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Trifecta - Night Shift Brewing

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25 Reviews
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Reviews: 25
Hads: 198
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.29%
Wants: 7
Gots: 32 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 04-22-2012

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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 25 | Hads: 198
Reviews by SirSketch:
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3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden orange color that is mostly clear. Thin white head that dissipates.

S - Yeast-driven aromas are highlighted. Banana, cantaloupe, tart apple and mixed peppercorns abound.

T - Apple juice and peppercorns upfront, but the esters soon turn into bubblegum. The pilsner-like malt and malt sweetness come though. The vanilla beans are more apparent in the flavor but come off as a bit oily.

M - Medium bodied with low carbonation.

O - This beer has a lot of potential, though a couple of changes would help immensely. The vanilla beans only add an unenjoyable oiliness, and the mix of yeast strains seems to muddle the flavor and create strange esters. Otherwise, this is a delightful Belgian ale with a nice fruity nose and a tart malty flavor. (754 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.51/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip, the beer was gold in color. There was a thick, fluffy white head which lingered. The head was very sticky.

Spicy, banana aroma. Kind of fresh.

Some banana in the taste. Sweet and spicy. Earthy.

Dry, crisp. A pleasant beer.

Would likely drink this again. (278 characters)

Photo of JakerLou
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of tigg924
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Taste is banana, vanilla, yogurt, and Belgian spices. The vanilla is soft but but adds a new wrinkle to this style that compliments it well. This is a one glass per sitting beer and one I would get if I wanted this style which I rarely seek out. (247 characters)

Photo of NilocRellim
4.11/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap at the brewery on September 8th, 2012.

A very deep red/orange colour and an eggshell foamy head. The smell of sweet citrus, bananas, melon, and subtle vanilla. The taste had a nice spice to it with the citrus flavours, hops, and vanilla coming through in an extremely balanced taste. An amazing balanced between the three kind of hops and the vanilla beans.

Would I buy it again? Absolutely. (413 characters)

Photo of ccurrid
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of butters_mcgee
3.57/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of doremite
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of b2hogan
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of acurtis
3.31/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Roguer
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Dark, caramel-colored brew, relatively clear. Little head to speak of.

Huge, enormous Hefe-like banana notes in the aroma.

Banana flavor from the yeast actually translates to the flavor, along with caramel and brown sugar. There isn't really much else going on there, however.

Slight amount of alcohol burn, probably too much for a 7% ABV brew.

This beer was just slightly better than "OK" for me. It's not something I'd go out of my way to buy, but I wouldn't turn it down if offered. (490 characters)

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.27/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewery. Served in a snifter. Orange body. Big white head. Smells a little hoppy with some Belgian yeast. Lots of vanilla. Tastes malty. Sharp Belgian yeast that’s almost overpowering, but vanilla takes over and overwhelms the finish. Medium body. Interesting variation. I think I couldn’t drink a lot of this, but in small doses it’s ok. (358 characters)

Photo of JoeyDubs
4.04/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dwebs
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of Kmlund
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Cgraham
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trevorpost
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of jsilva
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of mdillon86
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of rjp217
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hoppymcgee
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of BostonBeers
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Mike
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Rhf9120
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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Trifecta from Night Shift Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.