Three - Triple Anniversary Ale | East End Brewing Company

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Three - Triple Anniversary AleThree - Triple Anniversary Ale
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Three - Triple Anniversary AleThree - Triple Anniversary Ale

Brewed by:
East End Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by psinderson:
Photo of psinderson
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This review is from a sample glass poured from a swing-top bottle that I had at the Sharp Edge Creekhouse.

Appearance: Cloudy golden yellow, thinnish white head.

Smell: Caramel-like maltiness combined with a spicy yeast undertone. Some alcohol was also present in the nose.

Taste: A bit hoppy up front but that quickly faded to a spicy, yeasty, clean finish. There's a definite caramel maltiness.

Mouthfeel: Just a bit thinner than I expected with lower carbonation.

Drinkability: The smooth and clean finish make this quite drinkable.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of akorsak
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 1 liter swingrop bottle purchased at Capone's.

A: The tripel poured with what appeared to be a cranberry Ephemere hue. That had me a little worried that this was a fruity tripel. Luckily a close inspection after the pour revealed a normal tripel color (as if anything from East End can really be called normal). The golden hued ale is clear with no sign of sediment. A decent-sized head on pour does not lace in the glass.

S: The nose is a burst of coriander, peppery with a candi sugar sweetness that softens up the bitterness.

T: The ale has a huge flavor profile, easily overwhelming the palate on the first few sips. The coriander continues to power through the taste, creating a peppery hot taste. That coriander is tempered by candi sugars but assisted by a warm boozy heat. The beer's finish is strong, full of dry yeast and a touch of hops that leaves a long bite on the palate.

M: The mouthfeel is a little too boozy for my preferences. The coriander profile's intensity is nice but that and the booze tend to crowd most everything else out.

D: At 9%, this liter bottle is a nurser. I may not even finish the whole thing tonight.

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Photo of flexabull
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of EGledhill, thanks again!

Pours a bright gold color with a nice large white head of small bubbles.

Aromas are floral, yeasty, a bit white wine like, and some crisp apples.

First sip... wow! This beer is a mouthful of flavors. Quite surprisingly hoppy. Very crisp, dry, bitter, with a tart fruity punch. Very crisp green apples, pear, doughy breads, spicy yeast, and subtle sweet and creamy malts in the background. Lots of nice and complex flavors going on here. Very tasty.

Excellent mouthfeel. Very full, with a nice crispness from the carbonation.

Drinkability is quite good. This is a big and tasty Triple. Man... Scott @ East End Brewing puts out some tasty brews. You guys in Pittsburgh have a little gem putting out some tasty stuff!

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Photo of Deuane
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Bright, clear golden yellow with a thin white head that reduced to a veil of film and left spotty lace.

S-Spicy clove, fruity yeast esters and notes of apple and pear.

T-Clove and coriander spiciness upfront with backing notes of apple/pear. Some alcohol pressence and a touch of honey/candi sugar sweetness.

M-Medium bodied and a bit on the syrupy side. Spiciness lingers long.

D-Well done brew with plenty of flavour and a nice spicy kick. A beer to be proud of for EEBC third anniversary, here is too MANY more!

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Photo of rabsten
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'd been sitting on this bottle for, like, ever. Every time I started to open it I'd get all "Man, I'll never get another chance at this again" and then put it away. Then the new job came through and Scott started pimping newer, shinier special brews on his site and I said, just like that dude from Risky Business who wasn't Tom Cruise or Joey Pants, "What the fuck."

Man, this was a good beer.

Cloudy blonde pour into an East End pint, fluffy white head with great lacing. Cloves, anise, corriander in nose. Spicy hit on back of palate, sweet malt up front. Slightly dry mouthfeel that opens up towards the end and quite drinkable for the alcohol content.

Like I said it's a good beer.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to brentk56 for this brew.

