Stoudt's Triple (Belgian Abbey-Style Ale) - Stoudts Brewing Co.
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4.72/5 rDev +27.9%
S - 12oz bottle served in fluted glass
A- Beautiful orange-amber, little to no head, bright and vibrant orange/amber like a good American-Belgian style should be.
S -Sweet and mildly fruity, mixed with minor spice smells. Extremely potent through a flute or goblet, reminiscent of apricot and spice apple.
T - incredible sweetness and fruity notes up front, followed by a smooth coriander and spice finish as a Belgian should be. Little aftertaste, well balanced.
M - Crisp and light, smooth and fresh on the tongue, no heaviness to speak of. Drinks light like a pils with the flavor and alcohol of a strong Belgian.
D - Very drinkable, for the alcohol content this beer is suprisingly light. The sweetness/spiciness is not overpowering and the body is still incredibly enjoyable. 2-3 beer session.
All-in-all, this beer is great. For those of you who enjoy the American-craft-Belgian-inspired stlye, this is one of the best. Although Stoudts is small and largely unrecognized, they represent this style of beer superbly. Way to kick ass Stoudts!!
01-05-2010 05:02:15 | More by BorntoLate86
4.5/5 rDev +22%
Newtonty shared another one tonight - thanks dude.
2005 vintage served tonight (7/24/2009). Let's try this antiquity and see if it's still banging.
Pours a big, brassy copper. Rich in color and clear with a creamy, sticky head. I'm surprised this beer is still clear and bubbling. Small, speckled lacing down the sides of my perfect pint.
This tripel has turned into a marvelous barleywine! This nose is superbly complex mallts which are sweet and HUGE! The nose goes and goes on this one.
The taste reflects the nose... wow. This has turned into a warming ball of super sweet, carmelized malts. Strangely enough though, I get a burnt taste in the end. Not sure where that came from, but the majority of the taste is decadent.
This was a great sleeper of a beer. Had no idea what was going on here...
07-25-2009 02:31:03 | More by beachbum1975
4.5/5 rDev +22%
Dark cloudy amber with very little head. Lots of yeast on the bottom....I chose to swirl and add to the chalice.
Smells cidery with a hint of alcohol.
Tastes really good. Sweet apple, clove,banana, bubblegum with a faint hint of hop and a lot of alcohol. I've had this on tap and can't detect any difference....would be perfect for me with just a little less sugar....but really close to perfection for my taste !
Mouthfeel is medium..carbonation is light.
Drinkable ? Why not ? I'm not driving.
01-26-2006 02:19:21 | More by Hautacam
4.47/5 rDev +21.1%
Nose: apple, pear, rinds, melon, banana, yogurt. Rather impressive array of fruits, and each is surprisingly well-identifiable.
Appearance: not sure what glassware to use; tried in in a Duvel and now a bulb-shaped oversized wine glass. Orange with fine, creamy and cream-colored bubbles in the weak but everpresent head (strong miniscus of head). Cloudy.
Taste is a horse kicking me in the kidneys. In a good way. Everything from the nose, plus a potent alcohol, esthery near-graininess. Sweet and pungent. Very heavy, thick, fruity. Good consistency and cloys just enough to make you want to drink faster than is advisable. Sticky in the mouth and on the lips. Very very nice. Excellent drink with which to start a night of boozing or to have after dinner, to my taste.
02-22-2005 05:07:05 | More by cooter
4.45/5 rDev +20.6%
Stoudts Triple has a medium, fizzy, white head, minimal lacing, and an opaque, orange appearance, with lots of floating gray matter. The aroma is of sweet bread, fruit cake, figs, and dates, and the flavor is the same, with a back-end bitterness and an underlying alcohol note. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Stoudts Triple finishes mostly dry, refreshing, and highly drinkable. Overall, this would be an outstanding beer to have early in the morning with eggs, bacon, grits, toast, and a biscuit. It's fabulous!
11-18-2012 15:12:20 | More by RonaldTheriot
4.43/5 rDev +20.1%
Pours a thinnish head, despite plenty of bubbles rushing up to meet it. Color is a dirty golden that's been filtered very well, no little yeast floaters, as often seen in tripels.
