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Candi - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

106 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 5
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: nmann08 on 11-06-2013

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Ratings: 106 | Reviews: 16
Reviews by RandomExile:
Photo of RandomExile
3.57/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: amber orange, visible lines of streaming carbonation, thick film of head; latticed lacing
S: yeasty, orange, bubble gum
T: yeasty bubble gum
M: light-bodied, carbonated
O: An interesting gimmick but not a go-to beer.

12oz / Snifter / Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia, MD

More User Reviews:
Photo of aszatk01
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of woodchipper
3.11/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Its pretty good and this out lied thing is a pain in my ass

Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Jason
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Clear pale copper hue, thin white lacing. Phenolic bubblegum, paprika, crackers and floral alcohol in the nose. Grassy grain slowly unfolds within the crispness, herbal phenols and persimmons in the middle. Yeast and a spicy warming alcohol rounds out the drying finish.

Not too shabby for their take on the Tripel, perhaps a little bit too much phenolic flavor for my liking in a Tripel but tasty none the less.

Photo of Milt2112
1.65/5  rDev -57.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I'm not sure if I got a bad batch of this - but this is no Tripel. First of all - the color is more like an amber ale. I knew that was not a good sign. Smell is like that stale beer smell after a huge party. Taste is poor - it's just off, almost skunked. Not a drain pour - but very very disappointing. One of the few where the rating on BA is not indicative of the overall quality of the beer.
I bought a sixer of this and I feel like they'll be in my fridge for a while.
Won't be buying again.

Photo of ALewis84
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of briandaube
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 1/27/14 in Dover, DE a bit different than the Old Dominion I used to know from Virginia. However the beer pours a clouded golden orange body, bright white head. Big mélange' of tropical fruit, spicy yeast, and bubblegum on the nose. Flavors are a bit harsh with alcohol and unfermented residual sugars leftover, let me have the beer warmed up a bit before I pass final judgment. I'm getting spice pears/cantaloupe very nice pleasant flavors going on. The biscuit malt with honey tinged sweetness from the Belgian candi sugars leaves a nice diabetes inducing glucose tolerance to my palate. Spicy edge to the yeast character with the residual sugars adds some harshness on the mouthfeel, not as effervescent as most Belgian offerings of this style but for an American version I'm pretty happy. Overall, it shows growth from the same brewery that makes the Double D which is a very sweet unadulterated DIPA from the same series of pin up girls. I'm okay with this offering and feel it will improve with fermentation in the bottle look at all the yeast sediment in the bottom of your glass.

Photo of sandanders
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of JMS1512
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cfadams17
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Bierleichen
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of fttaylor
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of Chabu
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpectrePLUS
3.49/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MDHopster
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Overall a surprisingly good dubbel from Dominion. Fruity and true to Belgian yeast flavor. Golden with a foamy white head.

Photo of ThaneMcC
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear, copper with very fine white foam and persistent white lacing. Smells strongly of phenols, bubblegum, banana, a hint of nail polish. Tastes of sweet up front, strong fruity esters, mid note and end note with some herbal - clove, spicy notes and medium mouthfeel with ample carbonation. Clean finish, good Belgian style tripel. Considering the price point, very enjoyable and I wouldn’t hesitate to buy in the future. Very good for the style, though not particularly complex. Another good beer from a great brewery. A lot of phenols, but rather good. ABV well disguised by the flavors.

Photo of jeffdillon
4.28/5  rDev +10%

Photo of DavidHume
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of smakawhat
3.31/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A dark orange and almost hinting chestnut brown hued edged color, and some red in the body appearance wise. Head is light white a little fluffy and creamy and makes about two fingers tall. Good middle roaring fire of carbonation rising, with some tan like bubbles also along the side. Solid looking Belgian tripel.

Peanut butter on the nose. God dang what is that yeast strain? I've smelled it in so many other beers. It's pretty much the dominant aroma going on here with nothing else to give. I actually don't mind it, but for this style this is not really cutting it and not much other Belgian sensing malt/yeast/hop character is coming out.

Palate continues with somewhat of the nutty and peanut aromas hitting the palate. Some more solid malt depth comes out, with a good creamy palate feel which makes the peanut butter sensations more enjoyable. However, some hint of boozy quality and clove slightly, but with none of the controlled sweetness to match. Alcohol heat is under control at least.

Overall this really doesn't have any Belgian like qualities for the style to get me interested in but is a drinkable tripel at least.

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Immortale25
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Scott_McCool
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ShanePB
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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Candi from Old Dominion Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.