Green Flash Trippel - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Reviews by nhindian:
3.3/5 rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
16oz draft from the Deli poured into a pint glass.
A - Pours a nice, light amber or dark straw color. A bit cloudy but has nice carbonation streaming from it. Builds about a one finger, cream colored head. Leaves good lacing on the glass.
S - Nose is bready, has a distinct Belgian yeast smell to it. Getting other light fruits, some funk, but a bit of alcohol too. Pretty fair nose and is enticing.
T - Unfortunately, this beer is a bit unbalanced. Getting some floral, fruity tastes at first and then just bitter alcohol. No crisp spices, no real banana or clove. Not very representative of a tripel at all, really. A bit disappointing.
M - Light bodied but heavily carbonated. Unfortunately, the carbonation doesn't help cleanse the palate and the lack of crispness doesn't help either.
D - Therefore, the drinkability isn't very high either. This beer nails the smell and ABV of the Belgians, but doesn't have the complexity, balance or mouthfeel of some real good ones. A bit of a let down.
Serving type: on-tap
11-04-2010 23:28:35 | More by nhindian
More User Reviews:
4.11/5 rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This is a fine offering from GF. Not on par with classic trippel, but a very good attempt.
A: nearly clear. Nice orage-ish-golden color, head started at 1.5 fingers dropping to a 1-2mm disk. no significant lacing. I expect haze with trippels.
S: Weak bready yeast and weaker toasty malt. Has depth and complexity and delivers banana and clove.
T: I get a faint grassy note with a better strong bready note. Yeast is decidedly Belgian with banana, toast, bread, chewy notes. Citrus backnote peeking at colder temps. Reminds me of echos of a slightly less complex La Fin Du Monde.
M: Creamy, no doubt. Smooth. Oily and malty notes cause tongue to respond with a boomerang effect of spritely carbonation at edge of tongue, followed by a thick sweet finish. it's interesting and not quite like most trippels I have tried. It feels elevated somehow. Hide booziness pretty well.
O: nice representation of a trippel but not 100% to style. Interesting.
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2014 04:51:01 | More by Scrapss
3.44/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A - Pale clear orange body with 1-2 fingers of white head. Decent retention and but not a lot of lacing.
S - Like a Belgian!
T - Subtle citrus lemon and earthy hops, heaps of cinnamon, and sugary malts. Definite fruitiness from the yeast, and strong strong banana flavor. Also a lot of spiciness from the huge abv which is fairly well masked.
M - Medium body and carbonation and sticky.
O - Enjoyable but I'm not a great judge for this style. Overall this is way too sweet and the banana and cinnamon flavors overwhelm the taste buds. As a hop head I'd love to see the sweetness balanced with more bitterness or at least tone down the cinnamon but like I said, this style isn't for me.
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2014 02:23:41 | More by JAFoley
Green Flash Trippel from Green Flash Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.