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Dragonmead Final Absolution Trippel - Dragonmead Microbrewery

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450 Ratings

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Ratings: 450
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 37
Gots: 54 | 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)
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3.25/5  rDev -20%

chrisbokmuller, May 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

sames6840, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of Jamesthebrit
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Jamesthebrit, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

NoLeafClover44, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of mzeld
4/5  rDev -1.5%

mzeld, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer was poured into a snifter from the bottle. A cloudy gold color was observed during the pour with hints of banana growing during the pour. The banana scent is a reflection of the Belgian yeast that is very apparent in the scent and taste. The initial taste was a pleasantly tart banana taste that danced along the sour borders of the tongue. A hint of spice may be observed by some during the initial sip. In the aftertaste, a hint of butterscotch becomes somewhat apparent but the banana continues. The trippel is smooth yet thick enough to stick to the tongue and allow the taste to linger. As the alcohol warms on the way down the gullet, it becomes apparent that the beer looks, tastes, and feels good.

JohnnyHopps, Apr 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

dmorley21, Apr 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

brwnchrstpher, Apr 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

zonker17, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of CHickman
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Chimay goblet, it pours a cloudy amber/light orange color with an off white creamy 1 finger head that faded quickly and left decent spotty lacing.

Smells of banana, clove, spices like pepper and cinnamon, sweet malt, light caramel, herbs, bread, yeast, light floral hops, grains, lemon, tea leaf and coriander; the aroma was nice and sweet and had some funk and yeast dominance that let the banana and clove really shine in a very pleasant way.

Flavor is very sweet and complex, with yeast, banana, sweet malt, clove, spices like pepper and cinnamon, lightly roasted grains, light caramel, herbs, bread/biscuit, light floral hops, lemon zest, sour apple, tea leaf and coriander. Good amount of yeast funk to go with the sweetness, it’s almost got mead-like characteristics and honey in the finish which would seem appropriate with this breweries mid-evil themed artwork.

Mouthfeel is creamy and very smooth, with carbonation that’s both zesty and mild at the same time, a medium body and a funky finish that has a bready sweetness to it, which allows the ABV to peek through; well balanced and extremely drinkable for this style, this was a very good beer and worth trying.

CHickman, Apr 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

greenbeer29, Mar 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

szmnnl99, Mar 22, 2012
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2/5  rDev -50.7%

SpartanHistory2013, Mar 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Mark4prez20, Mar 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Robb, Mar 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

rptrumpet, Mar 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Calculat0r, Mar 02, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured quite cloudy, despite my careful decanting, as there was a good quarter inch of sediment on the bottom. There was definitely a yeasty sourness to both the aroma and taste. The sourness ends up accenting the strong but well balanced malt and hops. On the whole, this tastes more like a strong farmhouse ale than a tripel, and although it's not my favorite style, this is one of the best examples I have tried.

ribby, Feb 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

cynical1027, Feb 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Finchum, Feb 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

goast8127, Feb 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

bringmetobelgium, Feb 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

senorscientist, Jan 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

mikediesel124, Jan 23, 2012
Dragonmead Final Absolution Trippel from Dragonmead Microbrewery
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