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Green Flash Trippel - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash TrippelGreen Flash Trippel

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565 Ratings
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Ratings: 565
Reviews: 254
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 16
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: MaltyGoodness on 12-08-2006

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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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: half finger head on a Bright golden body.

S: mango, melon, tangerine and herbal hops.

T: musty yeast, tart citrus, herbal flavored hops.

M: light to medium Body and moderate to light carbonation.

Overall: kind of unidimensional. Tastes good and is highly drinkable, just not very interesting or complex.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a large brandy snifter. Pours hazy orange gold with a tall white head that dissipates moderately quickly. There are plentiful tiny bubbles visible in the beer. The beer smells of apples, pears, spices, and malt. The taste is that of a classic tripel. The fruit and spice notes go well with the malt backbone. The hops do add some nice balance throughout the beer. The malt becomes more prominent as the beer continues to warm. The alcohol is well-hidden in the flavor, but I do taste some alcohol as the beer warms. The body is medium to full with moderate carbonation. The finish is slightly dry. This is very drinkable for such a strong beer. This is a very good beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

A: Hazy orange color with a thin surface residue of white bubbles. No lacing remains on the glass.

S: Heaps of bright fruit, and Belgian yeast that evokes almond-like qualities. There is an intense spirit quality that is complex rather than boozy.

T: Begins almost dry, with bready malt and fruit that includes papaya and apricot. Acidity is moderate into the middle where banana esters follow peppery phenolics. The finish is drying, with a re-emphasis of malt but only low bitterness. No alcohol is detected.

M: Medium to thick viscosity, slightly acidic on the palate, with brisk carbonation.

D/O: This tripel is loaded with obvious Belgian qualities, apparently trying to offer a literal lesson in abbey-style ale. Nuanced it is not, separating it from the best of its style. Such beers can be simultaneously delicate and spirituous, yet stand up to the most savory of foods. This beer does stand up, but so rigidly as to be awkward.

Green Flash Trippel from Green Flash Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 565 ratings.