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Kuka - Tripel - Andean Brewing Company

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Kuka - Tripel
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very good

17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Andean Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: scootny on 06-08-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

cke44, Nov 10, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -2.3%

SirMango, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on September 13, 2014

The pour is somewhere between yellow and golden with a short-lived white head. Brewed with maca root, a Peruvian version of ginseng. Should give me an energy boost later.

Not knowing what maca root smells like, I wouldn't know if I picked it up. But I did pick up some toasted Belgian malts, yeast, orange peel, and a little spiciness. No booze for 9.1%.

The body is medium.

Those Belgian malts and sugars come on strong at first in the flavor and then there is this appealing spicy, peppery sensation to wrap it all up at the finish. I love Tripels on the whole and this one is right on with its interpretation of the style.

puboflyons, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of The-Wayfarer
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

A tasty Belgian.

Nose reminds me a bit of coriander, oranges, and the medium off-white head is a nice touch. The body is deep gold, almost amber in color and is light on the palate. Tastes like atypical Belgian, nothing too extravagant. Local store had 650ml on sale for $1.99 so I thought I'd give them a try. Was tasty enough that I went back and got nine of them. Couldn't beat it for the price.

The-Wayfarer, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

J-Bonestradamus, Jul 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

well_attenuated, Jul 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

JAHMUR, Jun 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

JJChrist, Jun 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

jwps214, Jun 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Bobtuffy, Feb 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Huffs, Dec 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

JC333, Sep 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

VonZipper, Sep 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

campfirebrew, Aug 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

jbcalc, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of Hopdaemon39
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had at wfm on tap- served in a nonic tumbler. Poured a clear golden orange color with one finger of head, meager retention and good swathes of lacing.

Smell is typical of the style- sweet candi sugar, grainy pilsner malt and some peppery yeast.

Tastes good- candi sugar dominates, with peppery and grainy notes, some mild hop bitterness up front and a sweet finish.

Mouthfeel is good- medium full bodies with moderate carbonation.
Good tripel, nothing special though.

Hopdaemon39, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of scootny
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear golden ale with a thick, tight, and sticky head that leaves nice clumps and slowly fades. A bit of a collar remains all the way down. Smell is deceptively light with Belgian pilsner malt and a huge yeast fruit ester signature. Lots of malt, bread and light fruits. Nary a hint of alcohol unless you search, and then very light fusel notes. Clean dry almost lager like hop signature. Taste is light and malty upfront with a strong hop presence to balance and deliver the well constructed base. A honeyed hint of alcohol and lots of juicy malt with hunks of sweet dinner bread. large. Firm hop finish that is super dry and quenching. The light alcohol presence is well integrated and never draws a target. An excellent choice for anyone looking for a high strength brew. A top notch Belgian that is made here. I love the maca inclusion and so far it does not show itself as a liability. This beer is light and crisp for such a high gravity brew. Somewhat crisp carbonation and a pilsner like drinkability give an easy quality to a heavy hitter of a brew. Feel is lighter than you would think but it's not a session ale by any stretch unless you plan to test your limits. A super dry and quenching beer that will have you drinking way too fast if you don't watch out.

scootny, Jun 08, 2013
Kuka - Tripel from Andean Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.