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Stoudt's Abbey Triple (750ml Release) - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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Stoudt's Abbey Triple (750ml Release)Stoudt's Abbey Triple (750ml Release)

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55 Ratings

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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 11-08-2001)
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Photo of jazzmac


4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From a 750-ml bottle 07-30-03 bottle date drawn from my beer celler.

A-Pours a wonderful orange-copper color, a little darker than a trippel from Belgium. Wonderful head about 1 1/2 fingers think, off-white in color

S-Great smell, a little alcohol on the nose, some pepper and apple notes.

T-Spicy and a nice alcohol bite, some fruit flavors, slight hoppiness, nice malt balance.

M-Big, dry (maybe from the aging), still nicely carbed.

D-Very drinkable, might fall down after this bottle, but if I had another I would drink it.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2009 01:34:52 | More by jazzmac
Photo of beerbutcher


4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

in a 12 oz from six pack

lilke many, golden with an off-white head one to two fingers deep

aroma is intensely of musky belgian yeast spiciness. there's great fruit in the nose and a whiff of sugary phenols

taste is wonderfully nuanced. there's fruit, bread and yeast, spice, alcohol and stiff hops holding it up.

mouthfeel is right on. big, and rich without being heavy, slightly sugared, moderately hopped and great carbonation.

overall, a wonderful spicy and yeasty belgian golden triple with an intense yeast profile, more than some. intriguing sipper.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2008 01:46:06 | More by beerbutcher
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4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Vintage date 11/13/2002. Opened with a burgeoning head, still full of life. Noticeably darker than your typical tripel.

Age has added tartness to the well-balanced mix of flavors. Much malt, with apple and pear undercurrents. Alcohol is hidden to the point of disappearing - remarkable for a beer of this strength.

Like the other 750s from Stoudt's, this is an exceptional beer. Its discontinuance is lamentable.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2006 03:52:29 | More by rochefort6810
Photo of tgbljb


4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Found this bottle in the back of the refrigerator, I quess its time to give it a try.
Poured a hazy amber color with massive puffy white head. May carbonation bubbles noted.
Smell is very fruity with notes of lemon, apples, and bananas detected.
Taste presents more fruitiness, with some cotton candy sensations thrown in. Niice sweet malt and a bit of spiciness.
Full andrich in the mouth.
Great drinkability. Alcohol well hidden.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2006 17:40:20 | More by tgbljb
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New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Vintage 2003, poured out a warm orange brown, dense, an off white head that dies fairly quick, no lacing, lots of effervescence. Nose is completely made up of yeast, which gives some fruity apple-type notes as well. The nose then also develops alcohol and a bit of maple syrup. The taste is now more malt sweetness, maple syrup, pine, blood, and cherry. Has a creamy mouthfeel, but with a crisp finish that goes long and becomes a little cloying and slick. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2006 05:05:21 | More by dherling
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4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark peach to orange in color with a low beige film and ring for a head. Constant but fairly light slow bubbled carbonation. Big fruity orange aroma and flavor in style with spicy phenol alcohol character. Medium-full bodied and smooth with light airiness.

I remember this one being much better and much drier when young. I'll have to try their new smaller bottle triple to compare.

Label States: "Bottle Conditioned Ale"

Vintage Date: 12/27/00
Tasted: 05/11/06

(25.87 oz / 765 ml tall brown champagne-style bottle - capped)

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2006 21:30:07 | More by RBorsato
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4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appears a deep hazy golden orange with a 1 finger white head that lasts. Plenty of chunky lacing is left throughout the glass.
Smell is bready dough, citrus, pineapple, vanilla, along with some pepper and clove.
Great taste that has benefited from the aging. Creamy vanilla, yeasty dough, tropical fruit, and some spice.
Mouthfeel is wonderful. Full bodied, creamy, slightly sweet with a semi dry taste.The spiciness tasted in the recently brewed batch has mellowed out in this

