Devil's Tramping Ground Tripel - Aviator Brewing Company

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Reviews: 47
Hads: 269
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 4.17%
Wants: 10
Gots: 63 | FT: 0
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Aviator Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: atsprings on 03-24-2009

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Photo of usafboy
4.65/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

appearance: served in a glass at the aviator brewing company itself. VERY fresh beer.

Smell: very pleasant. some citrus and mild spice notes

Mouthfeel: carbonation on the upper side of medium, with a light-medium body

taste: light malts create a sweet body with some lightly spicy yeast, some honey and soft fruits, spice, low hops, not a refined tripel flavor but adequately tasty

Overall: My very first tripel and I was pleasantly surprised. A very drinkable beer and if you can get this on tap from the brewhouse. (521 characters)

Photo of JamesBondGA
4.55/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can. Pours hazy gold color with white little head. Aroma is sour, fruity and boozie. Tastes like a tart, sour green apple, with a sweet aftertaste. LOVE this beer. Despite the high alcohol content, you don't really taste it. Highly recommended!! (259 characters)

Photo of jmisiewicz
4.51/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent brew. Traditional beir d'tripel. C'est tres bon! Fruity front end with a smooth middle followed by the signature Belgian finish. Estery and figgy. Reminds me a lot of Lucifer. (187 characters)

Photo of BullyBrewing
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very light golden color with a mild-moderate head. Very slight haze to it.

Aroma's are sweet and almost grapeish. Fruity esters are present which complement nicely.

Sweet and sugar tasting through and through on this one. Hides the 9.2% abv amazingly well.

Body is light to moderate. Carbonation is a bit light imo, but allows for a smoother drinkable beer that can get you into lots of trouble if you are not paying attention! (441 characters)

Photo of hobartlg
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I'm new at this sort of beer, which makes it risky for me to order them. This beer was a risk worth taking, very smooth for a high volume beer.

Enjoyed in a tulip alongside Buffalo Chicken at The Village Draft House in Raleigh. Would definitely recommend this beer. (266 characters)

Photo of Cylinsier
4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

tap

Pours a hazy lemon color with a bit of a lacing.

Scent is of citrus and fresh grains with noticeable ester notes like mild banana.

Citrusy but sweeter more than tart and followed by the fresh grains and mild esters. Coriander spice is noted.

Fuller body with tingly carbonation.

Delicious trippel, hides is strength well and is wonderfully refreshing and satisfying. Has some witbier and some farmhouse like elements to it. (434 characters)

Photo of ONUMello
4.27/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a goblet
A: Hazy golden color with a 1/2-finger head
S: Malty with a good dose of Belgian yeast, banana and clove
T: Banana first and foremost, a bit of bubblegum, spice (mostly clove) and some Belgian yeast/malt
M: Medium-bodied, smooth. The alcohol is super hidden
O: Not so complex but super tasty in my book. I don't get the 85 average, to me it's much better. Balanced and pure flavors. Better as it warmed up, definitely will be a re-buy if I can find it (481 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aviator Brewing Co. "Devil's Tramping Ground Tripel"
on tap at the Distillery, Savannah, GA 21 Dec 2014

Appearance: Clear deep gold body beneath a short head of bright white. Decent head retention. Nice spotty walls of lace.

Aroma: Fruity with apple, pear and some citrusy pith; sugary malt, light spice/clove phenols. Peppery. Grassy.

Flavor: Sweet malt. Somewhat bready. Green apple. Clove-like phenols. Spice. Peppery. Alcohol is well hidden. Moderate bitterness of under 40 IBUs, but somehow pulled together. Delicately herbal, grassy, and floral. Finishes drying.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a dextrinous edge and a moderate carbonation.

Overall: I'm not sure that it quite lives up to the name unless the devil is a fat, sweet sissy. Decent enough though. (772 characters)

Photo of a0lbudman
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A-hazy gold with a white head that leaves a lace
S-banana aroma with a spicy background
T-banana and pepper taste that has a hop bitter aftertaste that turns back into a spicy taste
M-very good carbonation and medium body
O-this was a great beer, has the taste that makes you want more (286 characters)

Photo of atsprings
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Flying Saucer served in a snifter a crisp pale orange with a nice off-white head that diminishes to a thin layer and leaves spotty lacing. Aroma is a nice blend of peppery spice, sweet malts, sweet fruits and a hint of yeast. The taste is a nice blend of sweet malts and spice such as orange peel and a hint of lemon. The beer is a bit on the sweet side, but not too much, there is a bit of alcohol presence as well. This is certainly a very respectable Tripel for such a new brewery, a lot better than their Saison. (526 characters)

