Three Chopt Tripel - Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery

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Three Chopt TripelThree Chopt Tripel

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Reviews: 19
Hads: 101
Avg: 3.7
pDev: 30.54%
Wants: 7
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: KurtBinVA on 10-02-2013

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Reviews: 19 | Hads: 101
Reviews by RblWthACoz:
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4.02/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Love the label. Hopefully the beer follows suit.

Pours a foggy golden yellow. Nose is mild, but the flavor is really bringing it. This is one of the better tripels I have had in quite some time. Nice mellow sweet tone with some yeasty earth tones. Aged fruits as an accent. Great balance. And, most importantly, none of that pathetic homebrew-esqe character that way too many Belgian-inspired ales seem to have.

I highly suggest this beer. This one beer will keep them on my radar for any potential future purchases. Probably could use some age on it, but it's still nice right now.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

An opaque an interesting real nice peach colored orange and yellow. Looks like a big peach and apricot fruit bowl, but a little murky with barely any carbonation, but kind of looks like graperfruit juice. Pours very lifeless, virtually no head formation except towards the end where a pencil thin puck manages to reside. Collar still remains to get populated but fairly thin. A mix of bad and good qualities appearance wise.

Real nice fruit tones on this, does hint at some peach and a little bit of citrus zest. Slightly peppery a bit too, almost some saison like character hiding around. Not much malt or sweetness or hints of Belgian like tripel quality, but smells like a thick saison to some degree. Interesting, not sure where this is going.

Very odd animal. Palate comes off a little thick, sludgy, but really flat. Big fruit tones and flavors in the middle but with a thick syrup like quality. Peach and apricot finish and more of that almost peppery saison quality that comes out larger than on the nose, but also with large amounts of hop unexpected fruity bitterness. Juiced hop body, which comes off kind of weird for a Belgian, and hinting towards some non traditional fruit flavors, but with some mixed sugars to complete.

It's an interesting take but it's really odd to style. Not really what I look for in this style, but drinkable and things could be far worse. Some better body to this would really improve things overall.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a brown to slightly orange brown or rosy brown in color with a 3 finger full white head that leaves light lacing. It's translucent and resembles a tropical punch when held up to a bright light.

Fruit (from the lime zest and Motueka hops) and spice (from the Sterling) on the aroma. Definite lime, and maybe lemon, with other tropical fruit as well. Mango, and perhaps a hint of pineapple. The oak barrel comes through with just a hint of tequila.

Lime is even more clear in the taste as are both the tequila and the oak. Spectacular spice from the Sterling, but the tropical aspects of the Motueka are not as evident here as in the aroma. An overlying bitterness from the hops and the lime zest is matched by the sweet caramelly malts. The taste of alcohol is pronounced but not ovewhelming.

Moderate in body with a light sting of carbonation. Slightly drying with a bit of sticky syrup on tongue and lip, and a bit warming.

The aroma was amazing from the start, and the taste matured as the beer warmed. I like everything I've tried from Lickinghole, but this is definitely the best so far.

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Three Chopt Tripel from Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.