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Tripel - Rockmill Brewery

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88
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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 13.38%
Wants: 8
Gots: 12 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Rockmill Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: beveritt on 10-17-2010

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Ratings: 72 | Reviews: 26
Photo of Brutaltruth
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from the bomber in a Delirium snifter. This fine Belgian tripel pours a hazy rustic golden color with a very nice white head that dissipates ever so slowly to a thick layer and excellent lacing. Nose of earthy yeast, Belgian candy sugar, lemon zest, and spices. Flavors feature spices of coriander and pepper awash in a cascade of earthy Belgian yeast and candy sugar, moderate grain notes, and citrus notes on the back mingling with spicy alcohol warmth. Very nice and becomes more complex with warmth. Good carbonation makes this a smooth sipper that finishes lightly dry. A solid ale from a company doing the Belgian style justice in Ohio.

Cheers!

Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy golden yellow in color. It poured with a short white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of Belgian yeast are present in the nose along with hints of candi sugars.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of Belgian yeast along with hints of candi sugars.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This triple isn't that difficult to drink because it manages to hide its alcohol very well. This beer isn't as sweet as some of the other beers In the style but has some nice complexities.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a murky dark golden orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Small particles of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, grain, honey, floral, fruit, earth, spice, and yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, honey, citrus, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with nice honey and fruit characteristics all around.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of raznug
3.17/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of buschbeer
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle
Served in a snifter
Bottled 02/07/14

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.

Photo of msquared36
3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of denver10
3.08/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A hazy, apple cider appearance with an overflowing cream colored foamy head. Had to wait a while for it to drop before I could drink. A nice sweet, yeasty, fruity aroma; sugared apples and bananas, spices, yeast. The flavor matches the aroma though the apple component seems a touch sharper than the other components. A very active moutfhfeel. Overall, fair.

Photo of Brenden
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours out a cloudy dark amber-orange, a bit light for the typical tripel, with an eggshell white head that grows to a finger tall, displays decent retention, and falls to a sturdy foam that leaves a mixture of spots and patches of lacing.
While sweet, having the candi sugars element a tripel ought to, it's not cloying. The Belgian yeast is here, though not as exceptionally as many monk-crafted Belgians. The dark fruits I expect are here, raisin and plum along with some lighter fruits more of the white flesh variety. There's also a bit of a honey element to this beer. A bit of spiciness mixes things up and just a bit of floral hops add balance. It's actually quite well done if not a bit unusual.
The feel is pretty good, though not on the level of what takes certain Belgians to the next level. Generally it's both crisp and smooth, but doesn't have that exceptional creaminess and flow to it that makes the great ones great.
Overall, this is a very nice beer that allows for no hesitation to try the others from Rockmill that have popped up recently.

Photo of Sean9689
2.43/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Thanks, Alex!

A - Pours a hazy burnt orange with a light fizzy head, thin collar.

S - Sugary sweetness, yeast, citrus zest...way too sweet.

T - Overly sweet sugary notes, yeast, light citrus, light spice. Way too much sweetness and not much of the Tripel base at all. Booze is hidden by all the sweetness.

M - Medium body, flat, sugary finish.

O - I don't want anymore...thank you. Too sweet to enjoy even a single pour...not my cup of tea but you enjoy pounding sugar in liquid form, this is the beer for you.

Photo of Treebs
2.82/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

750 ml C&C bottle served in a Portsmouth tulip. Rare tripel tick courtesy of Alex (Masterski).

A: Pours a hazy chilled golden amber color with barely the slightest head. It recedes rather quickly to nothing.

S: The immediate whiff is that processed crust on the outside of a cherry poptart. Some alcohol is in there with a little cardboard as well.

T: Definitely some oxidation happening here. I wonder if the C&C was bad. Wet paper,cherry pop tart crust, and some earthy malt.

M: Almost zero carbonation. The body isn't lively and it's hard to drink a ton of this.

O: The bad C&C really made this a hard thing to drink. On tap of that the flavor profile was very disjointed and I barely got any flavors I enjoy in a typical tripel.

Photo of BeerImmediately
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up while out in Dublin, OH.

