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Thrice - Relic Brewing Co

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14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 28.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Relic Brewing Co visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: nebula1999 on 04-29-2013)
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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by sulldaddy:
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a slightly cloudy goldenrod hue with very minimal bleached white head, even after an aggressive pour. The head does remain as a sturdy edge layer throughout the sampling.
Aroma is bready yeast and dough with some fruity notes, white grape and apples, maybe peach? Generally sweet nose with lots of spicy notes with cloves dominant.
First sip reveals a lightbody and mild, soft carbonation that rolls gently across my palate.
Flavor is sweet and biscuity yeast with more white grapes and cloves and a bit of booze.
The beer is well crafted complex and interesting.
Glad to have been able to sample a bottle!

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 01:16:57 | More by sulldaddy
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slim2043

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-08-2014 17:34:01 | More by slim2043
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-18-2014 22:38:50 | More by oriolesfan4
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Matt_Quinn

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-07-2014 05:51:17 | More by Matt_Quinn
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balinor

Connecticut

1.1/5  rDev -70.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Sadly I have to agree with acread below, this is a mess. This is the third beer of theirs I have tried (Duality and Field Hand being the others) and each of those also exhibited the clear signs of infection. Awful smell present as soon as the bottle is opened and a sour, sharp taste - clearly not the way even a bad Tripel is supposed to be. Not sure what is going on with this brewery, but until they get some quality control in place I won't be purchasing any more beer from them. Too bad, as I have read some great reviews and had high hopes. Nothing like a completely ruined beer to wreck those hopes. Avoid.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 00:52:19 | More by balinor
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Tiernan

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

03-04-2014 17:36:56 | More by Tiernan
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acread

Vermont

1.3/5  rDev -65.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

One of the worst beers I have ever had. This is not a Tripel, this is an infected mess. Sour, funky, medicinal, plastic, it's got all the qualities of a highly infected beer. I don't even know how to rate the potential of this beer properly since it is so completely overwhelmed by its flaws. I very rarely drain-pour a beer (once every couple of years at most), but two sips in and down the drain it goes. Just awful. I sincerely hope that Relic learns how to properly manage its yeast and sanitation practices. They enjoy a lot of support, and it would be nice to see them make good beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 13:40:51 | More by acread
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strengthdoc

Connecticut

4.38/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have had this before at the brewery, which I would recommend visiting if you find yourself in Plainville, CT. The owner will give you as many samples as you desire and explain everything that goes into each beer. I purchased a bomber for the purpose of this rating and poured it into a goblet. The appearance is a hazy orange/yellow color. There is a light head, but a nice amount of lacing. There is an aroma of apricot, belgian yeast, lemon and pepper. The mouthfeel is nicely carbonated and moderate to heavy. The taste is moderately sweet at first with a hint of lemon and apple. The finish has a mild hoppy dryness and there is little evidence of the 9% abv. This is a very nice easy drinking and not overly sweet triple.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 03:57:37 | More by strengthdoc
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Ultra-Plinian

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +7.5%

09-09-2013 04:20:28 | More by Ultra-Plinian
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Durge

Connecticut

4.11/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hazy yellow gold with a solid white head and wispy lacing. The aroma is sweet spice grain with a touch of clove. The flavor brings bright lemon over more cereal grain and some bubblegum clove. Medium-light body and a light tingly feel with some slick substance to it. Carbonation is more than adequate with a tiny bubbled but frisky effect. A highly drinkable refreshment with great Belgian personality. Yet another Relic brew you can bank on!

Serving type: growler

08-13-2013 04:21:30 | More by Durge
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-09-2013 03:06:19 | More by JTomczak
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +21%

05-25-2013 20:32:57 | More by Gambrinus1184
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kevinpetruzielo

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

05-13-2013 15:51:36 | More by kevinpetruzielo
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nebula1999

Connecticut

4.31/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

"...American centennial hops, mix of brown sugars, Belgian yeast.."

Pours golden with thick white head. Some lacing.

Aroma is all Belgian yeastiness, hint of cloves and bubblegum sweetness. Very inviting.

Taste is soft and creamy. All the Belgian-style flavors coming through. Spice, floral, sweet. Touch of hop bitterness.

Overall, this is another winner from Relic. Soft mouthfeel and aroma makes this beer special.

First appearance 4-5-13.

Serving type: growler

04-29-2013 21:41:54 | More by nebula1999
Thrice from Relic Brewing Co
84 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.