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Dragonmead Final Absolution Trippel - Dragonmead Microbrewery

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427 Ratings

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Ratings: 427
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 36
Gots: 41 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

minarobin, May 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

loganburgh, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

amalburg, May 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

DavidRandall, May 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Slay40, May 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20%

emac1224, Apr 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

kyle86, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of Darkmagus82
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a chalice glass

Appearance – The beer is served a lightly hazed orange-yellow color with a small head of white foam. The head fades quite quickly leaving only a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is that as may be expected for a triple. The strongest smell is that of some bubblegum and banana mixed with some aromas of a spice nature. The spice is heaviest of a clove smell but contains other aromas of some lemongrass and coriander as well. Along with these smells comes some light biscuit smells as well as some other aromas of a candied sugar and yeast cake smell. Overall it is on the sweeter side but delicious, hiding any boozy aromas quite well.

Taste – The taste begins quite sweet upfront with lots of candied sugar and fruit of banana, orange, and pear. From the start there are also some more doughy like flavors that create a base for the sweeter flavors to rest upon. Quickly some flavors of yeast and spice come to the tongue, bringing some degree of balance to the sweet. The spice is quite heavy of clove, coriander and some pepper with it really giving a nice bite to the beer. With the addition of the yeast and spice, so too comes some more biscuit like flavors in replacement of some of the doughy flavors, and with that transition there is also a nice increase in the candied sugar flavors as well as a nice bubblegum flavor. With a bit more banana and some grass coming to the tongue at the very end of the taste, one is left with a sweet but quite pleasant and enjoyable Belgian triple flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. The combination of the two is very nice for the yeasty, spicy and fruity flavors of the brew, making for a rather nice easy drinking triple.

Overall – Overall a very tasty and quite nice drinking tripe that, while a bit on the sweeter side, was very balanced and smooth. Quite delicious and well worth a try if you get the chance.

Darkmagus82, Apr 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

thatoneguymike, Apr 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Whiskeydeez, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of myelo
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

myelo, Apr 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

pandow, Apr 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

camartin27, Apr 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

srgj88, Apr 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

jlmathis, Apr 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

MrBuckHigh, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Prager62, Mar 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20%

Dshep1340, Mar 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

David_G, Mar 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Buck_Jones, Mar 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

stooge, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

combatFlexo, Mar 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

lindhout, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

jeffwright, Feb 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

kvnklingler, Feb 22, 2014
Dragonmead Final Absolution Trippel from Dragonmead Microbrewery
91 out of 100 based on 427 ratings.