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Candi - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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very good

70 Ratings

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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: nmann08 on 11-06-2013)
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3.12/5  rDev -20.2%

MikeyU, Aug 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Rhettroactive, Jan 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

dcfein08, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
3.31/5  rDev -15.3%
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.

smakawhat, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.36/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


LOOK: Pours a deep gold color with a chill haze. A white, tightly beaded head forms and has OK retention.

SMELL: Aroma of bread, honey, wheat and bubblegum. A bit of banana and clove type esters are there too.

TASTE: In the taste, malt, sugary dextrin sweetness , Belgian yeast with more bubblegum, clove and banana esters, though wheat is also contributing. There is a light leafy hop character. Alcohol is felt more than tasted, but there is a slight heat on the finish.

FEEL: Medium bodied, smooth and well carbonated. Sweeter in the aftertaste with a little booze.

LASTING IMPRESSION: Overall, a decent American Triple. Can't compete with imports, besides the price. A nice brew for what it is. Definitely drinkable and effective.

Stinkypuss, Jan 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

briandaube, Dec 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

IdrinkGas, Feb 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

nmann08, Nov 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

bacher468, Oct 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

blameo, Mar 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

djrn2, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of RandomExile
3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
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

RandomExile, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of schoolboy
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a pretty uneven tripel that ends up being fairly easy drinking for the style.

It pours clear and yellow with little head. The aroma is a bit light, but inoffensive. The taste is pretty good, though not overly complex (not complex enough). It has a malty, yeasty component and not much else. It stays in the mouth pleasantly.

I would not seek this out again, but if I bought one by mistake it wouldn't be the end of the world. If they weren't quite so expensive they would be be an OK value, but $2.18/bottle is too much for this. There are loads of better ones.

schoolboy, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.61/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Jason, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

WVbeergeek, Feb 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Immortale25, May 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

ShanePB, Nov 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Cook82, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

BuxMontBeerLover, Jun 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Drknight, Mar 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Lucular, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

DrStiffington, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

DavidRandall, Nov 03, 2014
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Candi from Old Dominion Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.