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Miss Fancy's Tripel - Avondale Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 15.09%
Wants: 4
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Avondale Brewing Co. visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Reaper16 on 04-26-2012

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 52 | Reviews: 8
Photo of vincehayter
4.67/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A delightful triple; nice color (deep, dense orange flirting on the brown side) though the one I drank was a little hazy. Fair head retention with lacing. The aroma is one of the best features of the beer having a sweet citrusy scent that suggests the flavor but with sweeter brighter accents than the flavor itself. The flavor is pretty typical of a good tripel; orangey, with subtle floral notes and a even subtler and pleasant warming alcohol aftertaste.

Photo of brewskifan55
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery.

A: Opaque golden/amber with an off-white one finger head that lasted. Great lacing.

S: Sweet and fruity. Pears, apricots and peaches.

T: So nice. Floral and fruity. Follows nose. Goes down easy. So good, my wife had to have another.

M: Medium with medium, bubbly carbonation.

O: One of the big winners in Avondale's stable. What a tasty little pachyderm.

Photo of gjohns1212
1.57/5  rDev -59.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

Awful. Syrupy and way too sweet.

Photo of freethehopspc
5/5  rDev +27.9%

Wow! This thing will sneak up on you. Nice Tripel that hides the high ABV very well.

Photo of JackRWatkins
4/5  rDev +2.3%

for what it is, an american tripel, it is outstanding and a complement to the style, good exposure for a style most people in b'ham have never been exposed to, it's no trappist tripel, but all things considered very good

Photo of Tyler_Sly
3.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I'm not the biggest fan of tripels, but I enjoyed this beer. I bought it at a gas station out of their walk-in cooler.
This beer had a good head on it and was preserved its flavor well. (I bought a liter and nursed on it for a little while.) It was a little bit on the sweet side for me but I'd order if I found it at a bar.

Photo of pvo
2.7/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at the Avondale Brewing Co. Bar.

Appearance: golden, mid-to-light carbonation.

Smell: good; cloves, bananas, sweet but not too alcoholic.

Taste: fairly bland. While the body holds up to the alcohol, it doesn't do much more.

Mouthfeel: smooth, not too carbonated.

Overall, a tripel that is fine, but a bit much for a full glass.

Photo of Reaper16
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

served on-tap @ The Alcove, Tuscaloosa, AL, into a pint glass

Pours a vibrant orange color. Hazy yet bright at the same time. 1.5 fingers of white head stick around for a long time, lacing in clumps. This is a nice looking beer.

I can smell the yeast strain similarities between this beer and Avondale's Saison. But things seem more reigned in and refined in this Tripel. There's lots of candied orange, for starters. A moderate amount of spice. It smells at once strong and refreshing.

The taste follows the nose, but somehow is stronger. A bit too much orange, and a bit too much candi sugar sweetness and a bit too much clove/cardamom. It causes the back of my mouth to pucker, as if this beer were tangy. But these negatives are slight. It's still tasty and still nice to sip on a Spring/Summer day.

Like most American takes on Belgian styles, the mouthfeel lacks the proper effervescence. But Miss Fancy comes close. The beer's size -- in terms of thickness -- gets in the way a bit. But again, these are reasons why the beer isn't excellent. It's a fine beer. Overall, this is Avondale's best year-round beer. This tripel indicates a brewery that will soon come into their own. A fine effort.

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Miss Fancy's Tripel from Avondale Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.