer is pretty strong though not very satisfying, not sure I would want to drink many of these.
03-04-2010 22:47:19 | More by hdofu
3.48/5 rDev +17.6%
I thought this was a great looking beer. It is blonde orange/brass with a lot of carbonation amber. Beautiful head with great lacing with good retain ability. This beer has a fruity sweet alcohol aroma. It has more of a wine taste to it than a beer taste. It is very dry and somewhat sweet. It is not as bad as I thought it would be. I have not really cared for gluten free beers in the past.
11-21-2008 17:01:04 | More by MTNboy
3.53/5 rDev +19.3%
Had this one at O'Brien's Pub tonight, bought by a friend...thanks Dave. It poured a shade of yellow gold with a white fizzy foam cap. The head resedes leaving no lace or trace behind. The carbonation looks fine however.
Aromas of Chardonnay, crisp green apple and just plain sweetness fill the nostrils.
The taste is of green apple that turns to Chardonnay, not too sweet and just tart till it warms a bit. In the mid I get a flat out whiskey punch (actual whiskey taste), with the alcohol stepping up as such. It then tapers to a dry and somewhat warming finish.
Light bodied with almost aggressive carbonation, the alcohol seeming bigger than 8.5% in taste and in feel, ending with dryness in the mouthfeel. I do recommend this beer for the experience alone...interesting stuff.
02-22-2009 03:40:16 | More by scottoale
3.53/5 rDev +19.3%
Pours a three finger cream head that fades very slowly, leaving some lace. Nearly clear pale golden amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet apple nose. Flavor is sweet apple and cider. Does not taste like a triple. Higher ABV is hidden. Best by Sep 13, 2009. $5.99 for a 500ml bottle from Manchester Wine and Liquors Manchester, CT.
11-16-2009 23:59:39 | More by jdhilt
3.6/5 rDev +21.6%
I grabbed a bottle of this Tripel Blonde Ale today, for $5.99, at Ayotte's. Going to dive in while watching the Bruins-Rangers tilt.
Poured into a small tulip, the bier foamed up prodigiously, a lovely, lacy web of white sitting lightly atop the liquid. The foam leaves a splendid trail of lace behind. The bier itself is a bright golden, with a slight bit of haze, and a steady stream of carbo is rising within. The aroma is a bit mild, with some fruity notes present. The body is almost medium, and there's a touch of prickle on the tongue as it heads south.
The flavor exhibits a good amount of fruitiness, with green apple, pear and melon coming into play on the palate. There's a touch of sweetness, but the fruitiness is the lead player here. The finish is quite dry, with a subtle hint of spiciness. Overall, not bad, though I don't think I'd pony up the coin for another. Prosit!!
3.6/5 rDev +30%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
01-21-2012 20:07:56 | More by Bierman9
3.63/5 rDev +22.6%
Beer review from BA Mag Sep 2007.
We never thought we would ever see a gluten-free Tripel--talk about a niche within a niche.
Very quick to foam up with a white-colored head, a slow crackle shows the head dissipating into a patchy lace that sticks to the glass. Crystal-clear dull golden color--a trained eye can see a hue unlike what malted barley yields. Big pungent grainy lemony aroma that is clean and fresh. Crispness rides over the top as in any true Tripel, and moderate body is a little slick up front. There's a thick kernel of grain to start off, a bit sweet and slightly coarse. Mineral notes, exotic fruit and a faint woodiness show levels of complexity. Minimal hops, suggestions of white wine from a mild tartness and more graininess form an interesting but uncommon flavor profile. Fruity esters and warm alcohol come in the finish with more grain.
Beer geeks, be warned. Gluten-free beer is a new frontier; to compare a beer like this to other Belgian Tripels is wrong. That said, it's certainly complex and worth a try--an absolute must if you have gluten issues.
07-07-2010 00:06:18 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.63/5 rDev +22.6%
Poured from a 500ml bottle into a clear pint glass.
A-Pours a orange-copper hue with a two+ finger head with decent retention and lacing. Actually, quite remarkable for a gluten-free sorghum based beer.
S-Nose is more like a tripel and would rate higher if there were separate gluten-free categories.
T-Peppery spice from the yeast is the most prominent flavor noted. There is some mildly fruity twang with some graininess. Slightly sweet.
M-Dry and well carbonated .
D-A good beer, but among the best gluten-free ales I have had. Very much like real beer. Well done and a great alternative for the gluten intolerant or folks with gluten grain allergies.
12-03-2011 04:52:34 | More by velosuds
3.65/5 rDev +23.3%
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.
05-21-2012 04:11:11 | More by jtierney89
3.65/5 rDev +23.3%
I have no medical reason to drink a gluten-free beer, but what the heck, let's try one anyway.
GLASS: Tripel Karmeliet Goblet
TEMP: Cellared at approx. 50 degrees
This beer looks nice in a glass. It has the color of golden honey. It should be noted that it looks just slightly darker than expected for a Tripel. It pours with a nice thick head that, unfortunately, dissipates all too quickly.
It gives off a nice citrus and yeast smell that leads me back to positive anticipation.
The taste is not quite what was expected from a Tripel, but it is very close. It tastes predominately of peaches and nectarines. It has a slight taste of honeyed apples on the back end of it. In between lays an unknown tanginess and something that almost tastes too sweet for this glass.
It does feel good in the mouth, as a good beer should. There is nothing to make you think that you're missing some ingredient.
I would say, as someone who is not concerned about gluten content, that this would be a good beer to enjoy every now and then (like once or twice a year). Just to be used as something to throw into the mix to break up the regular routine.
If you are someone who must maintain a gluten-free diet, you would be hard pressed to find a beer with better flavor than this, at this point in time, anyway. In the realm of Tripels, this is in the middle of the pack. I've definitely had better, but i've certainly had worse.
05-14-2008 22:32:31 | More by coldmeat23
3.68/5 rDev +24.3%
This might have been on sale. I can't remember where it came from or if someone brought it over. Hiding in the fridge behind many things that should have been thrown out by now, it's time to start playing the guessing game & get down to some overdue spring cleaning. ... Well damn, the bottle says best by 2009. There goes my will to clean anything soon. Still feel like a drink though. :)
Pours out a hazy straw color with a very strong soda-like fizz coming off as the head develops.
Fumes of ethanol, lemon-honey, & something a lot like hard cider.
Flavors are just macerated in alcohol & honey. The 8.5% content feels more like 12%. Light clove, white bread, apple & lemon peels, apricot, & a dry woody/grainy finish closing things out.
The alcohol is big distraction, but the mouthfeel is very mellow, & helps distract just slightly from the harshness. The carbonation is low, but I feel it suits the taste just fine.
After researching the price, I don't think this one is coming back too soon. Though regardless if it's a gluten-free beer or not, just as a beer, it's pretty good. :)
04-20-2008 22:57:53 | More by PEBKAC
Green's Quest Tripel Blonde Ale from Green's Gluten Free Beers
70 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.