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Trifecta - Night Shift Brewing

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BA SCORE
82
good

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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Ratings: 103 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
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scruffleguy

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

05-31-2013 15:02:03 | More by scruffleguy
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Colosdog

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

05-30-2013 14:42:59 | More by Colosdog
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle served in a snifter.

pours a slightly hazy, medium-dark amber while yielding a big foamy off-white head, a good two fingers' worth. mediocre retention as it soon fades to a thin cap, collar around the glass. some patchy lacing left behind... nose offers a good dose of spice along with some citrus and banana; some apple maybe, touches of vanilla and belgian yeast.

flavor more or less follows the aroma but wields a heavier concentration of the spices than i took from the nose. (bit of a turnoff there.) belgian yeast is evident, some hoppy bitterness in the finish. not bad. medium bodied mouthfeel, somewhat syrupy.

overall not a bad beer, and while i'm glad to have tried it and wouldn't object to a revisit if offered, i don't see myself seeking it out again. just sort of middling belgian pale.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 02:19:32 | More by BostonHops
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-19-2013 00:54:07 | More by Janeinma
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Thomas_Picton

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3%

05-15-2013 12:37:13 | More by Thomas_Picton
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aorloski

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

05-11-2013 22:31:11 | More by aorloski
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dunix

Vermont

4/5  rDev +10.8%

05-07-2013 14:10:12 | More by dunix
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bruindre

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

05-04-2013 17:52:38 | More by bruindre
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dwebs

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

05-04-2013 17:30:49 | More by dwebs
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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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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.51/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 21:52:58 | More by lordofthewiens
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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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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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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10%

04-11-2013 20:01:29 | More by jaasen64
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briguy9842

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.9%

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-05-2013 21:14:04 | More by BarrelAgedBrian
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YoungTeach

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-19-2013 22:09:16 | More by YoungTeach
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Apathetiq

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-15-2013 01:13:43 | More by Apathetiq
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MAbeerNE1

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-14-2013 13:38:10 | More by MAbeerNE1
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jsilva

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-09-2013 20:47:20 | More by jsilva
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at Night Shift

Hazy amber pour, with a wispy white head. Aroma of citrus and fruity esters, sweet malts, spicy yeast. A good Belgian-style profile in the taste, bready malts, ripe fruits and citrus, moderately earthy, with hints of clove and pepper, a little bland in the finish. Lighter medium body, and pretty good overall.

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2013 23:01:21 | More by Rifugium
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-18-2013 03:48:23 | More by nmann08
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rosschive

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

02-08-2013 12:26:19 | More by rosschive
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b2hogan

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

01-22-2013 15:44:29 | More by b2hogan
Trifecta from Night Shift Brewing
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