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Golden Tripple - Rock Art Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

69 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 69
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.66%


Brewed by:
Rock Art Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A golden hue and malty body thinned a bit by the 8% ABV. In the background is a light handed kettle addition of fresh sliced ginger root.

27 IBU

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 12-27-2007)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 69 | Reviews: 45 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by cfleisher:
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cfleisher

New Hampshire

2.78/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours light golden with a touch of copper. Fluffy head quickly dissipates. Not much lacing on the glass.

Smells odd... some ginger spice, coconut, cardamom.

Tastes thin, slight alcohol burn and finishes dry. Very little residual sweetness.

Overall, I'm less than impressed with this beer. I appreciate what Rock Art is trying to do, but this one just doesn't work for me. The Belgian yeast strain and candi sugar should provide enough spice and complexity. Why bring in ginger? I don't get it.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2010 00:07:00 | More by cfleisher
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KingdomBobcat

Vermont

3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a cloudy caramel color with a small white head that fades pretty quickly. Probably the least lively tripel I've head. On the nose you get strong notes of caramel malt, belgian candi sugar, some of that bubblegum belgian ester, and some ginger. The taste is where the ginger and spices become more pronounced, very good. Interesting twist on the Belgian Tripel, I'd like to get another bottle and age for a bit more time to see if it improves carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 23:27:29 | More by KingdomBobcat
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SpasmWaiter

Vermont

4/5  rDev +9.3%

03-16-2014 01:14:27 | More by SpasmWaiter
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balinor

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9.3%

09-27-2013 13:03:07 | More by balinor
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-07-2013 05:32:08 | More by JTomczak
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petermethot

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18%

06-25-2013 16:24:41 | More by petermethot
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bespin15

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-24-2013 21:55:12 | More by bespin15
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garrisonp

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-25-2013 03:57:10 | More by garrisonp
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a hazy medium to dark golden yellow in color with some light amounts of gentle visible carbonation and some orange and copper highlights. The beer has a little more than a finger tall dense foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a medium thin patch of moderate sized bubbles, a very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer, and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of pale and toasted malts with some light to moderate aromas of candi sugar and some honey sweetness. There are some spicy notes of ginger and white pepper along with some light notes of light fruits - maybe apple and orange peel.

T: Upfront there are some light to moderate flavors of pale malts with some notes of toasted malts and some honey sweetness. After that, there are some notes of candi sugar with some candied ginger and white pepper spiciness. There are some light fruit notes including orange peel and apple. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish which fades rather quickly along with some light alcohol notes.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness and just a touch of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: Not as complex as I have come to expect for the style and probably not one of the strongest examples either - also, the alcohol is not as well hidden as I would like. The addition of ginger is interesting but not sure I would grab another one of these.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 22:26:33 | More by dbrauneis
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.44/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light fizzy head that covers the beer but not by much, fades fairly quickly, semi clear golden orange like color.

Nose is candy like, orange peel candy, light candied ginger, hint of chlorine, minerals, light esters and typical phenols, hint of booze, actually the chlorine comes out more the more I nose it, a light wheat like aroma, and some light amber malts.

Taste starts with biscuit and toasty malts, reddish amber malts, a little sweet but not much, candy flavors with light caramel and toffee, light candy syrup, and candied orange peel, as well as light candied ginger. Light bitterness and rind flavors, little gritty and earthy with a light earthy spicy but slightly rancid oily hops, a touch of booze with light phenols and esters again, luckily no chlorine this time, but a hint of minerals. Finish is semi sweet and sticky, a weird rind bitterness and earthiness, long lingering sweet syrupy flavors and candied orange peel and ginger.

Mouth is med bodied, decent enough small bubbled carb, some warming booze.

Overall meh, very light on tripel flavors, esters, phenols, spices, although there was plenty of sweet syrupy candy, orange peel, ginger, citrus etc, and terrible chlorine aroma. again like a lot of Rock Art beers it's nothing very special and kinda meh.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 02:50:40 | More by jlindros
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raythealeman

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-19-2013 01:17:15 | More by raythealeman
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nafredet1

Vermont

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-02-2013 19:02:09 | More by nafredet1
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-23-2012 04:13:17 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Prost76

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-21-2012 23:07:05 | More by Prost76
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laurastradford

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

12-16-2012 21:14:13 | More by laurastradford
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lovindahops

New York

3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Figured it would be a nice night to try this golden tripple from Rock Art.

