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Head Trip Belgian Triple - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon

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87
very good

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  11.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: adamette on 01-03-2010)
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

WVbeergeek, Aug 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

ejimhof, Jun 16, 2013
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3.51/5  rDev -9.8%

Pours a deep gold with fine carbonation and a bit of white head. Great clarity and a fine looking brew. Aroma of sweet Belgian yeast, honey and a bit of flowery hop. In the taste, bubblegum, candi sugar, citrus, and a bit of grains. Hardly any heat for a beer this big. Medium to full in body with a sharp carbonation. I like how clean this triple is. Tasty and easy drinking, a fine Belgian style ale.

Stinkypuss, Feb 07, 2014
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4.43/5  rDev +13.9%

Ok wow not sure if they changed the recipe but it's now clocked in at 11.3% and its drinking pretty sweet.

A - Got a 10oz. pour with a nice golden yellow and a half inch of white foamy head. Lacing looks good and carbonation bubbles throughout was a surprise.

S - No real noticeable alcohol in the nose on the nose mostly slight hints of honey, noticeable yeast notes and a slight bit of spicy clove. Maybe hops not sure.

T - The taste floored me as I had no idea it was 11.3! my best guess was a medium line 9. Flavors of mild yeast with touches of clove and fruity hits of lemon. The body is smooth and has little alcohol in the finish. Slight hops as well was surprising.

M - Dangerously drinkable as it drank like a typical triple (8.5) could have tackled the growler but I would be sorry!

Overall I guess all that reviewed this should take a step back and try it again since the new recipe is kick ass. High octane volume with little to no burn and tons of Belgium notes makes this beer a winner.

DrDemento456, May 30, 2011
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3.2/5  rDev -17.7%

Pours a hazy orange-ish to yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, a small candy sugar and a touch of malt. In the taste, mellow candy sugar, a decent malt and a note of hops. A small bitterness and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry candy sugar in the aftertaste. Quite mellow and an average representation of style.

OWSLEY069, Jul 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

outoffocus, Mar 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

tommy5, Dec 29, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev -0.3%

Dark yellow to yellow-orange. Beautiful collar stays put. Laces well. Looks quaint, but I know it will probably pack a punch.

Banana, peppery Belgian yeast ester, white toast with sugar, marzipan, faint lemon, and a trickle of artificial peach.

Belgian pale malts and vibrant yeastiness offer notes of almost-ripe red apple, peppercorn, banana, white bread, romping spicy booze, nuttiness, and tail-end citrus. The toast is light-to-medium. Very loud in the feel. Lots of trapped carbonation and booziness. Almost hard to deal, because it's very spicy. Body is fuller than it seems with everything else going on. Cuts back on drinkability.

Everywhere I want it to be, it's big. Everywhere I don't want it to be, it's big. Fat Heads made a statement here. Everything 'big'. It's a Head Trip.

thecheapies, Apr 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

MSandahl23, Apr 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

seeswo, Mar 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Stinger80OH, Apr 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Brew33, Jun 17, 2013
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2.98/5  rDev -23.4%

A- Pours a slightly hazy light yellowish gold color with a thin white head. Head turns into a few bubbles and leaves a bit of lacing.

S- The first thing that hits me is the Belgian yeast. A bit of sweet malts, lemon, a bit of clove and a some sort of funkiness.

T- A bit of funkiness, and the yeast is up in your face. A touch of spice, lemon and bit of a bready like malt. Alcohol was hidden pretty well didn't realize that this one was 9.5%.

M- Lighter side of medium in body and good amount of carbonation.

O- I'll pass on this one.

nrbw23, May 23, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

From notes at the brewery: The complex flavors of Belgium dazzle the palate with hints of candy sugar, spices, and the warmth of Alcohol. Watch your step: at 9.5% abv this quaffable Belgian Styled Triple may send you on an unexpected trip.

Poured from tap at the brewpub into a clean, clear 12 oz. snifter for $5.00. Review from notes taken at the bar.

A Translucent light brown/yellow body under a very slight head which only covered about 15 per cent of the top of the beer before dissipating within a minute to a few bubbles. I have seen that look in a tripel before but it is not all that impressive. 3.5

S The requisite sweet malt and Belgian yeast smells waft up from the beer along with some clove tangy smells as well. Kind of basic but I like this smell of my favorite style beer. 3.5

T Malt, yeast presence is to the style and there is that clove tartness as well but this tripel is a bit unadventurous. After some really nice beers (Voodoo Chocolate Monkey Stout and Collaborative Evil) from Fat Head's I was really optimistic about their take on my favorite style. This was is just so so. 3.5

M MOderate to high feel as the ABV is not as well hidden as the description would have you believe. 3.5

D Only fair to good but the style and ABV do not lend themselves to being particularly drinkable. 3.5

Notes: After some really nice beers (Voodoo Chocolate Monkey Stout and Collaborative Evil) from Fat Head's I was really optimistic about their take on my favorite style. This was is just so so. Don't get me wrong, it is an interesting beer and superior to other ones that they brew but I am rating within style.

adamette, Jan 03, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

JimmyFlatRock, Jun 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Spider889, Nov 14, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

leprechaunandfatman, Jan 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Enjoyed this on tap at Fat’s head.

A: Pours a copper hue with a foamy, 2-finger, white head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Sweet malty aroma with hints of Belgian candy and yeast.

T: There are a number of complex flavors in this beer. It starts off sweet and malty with hints of Belgian candy and spices. Then the alcoholic hits you along with some fruity overtones.

M: Medium body and minimal carbonation.

O: Great Belgian beer – really strong but easily drinkable.

ckollias, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

jaidenjb, Dec 04, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Jamison85, May 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

BarryMFBurton, Jun 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

kbrown, May 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

brycevolk, Feb 19, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

Nunya, May 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

ChrisMon02, May 20, 2014
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Head Trip Belgian Triple from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
87 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.