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Trifecta - Night Shift Brewing

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BA SCORE
82
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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | 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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rudzud

Massachusetts

2.04/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Enjoyed at The Tavern in Framingham at the Beer for Boston charity. Poured into a Jack's Abby pint glass.

A - Poured a light hazy copper hue with no head at all, no head at all with thin wisps.

S - aromas of light fruit but for the most part its old vegetable...onion, and cabbage.

T - Taste is just as bad...no, worse. Cabbage, rotten onions, ugh. This is awful. Just awful. This is not good no matter how you cut it.

M - Mouthfeel isn't bad, just thin.

O - Overall this was immediate regret. Just an awful beer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2013 21:01:03 | More by rudzud
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jlindros

Massachusetts

2.1/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Tap at the Tavern in Framingham for the Jack's Abby Marathon charity event.

Light fizzy head, hazy carrot colored, what weird characters lurk in the murky depths below, it looks a little sad.

Nose is, awful! Rotting sugar syrup that partially fermented and left booze and rotting flesh behind, syrupy deluge, then something else off I can't put my finger on, some chemically thing that leached from a mulching pile of old vegetables, bad Belgian esters, and perfumey bad phenols, at least there are some light grassy hops.

Taste is also bad, maybe even worse than the nose! Starts with cabbage water, mushroomy dirt like the cow fertilizer covered mushroom stems thrown right into the beer. Earthy herbal icky over spicy hops that even on their own wouldn't be too great. Then into bad esters, chemically phenolic mess, syrupy fermented rotting sugar again. FInish is long lingering bad herbal spicy hops and sticky fermented rotten syrup.

Mouth is med bod but syrupy and lower carb, slightly slimy.

Overall wtf, with the rep these guys get what the hell happened to this beer... just a mess.

Edit: Someone else who has had the beer before said this is not the normal represenatation of the beer, but until I have it again... the beer I had was at a reputable bar, on draft, with all the other beers I had on draft tasted fine, so not sure what to think of this one... maybe a really bad batch?!

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2013 13:09:48 | More by jlindros
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skinny1929

Colorado

2.25/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

A - Too murky and cloudy for the style. Little to no carbonation. Head quickly fades and beer is rather flat. Not pleasant to look at.

S - Did not smell too much vanilla which is ok. Some banana scent is picked up.

T - Belgian yeast character (banana) and hints of acidity (lemony). Barely picked up any vanilla. Not complex.

M - Full bodied...entirely too much for the style. Little to no carbonation left me quite displeased.

O - Not pleased with the experience at all. The murkiness of the beer and lack of any carbonation was a let down. I was expecting something light to medium bodied but got a flat full bodied beer without any complexity given the intent of the beer. My mouth and stomach did not want any more of this beer after the first few sips.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 12:05:22 | More by skinny1929
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erlenmeyer

Maine

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

06-04-2012 01:48:30 | More by erlenmeyer
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DrinkingDrake

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

06-27-2013 23:25:36 | More by DrinkingDrake
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AlexFields

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

04-08-2013 04:07:15 | More by AlexFields
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ScottStache

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

04-26-2013 02:38:13 | More by ScottStache
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CypherEnigma

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

07-08-2013 21:38:45 | More by CypherEnigma
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

07-06-2012 18:42:42 | More by sholland119
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rab53

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

09-01-2012 03:25:40 | More by rab53
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doremite

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.9%

06-13-2013 22:36:37 | More by doremite
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.9%

06-16-2013 13:54:31 | More by mdillon86
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Mattys21

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.9%

07-16-2013 00:22:31 | More by Mattys21
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-13-2013 06:26:41 | More by DelicateDelirium
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JKV96

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.9%

06-30-2014 01:21:07 | More by JKV96
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paulmcm

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.9%

11-18-2012 19:54:52 | More by paulmcm
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.9%

07-23-2013 03:37:48 | More by AJ01923
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briguy9842

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.9%

04-09-2013 15:05:21 | More by briguy9842
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Rhf9120

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -10%

06-23-2014 13:31:25 | More by Rhf9120
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10%

07-18-2014 13:31:56 | More by ShanePB
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Rusty_Pabst

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10%

06-14-2013 19:28:22 | More by Rusty_Pabst
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Zbeetleman

California

3.25/5  rDev -10%

07-09-2013 05:13:07 | More by Zbeetleman
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10%

04-11-2013 20:01:29 | More by jaasen64
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Brew_42

Massachusetts

3.36/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy amber with a thick off white head.

Smells strongly of spices with a hint of vanilla.

Tastes different than I expected. The vanilla is disappointingly subtle. The strongest flavor is spice with some bitterness.

Mouthfeel-Crisp and slightly carbonated.

Overall-Decent beer. I had hoped for more vanilla.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 04:51:29 | More by Brew_42
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MoreThanWine

Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not that packaging matters much but I'd say although it looks like a caged-cork Belgian bottling the wire cage is far too wound up and painful on the fingers to open, like a cheap imitation of the cages on good beers, and the cork is so spongey on top you basically need pliers.

Poured a half inch tan head of average lifespan. The body in masstone is a hazy raw sienna yellow color but held to the light it's more orangey. The smell is mild but in the Belgian style hints at a sweetness, fig, and tropical fruits. Although the taste isn't bad it just isn't a match to the smells nor really a match to Belgian Pale Ale. It's a fairly ordinary American brew.

But, I have to say I'm proud my neighbors in Everett are giving brewing a go.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 07:55:41 | More by MoreThanWine
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Trifecta from Night Shift Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.