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Vanderbush - Greenbush Brewing Company

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78
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: atone315 on 10-09-2013

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 3
Reviews by SteveKay:
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2.22/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Billed as an American Trippel with VanderMill Cider. This is a rare misstep from a very fine brewer. It starts our just like a trippel but very quickly the VerderMill Cider takes over. An extreme sour note on the finish lingers. Trippels is expected to have soft subtle flavor notes so it's strange that they would try to flavor it with sour cider. It might have worked if they used a sweeter cider and less of it.

What is most frustrating is that they know this is bad yet they serve on there premium list. When these small brewers make a bad batch they need to have the stones to pour it out move on.

Still am a big fan of Greenbush but they lost some cred with this one.

If you are looking for something on the C list go for the 1825. Honestly one of the best beers being produced anywhere at this time.

More User Reviews:
Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Pours a cloudy orange with a one-finger off-white head. The head leaves some light sticky lacing.

S - Aroma is green apples, lemon, and Belgian yeast.

T - Flavor is a weird mix of cider, Belgian yeast, and spices. The cider is very prominent throughout giving the beer a lingering sourness. Some pepper notes in the finish.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - This was a beer was a big disappointment. The flavors just don't work and create a weird mix of flavors. Expected more from Greenbush.

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into chalice, bottled on 9/26/2014. Pours very hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces too a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, apricot, pear, green apple, light banana, clove, pepper, candi sugar, honey, toasted bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, cider, pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, apricot, pear, green apple, light banana, clove, pepper, candi sugar, honey, toasted bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness, bitterness, and light cider tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, apricot, pear, green apple, light banana, clove, pepper, candi sugar, honey, toasted bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, cider, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a nice crisp malt/yeast/tartness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly tart mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice and unique tripel style. Good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, cider, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Vanderbush from Greenbush Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.