He Said (Tripel) - 21st Amendment Brewery
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3.3/5 rDev -12%
$2.50 for the can.. pours with a surprisingly short lasting off white head atop a fairly clear light orange brew.. decent lacing.
A weird mesh (mess) of spices.. something that isn't in all pumpkin beers though... I would guess some ginger and perhaps cardamom. anise?? Odd and the yeasty phenols and much lesser esters are present, but this is a trainwreck IMO.. Just don't dig it.
The body and carbonation are much more in line with a standard Tripel.
Just don't care for it... mostly a drain-pour.
10-23-2013 04:31:48 | More by JohnGalt1
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
3.64/5 rDev -2.9%
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.
10-20-2013 01:46:39 | More by VelvetExtract
3.81/5 rDev +1.6%
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...
10-20-2013 01:07:53 | More by philbe311
4.69/5 rDev +25.1%
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.
10-19-2013 00:33:20 | More by LordVodka
4.19/5 rDev +11.7%
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.
10-18-2013 04:46:28 | More by Erbayd
4.33/5 rDev +15.5%
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.
10-18-2013 04:09:38 | More by Hoptometrist
He Said (Tripel) from 21st Amendment Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.