Dragonmead Final Absolution Trippel - Dragonmead Microbrewery
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4/5 rDev -1.2%
Bottle to snifter.
A - Medium pale yellow with a thin layer of off-white head.
S - A lot of funk up front and some almost oak-like aromas. Some bready malts, Belgian yeast, cloves and fruity notes.
T - Funk dominates up front with almost an oak barrel flavour, which is odd since this is not oak aged. Belgian yeast, cloves, bready malts and lighter citrus and spice notes. A nice overall flavour profile.
M - Medium body. Light to moderate carbonation.
12-10-2012 02:29:01 | More by TheSevenDuffs
3.65/5 rDev -9.9%
Big thanks to shamrock for surprising me with this one!
Boat loads of floral yeast stuff the nostrils... great pale fruit character with little competition from the malts.
Rather one dimensional... reminiscent of New Belgium's Trip... clove and spicy sweet fruit, good not great.
12-09-2012 05:35:52 | More by PoopChute69
4.48/5 rDev +10.6%
Poured from the bottle into an Ommegang long-tulip. Left most yeast in the bottle
A- Orange glow. Opaque. Small frothy head that dissipates rather quickly and leaves a ring. no lacing
S- BANANA!!! This thing is like a banana smoothie. As it warms, and after a rather sweet cigar, even more banana comes out along with clove, and some tropical fruits.
T- I love this beer. It's a nice American take on a Belgian classic. Good fruity flavor and Belgian yeast. Leaves a mildly crisp taste after the banana smoothie. I think I'm getting some pineapple in this too. Solid finish with fresh tree-fruit
M- Great! I really like this. It's not to thick but not too thin. I feel like I'm drinking a real beer. It's right where it's supposed to be. Similar to skim milk mouthfeel without the linger. Leaves the mouth with a happy and fruity feel.
O- Good Tripel. The alcohol was masked well. Dragonmead website has this listed at 10%. BA has it at 8.5%. I say it's around 9.5%. I will be stocking 4-packs of this throughout the summer. Good representation of the style
11-08-2012 03:50:16 | More by Michigan
3.83/5 rDev -5.4%
12 oz brown bottle not dated
Dragonmead Final Absolution poured a cloudy [light yellow] peach color into a chalice. A ¾ finger white head was formed that dissipated rather quickly to a small collar of foam. The nose is sweet, dominated by; light fruit, banana, and bubble gum. The taste is very similar to the nose, up front it is of sweet candy sugar and banana followed by yeasty notes and a light clove. The carbonation was lighter than I am accustomed to for the style.
Final Absolution is a good American Triple, however, I was expecting a little more from Dragonmead. It has a way to go to compete with the top shelf Triples.
10-21-2012 21:51:01 | More by bushbeer75
3.88/5 rDev -4.2%
Fast growing and fast falling soapy head settles into a one-finger foamy white crust. Brew is quite fogged and has some yeast fallout.
Nice Belgian-y esters... Banana, bread, peach, and cloves...
Very bitter, not your normal heat sweetness from a Tripel. Heat is untraceable other then a funky bite at the tail end of the bread-y flavors. Belgian flavors are nice, but over powered by bitterness. Heavy carbonation also detracts from the flavors, but helps distract from the noticeable heat...
A nice Tripel, but not one I would seek again. Thanks, Adam for sharing...
10-19-2012 02:38:50 | More by chugalug06
4.38/5 rDev +8.1%
Had this at the Travelers Club restaurant in Okemos. They have a huge selection of international beers and wines, surprising for a small town joint. Ordered this with my brother, was a very good Trippel indeed.
A: Poured a nice honey gold with a short white head that dissipated almost instantly with a small amount of lacing.
S: Smells yeasty, fruity and somewhat like bananas to me.
T: Tastes golden, very sweet, like honey, fruity, a lot of warmth from the alcohol.
M: very fulfilling, good carbonation but well balanced with the alcohol, just a perfect warm finish, great for a cold night.
O: Can't believe this is from Warren, this is an excellent fall beer, and a great Trippel.
10-13-2012 02:41:37 | More by Mavigo
4.28/5 rDev +5.7%
Served on-tap at Green Dot Stables in Detroit, Michigan.
Appearance: It looks like apple juice, to be honest. It looks REALLY poor... I got it with no head, and there was no lacing. Despite this, I still got a nice bit of carbonation while drinking it.
Smell: Like a faint grape juice... that's about it. Not bad but also not great, either.
Taste: Like the smell... but the taste of the smell is much better than the smell itself. Know what I mean? It's just a pretty heavy beer. Almost a syrupy texture with carbonation, and a smash to the face of really grape like flavors. Very fruity, but super enjoyable and WAY too drinkable.
Mouthfeel: As I said, nice carbonation. It drinks like a wine cooler, sad to say... it's just a great experience.
Overall, this is a fantastic beer. A very fruity beer, but still a great one that I'd gladly have again. Though its looks are very unremarkable, what matters the most is the taste, and this tastes VERY good, in my opinion. Just beware of the ABV ... I didn't realize it was so high. Oops.
08-18-2012 02:53:58 | More by Alextricity
4.1/5 rDev +1.2%
On tap in a pint glass at Ashley's in Ann Arbor. Pours clear golden with small head for a Trippel. Aroma of yeast, spice, pears, honey. Tastes follows with a sweet honey pear flavor with a little belgian spice. One the sweet and heavy side for the style, but that's not surprising given the 10% abv. Overall I was impressed with this one and it is one of my favorite in the style.
08-10-2012 14:27:39 | More by BMMillsy
Dragonmead Final Absolution Trippel from Dragonmead Microbrewery
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