He Said (Tripel) - 21st Amendment Brewery
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3.88/5 rDev +3.5%
This beer takes some time to settle, lots of roiling activity continuing well after the pour is finished. It finally settles a clear gold-orange with what appear to be some yeasty floaties swimming around. The head is creamy and tight, just slightly tinted, and drops slowly to a solid foam. Lacing consists mostly of patching mixed with spotting.
With the spicing, some sweet and mostly the less sweet kitchen variety, and the pumpkin flesh, it does bear a resemblance to pumpkin pie. Some of the spicing and the earthier tones may be the Belgian yeast and, while there's a subtle sweetness, there's not as much as the style can give. That's not a bad thing, and it works for this beer. Lots of peppery spiciness and floral hops lend complexity to its overall character.
There's a bit more fruitiness in the middle of this beer, and the alcohol's a bit hotter. It's still mildly sweet and very spicy, lots of pepper biting, earthy and, with the leafy hops, leaning much dryer into the finish. It gets quite a bit sweeter as it goes, downright juicy at one point. Pumpkin flesh works pretty well in the midst of it all, though not as well as the nose altogether.
The medium body offers a nice, creamy smoothness off a light crispness. The overall effect is clean, even as it dries out into the finish.
03-15-2014 20:22:59 | More by Brenden
3.79/5 rDev +1.1%
12oz : tulip
Hazy, golden yellow with a foamy, white head.
Clove phenols and lightly fruity esters from the Belgian yeast primarily, with lightly sweet and malty pumpkin and Belgian candi sugar notes.
Medium body, foamy carbonation. Slightly dry finish.
A well done Tripel with the pumpkin playing a light, pleasant role.
02-18-2014 09:17:57 | More by vkv822
3.94/5 rDev +5.1%
Pour: A bright and clear golden yellow, with a delicate head that leaves no lacing.
Aroma: The pumpkin in this one doesn’t overpower the aroma. I get all those good tripel smells. There’s Belgian yeast funk with banana, clove, and citrus all over the place. The pumpkin sort of sneaks in at the end.
Taste: Caramel sweetness, with some alcohol warming, and that Belgian yeast up front. The pumpkin makes itself apparent as well, with cinnamon and clove spiciness backing it up. There is a slight bitter twinge that hits me rather well, and a nice dry finish.
Overall: I like this one better than the porter. The pumpkin and spice seem to add quite a bit more to the beer, and it balances out nicely. I never would have thought to make a pumpkin tripel.
02-16-2014 15:42:40 | More by asaharyev
3.96/5 rDev +5.6%
Received as an extra in a trade and poured in to my Duvel tulip.
A - Pours a nice cloudy golden hue with suspended particulates throughout. There was a one finger head that faded almost immediately to leave light wisps and a thin halo.
S - Aromas of caramel, esters, clove, wheat, faint pumpkin, candy sugar, light bread.
T - Taste is interesting, a pumpkin ale crossed with a tripel. Light pumpkin, ginger, belgian yeasts, candi sugars, clove, light spice notes. Pleasant.
M - Mouthfeel is a bit on the sharper side, higher carbonation. Not much alcohol.
O - Overall, this was an interesting combination. With there was a bit more pumpkin in this one but overall, quite tasty.
02-06-2014 21:40:49 | More by rudzud
3.96/5 rDev +5.6%
12oz pour into a snifter
A) 4- Looks like orange jello with a light, soft head
S) 4-Smells like pumpkin, clove, sweetness, cardamom, orange peel, wheat and belgia.
T) 3.75- Crisp and bitter off the bat, candy, light pumpkin, more clove, light hoppy finish. Sweetens over the course of the drink.
M) 4.25- Big body, nice carbonation, nice sweetness, not overspiced. An interesting beer overall.
O) 4.25.... higher? possibly.
01-31-2014 01:32:28 | More by Legend_of_Troybrau
3.46/5 rDev -7.7%
A: Pours a hazy gold with a finger of white head that fades into a frothy ring with decent lacing.
S: A mix of Belgian and pumpkin spices with candy sugar and flora lavender notes following. There are some sweet bread and light fruit notes bringing up the finish.
T: Belgian and pumpkin spices are strong here with slightly bitter yeast flavors following. There are some subtle notes of candy sugar and fruits, but it's mostly spice and yeast.
M: Medium-light body with mid-high carbonation, this beer is fairly light and crisp except for the lingering bitterness.
O: A solid beer, overall. The mix of pumpkin ale and tripel works alright, though I wish there were a bit more depth in the flavor and less bitterness.
01-23-2014 03:09:57 | More by n2185
3.74/5 rDev -0.3%
A: The beer is relatively clear golden yellow in color but has lots of particulates floating in suspension and a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high dense beige head that quickly died down, leaving a thin film of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas that somewhat resemble ginger are present in the nose, which I presume are from the galangal. Notes of pumpkins also become perceptible as the beer warms up.
T: The taste has flavors of ginger along with stronger notes of pumpkins, Belgian yeast, candi sugars and spices. Little if any alcohol is noticeable.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer to be a rather nice blend between a Tripel and a Pumpkin Ale. It's a nice treat for the fall season if you like pumpkins but want a beer that's a little different compared to the rest.
01-16-2014 03:27:55 | More by metter98
He Said (Tripel) from 21st Amendment Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.