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Belgian Style Strong Ale - C.H. Evans Brewing Company

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Belgian Style Strong Ale
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
C.H. Evans Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-02-2002)
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Photo of Sammy
3.55/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draft at the brewpub. Marketed as a triple, its like the pale only more yeasty. Some brown sugar. Above average mouthfeel. Yellow with lace. Boozy, pepper,corriander, ginger.Not very complex, and not hitting the style, but a good beverage subtracting the high alcohol.

Photo of smithj4
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of rlee1390
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Clearish golden yellow, lacing is left behind.

S-Wheat, yeast and some citrus flavors poke though as well.

T-Very similar to the nose. A lot of wheat and yeast characters. Not as much bitterness as I would expect though.

M-Medium bodied, not much carbonation.

O-A solid beer, would have liked to have seen a little more in the hop profile though.

Photo of vonnegut21
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Albany Pumps Station.

A: Pours a deep golden hue. Half a finger of white head, with lots of lacing on the glass.

S: Belgian yeast, lots of spice. A bit peppery, light hop notes and malt sweetness.

T: Nice and spicy with an excellent Belgian yeast character. A bready, malt backbone with nice hop notes and a slight hint of alcohol.

M: Smooth, sweet and nicely carbed. Very drinkable at 10%.

O: Overall, a very nice take on a Tripel. Really hides the alcohol well. My second favorite beer at the Pump Station.

Photo of aerozeppl
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery

A: Nice golden straw color. Minimal white head with spotty lacing.

S: Nice mix of hops and yeast. Very spicy as well. Sweet malt holding everything back. Nice complex nose.

T: Follows along with the nose. Spicy up front then a nice sweetness. Just a solid tripel with a little bit more hops to give it more balance.

M: Really nice mouthfeel. Nice syrupy coating feel. Super dry finish.

D: I was pissed I did not have a growler in the car. Super drinkable. Went well with my meal. Top notch.

Photo of JKV96
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of ybnorml
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This ale has a light yellow\straw color with a big bright white head. The aroma was spicey at first with a nice sweetness playing aroung the edges. Again the spicey characteristic starts followed by a light sweetness that seemed to me to have just a hint of banana. This Triple rolls like silk across you tongue.

Photo of fishguyac
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of brentblack1
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of nyrblue2
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Andragos
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of PJF12866
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of rmcnamee
3/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of alejandro
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a wonderful beer. I was passing through Albany and stopped in to have dinner and a beer the Belgian strong was good enough I could not leave with out a growler. I brought it home and a few days later I relived the experience. The beer was a nice straw color with just the right amount of hops and malt aroma tickling the nose. I could not really get much of a head on it from the growler but the beer was still fantastic. Hints of banana and sweetness permiated the whole glass.

Belgian Style Strong Ale from C.H. Evans Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.