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St. Vrain Tripel - Left Hand Brewing Company

St. Vrain TripelSt. Vrain Tripel

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BA SCORE
84
good

188 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 188
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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Ratings: 188 | Reviews: 90 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by elginirishpunk:
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elginirishpunk

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours light golden yellow cloudy with a light citric and sweet yeasty aroma. A little less dark then i am used to in a normal triple. This is definitly one of the more light or easy going triples. Smooth and crisp finish. has almost a wheaty sugar taste more similar to a white or a blonde then a triple.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2011 07:18:45 | More by elginirishpunk
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

04-20-2014 02:37:26 | More by teak
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Wisconsin

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04-17-2014 22:25:12 | More by boshog77
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04-17-2014 13:56:19 | More by Stillmakingnoise
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3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beer pours gold in color. No haze. Sticky white head that turns into good lacing around the glass. Small bubbles rise to the surface.

Spice and phenols in the aroma. Not too overpowering.

Sweet with a medicinal and hoppy finish. Nice and crisp at the end.

Medium mouthfeel.

overall a good beer. I really like the hops with the spice in the finish. The only mark against it is that it is somewhat medicinal.

Serving type: bottle

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-01-2014 20:57:59 | More by Zach136
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured in a tulip

A hazy straw yellow with a yeasty texture.
Clove, banana and a hint of pepper. More on the dark fruit and sweeter side of a tripel. lots of lingering raisin flavors and caramelized sugar. A sugary sweetness on the back end.
Easy drinking, puts off no off flavors, and keeps from flavor fatigue.
Overally, its pretty good, just a tad boring.

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Golden hue. Not as cloudy as other triples. Light carbonation with barely-there head. Bread-like smell that comes through in the taste. Refreshing taste with a slightly sweet finish. Very clean and crisp. Not too strong for a triple. Doesn't compare to the Trappist triples but a quality beer that ranks in the top tier of other US and Belgium triples.

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02-08-2014 21:23:35 | More by msquared36
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3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear rich yellow color in the Kasteel chalice. Nicely carbonated with a pure white head and lots of zing in the mouth, but not much lacing in the glass. Fragrant nose of apples and pears. Some cider notes in the flavor as well. This is quite a tart Tripel, with less sugar and mellowness than you often find in this style.

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A zingy and very sippable Tripel. It makes me think of a dry Sherry. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Bottleworks in Seattle.

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St. Vrain Tripel from Left Hand Brewing Company
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