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Triple Exultation - Eel River Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

263 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.87%


Brewed by:
Eel River Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mattmaples on 05-27-2006)
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Nage37

California

2/5  rDev -46.7%

02-21-2012 03:25:58 | More by Nage37
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Catracho5

California

3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type: 22 ounce bomber poured into a tulip stem glass.

Appearance: Looks nice in the glass, dark brown with a creamy head with lots of tiny bubbles. The head dissipated fairly quickly, some lacing on the glass. Looks great in the glass.

Smell: Getting some toffee, vanilla aromas upfront, then the malts on the backend. The is the strongest aroma that I have smelled in an organic beer. I am getting some bourbon or rum smell up front as well, sweet smell that fades into a malt character. This is the first Old Ale that I have tried and I am not quite sure how to describe the sweetness, toffee, vanilla, rum, bourbon, it all smells there.

Taste: Sweet taste upfront similar to the smell, then some bitterness blending into a malt flavor, nice flavor. This is a nice sweet maltiness flavor in the beer, great taste, getting some bitterness but not overwhelming bitterness. I am surprised, this sat in my refrigerator for about 3 months before I tried it.

Mouthfeel: Nice creamy mouthfeel, light carbonation.

Overall: Admittedly, I am surprised, I have had several Eel River brews, Raven's Eye is my favorite, this is second. I am going to pick up at least another bottle to age. This is a beer that is well balanced, the sweetness though prevalent does not overwhelm the malt and bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 03:34:01 | More by Catracho5
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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3/5  rDev -20%

03-29-2014 03:34:44 | More by lighthabit
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-27-2014 03:17:53 | More by Beersnake1
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Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-09-2014 09:48:08 | More by Yeti1979
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

02-03-2014 20:34:25 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Mississippi

4/5  rDev +6.7%

02-03-2014 00:39:33 | More by jkermitj
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California

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

01-25-2014 05:57:03 | More by OMsweetOM
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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-22-2014 03:43:50 | More by RandyBoBandy
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travolta

California

2.79/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: No lacing, a clear cranberry juice in color. Head retention is good with a cloudy formed khaki head.

Nose: Burnt carmel, minimal dark candied fruit, some faint hops at the end.

Taste: Hot sake and carmel. Cheap vodka on the tongue, with a malt foundation.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 03:49:18 | More by travolta
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utfiero

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Color- cloudy red caramel. Full, think head tinted almond.

Aroma- caramel, grapefruit hops, and ocean air.

Taste- a rich hoppy complex brew. Starts like a rich, strong, and dry Belgian ale, moving into a cake and hops middle (imagine eating coffee cake and drinking an imperial IPA) finishing with a tame dry hoppiness leaving a clean hoppy aftertaste.

Poured from bomber (650 ml bottle) into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass).



Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 01:42:23 | More by utfiero
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev 0%

01-14-2014 01:02:45 | More by JamesStreet
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MrLacinak

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20%

12-30-2013 19:17:17 | More by MrLacinak
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Louisiana

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-25-2013 03:42:54 | More by tbryan5
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mhaugo

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle decanted into a snifter. 9.7% ABV. Served at 55F and allowed to elevate to room temperature. Certified organic.

Appearance: Deep chestnut, moderately bubbly with a decent beige head, and brilliantly clear (4/5).

Aroma: Mmmm… nice. Dried stone fruit and jammy grapes. Brown sugar and caramel. A touch of oxidation, but an acceptable level. In fact, it adds an additional layer to an already beautiful and complex aroma (4.25/5).

Taste: Surprisingly hoppy with a bitterness that lasts. There is a little woodiness from what I am assuming is some degree of barrel aging, with a little vanilla, bourbon, and a touch of tobacco. There is also some staling, but again not inappropriate. It would be interesting to know if that was intentional or just a “benefit” on sitting on a big box liquor store shelf for several months. The bitterness steps back a touch toward the latter end of the pint as the beer nears room temperature (3.5/5).

Mouthfeel: Full body with medium carbonation. There is a light warmth from the alcohol and a puckering quality from the hops. There is also an interesting “thickness” that develops when the beer warms that feels almost chalky. Not a negative note; more of an interesting observation (3.75/5)

Overall: This is a very nice beer, but the flavor comes across a little dramatic. I would love to have this same beer dialed back about twenty five percent in both the bitterness and the alcohol. 80 IBUs seems to be a bit much here. The aroma is incredibly inviting, but once it hit my mouth it became a little obnoxious. But in the end I am impressed (3.75/5).

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 02:11:53 | More by mhaugo
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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katybee

Oregon

3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear dark amber, with minimal, quickly dissipating head, looking a bit like a whiskey in the glass. A bit more like a whiskey or brandywine, especially when the minimal carbonation stilled, it is really only the malty bready richness, smooth on the tongue, which reminds the drinker that this is still a beer. A fine sipping beer for me, but hard hitting and not very subtle in character...perhaps some dried fruit notes, molasses sweetness, but not true 'esthers' as in a barleywine, and a slightly metallic alcohol edge although the creaminess covers this... Not bad, but a little too direct for me, LOL.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2013 21:39:36 | More by katybee
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jaydoc

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-16-2013 03:08:06 | More by jaydoc
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JordonHoltzman

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Ruby red body and an aggressive pour gives me a frothy cherry tinted white head. I guess its bottle conditioned? Because my second pour of the bomber into the glass leaves the body murky while it was originally a clear red.
Rich dark fruit aroma. Barely wine characteristics.
The flavor has some dried fruit leather taste, quite bitter though simultaneously. The high ABV is obvious as this is quite a sipper as time goes by out of the fridge.
Mouthfeel is fine, but high alcohol makes the back of the tongue know it.
Overall solid beer. It's a big old ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 02:42:44 | More by JordonHoltzman
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Trish_NG5

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Triple Exultation from Eel River Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.