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He Said (Tripel) - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

284 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 11
Gots: 21 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

FriedSlug, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of thecheapies
3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

After a humble half-inch of head settled, a halo of translucent white tops a hazy light orange beer. Missing is a big fluffy head for a tripel.

A spicy nose with popping notes of coriander, cardamom, clove, and cinnamon and a striking semblance of toasted pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin-y spice and pepperiness pulls away from what could've been a more respectable chewy bread note. Nuances of apricot and sour orange and oily sunflower seeds. Some candi sugar evident. Really, there's a bigger nuttiness than a tripel would normally actualize on its own.

Sharply spicy with a burning zing from overactive carbonation--probably some booze mixed into that effect, also. A little more bready/biscuity now with salty cracker dryness. Tastes steeped of pumpkin seeds and light roast. Tangy vegetal notes remind me of inedible fruit parts (stems, leaves, seeds). Coriander and cardamom bright again with a little allspice mixed in. Cinnamon is even more muted, thank goodness. I was hoping this to be unique, and it is. You can tell Elysian handled the squash/pumpkin elements of this beer. Respectable, and one-of-a-kind, but not sold on the effort. Esters remind me a little bit of bitter orange and pear. Another too-spicy craft abbey ale. Overly spritzy, but the body is decently sculpted. Promotes hard water feel. Not minerally, just smooth and round.

All in all, this installment of the He Said duel is a good beer.

thecheapies, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of Jeffreysan
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a gorgeous, hazy golden yellow with a half of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed wispy clouds that almost completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very yeasty, floral and fruity, as a triple should. Lots of pumpkin and spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar, which complement the typical triple aromas of banana and clove.

Taste: Excellent! Backbone is all Belgian triple, yeasty with notes of banana, clove and freshly baked sourdough bread. Then there’s the pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, all-spice, which beautifully complement the typical triple flavors. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 8.2%, there is a pleasant alcohol warmth on the palate.

Overall: This is a damn good triple! I really enjoy the addition of the pumpkin beer flavors to the typical triple flavors. I’m certainly getting this again.

Jeffreysan, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

bacher468, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of qchic
3.3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Looks like a tripel-yellow gold with a slight white head coating the surface. Ripe fruit (apple, banana, pear, citrus) and spice (besides typical clove, nutmeg and cinnamon) in the aroma. Very dry with some fruit flavor in the beginning, then bitterness, ending in alcohol warmth with a touch of creaminess. Just a whiff of the pumpkin pie spices as I exhale after a sip, but not sure that I'd get that if I wasn't looking for it. Not a great example of a tripel.

qchic, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of Jenna
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Jenna, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of QuentinCall
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A beer whose kindred spirit is Really Good Bran Muffin or Paper Rose -- a simple, approachable entity that the majority of those encountering it might not readily deem ... definitively stellar. That said, I WILL eat superior bran muffins with some frequency and paper roses are hella hard to make so, like, mad props, you know?

QuentinCall, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of Davepoolesque
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Davepoolesque, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of mdcflacal
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Looks cloudy. Golden to orange in color. Not much head. Lacks characteristic foam and lacing of a trippel but it's not a standard trippel either.
Some spice on the nose along with a bit of malt sweetness.
I like the mouthfeel. I like my pumpkin beers to have a bit of fullness to them.
The flavor of this beer is a little mixed. My feeling is that the flavors from the yeast are not suited for melding with the spices that were chosen.
Interesting beer, but not really working for me. Not bad, I just think it would need some revision with the spicing or malt selection to strike a balance with the yeast that would make it more enjoyable.

mdcflacal, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, cloudy, orange-brown in color, moderate carbonation

Smell: pumpkin, cinnamon, and light Belgian spices

Taste: pumpkin, cinnamon, lemon, Belgian spices, and tropical fruit

Mouthfeel: sweet, medium bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: I appreciate the different take on the style. The pumpkin is more present at the beginning and meshes well with the tripel flavors. Creative..I would get this again.

tigg924, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of Kmlund
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Kmlund, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

mrosenfeld32, Oct 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

KevinGordon, Oct 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

DaveAnderson, Oct 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

outoffocus, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

AngusOg, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of GTB
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

GTB, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of Bubbles
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Bubbles, Oct 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

ncelauro, Oct 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

jerefreakinmiah, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

mquinn919, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of dertyd
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

dertyd, Oct 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

rodlavers, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of BB1313
3.1/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

BB1313, Oct 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

vfgccp, Oct 26, 2013
He Said (Tripel) from 21st Amendment Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.