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2006 19:11:32 | More by weeare138
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a March 4, 1999 bottle that I've been saving for almost that long. I looked for a "dead of winter" beer to have this afternoon. I wanted something that reaffirmed the benefits of cellaring. Knowing that a nearly six year old beer could either dazzle or disappoint I popped the cap. Whoo Hoo I get a pop and a little smoke. I pour and a short white fine bubbled head appears. It looks well made. I remembered it as well made back when I had a freshie. It has a beautiful clear amber color under the head. The smell is slightly "lambic like". It smells a little tart. I hope for the best.
The taste is complex. It's blended and complex. It's spicy and sweet and there is a nuttiness wandering through with a little butter ( very little but beguilingly good with the nuts. The smell comes back as caramel this time. I love it when a beer is this complex.
The mouthfeel is silky thus sealing my fate to go to Pennsylvania to get more and to recommit to cellaring another bottle for at least six years. It has been six years since this beer was available in Chicago. This would be a great drinkable beer if there was a supply. I guess its up to me and the fates.
Thank you Carol Stoudt.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2005 22:35:11 | More by faernt
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4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a golden color with one finger of head that fell to coat the beer. The nose was lemony with good peppery tones and a bit of orange/coriander as well. The flavor was a very nice orange flavor spiked with nice pepper spice from the yeast. The feel was moderate to thick with some creamy in there as well. A nice feel. Drinkability was very good on this beer. The alcohol was very well hidden in this offering. It was smooth and easy to drink, but hard to resist a second glass.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2004 03:11:44 | More by kmpitz2
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4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750mL bottle poured into a snifter. It pours a hazy medium orange color with one finger of head. A bit of lacing on the sides of the glass. The smell is full of fruit and spices. A very full aroma that is both citrusy and peppery. The taste is also malty and fruity, fresh orange and a spicy finish. The mouthfeel is very thick and strong. The drinkability is pretty good for such a big beer. Thanks for bringing this one Tony.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2004 19:20:34 | More by SheepNutz
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4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had the good luck of spending quality time on business last year in the Philly (PA) area not far from the Black Angus. I made the trip over to Stoudt's brewery for dinner at the Angus and was stunned by their Triple! Wow, what a taste treat. A golden (orange?)nectar with an aroma of fruit and spices that grabs your attention. I carried four 22oz bombers back with me the next day on my return flight to Chi-town. Wish I could get Stoudt products here in the Chicago area, but alas the don't distribute to Illinois.

The taste and mouthfeel are outstanding for a Belgium Triple, especially an American Belgium of this type. One bottle of this tasty treat will warm your spirits, a second will give you insight on Ben Franklin's quote about how beer is proof that God loves us. Stoudt's triple was an excellent, soul warming experience.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2004 05:48:21 | More by BarrelBrother
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4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Paid $4.25 for the 765mL bomber straight from the brewery...

This triple pours a somewhat hazy golden base with a huge white head, good lacing and a few signs of lacing. The aroma was a little faint a little grain and apple in the nose.

The taste is mellow for tripel, medium body it tastes like a sweet-and-sour mix of fruit, maybe pears, apples, bananas and a touch of lemon. The mouthfeel is so smooth, I had no problems here. Very drinkable for a 9%, when it settles for about 10-15 minutes...

Final Thought: My first tripel is a solid tripel from a solid brewery... quite pleased.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2004 04:21:11 | More by mobyfann
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3.53/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Full amber body, nice glow with a full-on Belgian-sized head. The head fades, but not too quickly and not quite completely. The aroma is very fruity (slightly dried stone fruit) and a bit of nuts (walnuts?). The Flavor is malty and slightly warm from the alcohol and leaves a sour aftertaste that is the main drawback of the beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2004 02:52:59 | More by aracauna
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3.63/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very light amber with small head. Smell is light, citrusy with some grassy note. Taste is citrus and alcohol, however it stays on the upper palate arther than the tongue...not a great quality. Mouthfeel suffers due to this quality. Drinkability is fair...don't know if I got a bad batch, but not what I expected.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2004 23:36:43 | More by edchicma
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4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

765 ml bottle. Vintage 01/22/04. Pours a gorgeous hazy coper with a nice white head. Leaves some beautiful lacing as well with a nice collar. Smells just like a Tripel should, with cloves and spices. Taste follows the smell, very spicey. A very nice malt aftertaste. Another great brew from Stoudt's. This is one of my favorite Tripel's I've had to date. Highly Recommended. This will do well with age I'm sure. Hide's the 9% ABV entirely too well. Try this if you see it, definitly.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2004 23:42:40 | More by santoslhalper
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3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Vintage date of 11/3/03 on the label. Pours a bright amber color with a medium white head, lots of carbonation. Aroma is bright and fruity, light hops and caramel sweetness. More alcohol elements apparent as it warms.

Taste is more of the same: Fruity sweetness, faint tang of hops and a light-roasted malt. Hints of oranges, banana and mango with just the lightest dryness in the finish. As it warms, the fruit character yields to a nice rounded maltiness. Barely a trace of alcohol in the taste.

Second pour was murky with the rest of the lees. Taste was altered slightly, more bready, yeasty, fruity highlights more subdued. Almost a different beer altogether. Had to knock off points on the appearance for that.

