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He Said (Tripel) - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

241 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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)
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stncttr908

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

10-22-2013 01:02:31 | More by stncttr908
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brycevolk

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

10-21-2013 13:48:23 | More by brycevolk
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scm2787

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.7%

10-21-2013 01:04:47 | More by scm2787
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev 0%

10-20-2013 23:54:17 | More by JakerLou
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tastymug

Washington

3/5  rDev -20%

10-20-2013 20:52:23 | More by tastymug
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einman

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.7%

10-20-2013 02:18:33 | More by einman
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a clear, glowing orange color. Well formed head. Most Tripels have bigger heads.

S-Pumpkin is noticeable. Belgian yeastiness. Fall spice as well as Belgian spice. Some light crackery notes.

T-The flavor is quite pleasant. Belgian yeast and pumpkin muffin. Spicy and juicy. Almost like pumpkin infused apple cider.

M-Booze hidden well. Pretty drinkable. Feel has some depth but it's not super full.

O/D-Really surprised to find that I like the Tripel He Said more than the Porter He Said. It's pretty neat. The pumpkin works surprisingly well with the Tripel style.

Serving type: can

10-20-2013 01:46:39 | More by VelvetExtract
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Excited to try this Pumpkin Ale meets Tripel... This is either going to be a hit or miss...

A - Just shy of two finger's worth of slightly late to develop crisp fluffy off-white colored head... Decent retention gives why to a full layer of lush delicate lacing... The color is a mix of pale amber and medium gold... There is a subtle haziness... A moderate bit of carbonation - some streaks are sluggish and some are rapid... A slight bit of lacing clings to the sides of the glass...

S - Belgian yeast is at the forefront of the nose... Right below the surface is a layer of crisp spiciness... White pepper... Sage... The pumpkin lingers beneath the surface, but it becomes more evident as it warms... It's smells like fresh pumpkin guts... There are some additional fruit tones in the form of apple and pears... There are light also some bready malt undertones as well...

T - The tastes and flavors materialize in a very similar manner to the nose... The Belgian yeast and traditional Tripel spice notes are the first the great the palate... Next some the fruits and pumpkin... Next some an additional layer of malts... Then a slight hop bite emerges on the finish...

M - Medium bodied... Strong prickly carbonation... There is a sturdy bite with each and every sip... Exceedingly crisp... The finish is a bit dry...

D - Definitely much more of a Tripel than a Pumpkin Ale... The pumpkin notes are uber subtle... If I didn't now they were present, I would have a hard time actually detecting them... With all that being said it's a solid and enjoyable beer, but not quite what I was expecting... Not sure I would rank this high in terms of either Tripels or Pumpkin Ales, but for those seeking out unique offerings this one may fit the bill...

Serving type: can

10-20-2013 01:07:53 | More by philbe311
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Gww1864

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20%

10-19-2013 21:14:26 | More by Gww1864
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powdersoldier

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

10-19-2013 16:59:38 | More by powdersoldier
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3/5  rDev -20%

10-19-2013 15:29:41 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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geuze_gone_wild

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

10-19-2013 06:42:21 | More by geuze_gone_wild
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LordVodka

California

4.69/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: A nice golden color

Smell: The aroma is strong in this one, definitely can smell the booze, some pumpkin and spice aromas, seems similar to a saison in aroma.

Retention: Poured about a 1 inch head dissipated within about 30 seconds.

Lacing: a little lacing going on.

Taste: Definitely unusual! Has a great Belgian tripel flavor with this hearty pumpkin backbone that's impossible to ignore. Balanced perfectly not overly sweet like a lot of pumpkin ales it just really hits the mark.

Overall: This is a beer that you really need to try, between the taste / aroma and mouthfeel it's a very unusual and yet pleasing beer.

Serving type: can

10-19-2013 00:33:20 | More by LordVodka
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nootch23

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

10-18-2013 13:41:33 | More by nootch23
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Erbayd

California

4.19/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a 4 pack from Eddie's Drive In Liquors in Rockridge, the first of two Tripels to be reviewed this fine Thursday night. Bonus points for having tasteful packaging & artwork, as well as for releasing a 4 pack with two very unique beers.

A: Poured from a can into a Duvel glass, the beer is a deep & hazy orange golden color with about a half inch of dense foam.

