Green Flash Trippel - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Reviews by StoneTSR:
4.08/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
APPEARANCE: The Trippel pours a hazy, burnt orange and an ever-so-slightly off-white head providing an extra half-inch to the height of the beer. The retention is pretty solid here and a few bubbles can be seen darting towards the top around the edges of the glass. While it is a good looking beer, it does not look like your typical Trippel.
SMELL: The head retention seems to really allow this aroma to stay strong and quite pleasant. This is all fruit; citrus, a big dose of apricot and some tropical fruity notes work well together along with a hint of spice and breadiness.
TASTE: The flavors follow the nose in this one – fruity, with apricot and tropical fruits leading the way with a nice touch of lemon zest rounding it out. The finish remains fruity, but with a mild hop bitterness.
MOUTHFEEL: The Green Flash Trippel has a slightly stronger body than most other Trippels, but it is still true to the style and remains on the lighter side. Sweet up front, dry on the way down, this is a very nicely balanced brew.
OVERALL: While the hops are not the star of this show, they do make longer and more pronounced appearances than they do in other Belgian-style Trippels. This is clearly a New World version of the style and it is an excellent example of why a West Coast interpretation of any beer is worth trying. Have this one on the patio on a hot summer day.
Serving type: bottle
09-18-2012 07:29:36 | More by StoneTSR
More User Reviews:
3.99/5 rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours hazy shiny golden, creamy white head that eventually subsides to a thin sticky lace.
Summer floral-fruity smell, not as spicy or acidic as Belgian originals, with sweet apple, pear, honey, faint banana, small hints of tropical fruit, blond orchard fruit, a light biscuity maltiness and maybe some faint candi sugar.
There's a strong fruitiness in the taste that works well with the alcohol, really sweet, juicy and rich. Huge cherry plum and overripe white grapes (with the smallest bit of acidity), apricot, peach, apple, even plum, pineapple and sweet citrus. Lots of floral honey, low spiciness, tho there's a rather thick yeastiness present (some hints of vanilla, pepper, some faint aromatic herbs). The American hops are mostly "to blame" for the big fruity flavours, and they're felt just a bit in the finish.
Medium body, smooth carbonation, a bit thick, but fits the bill.
Not a traditional tripel, sure, but a very tasty beer. Wouldn't prefer this to a Chimay or a St. Bernardus, but that's just me.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 08:07:48 | More by dcmchew
4.11/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bomber split between two Surly Darkness tulips. Pours a hazy bright dark golden color. Finger of creamy off-white head which dissipates toa thin crown. Moderate lacing.
Very fruity aroma. Tropical esters typical of the style like banana, orange, passionfruit, etc. Candi sugar, caramel, honey, and quite a lot of sweetness as well. Floral and perfumey hops and mild spicy phenols.
The flavor is much more rich and complex than the nose. Definitely a sweetness between the candi sugar and yeasty esters; a ton of tropical and citrus fruits. A bit of a subtle caramelized dark rum or brandy flambé combining the sweetness and slight alcoholic presence. A lot spicier than the nose would let on; definitely a hint of both hoppy and phenolic white pepper and clove. Very sweet, but finishes spicy.
Light-medium bodied with fairly high carbonation. Crisp but with a very subtle alcoholic warmth/creaminess.
This is a very good, but not world-class tripel. As far as American versions of this style go, however, this one does well. Alcohol warmth is a little exaggerated and the yeast is complex, but not particularly mind-blowing. It relies on the hoppy spices a little more than the yeast itself. Still a great attempt.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 23:07:09 | More by Phocion
Green Flash Trippel from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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