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Stone Ruination IPA pint glass
From: Total Wine & More in Ballantyne (Charlotte), N.C.
Price: $2.99
Purchased: Sept. 9, 2014
Consumed: Sept. 16, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Poured a golden, straw, semi-hazy color with 1-to-2 fingers of off-white head. No bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass initially, but then came up after a few sips. Sporadic spots of foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Below average retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.75)

Smelled banana, cloves, sugary Belgian spices, kiwi, green grapes, faint all-spice, honeycomb and light cinnamon. Nice on the nose. (Smell - 4.13)

Tasted real close to the nose, but better in all aspects. Very nice. The sugary sweet Belgian spices dominated here. Also cloves, banana, green grapes, kiwi, caramel, all-spice and sugary honey notes. (Taste - 4.25)

Medium body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Long, astringent finish. (Feel - 4.13)

This was a very good Tripel. I wish I had a 6-pack. (Overall - 4.13)

4.17 | 93 | A- (1,029 characters)

Photo of RyanPoff
4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A tripel, in a can. Never thought I'd see this, but here goes.

A: Poured a hazy golden with about a finger of head. Looked like sunshine with cotton candy on top.

S: The white fruits predominate. I do smell the yeast, but the pear and grapefruit are out front. Close to a white wine. Outstanding and very unique.

T: The fruits don't come out as much in the taste for me. An above average tripel that doesn't take any chances, but comes out very balanced with the yeast and malts. This is still a very sweet beer; I don't taste the hops like it says on the can, but this is kind of par for the course. Very good, but doesn't rise to the next level.

M: Spot on for the style, just the right amount of carbonation, weight, and no weird aftertaste. Great, but again, not absolutely rocking the world great. (807 characters)

Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a golden-infused straw color; the head was impressive and left plenty of lace

Smell: Honey-drizzled banana, clove and grassy hops

Taste: Up front, all of the elements in the aroma make an appearance, with the sweet banana, clove and grassy hops all taking the beer into different regions of the palate; the grassy hops step up in the middle, with the finish bringing in some yeasty phenols

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very nice take on the style - Old World with a significant nod to the American palate (572 characters)

Photo of PhantasIPA
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The color of this beer is a light-golden that pours with a solid, 1 inch head and leaves very little lacing on the glass.

The smell is wheaty and malty but still light and airy.

Taste is wheat and nuts heavy followed quickly by a honey and sugar malt. It has a lemon flavored citrus taste and leaves an interesting taste on the tongue. A hint of heavy alcohol is present but that is to be expected considering the brew is 9.2% ABV.

The mouthfeel is heavy but refreshing. The heavy, wheaty flavor mixes with the high alcohol content but since it has very little carbonation the beer comes off very light and smooth.

Overall this beer is good but not great. Tastes good and is easy to drink. Worth a try but may not become a favorite for you. It did not for me but it was worth drinking. (789 characters)

Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a large tulip glass a honey golden with a sticky white head that settled slowly into a soapy looking mass.Pilsner malt,leafy/medicinal hops,and spiced phenols in the nose,the hops are a major factor here.Leafy and herbal hops and pilsner malt flavors the hops really give of a herbal kick as it warms,phenols in the form of spice in the finish.A well made tripel it's true to form with yeasty flavors but a decent shot of leafy hops made it more enjoyable for me. (475 characters)

Photo of Luigi
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a few specs of year floating around the glass. The head is off white and at first two fingers high. The retention is great with a sticky lacing around the glass after a sip.

The aroma is light but stays true to the style. Sweet banana, clove and grassy hops, as well as soft bread hints from the remanding yeast.

Honey like malt sweetness matched with a healthy booze content. But, the saaz hop used in this ale helps balance the sweetness of the malt and alcohol.

The finish is rather sweet, but nothing overwhelming. This brewery has hands down but there own twist on a classic ale. Making it almost American (648 characters)

Photo of RexBanner
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%

Straw yellow color, hazy, medium head, bubbly, nice lacing.
Smells of spices. Cloves, peppercorn, yeast, corn molasses.
Taste followed the nose somewhat. Sweeter taste than a traditional tripel. The combination of spices, esters and carbonation gives this the mouth feel and taste of a sparkling cider.
Don't know how I feel about this beer. I thought it was refreshing, tasty and satisfying but I didn't feel as if I was drinking a Belgian tripel. The flavor profile was closer to a hefeweizen. Short of the grape must this beer tasted pretty darn close to DFH Midas touch. Nice summer time brew, I guess. (609 characters)

Photo of avalon07
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had a bright, golden yellow color and a clear texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing.

