He Said (Tripel) - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by Joerwat:
4.45/5 rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
Nose: roasty, with just a hint of pumpkin, spices are almost not there.
Palate: fairly dry roastyness, mouthfeel is what I'd expect from a baltic porter. The pumpkin is still just barely there, and hte spices are almost nonexistant
Finish: Now the pumkin shines as the roastyness is soon overshadowed. inds with a nice length, a slightly spiced finish.
Overall: a beautifully balanced beer, the pumpkin appears as just a hint, with the spices even less. This is a beer first with the pumpkin second, which I, for one, strongly appreciate.
Mixed with the Tripel He Said: a far more balanced nose, spices play with pumpkin to a nice backdrop of roast. Mouthfeel is fuller than either alone, and the taste is again more balanced; it's as though one only tastes the best parts of both brews. The finish is shorter, again perfectly balanced, but at the very end becomes almost too vegetal. I'd rate the mix at 4.85, it is so close to the perfect pumpkin beer.
Serving type: bottle
11-26-2013 22:35:22 | More by Joerwat
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3.89/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Hazy yellow glass fails to hold much of a head, no lacing.
Smell: Pumpkin pie spices with some fleshy papaya esters. Spices notes at a good level that lets some grainy malt come through.
Taste: Pumpkin pie spices are firm, go a bit dry and powdery in the finish Balance is pretty good letting the malt, spice, ester flavors meld.
Mouthfeel: A bit flat, very dry, light body, almost watery
Overall: An enjoyable beer with a firm flavor. Not going to be fro everyone, but a nice sipper.
Thanks to Illudium for the sample!
Serving type: can
06-23-2014 01:27:46 | More by HardTarget
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
He Said (Tripel) from 21st Amendment Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.