Tripel - Rockmill Brewery
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4/5 rDev +1.3%
Heightened creaminess, fruit-forward with a spicy balance, earthen grain and hops; all with a winelike undertow. Perhaps brewed in Ohio, but their heart is clearly in the Belgian abbey.
Rockmill's Tripel opens with a hazy golden austere that frothens the rim with a tall column of foam. The pop of those racing bubble fill the nose and brighten the palate with candied lemon, apple and mild pear. A firm banana and papaya character provides a tropical whimsy and a creamy texture to balance its sparkling white wine acidity.
The middle blooms as the beer's spiciness and vinous tang cuts through the bready sweetness and fruity demeanor to open up a drier and crisper finish. Clove, white pepper, mint and hay develop just before the beer closes.
Warm and pleasantly spicy, the ale favors a peppery taste and feel to offset its upstart of fruit and sweetness. Leaving the palate refreshed and the tastebuds satisfied, its complex taste lays down a thin layer of vanilla and wheat as its short aftertaste concludes.
07-01-2014 16:11:54 | More by BEERchitect
4.2/5 rDev +6.3%
This is a great beer. I think I like it better than the cask aged version.
Pours cloudy. Great fruit tones. Mild and appropriate sweetness. Great feel. Even and smooth overall. Like I said: this is a great beer. I definitely like this one better than the cask aged version. This is a brewery to watch out for.
06-17-2014 05:03:40 | More by RblWthACoz
3.09/5 rDev -21.8%
Appearance: This beer pours a dark golden color and is topped with 1” of angel white colored head that fizzes down to ¼” of head that lingers.
Smell: The aroma of this brew is a good malt base that is overwhelming a Belgian yeast smelling aroma to it.
Taste: Wow that is a powerful taste. It has a malt and yeast blend but man there is something on the back of the palate that I can’t place. It is overpowering and on the verge of bad. Sorry Rockmill.
Mouthfeel: This is a thin bodied beer that is rather effervesce but I can’t get over the off taste.
05-31-2014 14:42:35 | More by raznug
4/5 rDev +1.3%
375 ml bottle
Served in a snifter
A - It pours hazy and orange/yellow in color. It is topped with an inch of off-white head.
S - I get some pear and spices from the yeast.
T - The taste is similar to the smell. It starts out spicy with some pear. The finish has some orange.
M - Medium with lots of carbonation.
O - It is an enjoyable beer. I am not typically a tripel fan. I enjoy the fruity flavors on a warm Memorial Day after moving and mowing. I am glad Rockmill has this size of bottle now. I walked past it several times in the $16 for 750ml range. Nine dollars for a 375ml bottle was easier to pull the trigger on.
05-26-2014 21:26:00 | More by buschbeer
3.59/5 rDev -9.1%
Light golden and very hazy. Thin white head that maintains. Minimal lacing.
Aroma is slightly floral. A little bit like soap, but it a good way.
Taste isn't bad but is a little bit of a letdown. Malty and citrus, with a grassy aftertaste. Actually works well together, but is a touch on the bland side.
A little effervescence but thick. Flavor intensity doesn't quite match up.
Overall a decent beer. If you place value on it being organic, it's a good option. If not, Chimay white label is less expensive and significantly better.
03-08-2014 21:49:28 | More by msquared36
4.1/5 rDev +3.8%
750 ml bottle into chalice, bottled on 1/26/2012. Pours hazy golden amber color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big peach, lemon, pear, apricot, pineapple, orange, honey, pepper, floral, candi sugar, wheat, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of malt and fruity/spicy ester notes; with decent spicy yeast ester balance with malt/fruitiness. Taste of lemon, peach, apricot, pear, pineapple, orange, honey, candi sugar, pepper, floral, bread, and spicy yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of citrus and tropical fruits, honey, floral, candi sugar, pepper, bread, and spicy yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast esters; with a stronger balance of malt and fruitiness over spiciness; with no cloying sweetness present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Tripel style. Great complexity of fruity esters and malt flavors with moderate yeast spiciness balance; and quite smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
04-03-2013 04:37:20 | More by superspak
Tripel from Rockmill Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.