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Triple Exultation - Eel River Brewing Co.

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very good

285 Ratings
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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 11
Gots: 12 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

virinow, Aug 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

zeledonia, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of champ103
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at many places around Houston. Most recently at Witchcraft Tavern.

A: Pours a dark brown with some ruby highlights. A two finger beige head forms with good retention and lace.
S: Toasted malts, baked bread, caramel malts. Chocolate and toffee aromas. A bit of solvent like alcohol in the very back.
T: Like the nose, a big malt bomb. Toasted malts, caramel, toffee and chocolate. Light baked bread. Solvent alcohol at the end lets you know this is +9% ABV.
M/D: A medium to full body. Moderate carbonation that is smooth and creamy. There is some solvent like alcohol here. Which is expected and warming. Like a camp fire. Very welcoming, and a nice sipper.

A well made and almost classic example of the style. Something I always enjoy when I have it, and always wonder why I don't order it more often.

champ103, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of ADZA
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours the darkest copper hue with creamiest three finger head and lacing everywhere,the smell is burnt toffee,caramel,ripe fruit and candied figs,the mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation and has tastes of candied figs,fresh plums,burnt toffee,brown sugar and finished with a roasted maltiness and caramel bittersweetness and overall a nice old ale that would age well cheers.

ADZA, Aug 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Kegatron, Aug 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Beerswag, Jun 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

ChalupaBatman, Jun 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

diehl07, Jun 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

coolandy007, Jun 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

hoptitsbrews, Jun 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Slatetank, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

casapy, May 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

williamjbauer, May 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

ackeeper, May 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

alwaysplayin, May 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

emilylee, May 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

hawkmage, May 11, 2013
Photo of YieldToNothing
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

bomber into a tulip
pours a copper brown with a creamy beige head of about two inches.
smells of caramel and toffee. kinda of like a subdued quad. smell definitely does not overwhelm, but is pleasant nontheless.
bitter kick in the aftertaste with hints of vanilla.
this is not a style that i'm all too familiar with, but this is a very enjoyable beer. abv is well hidden.
glad i tried t. would definitely drink again but not sure i'd seek it out.

YieldToNothing, May 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Ted, Apr 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

gratefulbeerhead, Apr 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

artoolemomo, Mar 31, 2013
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3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle cellared for 2 years. Pours a slightly hazy, light mahogany with little to no head, with some spotty lacing as I swirled.

Aromas begin quite dark fruit forward with lots of raisins, currants, dates and a predominant dark cherry sugary sweetness. As it warms you get more of the caramel and brown sugar maltiness. A little too sweet and sugary; the alcohol becomes more prevalent as is warms as well.

The taste begins with waves of dark caramel maltiness with raisin juice quickly followed by lesser brown sugar and toffee notes. You get the fruitiness more in the flavor as it warms with dark cherry, currant and more and more rum raisins. Alcohol flavors become a tad too prevalent towards the end.

Mouthfeel is medium to thick, with adequate carbonation. Alcohol presence/bite makes this difficult to truly enjoy to its full capacity but helps to dry out the palate.

Overall this was a very good beer although it is still not a mind blower in the old ale spectrum. The flavors are a bit too alcohol heavy, preventing complete enjoyment/savoring. The flavor profile is good but lacks the true greatness of say Kuhnhenn 4D.

claspada, Mar 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

jenray, Mar 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

animal69, Mar 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

chugamugofsud, Feb 25, 2013
Triple Exultation from Eel River Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.