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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
89
very good

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.61%
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 -15.9%
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.

Sammy, Aug 23, 2010
Photo of smithj4
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

smithj4, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of rlee1390
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

rlee1390, Jul 28, 2011
Photo of vonnegut21
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

vonnegut21, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of aerozeppl
4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

aerozeppl, Jul 24, 2008
Photo of ybnorml
4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

ybnorml, Sep 14, 2004
Photo of JKV96
4/5  rDev -5.2%

JKV96, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of fishguyac
5/5  rDev +18.5%

fishguyac, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of brentblack1
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

brentblack1, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of nyrblue2
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

nyrblue2, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of PJF12866
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

PJF12866, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of rmcnamee
3/5  rDev -28.9%

rmcnamee, May 15, 2014
Photo of alejandro
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

alejandro, Oct 12, 2005
Belgian Style Strong Ale from C.H. Evans Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.