A- pours an orange copper body that has massive carbonation along with a fluffy white head that latches to the sides of my stemless tulip from the alchemist. Very sticky lacing that is analogous to white frosting

S- A little fruity with a slight Belgian presence that could be slightly stronger. Very dry on the scent

T- Good save! The tropical aspects are meshed well with a stronger Belgian presence. Very lively and uplifting with a smooth yet dry flavor. Good flavors for a tripel

M- smooth and good coating flavor

O- really enjoyed as a tripel that while it may not burst with flavors, there is still a taste profile that works out great. I'll buy more next time im in VT

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 02:30:57 | More by lovindahops
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CB_Crowe

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +23%

11-07-2012 20:43:03 | More by CB_Crowe
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MarkSmithVT

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

10-28-2012 16:36:55 | More by MarkSmithVT
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Vylo

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.3%

10-09-2012 22:59:20 | More by Vylo
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Beeradelphia

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

09-28-2012 19:02:25 | More by Beeradelphia
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smakawhat

Maryland

3/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A real nice rocky white head, creamy a little bit but some big shampoo bubbles. Sits on a nearly golden orange amber body. Opaque but a little dull too, looking for some glow but not seeing it. A good column of middle carbonation, rising slowly in the middle.

Nose is a bit muted. Yeast punch, doughy malts and classic tripel sweetness. Ginger on this, not really. Some small honey in there. But nothing offensive.

Wet mouthfeel and pale ale body. Quite hoppy strangely too, almost like a hoppy IPA of sorts. No rich malt sweetness or creamy sugars. Mid palate is watery and fleeting to get anything of any flavor. Aftertaste provides a little bit of what is on the nose, but it's very fleeting on the swallow. Hop angle comes forth but with little density behind it, and really throws me off.

Drinkable, but compared to other tripels this is not really giving it justice. Weak.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 23:31:15 | More by smakawhat
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep golden with head. Smells pleasant ginger yeasty. Above average mouthfeel and carbonation. Ginger snap, bold ginger flavour, with yeast and caramel cushioning the finish. Good flavour though not overtly drinkable or complex.Not really the style but worth a try if you like ginger.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 20:29:30 | More by Sammy
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halo913

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

07-23-2012 14:05:40 | More by halo913
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Maseitz

Delaware

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-04-2012 22:32:46 | More by Maseitz
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SickGnar

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Peachy golden – just a tad dark for style, barely less than clear, fair number of bubbles rising to small white head that falls fast. Poor retention and nothing really for lace.

S: Fair Belgian notes – okay phenolics & a hint of earthy funk on a mostly nutty yeast. Stone fruits with some ghost hints of mango and citrus. Honey sweetness on background doughy malts. Quite faint ginger almost blends into yeast notes. Perhaps some herbal hops, but you have to hunt. No alcohol found. Okay, but barely. Alright but faint. Both floral honey and phenolics grow a bit as it warms.

T: Opens with honey sweetness on a distinctly doughy malt base – hints of floral and fresh yeast. Sweetness takes on a candi edge in the middle. Malts get a touch toasty. Yeast stays throughout as a background note. Spice joins in the middle – mostly clove and then more earthy as you go. Ginger is initially muted, but it grows towards the end and progressively as the glass is emptied. Herbal and grassy hops do not really arrive until the end, but come in with fair strength and character. Finish is a mix of earthy yeast / hops with a touch of resin & a hint of a snap from ginger.

M: Just a hair under medium body with CO2 a touch over average – lively, yet cushiony & softly expansive. Hint of sticky sugars, a fair amount of hop tannins, & a bit of a spicy bite (from alcohol and ginger both?). Starts soft at first, a bit of texture, and then a mice drying end and finish. Pretty good, and refreshing.

D: It bumps against the boundaries of the style a bit, but is quite well done and very drinkable. The ginger struggles a bit to make its point. But, in part, that is because other nice & interesting things are happening. Solid malt base, nice floral honey sweetness, decent Belgian notes, and a touch of fruit notes. Creative, yet a reasonable take on the style. Mouthfeel is the highlight.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 19:07:34 | More by SickGnar
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Golden Tripple from Rock Art Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.