Triple Exultation - Eel River Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Pahn:
3.9/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
22oz bottle into a wine glass.
Appearance: Pours dark, opaque amber with minimal fizzy head (more of a foam ring). Leaves little to no lacing.
Smell: Sugary malt, caramel, cake. Alcohol comes out as it warms. Smell changes into different things around the area of toffee/vanilla/sugar/bread over time, which is nice.
Taste: First sip was very sweet and malty, with a somewhat fruity ending. There's some smoke in the flavor, as well as some spice and toffee. It's mildly boozy, with some warmth at the end. Like the smell, the taste is very dynamic. It's occasionally soapy, occasionally musty, occasionally biscuity. There's also a sourness there, and a bitterness that builds up as I get through the bottle. Complexity without balance or harmony, but, for the most part, tastes very good.
Mouthfeel: Paradoxically watery and sticky at the same time, with decent carbonation. It's not as full-bodied as the flavors seem to suggest. Decent, but not great.
Drinkability: The 9.7%ABV isn't hiding, but it's an okay sipper. Enough happens in the taste to get me to buy another of these and enjoy nursing it for a few hours.
Triple Exultation is a good beer. I think if I were in the mood for this kind of thing, 9 times out of 10 I'd opt for Great Divide Hibernation Ale, which has a better mouthfeel and (for me) a better taste. 1 time out of 10 though, I'd take this somewhat more complex but less refined old ale.
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2010 06:12:16 | More by Pahn
More User Reviews:
4.2/5 rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
Pours dark brown with a large lasting head.
Nose shows golden syrup, booze, fruitcake, figs, brown sugar and cognac. Lovely.
Similarly rich flavours. More booze though, a little hot. Loads of golden syrup, bordering on a bit too sweet.
Lovely creamy carbonation and rich body.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 12:21:39 | More by CrazyDavros
3.3/5 rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A: pours like a dark red ale with little lacing and head. No visible carbonation and 25% clarity.
S: strong chocolate presence, toast, cherry
T: Comes out the gates with an ABV you can taste. Sweet chocolate again that turns to some grains and finishing with some mile tart berries.
M: Medium-heavy with little carbonation
O: An interesting beer that is worth a try but nothing I could drink too much of. Stronger chocolate presence than I expected.
Serving type: on-tap
05-20-2014 23:17:11 | More by SavvyStudent
3.71/5 rDev -1.6%
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
Triple Exultation from Eel River Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 278 ratings.