California Tripel - Ruhstaller
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3.5/5 rDev -13.2%
Pours a clear, golden amber in the Brewery Vivant tulip. The most head subsides to a bubblefest. The carbonation is more than adequate in the mouth, and it has a prickly, malty mouthfeel. It even smells like champagne with a slight whiff of horse trailer.
Quite flavorful, but the Belgian yeasty dryness really runs off the rails. A tart fruitiness that is pleasant, but the fruit evaporates not long after each sip. The yeast in this is a little scary. I'm thinking, what else is going to happen in my mouth, as it barrels on from faint malty sweetness to that dry conclusion with an increasingly powerful aftertaste.
This must be the strongest dry Tripel I've had, in flavor as well as ABV. You're left with that flinty and mineral taste, and a high octane fume of alcohol, like peach eau de vie. This would be Stone's idea of a Tripel. I wish it was all toned down with just a wink at mellowness.
07-29-2013 06:39:50 | More by mactrail
3.8/5 rDev -5.7%
Poured into a Trappist glass. Thin head on a hazy, orange/straw colored body.
The aroma has ripe fruit: pear, cantaloupe and alcohol. Enjoyable.
The taste is smooth and balanced. Pear, apple, a little lemon and a little boozy heat.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
09-25-2013 01:49:47 | More by Fatehunter
4.14/5 rDev +2.7%
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A: Light gold with a thin, off white head. Looks pretty solid.
S: Wheat, Belgian yeast, candi sugar and a good amount of dates.
T: Sweet Belgian yeast, dates, slight booziness, brown sugar and a bit of bubblegum. A really good tripel.
08-10-2013 06:45:12 | More by notchucknorris
California Tripel from Ruhstaller
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.