1. Rating beers by attributes (look, smell, taste, feel, overall) is back! Read the latest update ...
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Dragonmead Final Absolution Trippel - Dragonmead Microbrewery

Not Rated.
Dragonmead Final Absolution TrippelDragonmead Final Absolution Trippel

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

427 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 427
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 36
Gots: 40 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Dragonmead Microbrewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dragonmead's signature product! This is the ultimate Belgian style. The very high gravity of this beer is balanced by the smoothness of its finish. Banana and Clove aromas come from the Belgian yeast strain combining with the generous dose of Belgian Candi Sugar. The Saaz hops help to give this beer a balanced bitterness with no noticeable hop aroma.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 08-12-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Dragonmead Final Absolution Trippel Alström Bros
Ratings: 427 | Reviews: 197 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Khazadum
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Khazadum, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of mikediesel124
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

mikediesel124, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of CSFerrier
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

CSFerrier, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of gustogasmic
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

gustogasmic, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of Rostie
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Rostie, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of msuspartan22
5/5  rDev +23.2%

msuspartan22, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of scottbrew4u
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden/ amber color with a bubbly white head that settles to a nice white layer.

S: Green apples, spice of cardamom, clove, fresh apricots dipped in honey, and light citrus notes are nicely brought over a fresh biscuit and bready malt base.

T: Sweet and spicy on the tongue and in good balance. The sweet is of fresh apricots, honey, light vanilla, and fresh baked bread and toffee for the grains. Some cardamom and light clove meet with bitter grapefruit and tropical fruit esters from yeast and hops.

M: Medium body with lively, prickly carbonation and light alcohol warmth.

D: All ingredients are in a fine balance and this beer really surprised me for it's many fine qualities like, aroma, flavor and superb mouthfeel. Alcohol is where it should be for this style and not overwhelming. if you see this one out there do try it!!

scottbrew4u, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of andrewj17
4.75/5  rDev +17%

andrewj17, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of tyamhydrogen
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy gold color with a 1 finger off-white head. No real lacing.

Smell is dominated by the Belgian yeast with some fruity lemon and sweet candy.

Taste is yeast dominated again. Not overly peppery. Lemon and sweet malts are the most noticeable here to me. The alcohol is well-hidden. No noticeable hop flavors aside from the just enough bitterness providing balance to the sweetness. The taste becomes more enjoyable toward the middle of the beer.

A fair amount of carbonation and medium body and a small amount of residual sugary stickiness, but not to the point that the beer feels syrupy.

This is a pretty good tripel from a brewery I'm totally unfamiliar with. It doesn't strike me as top-notch, but if I saw it on tap and was in the mood for a tripel, I would have it again. I'm curious to try more brews from Dragonmead.

tyamhydrogen, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of TCgoalie
4/5  rDev -1.5%

TCgoalie, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of LornaLee
4/5  rDev -1.5%

LornaLee, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of drh1382
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

drh1382, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of westonhood
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

westonhood, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of Goldfoot
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Goldfoot, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of TheMonk41
5/5  rDev +23.2%

TheMonk41, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of UnknownMale282
5/5  rDev +23.2%

UnknownMale282, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of mhaugo
4/5  rDev -1.5%

mhaugo, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of IlPostino
4/5  rDev -1.5%

IlPostino, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

brandoman63, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of buschbeer
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle
Served in a pint glass

A - It pours amber with some sediment floating in it. I got a skim of off white to beige head.

S - The aroma is banana, clove, some pear, and even a little apricot.

T - The taste seems more centered around the spices. I get a little banana, but this is a spicy beer. I get the cloves and even some pepper.

M - Smooth. Low carbonation

O - I enjoyed to olfactory and taste aspects of this beer. It was a nice spicy smack in the mouth before going to a family dinner.

buschbeer, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of clegolfski
5/5  rDev +23.2%

clegolfski, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of oldp0rt
4/5  rDev -1.5%

oldp0rt, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of JLDyer
5/5  rDev +23.2%

JLDyer, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of adamant1912
5/5  rDev +23.2%

adamant1912, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of morimech
3.35/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Amber color with a slight haze. Half finger of head forms and quickly settles to a thin film. Moderate amount of spotty lacing is left down the glass.

Does not smell like a tripel to this drinker. Smells like popcorn. Just the slightest hint of yeast esters in the background.

Thankfully it tastes better but far from the classics in the style. Did the yeast misbehave in this batch? Pale malt flavor with some phenols. Some honey flavor as well. No sign of alcohol.

Good amount of heft to the body. Nicely carbonated.

That concludes my reviews of Dragonmead beers I collected during my recent Michigan trip. I would put Dragonmead on the 2nd tier of Michigan breweries. Consistancy seems to be their issue and that is probably the case with this beer.

morimech, Oct 26, 2011
Dragonmead Final Absolution Trippel from Dragonmead Microbrewery
91 out of 100 based on 427 ratings.