Mouthfeel is medium with a soft oily nature but very smooth. Lots of carbonation keeps it lively, never heavy on the palate with just a bit of acidic bite. Thanks to meathookjones for sharing this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2004 02:59:47 | More by assurbanipaul
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3.55/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orangey-amber color with a beige head. Tropical fruit esters under a good blanket of sweet pale malts and fusel alcohols make up the aroma. Sweet and bitter and dry, finishing with lingering alcohol. Some fruity esters, but something is missing from this beer, depth and complexity. It just tastes strong. I'm not real crazy about the banana esters and clove phenols in this tripel, they're better suited for wheat ales. Not bad, just not all that good unless you want to get tore up quickly and cheaply.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2004 05:19:00 | More by crookedhalo
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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dep orange with golden highlights and a creamy but small and tight, light tan head. Darker than average for style.
Aroma is very dry pale malt, orange citrus and a little bit of lemon with a touch of spciy coriander.
Flavor is sweet citrus up front moving to a dry cracked wheat and bread crumb middle and afinishing with a touch of pepper.
Mouthfeel is some sticky and gooey sweet notes to start but this is cut quickly by a dry, spicy middle and finish.
Drinkability is solid. Tad too syrupy to be a truly classic Tripel but very good drinking beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2004 00:08:37 | More by CRJMellor
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West Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep honey amber gold with a white effervescent head leaves thick broad patches of lacing down my pint, this was on draft at Mad Mex 2.75 for a pint during happy hour can't beat that. Aroma: Strong upfront sweetness some mild hops with underlying fruit tones, can't detect much spiciness. Taste: Not overly sweet veryt smooth some fruity undertones not bad at all. Mouthfeel: Medium body slightly syrupy texture with fine carbonation making this one incredibly easy to consume. Drinkability: Not the most unique tripel or authentic compared to some of my favorite Belgian represenations, but this one stands up and serves a great flavor that is very respectable.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2004 16:28:55 | More by WVbeergeek
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3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2003 vintage.
Poured a dark, muddy orange color.

sweet malty/bread-like aroma too it.

The taste is a wonderful spicy mix of yeasty-malts, sweet orange, and that distinct alchohol mouthfeel (in a good way) adds to the mix in a good way. It all comes together ever so nicely, balance in a way that I haven't seen in many other belgians. The only real downturn for me was the over-yeast flavor. Sometime it comes through a wee too much. Still, very pleasent beer, could be enjoyed for all seasons.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2004 19:05:54 | More by PSUDREW
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New York

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a reddish orange color with a thick frothy off-white head. The aroma is good. It has a nice malty scent with a fruity Belgian yeast finish. The taste is good. It has a smooth and refreshing malt flavor that goes down easy and finishes with a fruity yeast taste. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium/full bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a damn good triple. It has aroma, flavor, and mouthfeel; a fine sessions brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2004 21:49:05 | More by WesWes
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4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted from 765ml bottle on 6/27/04. Vintage dated 11/03/03

Appearance: Caramel colour with a reddish tinge and a tich of haziness.. Head is off white and thick, but quickly descends to a sticky lacing.

Smell: Bready yeast aromas first, then note of candied orange, praline, and apricot.

Taste: Flavors are very well integrated, yeast up front then flavors of sweet malt and apricot follow. The finish is very long and warming with slight hint of spice.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, with fine carbonation, managing to be both full-bodied and elegant at the same time.

Drinkability: Definitely to big for session drinking, but that is not this beers place, built for the main course, or an after dinner tipple this one is.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2004 00:54:41 | More by Hefe
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4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

765ml (1pt, 9.87oz) bottle from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a dense 1" beige head over the dark amber brew. Laces excellently. Nose is yeasty, sharing the stage with some fruity tinges. Taste is nicely malty, with slight fruit notes, and then followed by a smooth but tangible warmth that starts in the mouth and continues down the throat. Mouthfeel and drinkability are superb, the only problem is you shouldn't be drinking a ton of this, but the desire is certainly there...

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2004 23:20:08 | More by ppoitras
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New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have had this in the bottle, and there is no comparison. The cask version pours a medium amber color with a nice, long-lasting head and plenty of lacing. The aroma is sweet of the malt and contains notes of grapes and other fruit as well as a hint of the yeast.

The taste is one of smooth, sweet maltiness with strong hints of dates and raisins but with a hint of pear. The beer is full-bodied with a hit of alcohol at the end. This was an amazing beer on cask. I pined for another, and so I gave in.

Serving type: cask

06-07-2004 23:28:22 | More by rdrummer
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4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a 750ml bottle I poured it into my La Fin Du Monde glass. Smell is fruity malt alcohol. Taste is very nice. It is a complex flavor starting with apricots and ending with a pineapple alcohol. Thanks to the homebrew equipment I can pour a glass and cap off the bottle to enjoy another tomorrow night.... or maybe morning?

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2004 04:15:57 | More by yeagerbm
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Stoudt's Abbey Triple (750ml Release) from Stoudts Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.