Pours with a decent but not huge off white head over a very cloudy golden body, with bubbles running up the sides. Solid lacing.

Lots of juicy, sweet fruits in the aroma - apricot, orange, pear, and white grape. Plenty of rich and zesty yeast. The spicy quality really comes through as it warms.

Plenty of hop flavors join the Juicy Juice party. Good bitterness and white pepper flavors to cut the sweet. Mouthfeel is pretty crisp and dry.

This could be one of my rare set of all 4's. Better than average and loaded with flavor, but not quite soft enough.

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.83/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Batch 98. Brewed 6-20-11, bottled 7-20-11.

A: amber colored, slight haze with dense creamy head
S: medium to strong nose, true to type with cloying malt, yeast, and EtOH
T: amazing that an Ohio beer tastes like it should come from Belgium!, deep grain, very full taste, cloying with grainy finish and bite with nice hops
M: well made, impressive
O: true to type, full and extremely flavorful

Photo of BDIMike
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an awesome-looking Belgian beer. A cloudy, dark golden color is everything you would expect. A HUGE white head that does not go away very quickly at all.
Smell is very nice. Strong clean wheat, biscuit smell. Almost smells like a hopped up hefeweizen. A slight hop tinge, but mainly sugary wheat.
Taste is very fresh, just like the Rockmill Dubbel. This beer takes like taking a very good German hefeweizen and dumped some sugar in it, and I mean that in a good way. Lots of nice tastes that blend together.
Mouthfeel has s thin thickness, but a very smooth feel.
Drinkability is awesome on this beer. A lot of very nice tastes, but very balanced as well. A great Tripel from an awesome brewery in Ohio. I would go out of my way to get my hands on this beer.

Photo of hustlesworth
2.69/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

the last of their 4 beers... i hope this one suits me better than the others...

A- very nice hazy apricot color with a white head that fizzles away quickly and noisily leaving nothing but a thin ring and no lacing down the goblet.

S- funky, rubbery, fruity, and sweet. melon, pear, white grape and apple dominate along with a bit of peppery yeast. sweet candy like malt with some honey and vanilla and floral hops.

T- damn you, weird bitterness! it has to has to HAS to be from the yeast. pronounced alcohol has a pineapple vodka essence. fruit flavors are lost behind rubbery bitterness. finishes peppery and numb. the best thing is the fresh spring water taste i get when i hold the beer in my mouth for a few seconds. hops taste green and vinous.

MF- invigorating carbonation is always good in a beer of this style... however with the rubbery bitterness derp and the smack of alcohol added to it, it really does numb the palate. alcohol gives things a definite spirit feel but doesn't lend any softness to the body. malt has a nectar-juice-syrup type quality but ultimately the brew ends up dry.

D- not good dude. not drinkable for me. nothing else to say.

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from the bottle into a snifter at the Greenhouse Tavern

A- Poured a hazy orange color with a nice creamy head. A ring of lace remained for the whole beer, left lots of chunky lace.

S- Big bubblegum, belgian yeast, spice, vinous quality, and citrus. All the flavors were big and balances. Some bitterness and alcohol presence.

M- Lots of warming, highly carbonation, smooth, and drinkable

O- Off the charts drinkable. A great tripel with some unique wine like characteristics.

Photo of ONUMello
4.62/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a goblet. Batch 62: 2/20/11; bottled 3/27/11.
A: Hazy orange color; short head.
S: Floral notes, apricot, toast, some light bread.
T: Coriander, white peach, banana and floral notes. Fairly long finish.
M: Medium-bodied, refreshing, good malt/hops balance.
O: What a fantastic beer. Complex and delicious. Do yourself a favor and find this; I certainly will be getting more.

Photo of MbpBugeye
4.51/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance
The head lasts and lasts, even in a wide chalice. Its a thick, fluffy white mass of pillowy foam. The beer is a lightly hazed, pale yellow

Aroma
This one needs to warm up slightly, and once it does it really comes into it's own. Sweet fruits, lots of pear and peach with baked apples. Plenty of honey-like sweetness and a base of light dough. Yeast is certainly there, and its spicy and earthy, but its not brutally strong. It allows all the lovely clove and fruity esters to come out.

