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Tripel Perfection - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

289 Ratings
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Ratings: 289
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 26
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cosmicevan on 04-25-2010)
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Reviews by LI_PO12:
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LI_PO12

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev -2.9%

Bottle into tulip

Appearance- Hazy golden, fluffy white head

Aroma- Big spicy phenols, banana, clove, fruity esters, bready malt backbone, spices come through a bit but aren't strong slight alcohol

Flavor- Sweet pear apple notes, bready malts, funk, clove, spices show up more here, finishes dry and crisp, do not really taste the abv, although slight alcohol warmth

Mouthfeel- Medium, strong carbonation

Overall- Awesome triple, I don't know about perfection, but very nice and worth a try.

01-09-2014 04:35:15 | More by LI_PO12
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RoyalT

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +4.8%

Appearance - This is a very bright golden orange in color with a modest head that left some good lacing. The head usually steals the show on these types of beers but here it is the liquid that grabs your attention. It is perfectly cloudy with just the right tones of color.

Smell - It's nice to get a good whiff of yeast in an American version of this style. Most of the time they are hop bombs but this one has a wonderful, powerful, raw yeast aroma. The pale malts are so rich and thick and the sugars, my goodness. This nose is just dripping (pardon the pun) with candied sugar.

Taste - The sugars are explosive at the taste; easily the sugariest (if that's a word) Tripel that I've had. The mix of super-sweet candied sugar with the rich pale malt and that wonderful yeast character is a winner for sure. I'm getting very little hops here but what I do find is leafy. This one is certainly all about the malts and sugars.

Mouthfeel - This is medium-bodied and again not heavy-handed like a lot of American versions of the style. The carbonation is a bit lacking though I must say. There's no alcohol sting but you can sense the booze.

Drinkability - This is very smooth, dare I say a bit too smooth. It should be slower to drink due to the robust carbonation typical of the style. The flavors though are incredibly rich and rewarding.

10-03-2010 02:28:25 | More by RoyalT
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MadScientist

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9%

04-23-2014 23:34:05 | More by MadScientist
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generallee

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

09-20-2012 02:54:45 | More by generallee
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ayb

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-09-2014 00:01:55 | More by ayb
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Billolick

New York

4.33/5  rDev +4.8%

Large bottle, caged and corked, with (nice move omme) Packaged on and best before dating printed on the neck of the bottle. Pours cloudy medium apricot, lifts a Belgian appropriate near huge head, that stays and stays, going slowly to moderate frothy merainge, thick sheeting and lace. Fruity and pleasant nose of honey, flowers, pineapple, and light pepper. Easy drinking brew, the near 9% well hidden, typical Tripel flavors and sensations, light pepper, some lime, mango, more pineapple, Belgian yeasty goodness. Creamy and smooth in the mouth. Well done and welcome to a new addition to the Ommegang family of fine brews

05-05-2010 23:04:03 | More by Billolick
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -14.5%

Served in a Goblet

Appearance: 1 inch head, cloudy, orange/gold in color, high carbonation

Smell: orange, coriander, alcohol, lemon, and Belgian spices

Taste: hay, some funk, orange, coriander, alcohol, lemon, and Belgian spices

Mouthfeel: sweet start with a bitter-funky middle and finish, light bodied, high carbonation, dry

Drinkability: A decent not outstanding tripel. I do appreciate the astringency and the funk in this beer. The taste is good, but I have had better from the brewery. For the price, it is worth a try once, but I cannot see myself getting this again.

07-02-2010 16:24:10 | More by tigg924
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.1%

The beer pours a hazy golden color with a large white head. The aroma is a mix of oranges and lemons, as well as some wheat, Belgian yeast, pepper and coriander.

The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of orange notes as well as black pepper, yeast, alcohol, lighter malts, coriander and pineapple. An extremely complex, fruity tripel.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

12-02-2010 07:34:34 | More by Mora2000
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

01-16-2012 23:45:26 | More by virinow
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.13/5  rDev 0%

Poured from a caged and corked 750ml into my La Fin du Monde chalice, brilliant orange golden slightly hazed huge effervescent layer of white head. Fine Belgian style lacing, between sips you just have to admire the beauty this beer has to offer. Aroma ful of tropical fruit/bananas, mangoes, and hints of pineapple. Bold spicy yeast with pale malt breadiness, and herbal hops in the background. Flavors explode with ripened banana, citrus fruit, hints of pineapple juicy fruit. Spicy yeast/hops provided nice balance to the fruit laiden sweetness. creamy finish with a touch of booze in the background. Muthfeel has welcoming warmth with the booze but a smooth juicy effervescently carbonated body. Incredibly smooth and drinkable as it warms the booze becomes much more apparent but the flavor is just as enticing.

