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KD Triple - Keegan Ales

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KD Triple
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BA SCORE
86
very good

16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 20.84%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Keegan Ales visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerTaster on 03-05-2008)
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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Shiredave:
Photo of Shiredave
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Much apppreciation to Brian for tapping this rare brew when I visted the Golden Rail yesterday.

I thought I had heard this was a Quadrupel but the hazy golden color and dense white head looked more tripelish. The aromas of ripe sugar sprinkled fruit and light yeasty phenols confirm this to be a tripel - and a juicy one. Great lacing and steady carbonation make this a very feminine beer- looks pretty and smells good.

Rich fruity malt flavors of honey and pears with great mouth feel up front. Solid carbonation distributes lush sweetness to every nook and cranny of the mouth with warm alcohol and sharp herbal hop flavors mingling in on the back end.

Finish is long and smoldering with lingering notes of apple brandy and a mildly bitter afterglow. Lip smackingly satisfying, remarkably complex and very drinkable @8%.

Shiredave, Mar 07, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of Billolick
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a growler purchased at DeCiccio's in Ardsley, NY. Pours hazed, dull medium amber, under a looser off white head that dissolves to a tiny bubble film and leaves a load of fine and nice looking sheeting on the glass. Nose is SWEET fruityness. Too sweet for my liking. Fruity sweetness is the story here, apple, pinapple concentrate, fruit salad. Just enough herbal hoppyness rides in late to just about save the day. Less carbonated then the typical tripel. Decent American take on a none too easy style to master.

Billolick, May 29, 2009
Photo of BeerTaster
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance hazy orange in color two finger head left a bit quick left a bit of lace, may have been the growler and a lack of carbonation thouth. Smell yeast sweetness spice yeast and hints of orange. Taste much the same as smell with a warming alcohol sensation in the finish. Mouthfeel mediem body high carbonation(based on the sample I had at the brewery) Drinkability I plan to finish the growler tonight.

BeerTaster, Mar 05, 2008
Photo of pjkelley82
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

pjkelley82, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of erosier
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a nice orange yellow color with a thick and medium sized off-white colored head that laces the glass nicely on the way down.
S: Smells of sweet roasted malts, then a big amount of spice aromas followed by some fruit aromas and finished off with some cleaner smelling yeast flavors.
T: Tastes of sweet malt base underneath a nice blend of spices and fruit flavors: some banana, apples, pears. Then backed up with a sweet honey flavor and some clean yeast flavors to finish it off.
M: Medium to heavy bodied, perfect amount of carbonation, overall pretty good.
D: Pretty drinkable considering its abv. All the flavors blended nicely together for a really good take on the tripel style.

erosier, Oct 21, 2010
Photo of BBM
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Found on tap at Once & For All in Patchogue NY. This beer poured a clear, goldenrod color with a thin white head. Some lacing around the glass. Aroma was spicy with hints of cloves, corriander, and herbs.

I was really surprised at how complex the flavor was here. The Belgian spices mix very well with a sugary malt, and the warming alcohol at the end fit in nicely. Mouthfeel was crisp, clean, carbonated. To be honest I had no expectations for this but it turned out to be one of the better American-made tripels I've had.

BBM, May 23, 2008
Photo of WaltTrombone
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

WaltTrombone, May 24, 2013
Photo of Chadhowie
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Chadhowie, May 17, 2013
Photo of motothrillz
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

motothrillz, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of jkane101
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

jkane101, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

abcdefghijkyle, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of belhav0322
4.58/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from growler filled at the brewery.

A- Golden, almost hard cider-like appearance. Fairly translucent.

S- Banana taffy overwhelms up front...in a good way. Some underlying spice and a hint of ginger perhaps?

T- Sweet and floral, w/ nice malt backbone. Notes of honey.

M- Lush, yet with light carbonation (impact of growler?) Wakes up a good portion of the palate.

D- Very high. Alcohol is well hidden until the beer warms up a little. A great and unique take on the style!

belhav0322, Apr 03, 2008
Photo of Evan47
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Evan47, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of clayrock81
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear gold body with two finger head that died quick but did leave some lacing. A mellow malt smell of caramel along with some yeast/orange aromas and other fruits/citrus and minor spice/pepper nots. Taste is more of the same as the the sweet malts are mellow and are in the backdrop under a light to medium body of fruity, yeasty flavors: orange, citric like lemon zest, sour apple. Not the most complex triple as a little less sweet and not a much sour or fruit edge but still a good beer.

clayrock81, Jul 09, 2010
Photo of aerozeppl
4.6/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured a nice looking clear golden color. About a half finger of white head with some spotty lacing.

S: Really nice nose on this beer. Tons of ripe fruit with some hints of spice thrown in. A nice clean yeasty character was there as well. A really nice and complex nose.

T: Again a very complex and enjoyable beer. The fruit was just wonderful. Every sip I got something different. Some apples and some pears. A hint of banana. Just like eating a fruit bowl with a nice amount of sweetness. The yeast cuts it down enough so that this is just really well balanced.

M: A crisp dry mouthfeel. The carbonation was extremely well done.

D: Glad I finally got a chance to try this beer. They should bottle this as it was one of the better American made triples that I have ever had.

aerozeppl, Feb 18, 2009
Photo of rmcnamee
1/5  rDev -75.2%

rmcnamee, May 15, 2014
KD Triple from Keegan Ales
86 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.