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Triple Exultation - Eel River Brewing Co.

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85
very good

292 Ratings
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Ratings: 292
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 11
Gots: 15 | 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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5/5  rDev +32.6%

B_Davis1988, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of MisterClean
4.97/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at Xtreme pizza.

A - Poured a deep mahogany, with a 2 fingered cappuccino head. Dissipates down to 1 finger stats around and leaves a little lacing.

S/T - Heavy notes of chocolate, light coffee, cinnamon, and roasted toffee. Bittering hops are there, but hardly able to taste them. Phenomenal.

M - The mouthfeel is full bodied and well-balanced despite the abundant presence of malts. The bitterness comes from moot hops.

D - I asked the owner to make sure this one stays on tap. Classic example of an old ale/Christmas bier style. Exceptional beer.

MisterClean, Apr 07, 2009
Photo of jmbranum
4.85/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ooo this beer is good.

Bought in a 22 oz bottle from Stevie's Discount Liquor in Oklahoma City. On sale for $6.99 and worth every penny.

Pours a rich dark slightly orangish brown with a MASSIVE tan head that lingers forever and ever.

Aroma is heavenly. Lots and lots of malty richness. Flavor is a mouthfull. Lots of rich and sweet malt but also a fair amount of hops in the background. The hops are a good counter-point to keep this beer from becoming cloying. I am reminded of caramel, with a tinge of chocolate, red wine and maybe a good port. Raisins and some dark wheat bread. Lots of toastiness too. Sweet but not too much so.

Mouthfeel is nice and full and a little bit oily.

Overall, an amazing beer. I highly recommend it.

jmbranum, May 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +26%

Dwtucker90, Nov 25, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +26%

Trish_NG5, Oct 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +26%

SnatchyMcPants, Sep 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +26%

Sir_Goatman, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.73/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Eel River Triple Exultation has a medium, beige head and a somewhat hazy, peach color, with some streaming bubbles and decent lacing. The aroma is of strong, sweet, overripe peaches, stinging malts, and syrup. Taste is of caramel, milk chocolate, peaches, bitterness, sugar, light molasses, and monkey bread. The mouthfeel is thick and syrupy, and Triple Exultation finishes semi-dry and heavy. Overall, this is most excellent.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of sulldaddy
4.72/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am sampling this bomber at cellar temp and poured into a snifter. Ive had the bottle in my cellar for about 6-8 months.
The beer pours a clear deep mahogany with garnet tints and a fizzy yet soft beige head of 1.5 cm. The head fades fairly rapidly to a sturdy edge layer.
The aroma is hinting of a large robust beer, I get brown sugar and molasses, maybe some raisin as well, no hops, no caramel, but not really fusol booze or heat either, just big malt.
First sip reveals a fine and very tingly carbonation that is a little prickly on my palate. Body is average with some swete sticky texture on my lips and coating my tongue.
Flavor is sweet malt as expected, brown sugar and some toffee notes with a bit of warming booze on the finish. The beer is very tasty but doesnt mislead you into drinking too many. I enjoy this beer and will be purchasing it again in the future. Plus it is certified organic, bonus!!

sulldaddy, Jan 04, 2009
Photo of grumpy
4.6/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Triple Exultation indeed. Because there are three beers packed into a 22-oz bottle. This beer is part Imperial Stout, part Doppelbock, and part Wee Heavy. Hell, maybe it should be called Quadruple Exultation, because there might be some Barleywine hiding in there, as well. There’s a lot going on here, it’s all good, and it all works together. Malt, brown sugar, molasses, caramel, fruit, smoke, roast, a nice dose of balancing hops, full mouthfeel, and a reasonable alcohol bite. Incredibly complex and tasty. One of the best beers I’ve ever guzzled in any style. Or, in this case, almost every style…….

grumpy, Aug 22, 2006
Photo of Flyer
4.58/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Papago Brewing in Phoenix. This was absolutely delicious. Notes of vanilla and pear over a great, intense, wonderfully sharp classic American strong ale taste. CA caramel malt backbone holds it all together. This has a perfect balance. Highly recommended.

