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St. Vrain Tripel - Left Hand Brewing Company

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St. Vrain TripelSt. Vrain Tripel

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BA SCORE
84
good

206 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cbl2 on 10-15-2006)
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GCBrewingCo

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4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer poured into the chalice lightly hazy pale golden straw with a frothy white head which rose tall and fell slowly to lace the glass.

The aroma was fruity with a strong banana when first poured and as the head grew. After the initial flashoff the aroma became lightly fruity with a moderate spice presence of pepper. A sweetness was noticeable in the aroma through the moussy head, but not a strong presence.

The flavor was lightly sweet at first on the palate with a moderate level of fruit character and a similar level of spice. The spice was pepper and a bit of light clove. The flavor also contained a light citrusy fruit and some subdued banana esters.

The finish was dry with a light lasting pepper and fruit into the aftertaste and fading into the final incantation of the finish. The body was medium with a fairly high level of carbonation and an extremely creamy mouthfeel. No appreciable presence of alcohol was notable except for a bit in the warming after consumption. A very fruity tripel.

750 ml corked and bailed bottle.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2006 00:01:55 | More by GCBrewingCo
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St. Vrain Tripel from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.