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Stealth Tripel - Selin's Grove Brewing Company

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Stealth Tripel
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91
outstanding

53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 7.91%
Wants: 14
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Selin's Grove Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: aaronh on 09-01-2002)
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev -4.1%

06-14-2014 19:33:02 | More by duceswild
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap 8-14-10.

A: Similar to their saison in color a cloudy golden sunset pretzel orange is highlighted by a vibrant strong display of effervesce composed of tightly knitted bubbles rising single file at a average rate. The head was creamy, sticking well to the glass leaving a thin film coating of good coverage behind.

S: Spicy nose, with a warm tropical fruitiness. Soft and refined with some hints of warming alcohol. Overall simple yet dry and rewarding.

T: Again as with their saison what the nose lacked, the flavor delivered two-fold. Warm alcohol meets up with a spicy hopping that was sharp and well defined. Dry tropical fruitiness move in along with a good peppery dash on the finish. Warming, crisp and peppery best sums this up flavorwise that is truly elevated beyond most its peers.

M: Another good mouthful, warming alcohol with a tight carbonation factor. A dry finish and a peppery dash ends things with good results.

D: Solid by example, a nice gentle warming touch of alcohol but still comes off very manageable to consume. Worthy of a follow up.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2010 23:04:06 | More by beerthulhu
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the growler into a tulip glass.

A body of brass yellow slight orb glowing but a fourteen carat gold appearance. Rising cola large bubble carbonation. Head is white and tight but only grows so large. No lacing at all.

Nose is mild small candi sense, and malt. A standard tripel but also not particularly boozy either. Looking for a little more action here but this is alright.

Taste brings small apple sweetness, a mix of honey and sugar, gentle palate feeling. Texture brings some light malt and hint of little alcohol.

Overall pretty basic for a tripel but still a solid beer and enjoyable.

Serving type: growler

10-09-2011 22:51:10 | More by smakawhat
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -4.1%

10-27-2012 18:42:20 | More by Rhettroactive
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.1%

08-06-2013 00:33:21 | More by iL0VEbeer
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francisweizen

Alaska

4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From notes: On-Tap @ The Brewpub. I've recently really been thinking about all the Tripels being produced these days and I could not really think of one better than this. Definately in the top 3 tripels if you ask me. Dark viscous golden with a nice cap of bright white foam that lasts and leaves excellent Belgian lacing, of course. Aromas are all candy sugar, Belgian yeast notes, funky spices (coriander et al), and of course that wonderful fruitiness. All of these things carry through in the taste and the alcohol content is really un-noticed as far as I can see. Mouthfeel is medium bodied>thick, quite viscous and coating for a tripel actually, but it works very well. Drinkability is off the hook and exceptional considering the style and the abv level. A classy, classic triple. Stealth indeed in the fact that it isn't on tap often enough on the pub. I think it was a year round at one point, but not anymore...is that the story? Either way, if you see it, drink it...

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2005 21:36:29 | More by francisweizen
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 7/26/08. Growler shared by beerbill. Pours a cloudy orange with a thick white head. Aroma of bitter spices and Belgian yeast. Flavor of light spiced fruits (apple, pear), light sweetness with a bitter spicy finish. Very light and spicy, so easy to drink, more subdued than most tripels (a good thing, as it's not super spicy). WOW, I really enjoyed this beer! Nice and spritzy and light on the tongue.
8/4/8/4/15 (3.9/5)

Serving type: growler

12-21-2008 23:56:53 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at SGB on 2/16/08.

A - Slightly hazy golden body with whispy white head that immediately disappeared and left no lacing. Virtually no carbonation as well.

S - Sweet and spicy Belgian yeast with a fruity aroma featuring some citrus fruits and spicy apple. Slight whiff of alcohol. Mild earthy hoppiness with some floral notes.

T - Aromas come out in the flavor, especially the spicy yeast and some fruity esters. Hops are sweet and floral. Also get a bit of grape sweetness, crisp apple and some white wine.

M - Medium body with slightly syrupy texture. Spicy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Finishes with a spicy fruitiness on the tastebuds.

D - This is a very drinkable Triple with lots of flavor, but not over the top. Alcohol is well-concealed. One of the best Belgian-inspired ales I've had!

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2008 20:10:12 | More by ffejherb
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Slightly hazy brilliant golden yellow body with a thin bright white head. Head disappears into whispy ring leaving no lace.

S-Apples and apricots melding with a sugary sweetness and spicy yeast. A bit of floral hop notes come fighting through.

T-Sweet candi sugar with a fruit bowl of apple, apricot and white grapes. A bit of yeast/hop spiciness smacks in on the backside to keep things from getting too sweet.

M-Medium body with a slippery smooth feel. Nice, long lingering spiced fruit esters.

