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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
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 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 MikeyU
3.12/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of dcfein08
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of Kerrie
3.28/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 Stinkypuss
3.37/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Candi

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.

Photo of Pav5069
3.39/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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 briandaube
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of blameo
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of tvghost
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of schoolboy
3.57/5  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.

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

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 ygtbsm94
3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 wisegreensoul
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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