09-26-2010 18:25:04 | More by WVbeergeek
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +2.2%

(Served in a chalice)
A- This beer pours a clear apricot body with an off-white head that is a bit bubbly and tiny bubbles that trail up the side of the glass. This beer gets hazier with each pour and there is a nice creamy lace that slides back down the glass after each sip.
S- The dry club soda yeasty aroma has some light dried fruit notes and a light circus peanut ester with some soft spice in the finish. T- The dry yeasty apricot and white raisin flavor finishes with a soft fusel spice. There is a green note to the finish and a very light banana ester comes through when the beer opens up a bit.
M- The light mouthfeel has a light creamy texture to the head and soft alcohol heat when the beer warms a bit.
D- This beer has a crisp delicate flavor and a smooth quality to it. The alcohol is very well hidden and the hint of hops is nice come though at the finish. It doesn't have the perfume qualities that I like in a tripel but it is very easy to drink.

10-19-2010 19:19:58 | More by rhoadsrage
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

01-02-2014 20:32:11 | More by ste5venla
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MB4slow


4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-04-2014 22:16:09 | More by MB4slow
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pianoman511

New York

5/5  rDev +21.1%

12-30-2013 05:00:44 | More by pianoman511
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GilGarp

Colorado

4.2/5  rDev +1.7%

Tripel Perfection - quite a name to live up to!

Served cool into a globe, TP has a hazy yellow-orange color with thick longlasting head.

Aroma is awesome with beautiful floral, spice, and yeast characteristics that are all working very well together.

Flavor is intense but enjoyable. It's got all of the classic tripel elements like spice (pepper and clove), mild tropical fruit (banana and pineapple), and complex yeast esters. The only problem is that they don't all seem to be in unison the way the best versions are.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with big champagne-like carbonation.

Overall a tasty tripel but not perfection. It's lacking in balance and overly carbonated for me.

06-03-2010 00:22:25 | More by GilGarp
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marmstrong1212

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

04-15-2014 01:49:38 | More by marmstrong1212
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Griffith

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

02-25-2014 02:48:11 | More by Griffith
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Stigs

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%

750ml bottle

A - pours with a huge amount of frothy, creamy eggshell colored foam. the beer is hazy and golden in color. leaves behind a thin film of lace as it retreats, resetting after every sip.

S - very nice, intense pale malts and loads of sweet grains, slight twang of lemon and citrus peels, white grapes, apples.

T - very fruity, some pineapple, fresh granny smith apples (adding a subtle tartness), and green grapes. turns grainy in the middle, with the alcohol coming alive. spotty appearences by spices, cloves...finishes with some lingering fruitiness and strong (also slightly alcoholic) grains.

M - medium bodied, carbonation is about spot on, lively and propels the flavors. leaves mouth feeling a bit sticky, yet goes down smooth. very nice, quite refreshing.

D - very impressive. great fruity flavors yet doesnt hide an excellent grain profile. not "perfection" but a damn good attempt.

06-06-2010 02:52:09 | More by Stigs
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -8.5%

On-tap at Cole's. Ommegang has been producing regular new Belgian beers these days,and consistently enjoyable. I enjoyed this one, yeasty, tasty, creamy mouthfeel. A meal in itself.Suitably carbonated, understated and balanced spices. Nice effort, decent representation of the style.

05-25-2010 21:57:48 | More by Sammy
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bamojr

Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -9.7%

*Notes from 1/1/11*

Pours a cloudy golden. Smells very strongly of coriander. This one tastes very bitter and has a very potent taste of coriander which has a tendency to overpower most of the other flavors in this brew. This is probably my least favorite of beer from Ommegang.

01-03-2011 02:08:41 | More by bamojr
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GDBEERMAN

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%

750ml bottle into Ommegang tulip, from notes.
A: A two finger head fluffs up to a nice white that sits on top of a highly carbonated, light golden body. Swaths of lacing are left but do settle as does the head.
S: A sweet bready aroma, a bite of hops and a smooth presences of yeast. Some candy sugars on the off taste.
T/M: The overall taste is a bit on the lower end of intensity, but all flavors are very classic and do justice calling this brew a Tripel. The mouthfeel is a full burst of carbonation. As the nose suggests the finding of a bready, banana and clove profile is found. Strong lingering notes of yeast.
D: A very nicely hidden ABV, making this a nice all around drinking beer and not just a sipper. Classic taste of a Tripel, although nothing jumping out in to unknown waters.

11-23-2010 13:57:38 | More by GDBEERMAN
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dirtylou

Washington

4.22/5  rDev +2.2%

750ml bottle - Star on Great Taste ticket day

split and served with a lemon-pepper pasta dish with asparagus, pancetta, and peas

appearance: served in my hopleaf tulip - cloudy bright copper body, foamy white crest and nice retention

smell: pineapple, clove, vanilla, belgian yeast, honey, nice floral hops

taste: nice tripel - spicy clove and peppercorn, sweet belgian yeast, pineapple, tropical fruit, smooth vanilla, fresh floral hops, bready and doughy, sweet and well balanced

mouthfeel: a little on the creamy side, a touch of spice from the yeast and alcohol

drinkability: good

05-05-2010 00:56:15 | More by dirtylou
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Mpenders

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-30-2014 23:42:32 | More by Mpenders
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cliff1066

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.1%

01-08-2013 03:42:24 | More by cliff1066
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GrumpyGirl

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-23-2014 18:30:57 | More by GrumpyGirl
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Tripel Perfection from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 289 ratings.