Tripel - Legend Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 32 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by beerking1:
4.38/5 rDev +13.5%
2007 bottle. Pours a beautiful clear gold with a huge, pillowy, white head. Aroma is sweet, fruity and spicy, with notes of candied orange peel, white pepper and allspice. Flavor follows right along with the aroma, featuring more candied fruits, spices and pepper, even some pear and nuts. Body is rich, slightly oily, and somewhat peppery. A great beer by a great brewery.
01-02-2008 02:24:48 | More by beerking1
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4.33/5 rDev +12.2%
Poured out of a bottle into a snifter.
A: pours yellow-amber with a moderate head. Saved the last to collect the yeast. Nice and cloudy with a little carbonation.
S: smells sweet but not overpowering. Some banana.
T: starts sweet and full but ends with some zip, some tang.
M: smooth, some lingering light bitterness.
O: I really like this beer. The high ABV doesn't come through when drinking. Will probably hit me later. Very nice belgian style.
01-29-2012 21:12:45 | More by Loveyourbeer
4.33/5 rDev +12.2%
Bomber into a Corsendonk tulip. 2008 Vintage. 9.5% ABV.
Appearance: Mildly hazy with yellow highlights. Good billowing head with nice spherical lacing lasting around the glass.
Smell: Heavy earthy and yeasty phenolics activity, with bubblegum and banana mildly amidst the pungent citrus hops aromas. Almost more sour fruit from the hops than other tripels usually present, though that may be the case in its green state. But everything comes together in a very balanced manner here, with a lot to admire.
Taste: A heady balance of esters, cherry, strawberry, and and banana as far as the fruit goes, yeast, graininess, and some root-like earthiness, which I really like as it balances everything together. And lots of sticky hops, especially sweeter citrus and some bitter grapefruit for a nice combination. The hop character diminishes as it warms also, which would make this possibly a great candidate to see what happens post-cellaring for a year or so. But it's great fresh too, as I'm having it now.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied with god, full carbonation without being too full or sweet or cloying.
Drinkability: Legend continues to impress me, especially with their seasonals. This one will give many domestics a run for their money, though I'm sure the freshness factor doesn't hurt since I'm in Richmond and the brew doesn't have to travel to stores. Still, one to get your hands on, especially if you like more of a hop presence in your tripels.
11-17-2008 04:32:34 | More by asabreed
3.93/5 rDev +1.8%
Ah, returning home is a great opportunity to try some local beer. This is a good attempt at the style. I am glad to see Legend opening up its repitoire. I am anxious to try the bottle of the imperial stout i bought.
22oz bomber - 2005
This is beer is blood doping with citrus. Lemons, limes, orange, grapefruit - you name it, it's in here. The alcohol is masked quite well. As I have been tending to find recently, this beer was a bit too thin for my liking. I like that strong malt character to help balance the citrus.
It's a fine beer though. Highly drinkable and a nice sipper on a cold, or warm, tuesday afternoon.
12-21-2005 02:42:50 | More by Lnedrive14
3.58/5 rDev -7.3%
A brew that pours orange in color, bit cloudy but not too cloudy. Fluffy white head on top stays for some time slowly giving away to a thin and persistent lace. Fruit touches the nose with a bit of a musty feel to it. Hints of spice mixed in. The flavor goes hand in hand with the aroma, fruit (grapes, apple) touch of spice and a yeasty musty flavor in the end. It is smooth and a bit silky feel in the mouth and enjoyable to drink. It is worth the try.
Note: My bottle had 10% ABV on the side.
03-27-2005 18:37:53 | More by Stubbie1
3.98/5 rDev +3.1%
a: flared snifter, hazy golden amber color, modest white topping
s: full wheat base holds mild-moderate yeasty banana and some clove phenols, nice hop presence, booze almost a bit bourbonesque at times
m: medium-full carbonation, medium body
t: wheat base with a nice level of residual sugar - the sweetness is a compliment and quickly pulls out to leave behind a papery hop bitterness, good clove and banana components
d: nice straightforward tripel happily lacking the flaws found in some other Legend beers, feeling a little better about the heavy price paid
bomber from the brewpub in Richmond
04-09-2010 04:35:41 | More by blackie
4/5 rDev +3.6%
Much thanks to hopdog for opening this up.
Appears a hazy light gold with a small white head and scattered lacing.
Smell is of bubblegum, pear, light bananas, tropical fruit salad.
Taste is of the same aromas with a nice peach taste coming through.
Mouthfeel is sugary, light fruit cocktail syrup, and medium bodied.
Drinkability is good for an American Tripel.
