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He Said (Tripel) - 21st Amendment Brewery

He Said (Tripel)He Said (Tripel)

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BA SCORE
85
very good

223 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.93%


Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beerlover on 10-03-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 223 | Reviews: 69 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Chaney:
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a "Game of Thrones" glass.

A: Poured clear as a bell, solid gold in color, and with a slight, off-white head.

S: Yummy spice bomb with more than a hint of coriander. It very much reminded me of DFH's "Sahtea." Interesting and unique.

T: Never had a Tripel with pumpkin in it before, but this totally works. Not much on the pumpkin front, but this totally screams Fall season. Nutmeg, coriander, cinnamon, and lots of Belgian funk.

M: Perfect carbonation bill for this style, a slight bit of lacing, mucho spice bitterness, and tempered sweetness.

O: My neighbor gave me a 4-pack of this stuff as a gift. Impressive!

Serving type: can

12-12-2013 04:21:58 | More by Chaney
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mpenning13

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20%

04-18-2014 02:05:52 | More by mpenning13
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

04-17-2014 20:24:03 | More by scottbrew4u
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04-11-2014 04:12:44 | More by Rojada1988
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04-10-2014 16:47:53 | More by Zdrummer15
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BeerBuzzGuy

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

03-15-2014 20:49:51 | More by BeerBuzzGuy
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Brenden

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer takes some time to settle, lots of roiling activity continuing well after the pour is finished. It finally settles a clear gold-orange with what appear to be some yeasty floaties swimming around. The head is creamy and tight, just slightly tinted, and drops slowly to a solid foam. Lacing consists mostly of patching mixed with spotting.
With the spicing, some sweet and mostly the less sweet kitchen variety, and the pumpkin flesh, it does bear a resemblance to pumpkin pie. Some of the spicing and the earthier tones may be the Belgian yeast and, while there's a subtle sweetness, there's not as much as the style can give. That's not a bad thing, and it works for this beer. Lots of peppery spiciness and floral hops lend complexity to its overall character.
There's a bit more fruitiness in the middle of this beer, and the alcohol's a bit hotter. It's still mildly sweet and very spicy, lots of pepper biting, earthy and, with the leafy hops, leaning much dryer into the finish. It gets quite a bit sweeter as it goes, downright juicy at one point. Pumpkin flesh works pretty well in the midst of it all, though not as well as the nose altogether.
The medium body offers a nice, creamy smoothness off a light crispness. The overall effect is clean, even as it dries out into the finish.

Serving type: can

03-15-2014 20:22:59 | More by Brenden
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DSkilling

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

03-12-2014 04:55:18 | More by DSkilling
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Mphis

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-06-2014 04:55:15 | More by Mphis
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-18-2014 17:57:06 | More by DrunkinYogi
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vkv822

Oregon

3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz : tulip

Hazy, golden yellow with a foamy, white head.

Clove phenols and lightly fruity esters from the Belgian yeast primarily, with lightly sweet and malty pumpkin and Belgian candi sugar notes.

Medium body, foamy carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

A well done Tripel with the pumpkin playing a light, pleasant role.

Serving type: can

02-18-2014 09:17:57 | More by vkv822
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-17-2014 19:59:45 | More by Texasfan549
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asaharyev

Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pour: A bright and clear golden yellow, with a delicate head that leaves no lacing.

Aroma: The pumpkin in this one doesn’t overpower the aroma. I get all those good tripel smells. There’s Belgian yeast funk with banana, clove, and citrus all over the place. The pumpkin sort of sneaks in at the end.

Taste: Caramel sweetness, with some alcohol warming, and that Belgian yeast up front. The pumpkin makes itself apparent as well, with cinnamon and clove spiciness backing it up. There is a slight bitter twinge that hits me rather well, and a nice dry finish.

Overall: I like this one better than the porter. The pumpkin and spice seem to add quite a bit more to the beer, and it balances out nicely. I never would have thought to make a pumpkin tripel.

Serving type: can

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Received as an extra in a trade and poured in to my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice cloudy golden hue with suspended particulates throughout. There was a one finger head that faded almost immediately to leave light wisps and a thin halo.

S - Aromas of caramel, esters, clove, wheat, faint pumpkin, candy sugar, light bread.

T - Taste is interesting, a pumpkin ale crossed with a tripel. Light pumpkin, ginger, belgian yeasts, candi sugars, clove, light spice notes. Pleasant.

M - Mouthfeel is a bit on the sharper side, higher carbonation. Not much alcohol.

O - Overall, this was an interesting combination. With there was a bit more pumpkin in this one but overall, quite tasty.

Serving type: can

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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12oz pour into a snifter

A) 4- Looks like orange jello with a light, soft head

S) 4-Smells like pumpkin, clove, sweetness, cardamom, orange peel, wheat and belgia.

T) 3.75- Crisp and bitter off the bat, candy, light pumpkin, more clove, light hoppy finish. Sweetens over the course of the drink.

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Serving type: can

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He Said (Tripel) from 21st Amendment Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.