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Oude Zuipers Tripel - Papago Brewing

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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.05%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Papago Brewing visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A truly authentic Belgian Tripel. "Old Drunk" is brewed for us in Belgium. Rich golden color, lots of Belgian yeast character. Very strong.

(Beer added by: bigbelcher on 01-31-2009)
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4.44/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm one of the lucky few who can walk to Papago Brewing Company and pick up a growler of this. I have also had it on tap, in 12 oz bottles, and in the old cage/corked 750ml bottles. I might be a tad biased: this is my go to beer many nights to finish a good night of drinking. Contract brewed exclusively for Papago by Van Steenberge, I'm not sure if I call it an Arizona or a Belgian beer. Ages extremely well: should you find those older 750s for sale, buy them all and send them to me. The dustier the bottle, the better. Enough fan boi twaddle, lets talk about the beer in front of me .

Appearance: clear burnt orange. Restrained head.

Smell: slightly yeasty when cold, warms to banana, sex and chewing tobacco

Taste: notes of banana, pepper, clove, hot alcohol.

Mouthfeel: slippery when wet.

Overall: if you like a bold trippel, the Old Drunk won't dissapoint. I might have been slightly intoxicated when I wrote this review

ryannosaurus, Dec 01, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - poured with a small head of white foam that guideposts quickly and leaves no lace. The body is a clear, deep golden color.

S - earthy, spicy yeast aromas of pepper, clove, anise, and pineapple.

T - thick, bready malt up front with a touch of clove. Some licorice and red apple in the middle. Finishes with thick, bready malt, pineapple, pepper, anise and an earthy note.

M - medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - complex and well made with a fairly good balance for a beer of this strength.

nickfl, Mar 27, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap at Papago into tulip. Legend has it this is actually brewed in Belgium. I believe it...
Pours a reddish/brown/golden. Fizzy head, no lacing.
It looks thin but has a slight haze.
Smells of typical belgian yeasts; banana and pepper.
Taste is of almost chocolatey belgian yeasts, with a bit of fruity banana. Pretty darn good.
Smooth smooth...very smooth. No obvious signs of 11 abv.
Easy on the palate for sure.
Overall, a very good and respectable triple. Not the most amazing but very very good! Nice job!

DrinkSlurm, Mar 08, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours orangeish with a huge head on it. Sweet and fruity from the Belgian yeast. Starts off fruity with coriander and sweet fruits. These fade to more sweetness mixed in with caramel malts to further dial up the sweet flavors. Ends with a little bit of grazzy bitterness on the finish. Full bodied with a lot of carbonation. Solid triple with a lot of nice fruitiness throughout. Recommended!

birchstick, Dec 04, 2011
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3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a caged and corked 750ml bottle from Magnums on the 4th of July 2010 for $11.99. This has been resting in my wine fridge since then and i am ready to pop the cork.

Beer poured amber-orange, darker than the normal tripel. Massive soapy head that is leaving rings behind in my Duvel tulip.

Nose is somewhat musty, hints of apples and candi sugar linger.

Taste is very sweet, grape wine, apples, perhaps a hint of black pepper. Alcohol was very noticeable on the initial sip and continues to heat me up.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and not overly smooth. Carbonation is moderate.

Overall not a bad beer but nothing to seek out again. 11.0 abv stretches and maybe exceeds the limits of the style. Check it out if you like the style and are curious.

arizcards, Nov 12, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oude Zuipers - Brewed by Van Steenberge Brewery in Belgium for Papago in Arizona.

Appearance: Bright gold in color, clear, solid soapy head and lacing.

Smell: Aroma is of sweet malts, candi sugar, floral hops and a vague fruityness.

Taste: Initially sweet, with hop bitterness coming in the finish. White grape skin, candi sugar, pear, and a leafy herbal hop. Alcohol is fairly well hidden, and the flavors work well together here.

Mouthfeel: Lighter bodied, clean flavors, even carbonation.

Overall: Quite enjoyed this beer, alittle on the sweet side but the 11% is deceptively well hidden. Belgian yeast leaves a big footprint on this beer, and overall a nice brew made by Jef at Van Steenberge.

Stinkypuss, Jun 27, 2011
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3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml caged/corked bottle, one of three sent a couple summers ago by psprings - then of Arizona and Papago, huge thanks to Paul for his generosity. Poured three ways to stemless glasses, split between me, my wife and our friend Bryce. The last bottle during an epic Sunday evening spent noshing on witbier-based steamed mussels and sausage-topped stoemp, all homemade firsts.

This beer is clearly labeled: 'Brewed & Bottled: Br. Van Steenberge B-9940 Ertvelde', which makes me wonder why this awesome Belgian brewer isn't given the credit it deserves over Papago (they slapped a their own label on it?!?!?)...

A: Nice 'pop' from the cork and a sluggish gush that allowed me to catch every last drop. Darker, deeper shade than many tripels I've seen; this one barely holds some goldenness amidst the slightly fuzzy amber. A brilliant white cap stacks up above a finger, holds well and remains as a puffy swirl until the last sip. Good lacing, too, iridescent rings and patches, dimples and thick spots seem puzzlingly random.

S: Likeable scent, plump and well-fruited grains and spices. A little cherry that comes off as slightly sour - cherry-limeade, perhaps? Zesty and grassier with, after warming sufficiently, some notable alcohol/phenol fumes tweaking the nose.

T: The same mildly tart cherry found in the aroma greets my taste buds. Sugars like apple flesh and honey, a little raisin and more undefined spice (that VS yeast). Dusting of pepper. Mineral dryness, with a fickle tang, at the finish. Pretty damn delicious when colder, a downturn once it nears room temperature.

M: Creamy feel that's on the heavier side for a tripel (duh, ELEVEN percent!). Lively carbonation and a long-lasting spicy zing resting squarely in the middle of the tongue.

O: I recall having this beer at Papago (March '09) and thought that it was a fine tripel, a well-done commission by a respected Belgian brewery. After my share of this bottle, I'm still feeling that way, although this beer shows some nuanced variances thanks to a couple years cellared. Glad to have finally gotten around and, more importantly, to have shared it with two people who appreciated it as much as (if not more than) I did.

msubulldog25, May 02, 2011
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3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(750ml bottle at Total Wine). Pours hazy copper color with massive chunky off-white head. Aroma is very sweet with honey, hard candy and cherry being noticeable. Taste is sweet with some hop bitterness at the end. Medium bodied with a sticky texture. Finish is smooth, but I’m detecting an off-note-maybe slight medicinal? Overall, its still a pretty good brew and worth a try

trappistlover, Apr 14, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 in a Westmalle Goblet.

A- Cork came off like a rocket, so the head came out very active, calmed a bit and laced the glass nicely. Poured Golden, very clean looking

S- Yeast and fruit come out, definite candi presence, pale malt is detectable.

T- Sweet, fruity then yeasty, not much hop presence, has a bit of a sour close to it. Sweetness dulls a bit as it warms. reminds of La Fin Du Monde, but balanced much better. Not much phenolic presence for such a strong beer.

M- Medium bodied, decent carbonation.

D- Goes down easy for 11%, taste pretty good too. I could use more grain. the subtle sour character to it is very desirable. If this was actually made in the US, I would be highly impressed, but since it's contract brewed by Van Steerberge, I'm not so, it's merely a decent Belgian tripel, nothing to run out a grab. If you like the style give it a whirl.

Overall this was a very good trippel, though it's more of a mix of a BSPA and a trippel than a pure trippel. Worth a shot if you make it by the brewer

DPFRD, Feb 08, 2011
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Oude Zuipers Tripel from Papago Brewing
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