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Tripel B - Adelbert's Brewery

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Tripel BTripel B

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124 Ratings
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.12%
Wants: 6
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Adelbert's Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This complex, straw-colored ale has clove and pear aromas. A marriage of spicy and fruity flavors help perfectly balance its elegant malt profile. Pair with rich foods like steaks, roasts, earthy cheeses, and cheese cake.

(Beer added by: champ103 on 03-09-2012)
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Reviews by BeerEngineer:
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4.46/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

General: I received this from the "Rare Beer of the Month" club that my wife gave me for Xmas this year. This one came in first with a beer from Belgium and I figured tonight is as good of a night as any to taste it. I enjoyed this out of a chalice style glass, my wife split the bottle with me thankfully.

Appearance: Straw to light golden color with a slight haze. The head is a light white fluffy thing that has great lacing on the glass. It persists very well also so I'm pretty excited about it already. The cloudiness is probably because of the bottle conditioning, the first glass was crystal clear but even when I left the bottom bit in the the bottle it got cloudier each pour. Understandable and acceptable.

Aroma: There is a nice clove and pear aroma to this. No alcohol smell that I've come to expect with triples but with 9.3% ABV it was surprising. The aroma has pronounced aromas that I really like.

Mouthfeel: This is almost creamy, I know that sounds weird because a triple should never be creamy but this one is and interestingly, it works. There isn't a big alcoholic burn on this one either, it's really unique. The carbonation is moderately high which is appropriate for this style.

Taste: WOW this is a flavor bomb. Big hits of clove and pears and other fruits like bananas. There isn't the alcohol that I have come to expect from this style, I'm really surpassed and happy about that! Even the wife loves this one!

Overall: Great beer, honestly this is a weird triple because of the lack of alcohol burn and aroma but that's ok, it is covered with really nice delicate aromas and flavors. The wife loves it, I love it, if I ever see this again I will be sure to pick up a bottle.

BeerEngineer, Feb 07, 2014
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The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of bread and white notes, with a little bit of yeast thrown in. The flavor is more of the same, with some wheat and grain coming through front and center. There is also a little bit of sweetness from the candy sugar, as well as a little bit of toasted character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Poured into a goblet…
Batch: 003 Bottle: 1613
It’s a light burnt orange/amber color, relatively hazy and filled with mild carbonation. Its topped off with a thin white head that quickly dissipates and becomes one massive island that almost cover the top of the glass, and it’s all surrounded by a thins ring of lacing. The smell is rather light and lacking but sweet overall. I can pick up some light malts but not much else. Its light bodied and is a bit crisp when it first hits your tongue and has a medium-to-light mouth feel. Cloves and mild citrus fruit are present in the flavor, spices are plentiful. There is a slight alcohol presence in the aftertaste.

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4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a flared wine glass.

Pale apricot gold brass and yellow lemon. Very orb glowing quality with some thin carbonation in the middle. No head produced, what little was bone white and evaporated very quickly. Virtually no collar or anything left at all. Very nice body color though.

Great bouquet on this brew. Large bakery dough and sweet pastry notes. Hints of angel cake, deep grains and malt, with just a touch of sweetness. Minimal sensing hotness of alcohol but nothing large but slightly noticeable. VEry nice.

Palate is explosive. Large pear and juiced fruit notes, with large bread and thick undertones. Slightly hinting tropical mango in the sweetness character, good amounts of vanilla on this also with just a hint of booze. Classic matching bread dough from the nose, with cake like sweetness. Slightly creamy but with a dry effervescent mouthfeel pop with mild to moderate carbonation, and a bit of huoney malt density.

A very impressive state side tripel, full of lush palate flavors, and unique tastes to go with it.

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A: in a tulip, shining gold beer, hazy, with a full head of fluff; lace motes down the glass

S: flowers and hints of sweet honey, grassy and grainy fields

T: lush, fruity and dry, ample semi-sweet grains and classic tripel hop and yeast flavors; hints of citrus

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Tripel B from Adelbert's Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.