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White Birch Tripel - White Birch Brewing

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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 22.35%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
White Birch Brewing visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A slightly hazy golden colored brew. We used a combination of noble hops to bring in earthy and light citric hop notes. Belgian yeast notes, light spicy flavors, soft lightly sweet malts and a crisp dry finish. This is a favorite recipe and one that we’ve enjoyed cellared for up to two years.

(Beer added by: barleywinebrewer on 09-15-2009)
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Reviews by jale:
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jale

Michigan

3.55/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Many thanks to Greg for this. I have had this bottle for a year and just found it.

A: Pours a clear light yellow with a small amount of white head.

S: The first aroma I notice is sourness. Makes me think this is going to be a sour. Just a hint of hops and banana.

T: At first sip I pick up a sour with some barnyard funk. It lasts for a mere second and I think this is more the aroma than actual taste. A hint of sweetness moving into some lemon and pepper spice then a mild hop bitterness. The alcohol is well muted here and might be due to the fact I cellared this for a year.

M: Light body with great carbonation.

O: Not what I expected, but a solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2011 02:38:40 | More by jale
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jophish17

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

06-30-2014 02:26:03 | More by jophish17
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GPHarris

Alabama

3.01/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

bottled May 23, 2010

a - poured a three fingers thick off-white head into a tulip glass that left good sheeting throughout. the body was a bubbly gold color. i would have liked a brighter color and some lacing with this.
s - apples and pears with a hint of belgian yeast.
t - same as aroma with a little graininess.
m - thin, carbonation not very lively.
o - has potential but really missing the things that make tripels special.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2014 13:51:07 | More by GPHarris
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

01-12-2014 14:24:45 | More by RochefortChris
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Lebzilla

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14.6%

12-09-2013 16:08:16 | More by Lebzilla
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

1.61/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Bottled July 27, 2010, batch 3, 22 oz bottle.

Pop the cap and foam quickly gushes from bottle. Pours a sickly, pale straw golden color with a thick, but quickly dissipating bone white head. Slightly sour nose of band aids and white board cleaner with a touch of spice and peach syrup. Flavor of bubblegum, pear, banana and white pepper, finish is extremely anti septic and slightly tangy. Over carbonated, fluffy buddy, plain awful aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 17:27:05 | More by yourefragile
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kjlcm

New Hampshire

3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber bottled in Sprong 2013

A- Cloudy golden color with a nice white head. I suppose this is what a Belgian should be colored.

S - Spicy, belgian type aroma.

T - Pretty decent taste, crisp, sweet belgian flavor with some alcohol warmth.

M - Flavorful

O - Not crazy about belgian style beer but this one is not bad. I would recommend.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 23:19:07 | More by kjlcm
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

07-30-2013 17:08:12 | More by Janeinma
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

07-02-2013 15:02:02 | More by mklisz
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-23-2013 05:35:37 | More by Kelp
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

03-07-2013 03:29:19 | More by t0rin0
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ububru

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

12-29-2012 14:02:49 | More by ububru
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tfidler

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

06-12-2012 20:28:52 | More by tfidler
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HEADYdb

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-02-2012 13:28:47 | More by HEADYdb
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My bottle was labeled January 2011, batch two. Loud pop when I took off the cap. Poured into a Belgian-style chalice. Huge white head forms on top of a golden colored body. Very impressive look. Smell was spicy like lemon zest. Taste was impressively Belgian, with an American twist. It had a nice sweet sugar flavor, but finished with a hop bite at the end. Mouthfeel was crisp yet luscious. Really liked this beer. One of the best tripels from the US I have had in a while.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 04:06:54 | More by morebeergood
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -14%

04-10-2012 01:20:24 | More by djrn2
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SickGnar

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Huge bright white head pops right up and quickly crackles down. Big, loose bubbles consistency. Between straw and golden, just barely shy of clear on first pour (second is a bit cloudy), with legions of bubbles. 3D lace at top of glass, but less further down. It keeps a thick skim that retains to the bottom.

S: Very floral, a good bit of honey, some candi sweetness, light fruits – white grapes, apples, & pears. Ghost hints of biscuit malt, spice, & a yeast note. A light, but pleasant & appealing nose. Floral / honey impression increases even more as this one warms.

T: Palate is in the same vein as the nose, but more bold. Opens floral and honey with a candi sweetness that is a bit more than a tad intense. Fruit is more white grape – emphasis on the skins – with just a touch of apple & pear & perhaps faint tropical hints. A touch vinous. Both suagar cookie pils and biscuity pale are there – just in the background – and a bit of cracker at the end. By the middle, the sweet / floral / fruit give way to phenolics, yeast notes and hops. Hops are a touch herbal but mostly provide fair background bitterness (1yr old). Phenolic & yeast notes have some spice – both clove and peppery – and an earthy, slightly funky, and even less slightly barnyard note. Hops get a hit woody in the finish. Good overall, but sweetness gets to be just too much.

M: On the light side of medium body with firm carbonation. Bright, expansive, & quenching. A dangerous thing for a beer this size. Despite sweetness on palate, very few sugars are found in the feel. Quite attenuated and dry to start with, and the drying grows stronger at the end from hops and alcohol. Surprisingly mild alcohol warmth.

D: A sort of streamlined version, but then it is a year old. Not a ton of complexity & not burly, nor bitter/hoppy. But what is there is very nice – it all blends well and has good depth. Amazingly hidden abv. At over a year of age, and tasted blind, I may have pegged this as a BGS. Oh well, it sure is nice.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 19:03:21 | More by SickGnar
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Archemedies

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

02-29-2012 22:32:41 | More by Archemedies
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

1/5  rDev -71.3%

01-31-2012 08:51:00 | More by ygtbsm94
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a chalice, presented with a very nice thick off white head, color is dense straw to gold with nice effervescence.

Smell is off yeast flavor, somewhat hot and spicy in a weird way; mild fruitiness.

Taste is very hot burning, flavors do not come through nicely; hints of all of the flavors are there, some spice, and yeast and fruitiness, but it seems out of wack and not pleasant or smooth.

Mouthfeel is very strong on the tongue, almost burning, must be the hot alcohol coming through, again not pleasant or smooth.

Overall, a subpar tripel, off flavors and very strong unpleasant mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 23:45:14 | More by mvanaskie13
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BigCheese

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14.6%

01-21-2012 02:52:15 | More by BigCheese
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.22/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pouring at cellar temp into a snifter. The beer is bottled on 12/10/2010.
The beer pours bright clear gold with bleached white head of about 4 cm foaming up even with a gentle pour. The head fades quickly to some wispy islands and a sturdy edge layer. Aroma is some light fruit with white grapes and pear. I also get some caramel and a bit of booze. Perhaps a little clove or some other sweet spice mixed in. I dont get a real hop presence.

First sip reveals an average body and fine yet tingly carbonation. The texture is smooth but a little sticky on my lips after each sip.

Flavor starts off sweet with some white grape and pear notes.
Rolls to a little sweet spice and some peppery booze, but no really any heat. The finish is slightly vinous with a little drying a grapeskin flavor.

Overall a well crafted and interesting beer, good example of a Tripel and possibly dangerously easy to drink at 10% ABV.

Glad I picked this up while in NH this past summer.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 04:28:20 | More by sulldaddy
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14.6%

01-02-2012 01:04:45 | More by InspectorBob
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +14.6%

11-26-2011 18:27:28 | More by Rochefort10nh
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GRG1313

California

2/5  rDev -42.7%

11-25-2011 20:39:56 | More by GRG1313
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White Birch Tripel from White Birch Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.