He Said (Tripel) - 21st Amendment Brewery
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2.89/5 rDev -22.9%
Appearance: Very slight haze on a dark yellow/gold color. Head is bright-white and creamy. Decent retention leaves a small collar and faint wisps of a cap. Moderate carbonation pulls throughout.
Smell: Pumpkin spice bubblegum. Layers of clove and nutmeg with a general pepper spiciness. Some hints of real pumpkin in there. Yeast is potent with a big estery push (see the bubblegum above). A bit sweet with something like allspice or even cardamom. Mostly pale malts with a touch of caramel thrown in for good measure. Candy and pumpkin bread. Canned pumpkin. A hint of hopping, mostly floral/grassy. Slight biscuity note as well. Pumpkin jumps a bit as it warms, but it's definitely Belgian-style first.
Taste: A blend of Belgian and fall spice. Clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, pepper, the gang's all here. Touches of bubbelgum on the finish. Light malt backbone is a bit sweeter than the nose indicated, but it helps. Cardamom. Squashy pumpkin lingers in the back. Canned pumpkin sweetness up front. Some grassy and floral notes. Spice levels are a bit high overall. A hint of buttery pie crust with some fruity esters. Belgian yeast is assertive and only becomes more so as it warms. Spicy pie.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate to slightly above carbonation. Nice crisp snap on a slightly dry finish.
Overall: It's all about the he said she said...
Spice profile completely dominates this beer to the point that it's distracting. A lot of stuff going on with a nice, almost clean finish. It's a good take on the style, but leaves something to be desired in the long run.
10-22-2013 21:46:36 | More by Goblinmunkey7
3.04/5 rDev -18.9%
A Belgian-style Tripel brewed with pumpkin and spices.
Appearance: A slightly green yellow that appears faintly orange down the center of the glass. Starts with a little over a finger of head, but fades down to a thin line.
Smell: Light, but creamy pumpkin scent. A little nutmeg.
Taste/Mouthfeel: The taste is not so good. Sorta like I would imagine the shell tastes like. A bit bitter, with with a sickly sweet back note. A bit of acidic burn feeling as it sits on the tongue and a bit of salivation under the tip of the tongue seem to indicate acidity, but I don't taste any.
Hmm. I had some hopes for this one. Hopefully the Baltic Porter won't disappoint like this one did...
Drank from a pint glass. Comes in a 12 oz. can
10-17-2013 06:54:16 | More by TruePerception
3.1/5 rDev -17.3%
Collaboration with Elysian
Canned on 9/9/13. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy golden; small white head that fades quickly and leaves nice retention and decent lacing. The aromas are full of bubblegum and fresh pear. Lots of pear! There's some banana and cloves in the mix, but I'm not picking up any pumpkin spices. The flavors are pretty bitter. Lots of pear and more clove. The pumpkin spices are somewhat noticeable in the flavors, but they're extremely subtle. More banana. Very subtle cinnamon notes in the finish. Lots of grass. Very earthy flavors. Slightly spicy. Somewhat syrupy. Mouthfeel is full-bodied and slick; moderate carbonation. Alcohol goes unnoticed.
Interesting beer. It's basically your typical attempt at a Tripel by an American brewery. The pumpkin spices are barely noticeable, in my opinion. Solid beer, but nothing too exciting. I enjoyed He Said Baltic Porter way more.
10-26-2013 22:42:49 | More by BB1313
3.19/5 rDev -14.9%
Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for all the He Said She Said bull$#!t
Appearance: Pours surprisingly clear, dark gold with a lot of orange - medium sized, fluffy, off-white head - fades to a small, nearly solid cap - nice webs of lacing - doesn't exactly look like a stellar Tripel, but lumping into the Tripel category may not make the most sense here
Smell: Bubblegum, Band-Aids, and pumpkin spice - the Belgian yeast strain here is rather large and in charge - lots of sweet bubblegum, bananas, Band-Aids (big phenols), pepper, and clove - pumpkin pie spices are also rather prominent, with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger - in a word, spicy - some raw pumpkin flesh as well - some pale malts, undercooked pumpkin bread, and some easily detectable booze
Taste: Kind of like a liquid, spicy, banana-pumpkin bread - big yeast and pumpkin pie spices - Belgian yeast weirdness including bubblegum, banana, pepper, and clove - more clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, and something almost coriander-like - pale malts and light bread - not much pumpkin flavor in the taste, just the spices - tastes boozier than 8.2%
Mouthfeel: On the heavy side of medium, nice carbonation, smooth, finishes with some booze and some Belgian yeast
Overall: Tripel + pumpkin + great brewery + great brewery = meh?
This is not a great Tripel. It's not a great pumpkin beer, either. But it's better than the sum of its parts. At the very least, it's consistently interesting, and worth a try.
11-28-2013 03:32:15 | More by angrybabboon
3.21/5 rDev -14.4%
12oz can from Total Wine (Kennesaw, GA ). 9.99/ 4 pack. Canned 9/9/13. Served in a Pumpking goblet.
Pours hazy near opaque straw yellow with a finger and a half white head. Decent retention and a fair bit of lace.
Pretty straightforward nose of pumpkin pie spice, candy sugar and yeast.
An interesting blend of flavors. Gourd, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, bannana, yeast, pepper and a bit of booze. Nothing stands out as particularly good or bad.
Medium bodied with fairly sharp carbonation. Semi bitter aftertaste with pie spice and more yeast.
Not bad and perhaps a smidge better than the Baltic Porter but lackluster. I appreciate the effort to brew something different but this just didn't quite deliver.
12-21-2013 13:51:08 | More by ThickNStout
He Said (Tripel) from 21st Amendment Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 251 ratings.