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Tripel B - Adelbert's Brewery

Tripel BTripel B

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BA SCORE
85
very good

84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.05%


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 metter98:
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metter98

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy golden yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down rather quickly, but left a pillow of bubbles in the center of the glass, a collar around the edge and a thin film of bubbles in between.
S: Aromas of Belgian yeast and cloves are present in the nose along with hints of pears.
T: The taste mostly seems to follow the smell, except that there are stronger notes of fruity flavors and lesser hints of cloves, the latter of which is most noticeable in the finish. Hints of candi sugars and the associated alcohol are also perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I felt that this was a solid representation of the style and seemed to have a good balance between each of the ingredients. The alcohol became a little more prominent as the beer warmed up, but for the most part stayed in the background.

Note: Batch No. 013, Bottled on 10/2/2013

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 02:26:09 | More by metter98
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wellsnb

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-16-2014 23:51:43 | More by wellsnb
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Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-13-2014 04:20:52 | More by Kahlerbock
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BeerandWhiskeyHQ

Illinois

4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on: 12/14/2013
Appearance:
Honey blonde body with a rich honey colored center. Hazy with a medium height- crisp white head that is thick and frothy
Nose:
Light Belgian style malt scents, honey and clove
Palate:
Wonderfully refreshing, bright and crisp. Fruits, pears, lemon zest, citrus, clove, light alcohol presence. Terrific mouthfeel, light and crisp
Overall:
Easily the best Tripel I’ve come across- Adelbert’s beers have such a good balance of character and you get the sense that you aren’t missing anything in the beer. It’s heavier in alcohol content, yet you wouldn’t know it. Extremely enjoyable and highly recommended.

-BeerandWhiskeyHQ.com

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 15:56:54 | More by BeerandWhiskeyHQ
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Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-02-2014 17:28:59 | More by Thanx4AllDaFish
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Batch No. 17. Bottled on 2/13/14.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, honey, spice, yeast, and fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly tart malt, spice, and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice fruit and spice combination all around.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 05:13:02 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Raziel313

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-18-2014 09:49:51 | More by Raziel313
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bobbygrace

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-14-2014 03:30:27 | More by bobbygrace
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TheBullsHorn

Florida

3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Definitely one of the more fruit forward triples thats packs in the spices. Very juicy with strong flavors of pineapple, pear, clove, starfruit, honey and phenols. This beer is quite pleasant until the finish, where the juicier notes tend to linger on without anything (typical tartness) to balance out this beer. Overall this is a slightly different triple that really works off of a creamy and juicer palate.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 05:39:20 | More by TheBullsHorn
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XicanoBeerRun

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-04-2014 03:38:08 | More by XicanoBeerRun
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FrizWhiz

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-23-2014 17:58:30 | More by FrizWhiz
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hazy straw yellow with a finger of head, quick dissipation. Smells of honey, pilsner malt, bread, spicy peppery Belgian yeast. The flavor is more leaning towards a Belgian strong pale. Malty with a subtle sweetness, evenly balanced by hops and white pepper flavor, bready. Probably the tastiest tripel I've ever had. Medium in body, higher carbonation. Refreshingly awesome. As someone who generally avoids this style of beer, I have to say this is excellent. Not like the usual over abundantly sugary sweet tripels.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 01:47:41 | More by facundoCNB
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Illinicap


4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

02-08-2014 23:30:51 | More by Illinicap
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BeerEngineer

California

4.46/5  rDev +17.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 04:40:09 | More by BeerEngineer
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lsiberian

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Adelbert's Oaked Triple B is a fantastic example of creativity gone right. It's appearance is excellent clear light gold topped with a below average foamy white head. From the opening of the bottle the powerful oaked aged citrus hops please the nose and deliver just what you'd expect from a beer claiming to be Belgian-Style. On the tongue the citrus hops dominate the start slowly giving way to the oak finish by a hint of bitter. In the mouth this beer bites strong but finishes smooth. Overall this is a distinct beer suited for a seasoned drinker who love Belgian sours.

Serving type: bottle

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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guytyping

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

01-25-2014 01:15:26 | More by guytyping
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22Blue

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-19-2014 01:29:47 | More by 22Blue
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-16-2014 18:33:25 | More by kscaldef
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GFish

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-11-2014 23:50:27 | More by GFish
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zbooks

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-09-2014 19:41:15 | More by zbooks
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mwilbur

Minnesota

3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip. Batch No. 013. Bottled on 10/2/2013.
A: Pours a clear straw-yellow with high carbonation producing a 2-3 inch white head. Good retention.
S: Spice and fruity esters hit the nose first. White pepper and light caramel malt. Vanilla and clove emerges with warming.
T: An interesting amalgam of banana/clove, light caramel malt, peppery yeast, vanilla, toast, and herbal hops.
M: Light-medium body. Moderate tingly effervescence. Sweet with a dry finish. A pleasant mint note emerges on the palate during the finish (more pronounced with warming).
D: Definitely an interesting, and overall good, take on the style. With time and warming, this one grows on me. Worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 05:32:59 | More by mwilbur
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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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New Jersey

3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Label indicates bottled on 11/12/13 which, if true, is itself pretty cool. Batch number 014. Pours a clear, straw-like gold into a tulip. A fine white one-finger head sits on top, and leaves nice sheets of lacing as it drops.

Smell: Phenols, cloves, black pepper, a little straw and red apples come through, with the spices picking up strength as it warms. Inviting.

Taste: The fruit flavors are a little more prominent, and the cloves and black pepper take on a little more prominence as it warms. Not a heck of a lot of hops in the profile, which hurts the balance a bit.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, with light to medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Medium to medium high; would be slightly higher with a little more hop balance.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 00:52:33 | More by rdickey
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Tripel B from Adelbert's Brewery
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