D-Dangerously so! There is a reason why there is a three Stealth limit when drinking this at the pub. A very nice brew with lots of flavour, but not over the top. Hits you right where you need it. another stellar offering from SGB.

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2008 08:30:02 | More by Deuane
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

08-06-2013 07:25:31 | More by Jspriest
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this on tap at the brewpub after freezing my nuts off that morning at Troegs Splinter Black day.

A: Poured a cloudy, golden, almost orange color with bubbles shooting up from the bottom and a nice finger wide white head.

S: Candy sugar, Belgian yeast, and tons of Belgian funk. It almost had kind of a "Sweet Tart" type of sizzle.

T: Same as the nose, but even more candy-like. This sugar definitely wasn't of the organic fruit variety, but of the dime store yummy junk food one.

M: The ABV was extremely well hidden and the carbonation was nice, if somewhat muted. Sweet, but definitely not too.

D: If Willy Wonka were to make a Belgian Tripel, this might be what it would taste like.

Serving type: on-tap

12-16-2010 22:26:14 | More by Chaney
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bigred89

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-07-2014 10:27:34 | More by bigred89
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

09-22-2012 23:29:24 | More by Gatordaddy
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DIM

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

a: This was a cloudy straw colored yellow. It was served to me with a one inch frothy white cap.

s: Big aromas of candied sugar and some mild peppery spices. There is a little estery banana here as well.

t: Very sweet candied sugar dominate this one. There is a little peppery clove and some banana as well. The perfumed heat came on pretty strong.

m: Beautiful velvety body and lush carbonation.

d: Not bad, but too sweet for me.

Serving type: on-tap

01-18-2009 19:18:51 | More by DIM
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

01-20-2014 17:46:49 | More by bigfnjoe
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A slight pure white colored creamy head... A vibrant bright yellow color... An undeniable haze permeates... Limited carbonation throughout...

S - Lemon scented Luden's cough drops... Pinneapple... Mango... Some faint notes of honey... Candied sugars... A faint whiff of Belgian yeast...

T - An interesting array of flavors... Lemon zest... A bit of pineapple... Some candied sugars... Muted banana... A muted spiciness... Some wheat like notes...

M - On the fuller side of medium bodied... Dense and a bit sturdy... Surprisingly syrupy... A bit on the thick side of the equation... Light carbonation...

D - A bit thicker and sweeter than I expect for the style... Formidable none the less... The 9% ABV is fairly well hidden...
Rather satisfying...

Serving type: on-tap

10-01-2011 21:30:31 | More by philbe311
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bum732

Lesotho

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-14-2014 19:24:37 | More by bum732
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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-25-2011 13:41:12 | More by nh2032
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-03-2013 14:30:48 | More by DeutschesBier
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bcsbeer

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.1%

06-10-2013 04:23:51 | More by bcsbeer
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thain709

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - A bright and beautiful golden body with a slight cloudiness...a thin head develops and settles into a ring...not much lacing

S - Bread and yeast stand out...some fruits...and a slight alcohol aroma

T - Very sweet right off the bat...a big dose of the candied sugar...the taste becomes more complex with major fruit in the middle...a spicy bitterness to finish it off...the alcohol really comes out when the beer gets warm

M - Medium body that has a lot of complexity...you have to let it all mellow on your palate

D - Very drinkable...the alcohol is hidden well...a great balance between sweet and spicy...I will be having more from SGBC

Serving type: growler

03-30-2009 01:12:16 | More by thain709
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mikereaser

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a hazy golden yellow with just a layer of fine bubbles on the surface

S - fruity aromas with a bit of spiciness

T - candied sugar and citrusy sweet with a bit of peppery spiciness

M/D - Definitely one of my favorites of their brews. Its just an enjoyment to drink from start to finish. Medium bodied tripel that drinks way too easy for my own safety.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2009 16:52:56 | More by mikereaser
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

01-24-2014 18:36:36 | More by Dreadnaught33
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aaronh

Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a beautiful brew. Enticing golden color with a wonderful head that dissipates and leaves a very nice lace. The aromas are extremely complex, with some clove, banana and yeast aromas dominating. The flavor is astounding with a strong banana overtone. The mouthfeel is better than many in my opinion, because while the alcohol is noticable, it doesn't have the astringent qualities that normally accompanies a raw tripel. This was a fairly recently brewed keg. I would love to try an aged version and visit the brewpub. I wish this were available in bottles because it is by far my favorite beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2002 17:30:43 | More by aaronh
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright golden color with a thick fluffy white head, that stays throughout most of the beer.

The scent is of citrus, yeast, and belgian sugars.

The taste is of very sweet sugars, lemon, yeast, and a noticeable alcohol presence.

Medium bodied, crisp and smooth, moderate carbonation.

I really enjoyed this beer, very good flavor and very easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

10-11-2011 15:26:05 | More by BeerCon5
Stealth Tripel from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.