Flyer, Dec 10, 2008
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4.53/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased in the local COOP in a 22 oz bottle. Poured a very dark cherry color with a big foamy tan head that lasted a long time. Very rich nose of burnt malts. Fruits and carmel are added to the flavor and with the high alcohol content this is almost too rich and powerful. A bit of sweetness. Somewhat bitter finish. Interesting brew however, and should please those that like their dark beers big and bold. I opened a second bottle. I let this warm up a little to about 45 F. It again poured with a giant foamy light brown head you could have eaten with a spoon. Nose is even more intense. The flavor was much improved, and much smoother. Don’t drink this too cold and this is about a good as an Old Ale can get.

rkuhnel, Jan 18, 2007
Photo of yesferro
4.53/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at a Backwoods illegel brew tasting, somewhere in MS, bomber.

As for appearance, nothing special there, amber color, tiny bit of head, having it out a sampler glass didn't help me judge there.
Smelled beautiful, like candy, and butter, and more sweet candy!
The taste didn't disappoint, liquid butterscotch with a hint of alcohol in the end, as I sipped on it a bit longer I got more hops in the aftertaste too but overal it's malty sweet goodness.
Bit fizzy for my liking but not over the top.

This is a style I usually shy away from, but if I ever see this on a shelf, I'll by another one!

yesferro, May 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My favorite style...made available through a trade with msubulldog25..
Pours a dark amber with only a hint of reddish glow where the light can penetrate in the glass.
Very large two finger craggy head of tan bubbles melts ever so slowly to produce a sticky lacing.
Aromas of dark fruits like raisins, dates, and prunes, with sugary sweetness like dark brown sugar fill the senses.
Taste is unusual for an Old Ale in a very good way. Rather than being lots of sweetness, the tongue gets hit initially with roasted, toasted dark amber malts giving a bit of bitterness to the brew. This is followed with a hint of the dark candied fruits, then some burnt or toasted dark brown sugar and finally a brief wisp of hops adding bitterness to the finish and drying to the mouth rather than leaving it full of the candy sweetness.
Alcohol warmth is very slow to follow letting you forget that it is there, but it is so be warned.
Wow...this is a very enjoyable Old Ale...an excellent rendition of the style. I love it...thanks so much to msubulldog25 for this trade.
(the best part is I traded him for two bottles so I have another in the cellar to enjoy at a later time...woo hoo)

IntriqKen, Mar 26, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

dvanhandel, Oct 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Amalak, Nov 23, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Braz, Apr 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

KuehneBe, Dec 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

PrimScrewhead, Nov 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

MigueLitros, Jul 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

diehl07, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of mattmaples
4.47/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Damn!!!! I don’t write a lot of review these days (not much time) but this is one hell of an old ale. Dark brown in color with a dense sticky head. The aroma is sweet caramel, fruity ester and a floral hop. The flavor is chocolate with toffee tones, a light bitterness, and a spicy alcohol hit. It is everything I want out of an old ale and a decent price.

mattmaples, May 27, 2006
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4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aged about 1 year

Look: Pours a dark brown with caramel highlights with a 1/2 inch head and great retention leaving behind some spotty lacing

Smell: Dark fruits on the nose and it's potent. Raisin and figs are bright and crisp with some light date and toffee notes in the background

Taste: Again very dark fruit forward with raisin being the front runner. Backed up by some plum and dates mid palate and finishing with some caramalized sugars

Mouthfeel: Medium body and mildly carbonated

Overall: I personally think this is a great Old Ale. Great depths of flavor. Just delicious

DarthKostrizer, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of jamdugan
4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is a nice release from Eel River. Pours a clear reddish brown with a lacy tan head. Lightly sweet aroma of caramel with an herbal, hoppy nose. Apricot, pepper and the malty-rich flavors of rasins, plumbs and figs. A nice toffee-rich dessert beer. Overall a soothing and mildly warming beer.Delicous!

jamdugan, May 19, 2007
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4.44/5  rDev +17.8%

Justinmulford, Sep 09, 2014
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Triple Exultation from Eel River Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.