He Said (Tripel) - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

399 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 399
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 11
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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 Jadjunk
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

No label information. He Said is brewed in the style of a Belgian Tripel with pumpkin and spices added. Available in 12 oz. cans alongside the other He Said (Baltic Porter) beer in the He Said canned 4 pack. Brewed in collaboration with Elysian Brewing, this is the second year this beer has been produced. I have kept a can from the first year to do a vertical test.

Poured from a 12 oz. can to a tulip glass. Served above 46º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp, fizzy butter white head over a golden amber body with mild haziness. Retention is good, lacing is light and streaked. 3.75

(Smell) The aroma is exactly like a Belgian Tripel with little to no mention of added spice nor pumpkin. Smooth wheat malt with a soft sweetness and a cidery, acidic yeast profile to match. Light spices of coriander and white pepper play true to the style, but at this stage, it would be difficult to pull pumpkin or additional spice beyond those generated from the yeast. Potency is medium. 3.75

(Taste) The flavor of this beer is primarily a Tripel, and a pumpkin ale second. Fluffy wheat malt with a subtle sweetness and a spicy yeast profile joined by a spritely coriander. This beer finishes on a note of vegetal pumpkin rind and flesh with a slight edge of nutmeg on the finish for a subtle accent of pumpkin pie, but the beer is considerably more of a Tripel than a pumpkin ale. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) The texture is slick, smooth and modestly dry. Carbonation generates a medium brisk bite for a moderately crisp mouthfeel. The body is medium+ for the style, medium/heavy overall. Balance is slightly spicy and dry over sweet. Alcohol presence is mild, there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) An overall enjoyable ale, although the pumpkin and spices only play a minor role in the flavor, this beer is much more of a Belgian Tripel than anything else, but it's a well-made Tripel nonetheless. A good beer for the conclusion of summer and transition into early fall. 3.75

Vertical Review:

2013 (1 Year aged): The appearance is slightly creamier, frothier buttermilk head that retains equally well, the body tone is a tone darker amber with more haze and light sediment in tow. The aroma does a much finer job at revealing the caramelized pumpkin flesh, ginger and nutmeg spices, which have met the potency of the Belgian Tripel notes to create a significantly more complex nose. The flavor also reveals far more pumpkin meat and body than the fresh batch, although the flavor altogether comes off as slightly more boozy and dry. The spice blend of nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon come through much stronger as well. Body is slightly heavier than its fresh vintage, medium dry. I am fairly convinced that this beer changed recipe significantly over the past year, as this vintage tastes far more like a pumpkin ale and less like a Tripel. Regardless, it aged quite well and was equally preferable to the fresh batch.

21st Amendment Brewery's
He Said Belgian-Style Tripel
3.75/5.00

Photo of rusty3335
2.94/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of logicalparadox
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

A: Pours beautifully into a snifter. Looks like a good tripel should look. Nice head, lacing sticks to the glass. Pretty solid head. Golden elixir vibe entices you to your first sip.

S: Fruity notes waft up, along with some faint bubble gum. Some spice notes are there, but most of the nose is standard for a tripel.

T: I get a whole mix of fruit punch and tutti frutti flavors, inter mingled with the distinct belgian yeast character that one would expect. I'm not getting much pumpkin, but it could just be well-incorporated with the rest of the brew.

O: A good brew, but not quite so unique as I was expecting.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -34%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4.04/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Great pumpkin beer with a little funk. Smooth and different from typical pumpkin beers. Love it.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.36/5  rDev -11.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.6%

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He Said (Tripel) from 21st Amendment Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 399 ratings.