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Fatbob XVII - Round Guys Brewing Company

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Fatbob XVII
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17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Round Guys Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BARFLYB on 05-05-2012)
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Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mactrail:
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mactrail

Washington

3.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Golden color in the tulip glass. Not much foam or carbonation. Lacing is pretty much missing. A nice aroma of pineapple.

Flavor is quite pleasant with the sweet malt, fruitiness, and bitter yeastiness, all battling it out in your mouth. Tangy and even a little acidic. Tastes a lot like a spicy Saison that is hot with alcohol. Quite interesting, but on the sharp side rather than the mellow style of Tripel. The lack of decent carbonation is unfortunately all too noticable.

[On tap at the now defunct Boilermaker in Phila. Notes from 05/23/2012 visit]

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2013 22:39:45 | More by mactrail
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I like this beer. Nice sweet tone. Yeasty bready tone is pretty prevalent. Mildly boozy. Feel is pretty good. Quite good, I'd have to say. Carbonation seems to fit appropriately. Easy to drink. I could go for this again. And I bet this would be a good base beer to do some barrel-aging with.

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3.74/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

The bartender suggested I try a sample of this before committing to a full pour, claiming it was a bit on the thin side. While I can't disagree with that, I actually did like this one quite a bit.

Poured a mostly clear golden color with a creamy white head that retained and laced well. Aroma of biscuity malts, light yeast, subdued floral scents and some indistinct fruit. Taste was indeed a bit thin, but what was there was good: pale biscuity malts, a mix of floral and pils hop notes, light hints of citrus, banana and spice; alcohol was well-hidden. I find a lot of tripels (mainly American, e.g. Golden Monkey) to be a bit overblown in the taste, and a bit to hot on the alcohol. I liked this one because it was smooth and mellow and very easily drinkable, without sacrificing a lot of the qualities that make a tripel good. I guess this was technically less an authentic tripel and more a hybrid tripel-wit-rye-pilsner. It worked pretty good I thought.

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Thorpe429

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2.68/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to yourefragile for sharing this bottle. Served in a tulip. Pours golden with a fat white head with good retention and some nice spotty lacing on the way down. The nose carries quite a bit of banana and fruitiness alongside some spice and pepper. Far too much like an imperial hefeweizen, and the taste doesn’t improve in that respect. Very odd and over the top; not crisp at all. Based on the description, it seems like this is what the brewer was going for, but I really did not care for it.

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BARFLYB

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3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On Tap at Sidebar in West Chester, PA. Listed as 8.5%

Fatbob XVII was served in a snifter type glass. Str8 from the tap, not much bubbles, barely any at all. Some swirls bring faint life, but not much. No bubbles, no lace. A hazy bright golden color.

Smell is kinda pleasant. Not your normal smelling triple. I usually get a bunch of bright fruit with a lot of bready Belgian yeast. I get alot of spice in this, some clove, orange, and some faint yeast. Not very pungent. Some earthy hop scent in the back. Not boozy smelling.

Taste is alright, not as bright and bold as say a De Dolle or some other Belgian. The clove comes out first with some hop flavor afterwards. More sips bring in some banana and orange. With some more warming I pick up some rye and some other faint bready taste from the yeast.

The mouthfeel is pretty lackluster. There are no bubbles, thus the carbonation is pretty low. The alcohol only comes out slightly. The body is at about medium. Spicy in the middle while the outcome is fairly dry. I have to say, I am a fan of triples, yet this one just struck me the wrong way. No need for a repeat.

OTOH, I cant wait to try Round Guys Berliner Weisse!!!

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 23:51:30 | More by BARFLYB
Fatbob XVII from Round Guys Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.