Philly Tripel - Brouwerij Dilewyns

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Philly TripelPhilly Tripel

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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: FeDUBBELFIST on 05-28-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This is the fourth PBW/Belgian Brewer collaboration. Justin Low of Dock Street was the local collaborating brewer. Justin, William Reed (of Standard Tap fame and former professional brewer) and Tom Peters tossed around ideas for this one while enjoying a few bottles Anne-Catherine Dilewyns beers. We wanted to honor what the brewer brews, yet inject a little Philly into the recipe. We decided on adding some Philly honey to a version of her Triple.
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3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

$10 for a 335mL bottle, poured into a snifter. Sampled 28NOV14

[A] A slow pour yields a large 3 finger head, perfectly white, very fluffy and extremely long lasting. The body is just short of clear and is yellow with orange highlights. Lacing grabs the glass in sheets but slides off after just a few seconds.

[S] Pilsner malt base. Plain table crackers. Black pepper. Light alcohol. Light fruitiness. A note of plasticky phenols mixes into the background but almost fades away entirely towards the end of the glass.

[T] Pure grain, straw, plain crackers, general spice and orange rind. Very clean yeast flavor for a Tripel. No banana/clove esters, just a general citrus fruitiness. And apple. Perhaps light acetaldehyde. Works kind of well with the flavor profile. The plastic returns late on the palate, especially on the burp.

[M] I love the mouthfeel. Carbonation is fine, bubbly, lightly biting and expansive. While the beer has a sweet midpalate, the finish is dry, adding to the refreshment and drinkability.

[O] Other than the plastic notes, I thought this beer was great. $10 is too high for a repeat purchase, but I'm glad I tried it out.

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3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had a yellow color and a cloudy texture. There was a big, foamy, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A subtle aroma of yeast, fruit, and some malt.

T: Tasted of Belgian yeast (a pretty big shot of it), light fruit, malt, and a hint of some spices as well. Not as aggressive or robust as other tripels, but a solid flavor. Much more underplayed than some other examples of the style.

M: A massive amount of carbonation with a smooth, dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This beer is uneven in spots, but is still likeable. It's lively, sweet, and drinkable.

Photo of flagmantho
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: light golden hue with plenty of haze and two fingers of frothy white foam. Head has great retention and leaves a chunky lace on the glass as it slowly dissipates -- a great looking tripel.

Smell: very malty and sweet with a fair dose of grainy character. Kind of like an imperial Pilsner, but with a nice tripel-y malt. Not bad.

Taste: nice and sweet with plenty of malty and grainy character. Not overly complex, but there's a very classic tripel flavor here.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and a relatively decent creaminess for a tripel.

Overall: not too bad a tripel. It lacks a depth of character I like in the style, and instead relies on a classic sweetness; still, it's not a bad beer at all.

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4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a single of this brew at my local establishment, Civera's Deli in Drexel Hill, PA. Pretty excited about this rare and possibly never brewed again find. Let's see how this goes.

Appearance: Pours a bright, straw yellow, almost orange-like. Leaves behind a 3 finger head that lasted until the bottom of the glass and left behind some very impressive lacing, all the way down.

Smell: Has a pretty strong pilsner-like malt aroma. Pretty light in the alcohol department, also in the fruitiness. Little bit of black pepper-like aroma. Not too bad, quite inviting for a tripel.

Taste: First sips brings forth a somewhat overwhelming flavors of grain-like alcohol, but is also wrapped in a bready-like flavor with light fruitiness. Some citrus, but in a good way that balances out the bitter wheat-like flavors.

Mouthfeel: Has some impressive mouthfeel. Medium carbonation, but finishes quite dry and somewhat sweet and citrusy. Not bad and quite inviting.

Overall: Coming into this brew, I was pretty excited to see something new and rare and boy was I not disappointed. Perfect interpretation of a tripel. Straw-like, mild hops mixed in with some explosive carbonation. Very enjoyable session brew, but beware of that ABV. Good brew where if I see again, I just may try and would definitely recommend to a friend. Cheers!

Philly Tripel from Brouwerij Dilewyns
85 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.