03-31-2006 23:21:49 | More by weeare138
3.83/5 rDev -0.8%
Pours a beautiful hazy golden amber with a brief, scant white head. Clove and fruit in the surprisingly mellow aroma. Big clove flavor, with a moderately rich fruitiness and some nice malt sweetness. Its a lot lighter and not as dry as I would have expected from a tripel, but the mildly warming alcohol is very well-hidden, producing just a hint of spice in the fairly dry finish.
Very nice, not the richest most intense tripel Ive ever tried, but very its flawlessly done with a superbly drinkable balance of flavors. Highly recommended.
01-08-2007 01:05:37 | More by arguemaniac
4.1/5 rDev +6.2%
22oz bottle bought a few months earlier. Golden orange with a decent white foamy head that left some strings of lace on the glass. Plenty of sweet fruity notes with some spice sprinkled in. Some alcohol notes hint at the size of the beer. Sweet malts with fruit and light yeasty notes start off the flavor. Mild spicing and alcohol are in there as well. Finishes sweet with a nice fruitiness. Body is solid and smooth with the 10% alcohol providing a nice warming effect. Really smooth and easy drinking stuff. Solid beer all around that I think a little more spicing would have made even better.
04-13-2006 15:04:54 | More by meathookjones
2.96/5 rDev -23.3%
First had: on tap at Legend
Tripels are probably my least favorite style of beer, so I usually approach with caution. This one was not bad. Hazy light amber pour with a small white head. Aroma of pale malts, Belgian yeast, light fruity esters, Bazooka Joe. Taste of pale malts, candi sugar, Belgian yeast, pear, banana, green pepper. Light-medium body, and okay overall. Nothing I'd go back for.
05-25-2013 02:19:53 | More by Rifugium
4.1/5 rDev +6.2%
2007 version of this Tripel. No dates.
An excellent Tripel by Legend Brewing. Pours a translucent golden color into my tulip glass with a 1 1/2 finger white head that lingers nicely and laces the glass all the way down.
Aroma is mellow, with hints of fruit - (apple, pear, grape) and some light spicyness (clove? allspice?). No yeast or alcohol evident in the nose.
Taste is peppery and fruity with the aforementioned flavors appearing and becoming more complex as the ale warms to near room temperature. The peppery, spicy flavor is balanced by the sweet overripe pear and red apple fruitiness, all over a cashew-like light nutty flavor. Very nice and complex. I took the time to analyze the hell out of this one and enjoyed if very slowly.
Mouthfeel is again peppery and nicely smooth with the hint of phenolic oilyness that one comes to expect in a Belgian. Very drinkable ale - remarkably so, considering the 9.0% ABV. Will try again.
12-25-2007 19:03:38 | More by kosmoraios
3.85/5 rDev -0.3%
On tap at the Tap House in Hampton. Marker simply read "L-3". Served in a chalice.
A - Bright golden orange coloration populated by yeasty currents. Two tip head. Poor retention caused a hit, but the lacing was decent.
S - Rather faint, surprisingly, but what I could pick up were fruit scents, mostly tangerine. Also something grainy, not dirt-like, but very natural smelling.
T - Oranges and other citrus flavors under a yeasty profile. Some malt grains show through and the finish is fairly dry. Not bad at all. Were the alcohol not so strong in the flavor, I would have scored it higher here.
M - Medium body, great consistency, clean feel, great carbonation.
D - Good, but I could only go through one or two, definitely a brew to be enjoyed after a hearty meal. Another great offering from Legend, recommended.
01-11-2008 15:20:48 | More by PhageLab
3.73/5 rDev -3.4%
Served in a St. Bernardus goblet.
2009 Vintage. That unicorn's tail worries me... This brew pours a clear amber straw topped by a little less than a finger of white micro-foam. The nose comprises banana, clove, pepper, nutmeg, rye bread, and a touch o' those delightful citrus hops we all love so much. The taste is very similar, though tending more toward the citrus-y bitterness found in the rind of an orange. The Belgian spiciness is toned down a bit, but not too far to be lost. The body is fairly light, with a moderate carbonation and a nearly dry finish. Overall, a solid tripel; nothing eye-opening, but pretty tasty nonetheless.
08-08-2010 03:14:12 | More by TMoney2591
3.99/5 rDev +3.4%
I have had several good American Tripels. This is one of them, Pours a hazy golden amber color into my Chimay goblet. Delicately bubbly white head, average retention for a Tripel, no lacing to speak of.
Aroma has all the basics. Light fruit, grapes and pears, cloves, pepper, a little candi sugar and good Belgian yeast.
Tastes very good. The light fruit from the aroma is joined by some banana in the taste. Sweetness is up front. Spices are just right.
Tripels are known for hiding the alcohol behind a rich smoothness. This one is no exception. A little alcohol burn...very mild. The rest is a sweet, spicy, yeasty delight.
Very good take on a Tripel. I would drink this one again, any time.
04-16-2013 01:27:03 | More by JayQue
Tripel from Legend Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.