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Trifecta - Night Shift Brewing

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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-22-2012)
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4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Purchased this after a tour of the brewery.

Pours with a huge head, there must be a decent bit of wheat in the malt bill here, this head looks like something I would normally see on a german wheat beer. The beer itself is a hazy and a deep straw color.

The nose is a bit hard to pick out, the beer is HEAVILY carbonated and the CO2 release is making it a little tough to get a good idea of the actual smell. I'm getting a little bit of alcohol and some candied fruit, much more going on here than I would normally expect for a belgian pale ale.

The taste is much less boozy that I would have thought from the nose, for a 7% its pretty well hidden here. There is no discernible hop character, very yeasty taste (almost like a lot of hefeweizen's) up front. Perhaps its because of the multi yeast fermentation, but I think there is quite a lot of yeast floating around here, very bready.

This is a delightful beer. It is really complex and not at all too boozy. It has a lot of characteristics like a wheat-beer and I dig that. This is a great brew. Definitely a buy again.

Bowdoinbeerboy, Jul 29, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Trifecta pours a hazy dark amber with minimal foam and only a couple spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma is full of orange citrus and lemon zest, along with some peppery spice and a touch of coriander. Some dark bread notes and a touch of bubblegum are also present.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is smooth with very light carbonation. The flavor is bready with spices mixed in. Dark wheat, lemon citrus, banana, bubblegum, clove, and pepper are present. It finishes dry with lingering wheat and clove.

A tasty beer with a bad appearance. Don't let the looks fool you.

WanderingFool, May 26, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

NilocRellim, Dec 01, 2012
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4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of a bottle from batch #18. Bought at Quality Liquors in Salem. Poured into a 14oz goblet. Bottle bursted open with a nice cloud.

A - Clear amber with a nice foamy head with large non-uniform bubbles. Head settles into nice nooks and crannies.

S - Belgian smell, some banana and pear fruit. Belgian yeast odor.

T - Very approachable Belgian character, allows you to drink the beer without exhaling and has some nice cask qualities. Vanilla wafer and a slight sour funk. Saaz maybe? Drinkable for 7.2% and I'd say for a beer with so much else going on the hops marry nicely.

M - Just what you want in a BPA. A multidimensional fruity Belgian character without going overboard on the funkiness or jeapordizing the hop flavor.

O - Worth the money. I think the Vanilla gives great balance to the Belgian yeast.

JordanPhraczek, Jun 13, 2013
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Trifecta from Night Shift Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.