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He Said (Tripel) - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

343 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 343
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 10
Gots: 26 | FT: 1
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)
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Photo of Zach122
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Zach122, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of ksimons
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-a hazy golden color with two fingers worth of white head that sticks to the glass

S-pale malt, earthy pumpkin, and light pumpkin spices

T-interesting concept at first, pale malt backbone, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices, and Belgian yeast, but I'm becoming a bit tired of the pumpkin by the end.

M-medium body, spicy carbonation

Overall an interesting concept beer, but I would rather the two styles have been separated. Not sure I'll be revisiting this.

ksimons, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of pourmeadrink
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

pourmeadrink, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of lupercmda
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

lupercmda, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a snifter, the beer is a bright, hazy, honey-gold coloring with only a very thin, sparse coating of white head. Aromas of subtle pumpkin sweet, coriander, cinnamon, nutmeg, apricot, clove, and bubblegum. Rich, sweet, and spiced, all together in a balancing blend. Flavors are pumpkin sweet and cinnamon and nutmeg spiced on the forward tongue, with a more heavily spiced character on the tail end, more typical of the Belgian styles, with some fruity sweet notes, as well. Coriander and clove join the pumpkin spices, leading to a moderately spiced, tangy sweet aftertaste. Mid-bodied and very crisp, with a linger of spices in the tangy sweet finish. Solid brew.

GarthDanielson, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of Georgiabeer
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I used to live in Seattle and I was an avid attendee of the Elysian Pumpkinfest every year- such great beers, not just by Elysisan of course, but they always had an amazing six or eight different varieties of pumpkin beers they brewed themselves, and most were very good, and they surely were creative. I was excited to see that Elysian was involved in this. This pumpkin tripel is not bad at all, but perhaps a tad on the sweet side. Nicely spiced with fall spices, and with a touch of pumpkin creaminess. I'd like a bit less sweetness and a bit more pumpkin- not just the spices, still I enjoyed it well enough.

Georgiabeer, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of BigMike
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

BigMike, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of IronLover
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Golden yellow with an orange hue and a deep haze. Poured with a short white foam that quickly reduced to a wispy cap. Spicy coriander and sweet pumpkin aromas with belgian yeast notes underneath. Medium bodied with smooth viscous feel and tangy semi-dry finish.Sweet pumpkin flavors and spices throughout. Tangy hop bite in the middle leads to a semi-dry finish. Much bigger pumpkin presence than I had expected. This was excellent. 

IronLover, Nov 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

mikeburd1128, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of rawfish
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

rawfish, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of acp21178
4/5  rDev +6.1%

acp21178, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of FUwolfpacker
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

FUwolfpacker, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of DerekMorgan
4/5  rDev +6.1%

DerekMorgan, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of Jackofallbrews
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Belgian Tripel brewed with pumpkin, tarragon and galangal (Thai ginger.)

Aroma: Mild banana and clove phenols from Belgian yeast. Mild herbal ginger character, but restrained. Some sugary sweetness present.

Appearance: Deep gold in color with a slight haze. White Belgian lace on the edges of glass, but fades soon after the pour.

Flavor: I get sweet malt and sugar up front. Nutmeg or clove flavors mixed with herbal allspice/or anise. Body is light to medium. This beer ends dry but not astringent. I do get some minimal pumpkin flavor/earthy finish as it warms. Spicing is very subtle in this one.

Overall: A nice tripel first. The quiet spicing plays well with the esters and phenols from the yeast. A well balanced and drinkable beer to pair with fall foods.

Jackofallbrews, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of firedwarftj
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

firedwarftj, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of sneaks2210
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

sneaks2210, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of brez8791
3/5  rDev -20.4%

brez8791, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of AgentMunky
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a St Bernardus goblet.

A: Hazy-clear gold. Light head fades quickly, but lacing is good.

S: Vaguely metallic, fairly heavily spiced. Merest whiff of pumpkin might be my wishful thinking.

T: No, there's definitely some pumpkin here. Along with indiscriminate cloves. Other than that, a slight Belgian flowery-spicy yeast thing is going on, with lightly sour fruit, and a mixed finish.

M: Crisp, spicy, compelling.

O: Overall, a disappointment, but not unpleasant. If you're really looking for pumpkin beers...

AgentMunky, Nov 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

kushlash23, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

JimmyFlatRock, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of chefhatt
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this from the can, it has orange color body with a small head. The aroma has a light smell of spice. The taste has a light spice to it, a little pumpkin but not much. The mouthfeel is smooth and leaves a little bite and overall has a good form or the belgium tripel.

chefhatt, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of jesus808
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

jesus808, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can with a freshness date on the bottom.

This beer smells like pumpkin pie ... seriously. No idea what the floaties were but I did not pay them any attention and kept on sipping, perhaps some proteins settling out? This beer is kickin with a lot of complexities to deal with, yet another great pumpkin ale to come out ... good timing as I had just about given up on the style.

LOOK: Sticky and sudsy, clear but turbid ... odd

SMELL: Spiced pumpkin puree, floral alcohol, peppery, faint honey

TASTE: Medium body, very smooth, stone fruit, dry maltiness, stodgy pumpkin, pie spice, peppery alcohol, mild phenols, leafy hop, clean alcoholic twang, lingering spicy finish, lands dry

Jason, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of Morey
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Morey, Nov 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

MLaVioletteJr, Nov 10, 2013
He Said (Tripel) from 21st Amendment Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 343 ratings.