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Golden Tripple - Rock Art Brewery

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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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)
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

CB_Crowe, Nov 07, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden blond color with some cloudiness and a thick white head. Aroma is spicy and I detect coriander among the spices. Nice and floral as well. Nothing overpowering. Similar to a witbier in regards to the spicing (coriander of course). Taste is light and fruity upfront with the coriander at the beginning of the tongue, alcohol and maltiness in the middle and a touch of coriander at the back of the throat. Aftertaste is lightly dry and smooth.

Not too sweet, bitter or spicy. Alcohol is well hidden. Malt feels balanced as well.

Of course, with the 8%, I remember reading that this beer would be somewhat "confined" but I don't detect that there. It doesn't need more than 8% in my opinion.

A decent, drinkable ale that is pretty close if not exact for the style.

Brad007, Dec 27, 2007
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

laurastradford, Dec 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

halo913, Jul 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

MarkSmithVT, Oct 28, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a really nice looking orangey amber with a nice sized coffee tan head.

S- Honey, golden raisin, yeast, grains, a touch of sweet citrus.

T- Leads with sweet lightly roasted grain flavors, midpalate has some peach, apricot, pear, and maybe a touch of grape. Finishes with a bit of a yeast tartness and a touch of nice mineral/ medicinal flavors. Oh yeah and there are some spice notes through out which I'm not sure why I didn't think of till after I posted the review.

M- Lighter bodied with a big yet soft carbonation that make the body feel thicker than it is.

D- This a really nice easy drinking effort in this style for an American brewery. I would say this easily run with almost any other American tripel I've had. Definitely worth $4.

UA8, Nov 23, 2009
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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue IX:

Great to see a brewery pay attention to the market and the consumers that drink their beer--they get what is going on and dig the whole Extreme Beer thing. Golden is their version of a Tripel with ginger.

Pours with a beautiful crown of off-white lace, a bit dark than we're used to for the Triple, but the clarity is stunning. Clean, warming ginger, apricot fruitiness from the alcohol and a raw honey-like malt sweetness in the nose. So damn smooth, velvety and lush on the palate. Medium bodied. Flavors are very easy to pick out, yet they meld together very well. Malt jumps toward bready then exhibits more of a nougat flavor. Alcohol brings some warmth and a big handful of fruitiness. Ginger is present but subtle for the most part. Mild hop bitterness, though a bit of herbal flavor becomes noticeable middle to end. Finishes semidry.

Without a doubt, this one sets itself away from other Tripels with the unique flavor of ginger, yet stays well within the style's boundaries at the same time. It's great to see another American brewer get the whole Belgian thing right!

BeerAdvocate, Sep 20, 2010
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

BrewinHeadBanger, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

nafredet1, Jan 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Maseitz, Jul 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Vylo, Oct 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

nmann08, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

balinor, Sep 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

FickleBeast, Jan 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

tdexterc, Mar 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Upon pouring into my Mirror Mirror tulip, Rock Art's Golden Tripple is a attractive hazy deep golden color, topped with a weak fine white head. The nose is very enticing...wonderful ginger notes dominate but integrate well with light notes of black pepper, perhaps peppery mesculin greens, and a touch of sweetness. Taste reflects the nose...very nice ginger-laced mandarin-spicy notes meld very well with a tasty malt base, which is braced with an appropriate Belgian-style hoppiness in the pleasant lingering ginger-kissed finish. I would have liked about 25% more carbonation though, considering the style. Overall though, this beer does good job of satisfying my Belgian beer flavor craving. Another quality offering in Rock Art's excellent "Extreme" series.

HiroProtagonist, Feb 07, 2008
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

djrn2, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

SpasmWaiter, Mar 16, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle

A darker shade of amber with golden hues, much darker than most Triple's i've ever had. Plenty of active bubbles, fizzy life with a minimal white head, thin and depleated, it simply does not rise enough with not much retention.

Candy apple malt aroma with citric lemmon, slight earthy yeastiness, raw ginger, floral whiff's, red fruits, passion fruit...rather unique aroma.

A snappy Sugaree malt upfront followed by a dry and complex yeast flavor. soft pepper and dry herbs. A tart, bitter hop edge with a complex earthiness that is usually not in the true Belgian abbey versions. The ginger adds a tart snap wich also goes with the heat very well, adding something different. I usually look for the yeasat complexity which is very good for an American version, but it doesn't touch the complexity of most Abbey versions. Fruity effects with pineapple and immature raspberries and the feel is crisp, light and snappy with a sharp-dry finish.

Me like.

GratefulBeerGuy, Jul 16, 2009
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3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought a 22oz of this in some small grocery store in Stowe, Vermont.

Upon being poured into a Duvel glass, the appearance is a light golden color with a two finger head.

The smell is of caramel, walnuts, and other faint scents.

The taste is slightly sweet, kinda yeasty, but certainly not bitter.

The mouthfeel is slightly above average, but lacks character and is most definately not the best attribute of this beer.

Drinkability is solid overall, just remember it is 8% ABV, so pace yourself.

mltobin, Apr 09, 2008
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3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber bottle, purchased in Vermont during a recent visit. No freshness/bottling date info.
A- Pours lightly hazed medium tangerine, quickly departing off white head, that leaves a minor collar and slippery low hanging and minor lacing.
S- Ginger and tropical fruit in the nose
T- A load of ginger picked up early, complexity assisted by notes of pepper, lime, tropical fruit and herbal and citric hops in the finish. Different take on the classic style. Tasty and enjoyable brew from R.A.B.

Billolick, Sep 01, 2010
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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

lovindahops, Nov 17, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a nice orange color into an American pint glass. A half inch head rose up at the end of the pour, but very quickly settled back into the beer, leaving a light ring of bubbles that lasted throughout the glass. Not the rocky mountain of head I expected, though there was plenty of lacing.

Slightly sweet aroma, with hints of alcohol, yeasty spiciness, and perhaps I can pick out some ginger - smells like someone homebrewed a tripel.

I enjoyed the way this beer tasted. I was worried that "kissed with ginger" on the side of the bottle would mean too much ginger flavor, or that I would taste ginger where it wasn't. The ginger flavor was not overwhelming to me at all - mostly it made this beer more bitter than the IBU # on the side suggested. Taste was of light belgian yeast esters, almost a peach-like fruitiness, maybe some actual spice, alcohol, candi sugar.

The carbonation danced across my tongue, but was light and pleasant. There was definitely a dry, powdery feel to the aftertaste, which I wasn't crazy about (dry good, powdery, that's going to far for me), and a lingering spicey heat, perhaps from the ginger or the alcohol.

Definitely a very easy drinking belgian beer, that though the alcohol was a component of the flavor, did not make this beer feel overwhelming. I could drink a pint or two on a belgian-style night.

SRFeldman79, Oct 15, 2008
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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.

Sammy, Aug 24, 2012
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3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to SFLpunk for sending me this one as an extra

Look: Orange in color and opaque with no head at all. Interesting

Smell: Some nice citrus notes orange peel and lemon zest are present with a bit of funky yeast

Taste: Citrus, mango, and pineapple are all present in the flavor with again the funky yeast finishing off the beer

Mouthfeel: Just under medium body and medium carbonation

Overall: Good american triple. Recommended and will drink again if I get the chance

DarthKostrizer, Feb 05, 2012
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Golden Tripple from Rock Art Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.