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Midtfyns Chili Tripel - Midtfyns Bryghus

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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2011

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Ratings: 46 | Reviews: 16
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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #41 (Jun 2010):

Chilies and Tripels, two of our favorites. Score! Crackling lace; cloudy amber color. Peppery aroma from the alcohol and chili pepper, also with kiwi and taffy. Crisp and slick medium body, the caramel maltiness fades. The chili heat grows to an even warmth. A little chewy malt, taffy and dried grass. Light hop bitterness. Alcohol is strong but not reckless. Finishes with the chili warmth, alcohol vapor and some malt remnants. At first, the taste buds ask where the chili is, but sip after sip it becomes more prevalent--a darker Tripel that's more refined than extreme. An exciting ride.

More User Reviews:
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Jtorstrup
4.71/5  rDev +30.8%

Photo of ThinkAgain
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LinusBohman
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy amber in colour with a hardly noticable head.

S: Pepper and bitterness, a bit like a young woman ;)

T: The first thing that comes to mind is the pepper. But when that fades there´s a sweet caramel taste with a nutty hint and with a backbone of bitterness.
After the sip has migrated down to the intestines it leaves a chili afterglow with a honeysweet twist to it.

M: Quite thick and quite carbonated. Medium to full bodied with other words.
Feels nice on the palate, smooth.

O: Quite special taste to it but still very drinkable, nice one to open an evening with. I haven´t really tasted anything like this one before.

Photo of RedAleMan
4.02/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnK17
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of elHeron
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Thorpe429
2.36/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Part of Blind BIF 6. Thanks to Brez07. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.

Pours a slightly-hazy orange-copper color with a bubbly white head and a touch of sticky lacing. The nose is fairly-sweet with a good amount of fruit and some light booze. Touch of light diacetyl. Flavor again has a good amount of fruit and some light fruitiness. A bit of booze in the background. Medium body with low-moderate carbonation. A bit of a harsh dryness to the finish. Something I can't quite pin but don't care for. Guessing some sort of barleywine, likely American as there is a bit of bitterness in the finish and not the traditional heavy sweetness as an English Barleywine.

Reveal: Wow. Midtfyns Bryghus Chili Tripel. So far off. I guess chili is what I thought the booze was. Don't get anything remotely resembling a tripel in this one.

Photo of Ropowers3
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of HeyItsChili
4.4/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy mix of amber and ruby with a smaller light khaki head.

S - Some caramel, malt, and white pepper.

T - The taste is just out of this world. It has the rich, toffee-like, belgian candi sugar sweetness of a tripel. A very similar dark fruit, prune, spicy component akin to a triple or even a winter ale, this warm spiciness blends expertly with the chili heat that attacks the edges of the tongue and holds on through the finish.

M - Barely less than medium bodied, smooth.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Upon hearing of this beer's existence, I had to track it down and try it. A chile tripel? Let's dance: It pours a partly cloudy sunrise amber topped by a finger or so of white foam. The nose comprises black pepper, light white bread, light clove, and the lightest possible kiss of mild caramel. The taste brings in more of the same, but now the peppers come in, close to the finish, providing some spice and a decently small bit of heat. Honestly, the peppers really bring this thing together, rescuing it from general mediocrity. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, an interesting beer, one that doesn't necessarily win on all accounts, but it does generally satisfy.

Photo of Long813
2.39/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

A: Pours a cloudy red/brown with a few cm of white fluffy head that dissipated quickly.

S: Smells of peppers, it's going to be hot.

T: Very hot, boozy with some fruits mixed in the lot.

M: Light bodied with medium carbonation. It was hot from the pepper, but also quite hot from the booze. Not extremely pleasing to drink

O: I like the idea, but I found that this tasted like a poorly made DIPA infused with chile, rather than a Tripel infused with chile.

Photo of Florya
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of avalon07
2.96/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a cloudy consistency. A good amount of sediment. There was a big, foamy, long-lasting head. Not much lacing at all.

S: A very muted aroma, consisting mainly of malt. Didn't smell the chilis.

T: Tasted of malt, a little sugar, and some chili in the finish. Mainly, this beer had a thin, one-dimensional flavor without any real dynamism.

M: A fair amount of carbonation with a smooth, clean finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Not the worst beer I've ever tried, but it's certainly forgettable.

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle served cold into a pint glass. Purchased for about $7.50 CDN from the LCBO. A chile based tripel style of beer? Consider me intrigued.

Appearance - beer pours a very hazy honey brown cool with golden hues. Small half finger of head is poured and subsides to a small wispy thing pretty quick. Bottle swirl at the end added a touch of sediment to the glass.

Smell - sweet and spicy, something mysterious. A bit of the fruity notes normally associated with tripels but some spicy peppery notes and just a hint of the chiles. Nose isn't huge overall though.

Taste - starts sweet and fruity maybe some peach and pear, and then some spicy flavours shine through with some chiles. Heat lingers on the second and third sip, gradually warming the mouth. Not too hot but not too subtle either. Combine that with the contrasting sweetness of fruit flavours, this is really good. Booze is well hidden although I suspect the chiles mask that.

Mouthfeel - lively carbonation, full body, the beer might be on the syrupy side if not for the chiles which seem to cut through with the carbonation.

Overall - a delicious and dangerously drinkable big chile beer. Highly recommended for some innovation, and good flavor profiles with the striking contrast between a spicy tripel and the raw heat of chiles.

Photo of jrenihan
3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kaelingirl
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of andrenaline
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Wajohnst
3.08/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brentk56
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with a very modest head that does manage, however, to splash a lot of lacing around

Smell: Overripe stone fruit and Juicy Fruit gum

Taste: Honeyed stone fruit flavors and Juicy Fruit gum, up front, with a chile burn that develops by mid-palate; the sweet and hot flavors blend, after the swallow, and are well-balanced into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Interesting idea, and I do like the chile combination with some beer styles but the Tripel isn't one of them

Photo of AmericanGothic
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a Unibroue tulip.

A: Pours a hazy dark orange color with one finger of off white head. Good retention and lace.

S: Sweet fruity esters, a little banana.

T: Nice fruit up front with spice on the finish. The chile flavor emerges as part of the finish after the first few sips, but never gets out of balance. The tripel on its own is good, and the chile finds a spot to fill that makes it part of the whole.

M: Medium body and quite creamy. The chile also makes itself known as a prickly sensation on the end of the tongue.

O: This beer is quite enjoyable. The chile works quite well to complement the style-- somebody really thought the taste combination through, and it shows. Well done.

Photo of cbnz
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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