S: A nice aroma of fruit, yeast, spices, and malt.

T: Tasted of light fruit (bananas especially), some malt, a little bit of hops, spices (pepper), and yeast. A subtle, yet vibrant flavor that's oddly pleasing.

M: A fair amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: While this beer does have a few rough spots, it's still very enjoyable and drinkable. (553 characters)

Photo of fatmcb1
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a pale yellow with white, 1 finger head.

Fruity esters are dominant. Orange peel, lemon, and an odd hint of banana. Peppery spice in the background.

On the sweeter side, with plenty of belgian candied sugar. Fruit is light, and there is little bitterness. Also the alcohol is very well masked at 9%.

Nice chewy body with the right amount of carbonation. (363 characters)

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is a bright, crystal clear, vibrant, straw-gold coloring with a thin, whispy, white filmy ring on the surface. Aromas of toasted grains, cotton candy, butter, clove, and all spice. Very low profile aromas, but very well balanced and enticing. Flavors are tangy and roast initially, with a fruit overtone forward, followed by a bready and lemony blend, tangerine notes, bubblegum, and a hunk of spices, including nutmeg, clove, and all spice. Very balanced, but also remaining subtle throughout. There are no traces of this being a higher ABV beer. Smooth, robust body, but with rounded edges. The aftertaste is tangy sweet, with bubblegum and citrus notes in the forefront. A spicy linger, semisweet, smooth finish. Very tasty, easy drinking beer. (793 characters)

Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at the FV draft house. Pours a clear straw color with no head. Smells hugely of banana and cloves with some generous aromas of bubblegum as well. Belgian Candi sugar. A bit of huskiness in aroma as well. Flavor was really nice and complex. Really spicy cloviness and plenty of bubblegum and banana. The finish is a bit watery and has a distinct metallic qulatiy. Kind of watery on the mouth and super dry in the finish. 9.3% abv is extremely well hidden. This one is a sneaky bastard. (498 characters)

Photo of Immortale25
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Chimay goblet. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/4 inch white head that retains a bit before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and minimal surface foam. Non-resilient lacing leaves a thin ring behind.

S- Slightly effervescent wheat aroma with some yeasty undertones and a bit of spice. A touch of banana.

T- Flavor has more banana than the aroma with a hint of bubble gum and more spice. Tangy, slightly fruity. Alcohol is decently hidden.

M- Milky in texture with medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- An all-around good tripel that I actually like better out of the can than on-tap. (648 characters)

Photo of KYGunner
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a typical Belgian Tripel, but that's not a bad thing. It poured with a cloudy yellow/orange haze that made the " unfiltered" obvious. Typical banana and clove notes on the aroma it has a pleasant, smooth clovey flavor. Not overpowering, it's nice tasteful and sweet, I enjoyed this Tripel from beginning to end. (319 characters)

Photo of SIRIUS2
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass on-tap at the Aviator Brewery (in the hanger!!)

Ruddy gold in color with a slight cloudiness. Nice 2 fingers or so of dense white foam that was relatively persistent, leaving behind some respectable lace.

Aromas were fairly clean with plenty of bready sweet spicy malts. If you are familiar with trippels, this carries a familiar scent.

A fairly vibrant push of flavor comes forth immediately as it rolls over the tongue, some light malt sweetness, a little bit of yeast, some fruit zest & coriander, all staying pretty tight through the experience. The finish was relatively quick but with a touch of warming to remind you that it's no lightweight. The linger carries a bit more of that spicy fruitiness. Pretty nice.

The carbonation was decent on this but I thought it was a bit course. I nice light persistent carbonation would add a much needed creaminess to this brew and enhance the mouthfeel. The overall drinkability was very good in my opinion and I thanked the brewer personally for not making it too sweet! Nice brew and great people at the brewery. Definitely check it out if you get the chance! (1,135 characters)

Photo of Brenden
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer is very pale, a light yellow with active bubbling rising to the top to continue building up a strong fluffy, creamy pure white head. Retention is good, and it falls quite slowly from just over one finger to a heavy billowing foam. Lacing is left pretty thickly in both patches and heavy spotting in plenty.
The nose is light, but I get mostly spicing over some pale fruits and a hint of banana sneaking out.
A little peppery spice, banana and clove are strong and, as a pleasant surprise, some floral and herbal hops bitterness come out strong.
The body is light and the carbonation is moderate. The crispness up front stays all the way, and there's a good smoothness alongside it. The finish leans dry as hops pull out the rest of the way. (750 characters)

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Devil's Tramping Ground Tripel from Aviator Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.