Trifecta - Night Shift Brewing

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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 7
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
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:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 04-22-2012)
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Night Shift Trifecta
750mL, bottled 8.29.14

Pours a brilliant orange-gold, great clarity. Thick white head, large spots of lacing. (4.5)

Aroma of tart apple, vanilla, and lots of phenol. (3.5)

Flavor is complex, with a firmly bitter and dry finish. Vanilla is definitely there, compliments fruit character well. Touch of caramel, light isoamyl acetate and clove as well. Phenol character is complex, with a rubbery styrene note that I’m not huge on. But it all works together. Mouthfeel is kind of chewy, with fluffy, high carbonation. (4, 4.5)

My first Night Shift brew, and I have to say, I’m impressed. I was worried that the vanilla bean addition might be overpowering (yeast can also produce this flavor in the form of a phenol) but this was not the case. A very nice, drinkable beer. (4)

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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1.96/5  rDev -46.3%

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3.48/5  rDev -4.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Notes from 10/19/14

A - 4 fingers of dense white head. Dissipates to about a finger of rolling, frothy head. Opaque copper colored body with pinkish hues. So-so retention.

S - Yeast. Sweet bready malt. A little pepper and banana.

T - Mellow under-ripe peach notes to pepper and yeast. Some sweet maltyness and a little funk. Finishes with some overripe banana and a little more pepper.

M - Creamy at first. Then a good amount of carbonation. A little syrupy in the finish.

O - I let this one sit in the bottle for about four months. Also, this batch was 5.9%, so there wasn't nearly as much booze as past batches. Really enjoyed the play between fruit, yeast, and spice.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Orval clone,little (too) dry,Nice beer overall.

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3.6/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.95/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.6/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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.

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Trifecta from Night Shift Brewing
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