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Stealth Tripel - Selin's Grove Brewing Company

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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.65%
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:
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(Beer added by: aaronh on 09-01-2002)
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Photo of Deuane
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Deuane, Oct 12, 2008
Photo of Kegatron
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub.

Pours a hazy golden copper with a 1/2 finger of creamy brite-white head. Retains well, sticking around the edges and leaving some thin wisps floating across the center. Lacing was decent with some slivers hanging around on the sides of the glass. The aroma is a nose tingling fume of candied sweetness, earthy hops, spice, yeast, citric fruits, and a waft of heat.

The taste is a smooth mix of some more candied sugars, spicy, earthy hops, and some dry citrus character enclosed in a shell of yeast and funk. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with an effervescent carbonation and poppy feel that softens a bit as it warms. And although this is listed as 8.5% ABV, I've got the feeling that is actually quite a bit more. There is some definite warmth in the body but the overall feel is so smooth, you hardly notice it.

Wow! This is always a joy to see on tap, as it really is up there with some of the top Tripels. As for the drinkibility, there's a reason that they call this stuff Stealth folks. It will creep up on you BIG TIME, if you let it. Great stuff!

Kegatron, Aug 04, 2008
Photo of ffejherb
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
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!

ffejherb, Feb 17, 2008
Photo of Sammy
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A great tripel. Cloudy orange with a whisp of head. Lacey. Aroma of fruit and yeast.Medium mouthfeel. The taste-did they cut these fruits in? Unfiltered taste, apricot and then peach. A bit on the sweeter side.Aged? Yet the fruit could be a smoothie cut up an hour ago, masterful brewing by the couple. A must try, and as good as a monk in Belgium.

Sammy, May 06, 2007
Photo of JohnnyM2002
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled on-tap at Selin's Grove Brewing Company.

A - Pours a cloudy orange/tan with a pillowy, white head that sits comfortably atop the beer for quite some time, before melting into a nice lace.

S - Coriander (among other spices), yeast, and many fruits working together to fill the air. Alcohol comes through towards the end.

T - Sugary fruit and a surprising hoppiness balance out the creamy yeast & spices. Aroma carries through to the taste very nicely...alcohol is there, but you don't really pay attention to it, because the fruits cancel out the effects in the taste.

M - Creamy body with a slightly bittersweet finish...very crisp.

D - Wouldn't want to start my night with one...but the perfect ending. It paired very nicely with a piece of caramel apple pie.

JohnnyM2002, Mar 26, 2007
Photo of francisweizen
4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
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...

francisweizen, Jul 22, 2005
Photo of pbjclimber
4.83/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured with a golden straw color with two-three fingers of white head that left a nice lace. The aroma of this beer has a strong fruit characteristic with bananas being able to be discern, it also smelled of yeast and had a strong smell of hops. The alcohol content of this beer is cleverly hidden in the sweet malt taste mixed with fruit and ending with the taste of hops. This beer is very well balanced and is one of my favorites.

pbjclimber, Jul 08, 2005
Photo of jakester
4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at the brewpub.

Comes a cloudy peach/apricot color, with a one finger head of white foam that quickly falls to islands and a ring. No lacing on the glass.

Aroma is of pineapples, bubblegum, that funky/earthy Belgium yeast smell we all love, and alcohol.

Flavor is of pineapples, mangoes, sweet syrupy malts and unfermented sugars. Big time heat from alcohol. I'm only having one of these! There is, surprisingly, plenty of hop bitterness to balance all this, and indeed herbal/grassy hop flavor as well. There is so much going on here, it's tough to describe it all.

Mouthfeel is hot/sweet, kind of like habenero pepper jelly, medium carbonation, and a tongue searing heat from alcohol.

For the style, I guess you'd have to say it's a highly drinkable, delicious tripel. But don't be driving, or even walking too far, because you will be in trouble!

jakester, Jul 04, 2005
Photo of rdrummer
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is another hit from the folks at Selin's Grove or should it be in Selinsgrove. The Tripel unfortunately is a seasonal brew so you can be disappointed on a number of visits. It is a beautiful, hazy golden color with a huge white head. The smell is hoppy and fruity at the same time. There is citrusy aroma under the hoppiness. The taste is a really well balanced Tripel with a great taste of malt, quickly replaced by hops, and then finally rounded off with a sweetness and an alcohol kick. It is a little thin in the mouth and with the high alcohol content, two is my limit.

rdrummer, May 09, 2004
Photo of aaronh
4.8/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

aaronh, Sep 01, 2002
Stealth Tripel from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.