S: Strong belgian yeast scent with more pumpkin than you might expect (in a good way). Also banana, cloves, raisins, and of course pumpkin pie! Possibly the best part of this beer - a great smell that truly evokes the spirit of the season.

T: Slight hop bite and a deep, rich caramel sweetness that compliments the pumpkin flavor nicely. Slightly dry finish & wine-like aftertaste. As other reviewers have noted, the pumpkin pairs surprisingly well with the typical tripel flavors.

M: plenty of carbonation, I would prefer a bit less but it helps to lighten the beer and make it really easy to drink.

O: Honestly this was much better than I was expecting from a pumpkin tripel, and definitely something I'd look to purchase again! It's pretty competitive with Dogfish Head's Punkin Ale for my favorite pumpkin beer, though since they're different styles it's difficult to compare. Anyway, you should totally check this beer out if you get the chance.

Serving type: can

10-18-2013 04:46:28 | More by Erbayd
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Hoptometrist

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from the can into a tulip glass.

A-Poured a hazy dark orange color with big fluffy bright white head that left dense webbed lacing.

S- Huge ginger, nutmeg, pumpkin pie, banana, clove, fragrant floral notes, and Belgian yeast notes. Lots of sweetness in the aroma.

T- Big sweet canned pumpkin pie flavor, big spicy belgian yeast notes and clove balanced with some ginger and nutmeg spice notes, nutty almondlike notes, some juicy citrus notes, and some maple and vanilla sweetness on the finish. Finishes with moderate bitterness.

M- Prickly carbonation, fuller bodied, slightly sticky, some big alcohol warming, and dry finish.

O- Very complex and interesting beer. The pumpkin pie and Belgian tripel notes actually blend together quite well and complement each other. Lots of sweetness but it is cut by the alcohol and bitterness so it is just right.

Serving type: can

10-18-2013 04:09:38 | More by Hoptometrist
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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

10-18-2013 03:56:17 | More by largadeer
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Hopmodium

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

10-17-2013 22:08:56 | More by Hopmodium
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A decent companion to the Baltic Porter He Said.

Classic tripel flavors mixed with a soft pumpkin, not so much pumpkin pie, but more of a pumpkin shortbread cookie. The heavy pie-like flavors were absent. I feel the flavors balance nicely. Nothing to write home about, but also nothing to pass on when at the store. with 2 cans of this and 2 of the baltic porter costing a mere 9 bucks, check it out.

Serving type: can

10-17-2013 21:34:12 | More by taylor714914
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Infiniteingest

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Generally: A pumpkin flavored Belgian Tripel is literally the least exciting string of words I can imagine. Something involving "torture" might rank higher. BUT I like this beer, this time of year. Brewers can get away with mad shit during the holidays, but this ale isn't trying to get away with anything. It's honest. It's a Belgian Ale that tastes like pumpkin.

The Pour: Very nice honeyed hue.

Face in the glass: All I Can smell is the yeast. Maybe some minor notes of honeysuckle.

Temperature: Began at 44 and ended at 50. Frankly, I prefer it colder.

With Regard to Taste: Sweet, hoppy, yeasty. The pumpkin is crystal. I'm not at all excited about this beer, though I would be really proud to have made it.

Epitoma: Buy the 4 pack for the Baltic Porter, and drink this Tripel when you need to get some autumn in your mouth.

Note:

Serving type:

Serving type: can

10-17-2013 12:02:25 | More by Infiniteingest
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TruePerception

California

3.04/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Serving type: can

10-17-2013 06:54:16 | More by TruePerception
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brewtus

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can into chalice

A- pours clear orange with a two finger frothy head
S- plenty of belgian yeast, some bananna, some pumpkin,
T- starts like a refreshing tripel, some grassy notes, some citrus, has. Plenty of spices, some clove, and finishes with a nice earth pumpkin subtlety.
M- thin enough to enjoy
O- very nice take on a pumpkin beer, great combo, very creative. The pumpkin flavor isn't too obvious but it's there. I must say I liked the porter better but this is solid

Serving type: can

10-17-2013 01:54:42 | More by brewtus
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ddedhed

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev 0%

10-16-2013 00:52:39 | More by ddedhed
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Keith_R

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev 0%

10-15-2013 02:16:10 | More by Keith_R
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +20%

10-14-2013 04:57:44 | More by Sir_Goatman
He Said (Tripel) from 21st Amendment Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.