Aroma has the malt/yeast fruitiness nailed, if we're comparing to the Belgian tripels. Honey, apple, dessert spices, a bit of pungency from the yeast.
Flavor has plenty of depth, delivering everything you'd want in a tripel, with no real offending characteristics. It's quite doughy, and that might be the only real negative for some people...it's got sweet spices, fruits (apple, pear, peach), yogurt, slight heat from the alcohol, and that dirty yeast funk necessary for completing the journey.
The tart and slightly astringent finish almost reminds of a Saison, though this is less crisp and dry. Mouthfeel is creamy and full, even slightly heavy, with average carbonation.
This is a great tripel, true to style, delicious and satisfying every step of the way. My favorite Stoudt's offering so far.
05-01-2007 21:56:45 | More by Metalmonk
4.43/5 rDev +20.1%
12 oz. - Duvel tulip. Picked up a single at Beltway Fine Wines & Spirits in Towson, MD. Had to run some errands in that part of town and decided to visit an old favorite shop. I'm a big fan of tripels in general, and of all the new-to-me ones I've tasted recently none have blown me away.
A - Opaque bright gold, fluffy bright what head, minimal carb.
S - Bold spicy yeasty aromas immediately jump out. In the background is a mellow creaminess that got me excited.
T - Flavor is a more intense version of the aroma but with more depth. This beer has several layers to, reminds me much of the monkey from our friends near Philly. Peppery, clove, yeasty, lightly toasted white bread, very mild hop finish. This one is a tad easier on the palate. As it warms and opens up a nice mellow orange cream flavor arrives.
M - Feels medium-light bodied, moderate card pop. Suprisingly zero alcohol presence.
O - Very easy to put back and huge bang for the buck. I could see myself having a grand evening with two or three of these. But, I wouldn't recommend doing such a thing. I love this beer. Really impressed. Honestly I wasn't expecting much from it as I don't recall anything from Stoudt's being very memorable. In all fairness I haven't given them much of a chance. I will pay more attention to them simply because of this beer.
03-19-2011 01:58:15 | More by tbrown4
4.43/5 rDev +20.1%
$2.30 for a single at Jacks. For some reason, I thought this was a Triple IPA, so imagine my surprise when I smelled it! At any rate, this beer pours out to a beautiful hue of red amber with a ton of finely particulate sediment, forming a small off-beige head with sparse lacing and poor retention. The carbonation is medium, not strong like most triples. The aroma is rich with phenols...spicy with lots of bananas, burnt rubber, cloves. The mouthfeel is actually quite dry for the style with a medium-dense sticky body. The taste is quite interesting...at first it starts like your typical triple with the spicy phenols, but somewhere in the middle I get burnt bananas, like bananas foster with rum and caramel syrup. There is a unique and potent burnt-rubber-mixed-with-black-pepper-kinda-thing going on, and then it becomes swamped in dark roasted wheat husk offset by a peculiarly strong medicinal bitterness...well, strong for the style, at least. Potent ingering notes of seared orange peel in the aftertaste with an orange peel bitterness. Lots of rotting pears and apples in this one with burnt rubber and black marker in the finish. Again, the finish is oddly, yet pleasantly, dry. Alcohol isn't obtrusive to my taste, but percieved by the kick to my cognition and by the warmth in my gullet.
This is a very interesting beer, and I have to say, I've never tasted anything quite like this. The combination of medicinal bitterness, burnt rubber, burnt orange peel, bananas, and roasted wheat husk all contribute to a very odd, but enjoyable brew. As far as triples go, it's far from the style. As far as beer goes...it's pretty damn good. A sipper.
04-27-2006 23:16:27 | More by Mitchster
4.35/5 rDev +17.9%
Stoudts Triple is a slightly hazy, very sparkling golden ale with a dense off-white head that fades to a sturdy film that has excellent retention and lacing. It has a fruity aroma with notes of bananas, clove, peaches and phenol. It's medium bodied, foamy and very smooth with a clean, dry finish. It's well balanced, fruity and phenolic. It tastes very much like the aroma. It's spicy and a touch bitter at the finish. This is really tasty and drinkable stuff.
