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California Tripel - Ruhstaller

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California TripelCalifornia Tripel

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BA SCORE
87
very good

11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mactrail on 07-29-2013

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Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is a lovely looking beer with nice dark carmel color and a nice foamy white head. Nose is "ok" in that there is hardly a nose at all. Hints of sweet bread but not much else. Mouthfeel is decent but overshadowed by a cloyingly sweet malty taste that is just "too much." This one is so sweet and gooey that it's just not appealing. Finish is of very sweet brown bread.

Photo of ac22rush
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of PaulWaters
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of dougieboy
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Daniel101
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of ahalset
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of 111213forlife
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.
Very enjoyable.

Photo of BostonHops
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of notchucknorris
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Courtesy of JE. Thanks!

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.

Photo of mactrail
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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.

California Tripel from Ruhstaller
87 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.