The Third Man - Brasserie Saint James

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12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Nevada, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Beerandraiderfan on 11-03-2012

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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 4
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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Straw yellow color with great clarity. Let me say this, all but one of the seven beers I tried yesterday really looked pretty. And shit, throwing plums into a beer, that's bound to make it look a little uglier, so maybe I should give a pass on that one. But I digress, back to this beer. Virgin white head, over 1" deep, good lacing and retention. Aroma was pretty neutral, but didn't wack me over the head with alcohol or oppressive belgian yeast esters and phenolic activity, so its definitely above average in my book.

Taste, clean. So fresh and so clean. Where is the eight and a half percent alcohol? Nowhere to be found. Amazing cover, given that there isn't any malt heft here, it looks similar to Coors, but somehow absorbs all that alcohol. Very dry finish, great job there. One of the easier drinking tripels I've ever had, definitely see the Westmalle influence, and dare I say, this is every bit as good (or better).

Quite nice.

Photo of tempest
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasty, like a softer version Westmalle at first. It's more floral with lightly peppered hops. There's a toasty coriander and hint of citrus peel. It's relatively smooth for the style, it doesn't have the fruit of a strong Belgian pale ale, but it's not as dry and earthy as many big tripels (it's still dry and earthy, but more subtle). Damn tasty beer. I'd have another.

Photo of Beerart888
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Picked up three of there beers in bottles, all three have won gold medal winners. This was one of them. Maybe the most spot on American interpretation of this classic Belgian style. Creamy, spiced, effervescent, and dry finish....Great!

Photo of E_J
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

One of the best American tripel variations. Not as hot in alcohol taste as many in the style. Would prefer a little more IBUs to rank higher but am glad this is locally available. The only other tripels I'd go for are from abroad.

The Third Man from Brasserie Saint James
86 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.