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Batch 300 - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

160 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 12
Gots: 57 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Halcyondays on 07-09-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Stone Brewery Bistro and Gardens. Hoppy and a bit funky aromas. Not a triple. Hazy grapefruit coloured. Well hopped, dry finish. Somewhat complex and unique. Bit above average mouthfeel offset by some astringency, orange rind. More of a sipper.

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap the day after Churchill's Renaissance at Churchill's Pub & Grille in San Marcos, CA.

Pours a slightly hazy honey gold with an off-white head that fades to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace forms on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus, spices, and yeast. Taste is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, spices, and yeast. There is a slight woody finish as well. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good tripel with some nice citrus qualities but I am not getting any real wood from this one.

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.38/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle courtesy of RS membership. Served in a Bruery tulip.

Pours a slightly-hazy apricot color with a medium-sized white head with a bit of light lacing. Thin collar throughout. The nose brings a bit of Citra and spice, plus quite a bit of alcohol. Alcohol is more prevalent in the flavor with some yeast spice and some slight tropical and citrus notes. Light-medium body with ample carbonation. Dry finish and alcohol warmth. Too boozy, but an interesting brew.

Photo of GRG1313
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

white foamy head crowns over the top of the glass, easily coating the sides with thick globs of foam. Hazy and bright golden in color. After a few moments it settles down, but still it was a really well done example of the style.

Aroma is bright, really nicely done again here. Hints of light woody notes lay upon a touch of funk and light notes of grassy hops and grains. A touch of light fruit now coming forward as well. Light banana and clove at first gave way to a smooth and comforting sour toasted that rolled into a nice blend of earthy oak notes and hints of grassy flavor. Rich and very subtle at the same time. What actually impressed me the most was the lack of high abv in the flavor. Really well done here

Photo of Knapp85
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of womencantsail
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Bruery

A: The beer pours a slightly hazed golden orange color with a big white head.

S: Smells "Belgian" at first. Lots of banana and spices coming through. There is a nice bit of sweet bready malt and candi sugar. A fair bit of citrus and even some mild vanilla. A bit of yeast in there, too.

T: Sweet malt and candi sugar really dominate the flavor. There is some citrus to the beer, but not as much as I picked up on the aroma. Somewhat bitter, especially for a Belgian beer. Lots of different fruit notes as well as some light yeast.

M: The body is medium and the carbonation is medium to high.

O: I really liked the aroma of this beer, but the flavor didn't do as much for me. The bitterness really threw me off.

Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks, Andrew.

Pours with a golden amber body, little bit hazy with a lasting white head.

A lot of tropical fruit on the nose. Pineapple and papaya from the hops, banana from the yeast, quite a bit of oak behind the hops. There's some sweetness that melds with the fruitiness.

Tastes pretty good, but not spectacular. A lot of fruit again, along with a ton of oak. I get a lot of mango and pineapple, a touch of banana and spice. It's medium-bodied, fairly sweet but the oak helps balance things out. Finishes fruity and semi-dry, moderately tannic. Pretty nice, I like the combination of tripel and citra hops, but I wish it were a bit more dry.

Photo of oline73
3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden, light amber color with a finger of thick white head. There is a good amount of retention with some nice lacing.

Smell: There is a fruitiness that overpowers the Belgian yeast, but the herbal yeast notes show up. The beer is sweet with some alcohol in there as well.

Taste: Sweet from the malt with less of the fruit notes from the smell. There are some herbal yeast notes, with some bitter alcohol heat in the finish. I'm not a huge fan of the finish, but I enjoy the overall taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with mild and tingly carbonation and an extremely dry finish.

Overall: This beer is really close to being fantastic. The finish is a bit harsh. I wish the fruity notes from the nose were a bit stronger in the taste.

Photo of MasterSki
3.49/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Nanoslug for sharing this one. Served in Lost Abbey teku glass. Second crack at this review as the site went down for maintenance minutes before I submitted the previous one.

A - A finger of off-white foam settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and splotchy lacework. Transparent golden body. Most beers look shitty in this type of glass, so this is pretty impressive.

S - Cereal grains, vanilla, oak, mild orange citrus hops, light Belgian yeast, and some cloying sweet sugary malts, particularly as the beer warms up.

T - Taste is a thankfully a bit less sweet, with citrus and stone fruits prevailing over the oaky vanilla and brown sugar flavors. Hops are less present here, and there's very low bitterness present.

M - Smooth, medium-full body, lower carbonation, juicy and sugary texture, and well-hidden alcohol. By far my favorite aspect of this beer.

D - To sweet for my tastes. Some spicy, estery, or phenolic yeast flavors might help cut the sweetness to a more balanced level. Perhaps it was better when it was fresh, but the mild hops and overly sweet malts makes this tough to drink in large quantities.