08-25-2010 03:50:38 | More by yesyouam
4.33/5 rDev +17.3%
I thought this was a really decent triple...especially for an American triple, but then again, I've like most everything I've tried from Stoudts.
Pours a medium golden orange...a little cloudy...with a small white head that will melt to nothing.
Aromas are fruity....aprocots and peaches mostly.
Flavors are belgium yeasts, light sweet candied malts, and light fruits...aprocots and peaches again.
Mouthfeel is creamy and leads you to believe it is going to be cloyingly sweet but your mouth is left with only a memory of the sweet belgium fruits from this triple.
Nice...I like it.
01-09-2007 07:40:39 | More by IntriqKen
4.33/5 rDev +17.3%
An amber colored beer with an off-white colored head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of bananas, tropical fruit, caramel, and alcohol seem to come out. The taste is similar to the smell with a strong sugar presence that is closely followed by a juicy bitterness. Leaves behind a sweet aftertaste that is enjoyable. Yey another excellent beer from Stoudt's!
11-21-2005 14:51:56 | More by jaluria
4.3/5 rDev +16.5%
I'm so relieved that Stoudt's are finally bottling their own beers! Not that the contract brewed versions were bad, but they weren't as good as what you could buy in the 750's at the Black Angus. On the other hand, the 12 oz bottles are a little bit different too, but I guess that's to be expected.
The Abbey pours a glowing orange and deep-amber body beneath a short head of thin white that holds fairly well and leaves some nice lace at the outset of the glass.
The nose is spicy, phenolic, and alcoholic against a bright, sweet, candyish malt. There's lots of bubblegum and candy, and it's quite inviting.
It's medium-full bodied with a moderate carbonation level that leaves it smooth and malty in the mouth.
The yeasty spice rides high within the flavor, displaying notes of apple, clove, bubblegum, and rock candy over malty notes of that lead to notes of cake and light sherry. The alcohol is noticeable but not overly intrusive, and its balanced by a low-key bitterness. The clovey spice lingers on the tongue in the very dry (but not very bitter) finish along with some mild hop.
Quite nice! The current version is certainly less yeasty than it used to be; and it seems a little lighter in the flavor with fewer kilned malts. The alcohol could be subdued some as well, but I think that hinders the head retention more than it does the flavor.
05-05-2006 23:30:27 | More by NeroFiddled
4.3/5 rDev +16.5%
hazy golden color thin white head and some lace. smell is better, peachs nectarines green grapes warm alcohol aromas and bubble gum. sweet rock candy taste, fruity warm alcohol finish smooth mouthfeel just slides down waiting for the next sip. mild smooth and warm real nice. just watch how many you have.
07-06-2009 23:28:18 | More by billybob
4.3/5 rDev +16.5%
I recently made a Stoudt's trip and picked up a bunch:
The Stoudt's Triple poured a golden-orange with a nice head; I poured it into a snifter at around 55 degrees. It smells spicy and of alcohol, with some citrus in the background. For a Triple, it was pretty sweet; it had the usual hoppiness. Felt great going down and it left an orangish taste in the back of my throat.
The high ABV made this beer work for me...I think without the extra alcohol kick, it might have been too sweet, but that balanced it out very well.
07-30-2006 02:26:24 | More by JohnnyM2002
4.28/5 rDev +16%
The beer poured a slightly cloudy, light amber color with a thin white head into a 12-oz pilsner glass. It had a wonderful sweet aroma : hops, candy sugar, and earthy. The taste was the unique banana-esque Belgian yeast-induced flavor, with candy sugar and sweet malt in the background - outstanding. The mouthfeel was a bit fizzy, but still a great job in duplicating a true Belgian triple ale.
01-02-2008 17:48:33 | More by pershan
Stoudt's Triple (Belgian Abbey-Style Ale) from Stoudts Brewing Co.
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