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Green Flash Trippel - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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532 Ratings
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Ratings: 532
Reviews: 253
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 15
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MaltyGoodness on 12-08-2006)
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sleazo

New York

3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I got this one on cask at the liars club. this was their only cask offering so i figured i would give it a try. It arrived in a Chimay chalice, a cloudy golden colour with a nice head that was retained throughout. Taste wise it was a little on the flat side for a tripel. i was left wanting more. The mouthfeel was very nice, but on cask not more than expected. If you see this on cask, try some. If not i would raher have a lot of other tripels.

Serving type: cask

12-23-2006 07:01:23 | More by sleazo
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The ale is an amber-orange color, pouring with a 1/2 finger's head that does not retain well or lace.

S: The aroma has spicy notes of coriander and an alcohol scent that lies just below the surface, hidden in the pepper.

T: The flavor is a grainy malt base with peppery coriander and alcohol built on top of it. The grains are thin and don't support the coriander well. The alcohol is also rough, very evident and rough.

M: The overloaded alcohol and thin malts detract from the spices. If those spices were a little stronger, this could work.

D: The high abv and thin malts don't cut it for me. They focus too much on the alcohol flavors. I find that Green Flash's hop-based ales (Pale and IPA) really work while this one comes up short.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2006 02:14:24 | More by akorsak
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DogFood11

California

3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a tulip it formed a frothy white head that leaves behind sporadic spot lacing. Light copper with orange hue around the edges.

The nose is fruity with shots of melon and cantelope mixed into candied backdrop.

Theres a hard candy "Butterscotch" underlying theme in the taste. It lingers on forever. Its not a thick robust butterscotch but rather just the flavor without the syrupy mouthfeel that can be associated with it. A "light" butterscotch. Fruits are subdued when this hits the palate but the cantelope comes through. Slightly spiced up about 3/4 of the way through. Peppery. Carbonation is a life savor and really snaps this right into place.

Notes: Hmmmm...I have a mixed take on this offering. On one side I think its one of the better American attempts at a tripel. However, it still falls short of its Belgian counterpart. This is getting better and better though and this is definitely towards the top as far as a yankee offering. Good.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2006 03:02:49 | More by DogFood11
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Dukeofearl

California

3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

$4.99 for a 22 oz bottle at La Bodega in Riverside, CA. in late November 2006; a good value for a Tripel.

Pours a hazy rich golden color into my Westmalle goblet- nice but not as syrupy rich as some I've seen, but it has decent carbonation and a thin cover through the glass.

Aroma is the weak spot. All I can say is- "what aroma"? I really couldn't smell anything. I first thought maybe because it was too cold, which was partially true- it did open a bit to reveal tripel-like spiciness and rich malts, but it still required a lot of work to get that.

Flavor is much better. Initial black pepper, mustard seed and horseradish (?) spiciness overlaying a rich malt base. It's missing the sweetness of some tripels (which can be too cloying), but this would be good to have a little sweetness to offset the spice. But still good nonetheless.

Mouth is a little too acidic/astringent, but generally pleasant. A good tripel, definitely a good value. You can get better, but you will pay more.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2006 02:22:09 | More by Dukeofearl
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Terp96

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am not sure about the bubblegum. Where does that come from. Anyway, I have been into the Green Flash beers lately so here it goes.

The appearance was not what I expected for a belgian tripel. This beer is a dark amber with little or no head to speak of. Virtually no lacing.

Smell is of cloves and banana. Is this a wheat beer or a belgian tripel? There is a hint of hop bitterness so maybe there is hope.

Taste is okay. Again, this beer wants to be an American wheat beer. Heavy banana and clove notes. The hop presence leaves a dry and peppery finish. This is the best part of the experience.

Mouthfeel is okay. I like my belgians with a little more body and malt backbone. You could tell this was Belgian meets CA hop head. Not a bad thing if done right.

I guess this beer is drinkable for a tripel but Green Flash is better at other beer styles and there is always a Trappist available. I will not buy this one again.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2006 04:05:03 | More by Terp96
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MVassar

California

3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light copper color with a head that starts strong and finishes quickly. Little lacing.

Smells of bubblegum. Hints of light fruits.

Bubblegum is very forward in the taste, too. As is banana. Like some sort of Hefe Weizen on steroids. Some overly ripe fruit and raw sugar, and plenty of alcohol heat.

Somewhat cloying and oily. Decent carbonation.

Strange brew, with some good components. Interesting enough for a bottle, but I'm not inclined to reach for another.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2006 01:12:26 | More by MVassar
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MaltyGoodness

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz. bottle

Pours a hazy golden amber with a creamy white head that thins. Mild lacing on the glass.

Bready and yeasty upfront leading into herbal hop aroma and a slight boozy smell.

Bready and yeasty flavors upfront leading into a herbal hop flavor and rather sharp bitterness. Leads into a boozy taste at the finish.

Full body, ample carbonation.

Decent drinkability, although a rather mediocre beer overall. If you are looking for a good tripel, pass this one by.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2006 03:21:54 | More by MaltyGoodness
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