Taste
Yeah, really allow this to warm because it becomes a whole new beast. One of the best Tripels out there. A very slight doughy base sits under massively juicy pear and apple. Clove and other yeasty spices kick things up. A squeeze of lemon is there but honey sweetness balances it. Really well done.

Mouthfeel
The feel is really enjoyable, for the style. Yes, its highly carbonated, but tripels are supposed to be. The carbonation is not sharp or prickly though. Its soft, airy and pillowy. The body is full, but the airy carbonation helps keep this one feeling light and quenching. The finish is lightly powdery.

Overall
A really damn good tripel. Among the best I've had. I was surprised. I'll have to spring for bottles of this more often.

Photo of JamnesCameron
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received in my April Birthday BIF box from normyk. Thanks Rob!

Poured into a St. Feuillien goblet. Which wasn't easy to do, this one was a gusher. Had to use a plastic champagne cork to stop the flow. Pours a hazy honey gold with a huge rocky white head that is very slow to drop.

Aromas of sweet malt, yeast, lemon, honey. A light earthiness.

Flavors of honey and lemon, yeasty, peppery, slight alcohol burn. Finish is medium with warming alcohol, lemon and honey on the fade.

Mouthfeel is light, dry, heat from peppery yeast and alcohol. Good level of carbonation leaves a mouthcoating prickliness.

Overall a very good tripel. Disappointing at the gusher, but nothing really to detract from an excellant beer. Outside of my locals, Rockmill is my new favorite brewery.

Photo of jrallen34
3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle poured into a tulip...Impossible cork to get out, had to get the wine opener. Dark honey gold pour with a tope head that rised a couple fingers then falls to half a centimeter. Good retention on the cap, ok lacing...The aroma is nice but light, not the typical tripel notes. Lots of yeast, light honey, no floral hops at all...The taste has more of the floral hop notes, but still not a ton, and lots of honey. There is a weird medicinal quality to it, that's the organic compenent I believe. The taste is dry vitamins that you accidentally taste on the finish, really distracting...The feel is nice, full and dense, lasting...A bit tough to drink because of the finish but the 9% is hidden well.

A decent tripel coming out of Ohio but nothing outstanding from them out.

Photo of ne0m00re
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12/13/10- Had a 750 mL bottle of this at 3rd and Hollywood.
A: Cloudy golden, with a white head that dies to a decent film and collar.
S: Sweet coffee cake, orange citrus and orange blossoms, musty notes overall, floral, creamy, with white grape and a slight vodka alcohol.
T: Creamy coriander with herbal hops... is there a slight barnyard brett. to this? It is very slightly tart with a little funk, and if it is brett. then it is well-integrated with a finish slightly reminiscent of apple core. Nice... very nice. The smell didn't sell me, but the flavor definitely did.
M: Creamy, but thicker, which is off for the style. It still goes well with the tea-like presence of the beer.
D: Good.

This one comes off a bit like a strong saison.

Photo of bluejacket74
4.59/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml caged and corked bottle, bought at the brewery yesterday after a fun tasting event there! Served in a DFH Signature Glass, the beer pours a cloudy orange/amber color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention is good, with a small amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is just excellent, the fruityness and spicyness stands out. The brew smells like bananas, peppery spice, floral hops, yeast and some bready malt. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but with the addition of some coriander. Great fruity and spicy taste! Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and is well carbonated. The carbonation is soft, which works well for this beer. Drinkability is pretty good, it's smooth and goes down very easy. I have to say that this is a very good overall brew, it's easily one of if not the best tripels I've ever had. A pretty impressive brew from a new local brewery. Hopefully Rockmill will be around for years to come!

Photo of Wildman
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

purchased at Barrel & Bottle in North Market.
This beer poured a cloudy amber color and formed a foamy white head that coated the glass with lace as it subsided. A medium amount of carbonation and sediment present. An aroma of malt, Belgian hops, flowers, and pepper. The flavor was of malt, hops, caramel and pepper. The body is medium light and the finish a bit sprite.

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Tripel from Rockmill Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.