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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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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

leprechaunandfatman, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of HardTarget
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Hazy yellow glass fails to hold much of a head, no lacing.

Smell: Pumpkin pie spices with some fleshy papaya esters. Spices notes at a good level that lets some grainy malt come through.

Taste: Pumpkin pie spices are firm, go a bit dry and powdery in the finish Balance is pretty good letting the malt, spice, ester flavors meld.

Mouthfeel: A bit flat, very dry, light body, almost watery

Overall: An enjoyable beer with a firm flavor. Not going to be fro everyone, but a nice sipper.

Thanks to Illudium for the sample!

HardTarget, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of Brendan1984
4.75/5  rDev +26%

Brendan1984, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of DaftPatrick
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

DaftPatrick, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of ncstateplaya
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

ncstateplaya, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of Sarmartay
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Sarmartay, May 24, 2014
Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Patches826, May 09, 2014
Photo of MrGone
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

MrGone, May 08, 2014
Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Birdlegs, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of jagada
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

jagada, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of SnifterLifter
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

SnifterLifter, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of mpenning13
3/5  rDev -20.4%

mpenning13, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of scottbrew4u
4/5  rDev +6.1%

scottbrew4u, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of Rojada1988
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Rojada1988, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of Zdrummer15
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Zdrummer15, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

BeerBuzzGuy, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of Brenden
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Brenden, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of DSkilling
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

DSkilling, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of Mphis
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Mphis, Mar 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

DrunkinYogi, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of vkv822
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

vkv822, Feb 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Texasfan549, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of asaharyev
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

asaharyev, Feb 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

razorsdescent, Feb 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +26%

Necropsy, Feb 15, 2014
He Said (Tripel) from 21st Amendment Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.