Lucy's Belgian Style Abbey Tripel | Haymarket Pub & Brewery

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Haymarket Pub & Brewery
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Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
In honor of Lucy Parsons, the wife of A.R., who was hanged for his involvement in the events of May 4th, 1886 just outside our front door. This huge Belgian strong golden ale is brewed with authentic Abbey ale yeast from one of the remaining Trappist breweries of Belgium and dry-hopped with 11 pounds of Saaz hops! A Haymarket twist to a Belgian classic!!!

Added by MasterSki on 03-03-2011

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3.62/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried the Lucy Belgium Trippel at Haymarket Brewery during a recent visit. The beer was clear golden in color with very thin white head that did not lace. The smell had some malt and subtle notes of fruit. The taste was truly belgium with a slight hop kick. There was hints of faint fruit mixed in with the typical belgium malt/sweetness. It is a full bodied beer with slight carbonation, higher ABV make the beer somewhat tough. Overall it wasn't too bad of a beer....better than other Belgiums I have had.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a chalice)

A- This beer pours a slight hazy golden yellow with a thin snow white head that fades to a thick ring and is supported by a gentle carbonation of bubbles.

S- The dry apple skin have a fusel hint to them and a slightly sweet pils malt blends into a soft dry green hop finish.

T- The fusel alcohol hint takes on more of an apple cider note as the beer opens and a nice white cheese rind hint comes through in the finish. There is a fruity jam ester hint in the finish that compliments the dry green hop notes that linger for a moment.

M- the light mouthfeel has a gentle alcohol warmth and a soft fizz hint.

O- The slightly sweet malt with the fruity esters give this beer a bit of sweetness but the hops in the finish are just enough to off set that nicely. This beer taste young but very drinkable.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

Photo of sahd-1
3.98/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KDawg
2.9/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

poured from tap into glass. Pours a clear yellow/gold color with a small head.

Good aromas of spices, creams, and some citrus with a touch of florals. Lacking depth though.

full bodied, but really lacking on both the mid and back end. Some nice flavors of citrus and creams, but not much flavor going either.

this was forgettable. It's drinkable, but forgettable.

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Photo of CraigTravor
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.45/5  rDev +2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of nowhere_native
3.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AgentZero
3.04/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Not a good looking beer, looks like apple juice. Seriously, pour yourself some apple juice, that is what this beer looks like. I don't know what else to say.

S - Yeasty, slight fruit notes. Yawn.

T - Yeast, fruits, some slight floral and herbal hops taste. It does taste better than it smells at least.

M - Medium bodied, higher than normal dose of carbonation.

O - Not offensive, but this is not a particularly good beer. Can easily pass on this one.

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Photo of Azpittil57
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.2/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a chalice-eque glass at the brewpub.

Another stop on the Second Annual Bachelor Party Free-For-All! This one pours a hazy sunset gold topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises sweet orange zest, banana, clove, and light Belgian candi sugar. The taste holds notes of lemon rind, orange zest, black pepper, clove, and grapefruit zest. Plenty of hops fact, too much in this regard for my tastes. Basically, a hoppy tripel. Hmm... The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, an alright beer, but something tells me tripels were not meant to be this hop-forward...

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of shanblur
3.03/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the pub. Pours a light golden hue with minimal white head. Decent lacing. Smells of wheat and light malt mixed with a characteristic Belgian yeast aroma. A light malt flavor with minimal hops. Some spice component. Medium body with gentle carbonation. A nice beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of bschinelli
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of elNopalero
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This has a clear, golden color. There’s a floral aroma to it as well as a honeyed, floral flavor. It’s thin bodied and drops off rapidly. Doesn’t live up to it’s namesake!
I didn’t realize this at the time I tried this but this baby clocks in at a whopping 10%.

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Photo of corby112
3.07/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy, dark golden orange color with straw colored edges and a half finger white head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Minimal spotty lacing left behind. Nice color but head and lacing are weak.

Subtle grassy hops in the aroma along with bready yeast, alcohol sweetness, pale malt and light fruit esters. Grassy saaz hops with delicate resins followed by bread, biscuit, apple, pear and faint peppery spice. Somewhat bland aside form the light fruit presence. A bit boozy as well with stronger alcohol character than expected.

Medium body with earthy floral hop flavors countered by bready yeast, faint spice and light fruit notes. Dry, piney bitterness is prominent up front but never overwhelms . Cut mid-palate by citrus/topical fruit sweetness, strong bread/yeast character and light fruit, especially apple and pear. Kind of reminds me of an American pils/tripel hybrid. Not a bad take on the style but nothing really stands out.

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Lucy's Belgian Style Abbey Tripel from Haymarket Pub & Brewery
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