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Tripel Perfection - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

298 Ratings
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Ratings: 298
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 29
Gots: 31 | 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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Photo of gr0g
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Solid gold in color and a bit hazy. A prodigious head forms and lasts for ages. Very nice lacing. Yeast and spice notes are dominant on the nose. Clove, coriander, and, more subtly, some dried orange peel. Nice, bright aroma with just a subtle hint of alcohol

Malty sweet flavor with just enough hop bitterness for balance. Kind of a dull finish. Fruity and malty with some candi sugar I think. Golden raisin, white grapes, and herbal hops are what I'm getting. Full in body with alcohol warmth but no solvent-like fusel notes. Very well carbonated but soft and sudsy.

This is a really good traditional tripel that does nothing wrong. Highly recommended.

gr0g, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of jolah6
4.5/5  rDev +9%

jolah6, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of SoupKitchenBeerSnob
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

SoupKitchenBeerSnob, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of blameo
4/5  rDev -3.1%

blameo, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of lanegan94
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

lanegan94, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of MadCat
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Nice golden color, fluffy white head, leaves good lacing

Smell: Sweet fruity malts, Ommegang yeast character, a little bit of spice

Taste: Again, sweet fruity malts up front with the signature Ommegang yeast character. Some spice, coriander, clove

Mouthfeel: Medium body, full champagne-like carbonation, semi-dry finish

Overall: A fantastic take on the classic Tripel style from a favorite brewer of mine. The shift up in price for Ommegang means I'm not buying as much, but I'm glad I picked up the holiday 3 pack for a price I'm used to.

MadCat, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
4.5/5  rDev +9%

SlainteAlbanyNY, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of blbarnett3
4/5  rDev -3.1%

blbarnett3, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of RichH55
4.5/5  rDev +9%

RichH55, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of APBT91
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

APBT91, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of JamieDuncan
4/5  rDev -3.1%

JamieDuncan, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of bubseymour
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

bubseymour, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of OriolesFan1008
4.5/5  rDev +9%

OriolesFan1008, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of HollywoodNate
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

HollywoodNate, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of Badger6
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Came out of a corked 750 mL bottle, lured into a snifter (no clean goblets). May have slight effect on overall experience, suspect not much though.

A: Hazy golden body, fast building white head, rapidly dimished to a small remnant on the surface. Some lacing on the glass.

S: Fruity scents of pears and apples. Slightly sweet scent from the candi sugar. The smell in general is not intriguing or complex.

T: The fruits are pronounced, with a distinct sweetness. The expected Belgian test flavors and spice notes are not initially distinguishable, but in the middle they come out. The suggested serve temp is 40F, but it got better as is warmed. Overall, the flavor profile is not super complex, but not outside the range of other tripels.

M: Rich mouthfeel start to finish. Starts bubbly but settles very quickly, with a nice smooth finish. Alcohol is initially strong, but goes away as the beer warms.

O: This is a good beer, ranks in the upper middle of the pack as far as American tripels go. It definitely goes in the like column, and will come home again.

Badger6, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of jamesewelch
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

jamesewelch, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of BrewVet
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

BrewVet, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of LI_PO12
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

LI_PO12, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 1/7/2014 at Doherty’s Ale House, in Warwick, RI served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains spices, fruit, caramelized malts, Belgian yeast and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with a strong spice flavor and complementary flavors of caramel and fruit. Then some breadiness comes in from Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

TheManiacalOne, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of DoubleJ
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

With 750 ml in the bottle, I have a long road ahead. On to the beer:

Lots of rushing carbonation runs through the sunlight golden color of the beer. Topping it is a fluffy head which retains extremely well. With a smell, I get the notes of white pepper, pear, apricot, vague cream, which altogether is a delicate and pleasing nose. The taste doesn't let down either, proving to be somewhat spicy with grass, orange, apricot skins, while overall delicate in taste. It pairs well with the airy, bubbly mouthfeel, and gives me the impression that this was brewed in Belgium, not mid-state New York. Tripel Perfection may be a stretch as a name, even though this is outstanding....perhaps Tripel Outstanding instead?

DoubleJ, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of NeedBeerHere
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a little muddy amber in color (as In not quite clear) with a huge 3 finger, white head with decent retention and a bit of lacing. Smell is that typical Belgian yeast with bananas and cloves. A nice little sweet smell from the malt really makes the nose nice. Taste is everything in the nose and a little TINY bit boozy but this may be a little warm (not 40F - probably 50F). Really has a nice crisp flavor and feel as swallowed. Mouthfeel is really pretty thick which I like for the style due to all the carbonation. Overall another really nice beer from Ommegang. Most of them of wonderful.

NeedBeerHere, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of utopiajane
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a pastel yellow. A soft golden color like sunshine with a bit of an orange hue when held to the light in the room but with a much brighter lemon color when held to the natural light. A fingers worth of perfect white foam that falls fast but then stays with a ring and film on top.

Nose is bright with fruit. Tropical fruity twang that hints at pineapple, a soft stone fruit sweetness of apricot and a bright citrus zest. Earthy yeast on the nose give it depth and the malt is a rumor of bread. Mild spice and pepper.

The taste is elegant and reserved. It is smooth and creamy but has plenty of bubbles to tickle your tongue and enliven the palate to all the flavors. It drinks like a charm. A bit thin and not too sweet with a touch of dryness and a bit of tartness from the fruit. The grain is light in the body of the beer as it warms and adds a supple quality to the drink. There is a touch of alcohol that enhances the fruit sweetness. The aftertaste is long and dry and this has a mild spice and pepper finish that is simply wonderful.

utopiajane, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of Vivs85
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Vivs85, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev -3.1%

ste5venla, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of dextermcgurk
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

dextermcgurk, Dec 31, 2013
Tripel Perfection from Brewery Ommegang
92 out of 100 based on 298 ratings.