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Dragonmead Final Absolution Trippel - Dragonmead Microbrewery

Dragonmead Final Absolution TrippelDragonmead Final Absolution Trippel

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

368 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 368
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.1%


Brewed by:
Dragonmead Microbrewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 08-12-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by GR_Rick:
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GR_Rick

Michigan

3.45/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured July 2012. Bottle undated.

A: Pours a cloudy golden/apricot with absolutely no head.

S: Smells a little bready with some fruity sweetness. Almost a little white grape/grape skin. Light, but an appealing smell.

T: Follows the nose, with a little bit of mild, almost very, very mild grapefruity tartness. I get a little bit of the white grape again in the taste, and a little bit of that Belgian/saison "funky" finish (although the funk is much, much more subtle than a in a saison. A little bit of tartness and a dry finish; reminds me a bit of a champagne/heavy mimosa. My first trippel, and of the best Belgian-style beers I've had yet. Alcohol is very well hidden.

M: Thin for the ABV, with a bit of carbonation, but I'd say moderate/light body overall. Very easy to drink.

O: This is an easy drinking beer that goes down smooth for the ABV, almost too smooth! Taste is good, and although not necessarily something I'll seek out on a regular basis, I'd gladly drink one again.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 01:51:20 | More by GR_Rick
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dense bright gold/orange with thin white head, mild lacing and tiny bubbles.

Aroma is peppery citrus, orange and lemon with cloves. Some ethanol and light malt.

Initial taste is banana and cloves then sweet candy orange. Mild spicy, clean bitterness. Dry phenol and ester aftertaste.

Medium-light body with high carbonation and a bit of oily sheen. Medium ethanol warmth.

I'm no expert on trippels but this has a lot of interesting flavors and is well balanced if a tad sweet. The alcohol waits until you aren't looking and sneaks up on you.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Michigan

4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
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This is an absolutely great example of Trippel. Initial color is semi-opaque, dense yellowish; typical for a tripple. I can't fully comment on how it pours as it was on-top. Head was good and very aromatic. Taste is exceptionally sweet with citrus notes. Mouthfeel is decent and lingers notably. Overall, this is a great beer and one of my favorite trippels.

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App- Slightly hazy golden body, less than 1 finger worth of white head, ok retention, small bits of lacing.

Smell- Belgian yeast spices, very malty

Taste- Malty as heck, quite sweet with Belgian candied sugar, spices, Belgian yeast flavour

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Dragonmead Final Absolution Trippel from Dragonmead Microbrewery
90 out of 100 based on 368 ratings.