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Desert Select Tripel - Moab Brewery

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89
very good

19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moab Brewery visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.59% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Tripel was inspired by the hard working Artisan brewers in monasteries across Belgium. It is said that the Belgian Tripel is regarded by the Belgian ale drinker as a style itself. Our Tripel is a pale colored ale made with Pilsen malt and a traditional addition of Belgian candy sugar, then hopped with German Noble and Saaz hops. This ale has a light malt nose and a ubtle hop aroma.

(Beer added by: NWer on 10-03-2011)
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Reviews by Zorro:
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Zorro

California

3.6/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Chill hazed amber colored ale with a very tall white colored head.

Smells sweet with a strong scent of honeysuckle. Soapy hop aroma. Musty yeast scent and a bruised banana scent.

Starts out sweet and mildly bitter with a taste of honey to it. This has the flavor of pollen to it and it strongly reminds me of the taste of mead. Bruised fruit and banana flavors.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall tasty beer but not the best of its type.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 03:03:09 | More by Zorro
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-09-2014 02:34:36 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-09-2014 02:20:29 | More by kjkinsey
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium golden amber with a two finger bright white head with good retention and thick pillowy lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast, coriander, clove, subdued stone fruit, apple juice, a hint of tartness. Flavor is apple and pear juice, bready malt, honey, Belgian yeast, coriander and clove, starts semi-sweet but dries out into a peppery, spicy fruit finish with light European style hops. Medium bodied with light creaminess. This is quite a well done domestic tripel, hitting all the style points with a nice flavor profile and transition. I'm impressed. If I didn't have to drive 800 miles to get another bottle, I'd be all over this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 03:36:42 | More by LiquidAmber
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ckollias

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-03-2014 03:41:01 | More by ckollias
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TripelMark

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-29-2014 21:57:47 | More by TripelMark
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

3/5  rDev -26.7%

04-04-2014 00:17:42 | More by DerwinWentworth
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-15-2013 21:39:35 | More by jacewg
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Wasatch

Utah

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml Bottle
Swing Top

Poured into a chalice a very nice pale yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a nice thick creamy one-finger off-white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing and a huge oil slick in the middle of the glass. The nose is malty, fruity, yeasty, with a slight bananna, coriander, licorice notes. The taste is sweet, malty, nice fruit and yeast notes. Medium body. Overall I'm very impressed with this brew from MB, would recommend and buy again. Not as HOT as other Tripel's I've had in the past. Way to go MB!

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 20:34:33 | More by Wasatch
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-11-2013 04:34:26 | More by MarkyMOD
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Good pop off the top.

Real gorgeous lemon and opaque body. Really nice, with slow clear rising carbonation coming from the sides. Head is creamy white, with about a finger on the pour. Settles to a thin pick, with a collar that gets populated with the carbonation. REally nice looking.

Absolutely gorgeous bouquet. Full of fruit sweetness of apple and honey. Pears and melon come in a bit with some spicy kick. Light sucrose sensing sweetness really balanced and a sense of large depth coming. Very impressive.

Playfully carbonated and not distracting on first sip. Palate fills with fruit and controlled sweetness and a clove like sense of spice in the middle. Wine like finish with some malt depth. Chewy quality abounds with juicy character, and big malt depth on top which seems like a contradiction. Some faint hop grass like bitterness on the finish but so subtle with a mild warming character and masked boozy taste.

Overall this tripel is a real winner, it's lovely.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 22:30:59 | More by smakawhat
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Mark for sharing this large swingtop bottle with me. Poured into a tulip, the brew appears a hazed pale golden color with a finger of white froth. Some webby patterns of soapy lace cling to the glass as the cap fades.

The aromatics are fresh and grainy hinting towards the listed pilsner malt inclusion with fruity alcohol and yeasty suggestions of apple and pear skin. Overall a surprisingly aromatic brew that is driven primarily by the malt inclusion.

The flavor boasts that same grainy freshness but with a peppery yeast spice and an inclusion of alcohol. The alcohol while on the lighter side for a tripel gets progressively more focused as the brew warms up. Subtle fruity hints like the previously mentioned apple and pear skins are noted in the aftertaste.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is pleasant and easy drinking for nearly 9%. Not my favorite tripel but certainly one I would drink again if the opportunity presented itself. My first offering from this brewery and color me interested in trying more.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 14:44:26 | More by stakem
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Willcourt

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

03-09-2013 00:25:44 | More by Willcourt
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-04-2012 03:52:12 | More by t0rin0
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Glibber

Idaho

4/5  rDev -2.2%

10-06-2012 02:37:47 | More by Glibber
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enbotellabuey

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite tripels. It's exactly the way I like 'em--good pilsner malt backbone and generous amounts of Saaz. It does have some sweetness, but that doesn't bother me because it is well balanced by the peppery bite of the Saaz. I loves me some Saaz.

This beer is only available in a gigantic to-go bottle for about 17 bucks due to the 4% law imposed by the beehive. You can't even get a taster at the brewery. So I went on faith and bought one to bring home. It was definitely worth it. If only they put the border about 30 miles west...

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 03:01:25 | More by enbotellabuey
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-18-2011 22:55:54 | More by Gatordaddy
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zaphodchak

Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Due to Utah state law, this can only be served in a bottle.

Two fingers of creamy white head that recedes to a half-finger, clear, gold body. Complex, elegant lacing.

Belgian yeast in the nose, some citrus, a bit of light fruit (pear? Or maybe 'sour apple candy' flavor) and a trace of booze.

Sweet, quite so. Once you get past the candy sweetness, there's a bit of alcohol with some apple and pear, maybe a hint of peach, grape. Nice, but very sweet.

Mouthfeel is subtly, smoothly carbonated, thanks to bottle conditioning. Well suited to the style.

Overall a very nice tripel for Utah, but very sweet.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 02:19:10 | More by zaphodchak
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NWer

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the label:
"Our Tripel is a pale colored ale made with Pilsen malt and a traditional addition of Belgian candy sugar, then hopped with German Noble and Saaz hops."
Nice clear yellow. Effervescent. Sweet. Light and pleasing to the palate. A very good tripel. This is an excellent addition to their lineup though limited release, and am fortunate to have snagged this as a gift.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2011 03:35:10 | More by NWer
Desert Select Tripel from Moab Brewery
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