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Triple Exultation - Eel River Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

275 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 275
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 11
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
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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beagle75

Iowa

2.9/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Draft pour into a 10 oz. pilsner glass at the Eel River pub in Fortuna.

A: Deep reddish-amber color with slight haze. Thin off-white foam head diminishes to a ring. No lacing remains on the glass.

S: Weakly sweet with some earthiness far back in the shadows. Not complex or interesting.

T: Begins with caramel-like malt, giving way to abundantly juicy flavors of dark and tropical fruit. These fruit flavors are definitely pronounced, but difficult to label individually. Taken together, they remind of Hawaiian Punch. Booziness emerges in the middle as sweetness recedes. Rounded, earthy bitterness persists in the finish.

M: Medium viscosity, light carbonation--but the presence on the palate is fairly clean.

D: While this beer does not offend the palate--it goes down pretty easy for a "big" beer--it lacks the subtle complexities and refined character that should be present in an English-style strong ale. I would look for an opportunity in the future to taste this beer with some age on it, for the sake of comparison, but I'm not rushing to add a bottle to my own collection. Not surprisingly there are some similarities to North Coast Old Stock, although this beer still seems to have the training wheels attached.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2010 16:08:12 | More by beagle75
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S: strong chocolate presence, toast, cherry
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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.

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Triple Exultation from Eel River Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.