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Brewer's Art Green Peppercorn Tripel - The Brewer's Art

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

181 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 52
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Brewer's Art visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: orsulacp on 02-14-2004)
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Photo of roostor07
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

roostor07, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of mrw1zard
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

mrw1zard, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of inspektor
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

inspektor, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of nimrod979
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Caged and corked 750 poured into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Surprisingly very clear pale yellow. Thick 3/4" white head. Better thn average retention and amazing lacing down all sides of my glass. Quite a nice looking beer.

Aroma: Spicy, peppercorn, clove, light fruit, banana, biscuity malt.

Taste: Wow, the star of the show is the green peppercorn. Constant and distinct but it never seems over done. It meshes well with the lighter traditional flavors of a tripel. There is an underlying spice character and clove with some light tropical fruitiness and some mild booziness. Interesting and fantastic. works weel.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth drinking given the ABV. Oncer again. Plenty of flavors, but not overwhelming. Not something you'd drink everyday, but it comes with a nice spicy and medium body that continues to the finish. The peppercorns being a constant presence from start to finish.

nimrod979, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of nickfl
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

nickfl, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of BeerImmediately
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml into wide mouth glass. Let me start by saying this was THE hardest cork I've ever met... Forced me to use a wine opener!

Pours w/short white head over an extremely clear and bright golden body. Visible carbonation. Some lacing.

Faint aromas... Could've used more. Bready, with some rubbery phenols.

Flavors contain a fairly high hop bitterness (for the style), followed by the gym sneakers, and just a taste of tropical fruit, which is quickly overtaken by a thick lime paste. Strange, but interesting.

Mouthfeel is pretty light, given the 9%. Strong carbonation makes it pretty prickly - maybe a touch too much.

Had this on draft last week and had to pick up a bottle. It's a fun one, and really well done. Just don't expect traditional Belgian Tripel ... But maybe that's what they're going for.

BeerImmediately, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pulled out from the cellar at meridian pint outside of DC

The beer pours an initially clear slightly golden yellow (more straw than golden) with a generous amount of sticky white head. Towards the bottom of the bottle, the thin yeast sediment gets stirred up and flocculates into my glass. The nose is initially a subtle honey-herbal peppercorn that becomes down-right potent green peppercorns as it's given a chance to warm. The taste is a unique blend of the sweet tripel base followed by a herbal/bitter peppercorn aftertaste. It deliciously pairs with my meal. The mouthfeel is as expected - a bit of sweetness/booze, light/medium bodied carried by an intensely flavorful peppercorn bite. Honestly, I wasn't a fan of this beer initially (when it was cold) because the bitterness came off weird/unappealing, but everything smoothed out in due time. This beer is damn good and completely worth seeking out if you enjoyed CBC's Sgt. Pepper.

ThePorterSorter, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of Hanzo
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Hanzo, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of brez8791
3/5  rDev -26.5%

brez8791, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of yourefragile
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

yourefragile, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of Jspriest
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Jspriest, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev -2%

nmann08, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of daysinthewake
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

daysinthewake, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Never got a chance to try this when i was at The Brewers Art several years ago. Glad to be able to find it.

This is a true tripel. Lots of bready character with a full body and the pepper is definitely there. It pops in on the back side of the ride and lingers and lingers, but doesnt seem to overpower the beer at all. At least for me.

If you're used to heavier beers, the pepper will probably seem more subtle. If you're still getting used to bigger beers, the pepper might bother you a bit.

Overall, I vote that this is an excellent tripel. There are many American breweries making belgian style ales, but few pulling them off to this level.

RblWthACoz, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of GaryMarkle84
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

GaryMarkle84, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of cpetrone84
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is lightly pale golden yellow with a bubbly tan head. The nose is nice, yeast up front with a light pepper behind it and some nice lemon, very juicy,with a solid citrus orange hop in back. The taste is much more hoppy and sweet. Yeast is still pronounced in front, great peppery spice behind but the hops are very syrupy and juicy and don't transition well. Light lemon zest then orange citrus and a blast of tangerine with a moderate bitterness in the finish. Creamy medium body with a soft feel and solid level of carbonation offering a semi dry finish.

cpetrone84, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of KevinTK
5/5  rDev +22.5%

KevinTK, May 30, 2012
Photo of harrisjohnson
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

harrisjohnson, May 13, 2012
Photo of mothman
3.18/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beige head. Color haze vibrant gold.

Aroma: peppercorn up front. Very dominating. A lot of spice. Yeast. 

Taste: peppercorn again up front backed up with a lot of spice. Almost reminds me of mint. Yeasty and bready. Very odd.

Moutheel: dry and spiced. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Ends spiced.

Overall, very unique but not something I want a lot of. Not too true to the style.

mothman, May 07, 2012
Photo of whitecluster69
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

whitecluster69, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of YobroitsJoe
4/5  rDev -2%

YobroitsJoe, Mar 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

JxExM, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of twiggamortis420
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle courtesy of lackenhauser pours a very hazed, light gold color with a massive cap of white head. Not a gusher, but the cork popped with mad force!

Ohhhh, the tripel yeastiness here smells terrific and very Belgian. The peppercorn is light, but definitely there and adds a nice zest to it. It reeks of apricots, green grapes and clean tropical alcohol...all things I have noticed in the best of tripels.

Yea...its damn good! The rotting fruit is off the hook with a major blast of alcohol and sweet, sugary grain. The peppercorn stays mostly in the background, and I might not even have noticed it blind. The mouthfeel is perfect...creamy is almost not a good enough descriptor. Not too sweet and not thin at all...very nice. This is my first Brewer’s Art beer and I am very impressed. Authentic, flavorful, yeasty and delicious. Peppercorns are more noticeable when warm and also upon burping. Excellent beer, would seek out again, for sure.

twiggamortis420, Mar 01, 2012
Brewer's Art Green Peppercorn Tripel from The Brewer's Art
91 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.