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St. Vrain Tripel - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

236 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 236
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.8%
Wants: 5
Gots: 21 | 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:
Beer added by: cbl2 on 10-15-2006

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Photo of MDHopster
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teromous
3.1/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Hazy light golden color with a thin white head that fades quickly.
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Aroma: Slight metallic scent, an alcohol aroma, and kind-of a peach aroma.
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Taste: There is a faint caramel sweetness that is a bit watered down. There is a light tang and a bit of banana pudding flavor.
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Mouthfeel: It has a nice thick coating feeling on the palate. Not quite as dry as I normally get out of a tripel, but nice.
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Overall: A decent drink but pulled in too many directions like taffy, and very thin in the flavor department.

Photo of TapDat
4.4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My favorite Tripel! Left Hand wins again!

Photo of wattersmike90
4.39/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jzlyo
3.47/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is spices, citrus and mild doughy sweetness. The flavor is citrus, spices, malts, a very small hint of heat and a tart finish.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i liked this a lot, and even though its really sweet and almost cloying on the candy sugar, i like the yeast a touch. its pink bubblegum in the good way, and the grain bill seems interesting for a blonde beer, it definitely has some body. the yeast seems really authentic, not one of those thin, ferment it real warm, estery without cause sort of american cheapo strains, its real, and its lovely. it could have used a little longer to work maybe, as this is pretty darn sweet, but its the good kind of sweet that fits the style just fine. i like the wheaty base, all the body, and the explosive effervescing carbonation that lasts the whole drink. i have not known left hand to do much belgian stuff, but this is a great reason for them to explore this direction a little more, its delicious. no booze to show on it either, which means im crushing this and getting drunk maybe faster than i should be...

Photo of lillitnn92
4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of ryho
3.24/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of RavenForBeer
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
5/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of iMiah
1.12/5  rDev -70.1%

Photo of bushbeer75
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1pt. 6fl. oz. brown bottle

Left Hand Brewing St. Vrain Triple Ale filled my St. Bernardus goblet with a light gold color forming a white bubbly 1/2 finger head that vanished in no time to a foamy collar. The fine bubbles of carbonation rushed to the top of the goblet. The nose first noticed the sweet smell of candy sugar, followed by fresh green apples. The taste matches the smell with green grapes and a light dose of clove added which helps balance the sweetness. The body is a little lighter/thinner than what was expected. Mouth feel is a little sticky and the carbonation was just right for the style.

This is my first brew from Left Hand Brewing. While this is not my favorite triple I am sure impressed with St. Vrain.

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of Devil_Doc
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of DeanCHS1980
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of JB62
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%

Bottle shared by Jeff. Thanks man.

Golden body with an inch of white head. Aromas of yeast, floral hops, bread, alcohol, fruity esters. Cracked pepper and yeast with moderate sweetness. Warming finish. Decent, yet a definite notch below the tripels of Belgium.

Photo of LutherBrau
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of ckollias
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of BeerBeast
3.9/5  rDev +4%

Photo of archero
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of jplopez21
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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St. Vrain Tripel from Left Hand Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.