Photo of mactrail
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Attractive pour in the Affligem chalice. Plenty foamy but really nice lacing in the glass. Quite hoppy, but more of the aromatics. If this is Citra, give me more. I don't taste much oak. Orange and tangerine is the citrus overtone. Base of malty rich flavors. Quite tart with some astringency like grape skins. Sweet and hot. I hesitate to rate this as a Tripel. Call it an American Belgian IPA. But it's quite drinkable with that sweet, tangy, fruity taste.

By far the best beer, to my taste, from the Bruery. Big bottle from Hemet's finest, Mega Liquor. First time I had seen it. Seems to have aged well, but it's just been seven months.

Photo of drabmuh
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At the time of this review this is the #39 top Tripel on the beeradvocate.com best of lists. Served in a Bruery tulip because I can. Beer is orange / hazy / amber with a nice white head, small bubbles, some lacing moderate to low carbonation. Some lacing, looks fine.

Aroma is sweet, mildly oaky, a little vanilla, a little pineapple, smells nice.

Beer is thin and sweet with this nice fruitiness on the midpalate of the beer that rounds out nicely to a decent finish. The back palate isn't bitter or dry, just a thin finish. I really enjoyed this beer, a nice little hoppy tripel.

Photo of mdfb79
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this one in the 2012 Birthday BIF from futhurgone; Thanks Rob! Another want of mine. Poured from a 750ml bottle into my Lost Abbey stemware.

a - Pours a hazy dark orange color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. Head lasts for 1-2 minutes and leaves light spotty lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of citrus hops, oranges, oak/wood, fruity malts, sweet fruits, yeast, grains, bready malts, and some light spices. And interesting mix of citra hops and oak, with some lightly sweet fruits too. Pretty nice.

t - Tastes of citra hops, oranges, lemon, oak, sweet fruity malts, Belgian yeast, light spice, tropical fruits, light vanilla, grains, anf bready malts. Again, a little sweet but too much, and some nice wood and citrus hops.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth and no real alcohol at all. Very easy to drink considering the ABV, a really nice body.

o - Overall I thought this was a really nice tripel. It's hoppier then most I'm used to, but the citra hops miz very nicely with some sweet fruits and oak. Also very smooth for the high ABV; didn't feel like 8.2% ABV at all. A very nice beer I'd like to have again, and hope they brew this year for the RS.

Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of Mora2000
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Dixonian for bringing this beer back to Texas from one of his trips to Southern California. I love Trade Winds Tripel and am really looking forward to this one.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is very nice and very hoppy for a tripel. I get a lot of apricot and resinous pine notes, with some bread and Belgian yeast notes mixed in. Definitely not your classic tripel aroma.

The flavor is also unique and very nice. I get a lot of Belgian yeast and pepper, as well as some biscuit and bread from the malt. There is also a lot of flavor from the hops. The hop notes I get are mainly orange and apricot, but there is a little pine thrown in for good measure. Another very good aspect of the flavor is a subtle oak character which compliments the other flavors very well. The alcohol is well hidden.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled October 2011
A vigorous pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a two finger thick, pale tan, off-white colored head that leaves some thin lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is a light amber color that shows a lightly hazed, pale amber / gold colored head. Initially the beer smells of spicy and phenolic notes that are typical of Tripels, but from there on out the juicy, hoppy citra hop notes become the dominant note pretty quickly. The citra contributes notes of pine, slightly herbaceous dank notes, a touch of garlic chive (though just a hint) and a juicy, bright tropical fruit note that leans towards tangelo, big lychee, and ample kumquat zest notes. There is a hint towards the finish that suggests at some cracker like malt and perhaps a touch of dried hay like grain.

The beer has a nice hoppy, bitter bite to it up front, it gets quite funky in dank, hoppy sort of way towards the middle and there is a cracker like maltiness, some spice and phenolic yeast character as well as some bitter hoppiness in the finish. There is a nice, juicy fruit like hop character that has notes of lychee, kumquat zest and some bitter lemon notes; these never get too aggressive though as this is more of a hoppy Tripel, then a hop bomb that has been fermented with Belgian yeast. The beer is light enough to be a Tripel, it is even quite quaffable, but still has some viscousness to it as well as texture as it flows across the palate. The Tripel flavors of phenolic clove, white pepper, perhaps a touch of ginger and maybe a hint of medicinal notes are here, they almost play a secondary role to the hops though.

Definitely a nice, hoppy Tripel that I am quite enjoying at the moment. This is fast becoming my preference in Tripels, despite it seeming like the lazy way out for a brewer; a really good, traditional Tripel is very hard to execute well, it is quite a bit easier to just add some expressive American Hops and make an enjoyable brew. Having said that, the base beer still needs to at least be good, which this one is.

Photo of GClarkage
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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Batch 300 from The Bruery
88 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.