Triple Exultation - Eel River Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

295 Ratings
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Ratings: 295
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 12
Gots: 17 | 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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3.58/5  rDev -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.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +26%

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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.

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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.

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Triple Exultation from Eel River Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.