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St. Vrain Tripel - Left Hand Brewing Company

St. Vrain TripelSt. Vrain Tripel

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BA SCORE
84
good

187 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.53%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by cheers2beers:
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cheers2beers

Texas

3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: From a 750ml bottle this beer poured a very murky apple juice shade with a bright white head that stacked up roughly about two fingers high. Many columns of bead can be found within my glass floating vigorously to the top.

Smell: The aromas are filled with lots of aromatic fruits and a fresh baked bread. Lemons play a great role in the aroma as well. This beer produces a typical Belgian yeasty aroma that I tend to find in Tripels and Quads.

Taste: A sweetness at first, from the nonagressive fruits and a slight alcohol sting settles you in for a delightfull bready middle and finish. The alcohol almost seems masked but then again you know it is there. This brew in my opinion is quite quaffable.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with high amounts of carbonation. Smooth bubblely feel throughout. Leaves a small film on the back of the tongue, not a bad thing perhaps something to say " forget me not".

Drinkability: I think in my opinion it is a little too sweet to be hardcore quaffable, but I could put down a few of them. what do you think? Go get one to try i'm sure you will like it.


Cheers2Beers

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2007 02:53:32 | More by cheers2beers
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St. Vrain Tripel from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.