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He Said (Tripel) - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

289 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 289
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 11
Gots: 22 | 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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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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

dertyd, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of rodlavers
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
Photo of vfgccp
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

vfgccp, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

JeffTheJuice, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of micromaniac129
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bright golden amber in color with a tall rocky head thats brilliantly white.
The aroma smells like banana ice cream. Wheat malts and yeast follow.
It tastes like a tripel but I don't get any pumpkin taste. Some yeast and malts and a bitter warming finish.
It's not bad, but not good either.

micromaniac129, Oct 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

johnny29er, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of Mess
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Mess, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Wrex68, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of Dreamer
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Dreamer, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Solid 1/4 inch of head that sticks around as long as it can falling to a mild lace ring. Color is a bright hazy yellow.
S - Well it smells like a good Belgium Triple. Fruity with a mild chalky yeast smell but not alcohol is nice. Where is the spice or pumpkin?
T - Well it doesn't taste like your average triple it has a smooth butternut squash kind of flavor that reminds me of sweet potatoes. Spices take a backseat as a mild alcohol burn hits the tongue and finish with a mild bit of hops and fruity yeasts.Not bad at all!
M - Medium bodied kind of shows the ABV a bit but is relatively smooth.

Overall for $2,50 it was pretty sweet. I like smooth Triples that hide the ABV well so it's a winner for me. Very sweet vegital taste as well.

DrDemento456, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of jhawth
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured into a DFH snifter. Pours a cloudy golden light-orange with a foamy, finger-and-a-half head.

Aroma: Sweet vanilla-y malt notes, pumpkin spices and Belgian yeast spiciness.

Taste: Follows nose, though pumpkin character is somewhat more muted. Finishes with that excellent, characteristic tripel spiciness.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium-bodied.

Overall: Delicious, interesting beer. Both an excellent tripel and a refreshing departure from the more common pumpkin beer styles.

jhawth, Oct 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

JJStorm, Oct 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

ejimhof, Oct 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

IdrinkGas, Oct 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

garrisonp, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

$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.

3.75/3.25/3.25/3.5/3.25

JohnGalt1, Oct 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

grittybrews, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
2.89/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

Goblinmunkey7, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Cboat, Oct 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

justinbrown, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

pathman, Oct 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

stncttr908, Oct 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

brycevolk, Oct 21, 2013
He Said (Tripel) from 21st Amendment Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 289 ratings.