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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

221 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 221
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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Reviews by GuinnessAtRogerWilco:
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GuinnessAtRogerWilco

New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a Stella tulip glass. A Pumpkin Tripel sounds too curious and intriguing to pass up, so giving this one a go.

AP: Nice solid golden colour, just a shade or two darker than straight up gold. Dark enough that my fingers are mere shadows on the other side of the glass. Head originally poured a good 1.25-1.5" that I couldn't pour the whole can into the glass and had to let it settle a bit before finishing the pour. Foamy fluffy head that finally fizzled down to 1/8" with good lacing on the glass.
AR: A nice whiff of pumpkin with baking spices (clove, nutmeg, cinnamon) and Belgian yeast. Banana on the 2nd whiff along with candied fruits like pear, apple and peaches. This really smells like it should be damned delicious. I'll be buggered if this is a trick and the flavour doesn't match the aroma.
T: The pumpkin isn't as pronounced as it is in the nose, but it's there just enough. The spices follow and then I get a bit of pie crust as well, which is a welcomed touch. Then the flavours of a solid Tripel come into play from mid palate to finish, just as described in the aroma with the Belgian yeast adding a bit of soft herbal spice and a floral note. I'm not buggered, I'm chuffed to bits. This is almost as tasty as it smells, good enough for me.
M: Moderately carbonated, medium body, fairly creamy in the mouth, slightly crisp off dry finish. Decent, just not outstanding.
OV: This is a very enjoyable brew, wonderful aromas and a flavour that makes you want more. Might have been even better had the flavours of pumpkin/spices and the flavours of a Tripel blended more instead of coming in stages, but this is still a very solid and tasty beer. Nicely done from 21st Amendment and Elysian.

Serving type: can

10-08-2013 04:24:05 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
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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.
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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.

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He Said (Tripel) from 21st Amendment Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.