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Dragonmead Final Absolution Trippel - Dragonmead Microbrewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

390 Ratings
THE BROS
93
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Ratings: 390
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.1%
Wants: 35
Gots: 26 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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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)
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Scotthuller

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

08-15-2012 19:50:11 | More by Scotthuller
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2012 14:27:39 | More by BMMillsy
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kynap55

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

07-27-2012 01:14:34 | More by kynap55
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GRE680

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-21-2012 12:38:02 | More by GRE680
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Hyouhoshi


4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-20-2012 13:42:55 | More by Hyouhoshi
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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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SirDalton


4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-10-2012 09:04:11 | More by SirDalton
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had both in many bottles and on tap many times and the Town Pump bar in Detroit. Pours a somewhat hazy, golden-amber color; heavy cloudiness in the middle, fairly volatile with a large, foamy white head that dissipates surprisingly quick. The aroma is great - baskets of sweet, earthy esters, spicy Belgian yeast and bread, clove, white pepper, phenol alcohol, bananas, apple skins, pears, and a nice whiff of bubble gum. The taste is no slouch, either. Final Absolution hits the palate soft and slightly silky, medium-bodied and with a high amount of carbonation. Belgian yeast flavors - bready, spicy clove, pepper, banana esters, earth, and bubble gum - dominate the palate. Some floral and perfume-like hop notes hit up front with a very short and sweet bitterness that quickly gives way to the rest of the flavor profile. The aftertaste is heavy on the bread and yeast flavors, like you would expect from any decent Tripel.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 00:55:21 | More by tectactoe
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srv33

Michigan

4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy golden pour, huge frothy head, very fine lacing. Smells of almond, tangerine and cream. Taste is much of the same with some additional almond and wheat flavors. Excellent brew, my first Trippel, and a fine Belgian. Wouldn't hesitate to pick it up again.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 23:44:36 | More by srv33
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Ed_Bollix


4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

06-27-2012 02:23:40 | More by Ed_Bollix
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HarrySTruman

Michigan

4.7/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a tulip

Gold color, near yellow, small head with minimal lacing. Looks very clear and crisp.

Smells of fruits and malt. Banana is very apparent, other tropical fruits seem hidden.

The taste is truly fantastic. This is the only tripel that I have had from the states that I feel rivals the best of Belgium. It is very close to the Belgian style, but it has it's own unique take. The alcohol is apparent in the taste, but not overbearing. Banana, apricot, tropical fruits, malt, a slight hoppy bitter flavor. It's a very complex taste, but very drinkable.

Not too carbonated. Very drinkable. Slightly "thick", but it matches the style well.

About as good a tripel as I have ever had. Certainly the best I have made in Michigan, and unless I am forgetting one, the best I have had made in the U.S. I honestly believe it competes favorably with La Fin Du Monde for the best tripel made in NA.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 18:12:04 | More by HarrySTruman
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MattBreight

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

06-23-2012 14:24:57 | More by MattBreight
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-20-2012 00:53:38 | More by GRG1313
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Drk93TT

Michigan

2/5  rDev -50.6%

06-12-2012 01:54:22 | More by Drk93TT
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Dyerseve

Michigan

5/5  rDev +23.5%

06-01-2012 14:16:00 | More by Dyerseve
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

05-30-2012 05:27:39 | More by Zaphog
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warnerry

Michigan

4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours orange brown with lits of suspended yeast, even with a careful pour, and about half a finger of off-white head. Head dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing.

S - Candi sugar, some pepper and clove, bubblegum and faint lemon. Just a touch of alcohol.

T - Taste starts with lemon and candi sugar. This is followed by pepper, clove, and a prominent bubblegum taste. Finish brings a bit more spice, a bit of banana and more bubblegum, along with a faint bitterness. Very tasty.

M - Medium mouthfeel starts with some sticky sweetness and transitions to a semi-dry and slightly bitter finish with a bit of numbing alcohol.

O - Nice take on the style and a very tasty brew. Nice local option when I'm in the mood foe a tripel.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 02:46:31 | More by warnerry
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Pat316

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-21-2012 17:09:02 | More by Pat316
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vinyljunkee

Michigan

4.68/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am not that skilled at waxing poetic on beer characteristics, but I do know beer and very specifically Belgian ales. Like the Bros have weighed in on this one, it is truly an exceptional Trippel. Very balanced and not overly sweet as you can sometimes find. I would like to feel a little more body (mouthfeel).

Lookout Ommegang (Love these guys)...Dragonmead might be in it to win it from right here in Michigan..."craft brewery" capital of the world.

Oh, get back on your feet carefully after a couple of these.

Serving type: on-tap

05-18-2012 19:02:58 | More by vinyljunkee
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chasisthedevil

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

05-14-2012 18:10:43 | More by chasisthedevil
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chrisbokmuller

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

05-10-2012 02:20:59 | More by chrisbokmuller
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sames6840


4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-26-2012 01:20:41 | More by sames6840
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Jamesthebrit

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Nothing good nothing bad. Looks hazy with little head.
S: Great smell. Hints of bananas and pineapples with some yeasty smell as well.
T: Taste like bananas with hints of clove and other spices. Some alcohol flavor but it adds to the overall taste.
M: Sour on the mouth and a little too yeasty.

Overall a pretty good beer. Belgian styles are usually not my favorite but this one was pretty good with lots of unique flavors. I would recommend it.

Serving type: on-tap

04-24-2012 17:12:46 | More by Jamesthebrit
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NoLeafClover44

Delaware

4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Bob for this one. 12 oz. bottle poured into Weyerbacher cuvee glass.

A - Pours a hazy golden yellow color. Half a finger of bright white head sticks around and leaves nice lacing.

S - The aroma hits me as soon as I start pouring into the glass. Huge clove, banana, spice aroma. Also, grass and bubblegum as well as some cracker malts in the background. Fantastic.

T - Begins sweet with some pear and belgian yeast. Continues with some banana, tart lemon juice, and a little grassy hop aftertaste. Very little bitterness and big sour flavor for the style. Delicious.

M - Medium thickness and carbonation.

O - My first DragonMead beer. The aroma is great and flavors are a complex mix of tart and sweet. This is probably the best tripel I have had in my limited experience with the style with the possible exception of La Fin Du Monde. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 00:09:35 | More by NoLeafClover44
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mzeld

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-23-2012 02:30:49 | More by mzeld
Dragonmead Final Absolution Trippel from Dragonmead Microbrewery
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