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Slumbrew Trekker Trippel - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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BA SCORE
87
very good

113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.47%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-23-2012)
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on February 1, 2014.

The pour has a pleasant looking amber color - about the color of an aged whiskey, with a short-lived of-white head and some carbonation.

The nose does bring out some of the Belgian sugars, pale malts, and yeast I expected but there is also a definite sharp bite in there too. Maybe earthy hops.

Light to medium body.

The taste tends to bring out a bit more caramel malts than the aroma would imply. That is offset by a somewhat bitter finish that roars through my senses.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 03:52:48 | More by puboflyons
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

01-12-2014 01:07:57 | More by jfcaa193
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vegasmac99

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

01-01-2014 22:55:09 | More by vegasmac99
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fitz284

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-30-2013 01:10:21 | More by fitz284
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LoveStout

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

12-25-2013 20:44:17 | More by LoveStout
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

12-25-2013 01:22:18 | More by acurtis
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swierczt

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-11-2013 18:48:59 | More by swierczt
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balinor

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -22.3%

12-09-2013 02:03:18 | More by balinor
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

12-07-2013 03:36:08 | More by djrn2
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Bjlps

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-06-2013 11:46:08 | More by Bjlps
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milkbone_underwear

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-05-2013 23:05:46 | More by milkbone_underwear
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Fresh Slumbrew four packs in the area, a perfect time to review their standards.

A- Poured from the 12oz bottle into a snifter with a fairly hazy, orange-amber body. Fizzy head builds to around a finger but immediately starts falling to a ring. Thin, frothy ring leaves a spot or two of lace.

S- Mainly Belgian yeasty and spicy aromas. Strong notes of citrus zest, clovey phenols and spice are flanked by hints of banana, raisins, light cracked grains and flowers. Seems to fade out a lot for this style.

T- Spicy yeast makes up the bulk of the flavor as with the aroma. Citrus peel esters and a dried fruity note of spiced raisins, grapes, apples or even apricot are strong with hints of peppercorns and phenols complimenting it. Some malt flavors forms a backbone for the spicy yeast. Some spicy alcohols in the finish.

MF- Fairly dry with some help from the alcohol level in a moderately thick bodied brew. Somewhat creamy texture with agitation of the high end carbonation. Finishes fairly warm with cooking spices on the palate.

Just doesn't have the balance of it's Belgian counterparts. Just a tad too spicy and fruity but still a brew I wouldn't scoff at. It is almost maddening how fine the difference is between great and average Belgian style ales.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 04:27:40 | More by cbutova
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Shawnspl

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-10-2013 21:55:02 | More by Shawnspl
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geocool

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

11-06-2013 00:59:09 | More by geocool
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Chris00710

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-26-2013 00:02:01 | More by Chris00710
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Kthomz34

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-24-2013 17:37:11 | More by Kthomz34
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tneenan1

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-14-2013 05:05:28 | More by tneenan1
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Pens1967

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-13-2013 14:32:07 | More by Pens1967
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is a bright, hazy, opaque, copper-orange coloring with a filmy, sparse surface coating of white, with a filmy build up of a ring around the surface. Aromas of jasmine, bubble gum, cotton candy, clove, lemon grass, toffee, and bread. Very layered and very rich/dynamic. Opens up the more it warms. Flavors are bready and toffee in the backbone, with a tangerine/citrus overlay heavily spiced with coriander, clove, and all spice, and a heavy dose of Belgian yeast characters too numerous to name. Very tasty, and very palatable. The increased ABV is very well blended in this beer. Smooth, and somewhat light bodied, with a slow building warmth into the spiced and rich aftertaste. The finish is spiced, effervesced, and clean, with a Belgian funk linger. Good beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 00:04:44 | More by GarthDanielson
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-03-2013 16:23:04 | More by Kmlund
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johnsilk

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-02-2013 15:15:56 | More by johnsilk
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morningthief

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-27-2013 16:06:28 | More by morningthief
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DJoe

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-12-2013 23:56:19 | More by DJoe
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-12-2013 02:29:51 | More by jwps214
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asaharyev

Massachusetts

3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pour: Crystal clear amber in color, with about a half inch of fluffy off-white head.

Aroma: Some green apple, clove, bready malt, somewhat phenolic. You can pick up a bit of alcohol, but mostly just get sweet malt, a bit of spice, and platic bandages.

Taste: More of that plastic phenolic flavor, likely from the pilsen malts behind the Belgian yeast and big alcohol warming. Sweet, overripe fruit like pineapple and green apple, as well as a touch of jasmine tea. There is a slight bitterness that lingers, though I’m not sure it adds to the flavor. A good beer, but thrown off a bit by that lingering bitterness in a tripel.

Overall: Ultimately, a bit disappointing from Slumbrew. A decent beer, but there’s a bit too strong of a plastic phenolic flavor, and the bitterness that lingers doesn’t really compliment the rest of the beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 22:24:41 | More by asaharyev
Slumbrew Trekker Trippel from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
87 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.