1 Liter Swing Top

Poured into a chalice a cloudy golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger fizzy white head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some nice yeast notes, corinander, slight bananna. The taste is sweet, malty, with nice yeast notes, and some nice corinander and other spices. Medium body. Very drinkable, this is a nice Tripel, glad to have had a chance to try it. Also, never had a bottle like this before.

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Photo of brentk56
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color with a modest head that drops quickly to a thin layer of foam but leaves some bold shards and dots of lace on the sides of the chalice

Smell: Boozy aroma and not quite what I would expect from a tripel, with some yeasty lemon and green apple tartness overwhelming the candi sugar; although different, it is rather intriguing

Taste: Up front, there is some sweetness amidst the growing yeasty complexity, with the tripel character in full force by mid-palate; after the swallow, the peppery lemon and green apple flavors from the aroma arrive and dominate the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with relatively low carbonation for the style; warmth down the gullet

Drinkability: An unusual take on the style but I would like for the more traditional tripel flavors to contribute more throughout the tasting experience

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Photo of grandq
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy gold, almost the color of honey, which I pick up strongly on the nose along with yeast and a fair bit of alcohol. Sweetness heavy with apples, pear and grapes hits the tongue, becoming heavily spiced and hoped before the alcohol hits strong. Lowish carbonation but not terribly syrupy, with a boozy presence. As one might guess from the frequent references above, this doesn't hide the alcohol terribly well, but still a nice stateside version of the style. Thanks to RblWthACoz for the bottle, a solid intro to a brewery I've been looking to try.

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Photo of Hojaminbag
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A golden/orangish body that is fairly translucent. A pretty fluffy white head that doesn't last long and doesn't lace the glass at all.

Smells very sweet like sugary candies and some fruits. A little bit of breadiness in there too.

Tasty. Sweet malts up front followed by a good amount of yeastiness sweetness with some peppery characteristics. Just a little boozy in the finish. A pretty thin feel.

Pretty drinkable for a 9ABV beer. I like it.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy gold with pretty much no head. Nose is thick with dough and citrus. Thick, I say! Flavor is carrying much of the same aspects with a real "bright" profile, if you know what I mean. Oh wait. Maybe you don't because you probably haven't had it yet? Also seems to be a slightly noticeable alcohol on it. Feel is slightly low on carbonation and the liquid is decent. Overall this isn't too bad a tripel. The alcohol shows a weeee bit and it kind of takes it down a notch. But for an American brewer to be putting something out this nice says something. Try it if you see it.

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Photo of mikereaser
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 1 L swingtop on 5-8-10.

A - Pours a hazy cloudy rusty orange/brown with 1/2 inche of white foam that quickly disappeared

S - hints of apple & pear on top of cloves and sweet malts

T - Corriander and cloves hit you right away, then apple and pear notes, just a hint of alcohol warming left, thick with a honey sweetness

M/D - medium-heavy bodied only because its kind of syrupy. good flavor and even though its kind of heavier, it doesn't fill you up and makes you go for another.

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Photo of tpd975
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to SeaBass for bring in this treat.

Cool one litre swingtop.

A: Pours a pale yellow hue that is slightly cloudy. Very small head with little retention. It does manage hints of spotty lace though.

S: Light sweet malt with hints of summer fruits like apples and pears. A blast of yeast followed up by a touch of spice.

T: Very similar to aroma. Nice bold yeasty start with hints of the summer fruits. Spice, sugar, and lots of honey. Sweet, yeasty, with a touch of spice describes this one.

M: Medium in body, smooth.

D: Not too bad, not my favorite of the style though.

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I made my first trip out to east end the weekend before new year's and this is what I decided to pick up. I am reviewing this one as I finish it from my Duvel tulip glass.

A- Body is a lightly translucent golden yellow. An aggressive pour produces a 3 finger head that quicky fades to a thin collar. Body has uniform (thin) cloudiness.

S- This one has a strong sweet nose upfront. Fruity esters and bready yeast mix to make it sweet. There is also a huge presence of alcohol in the nose-more so than in most of this style.

T- Big fruitiness (apple, white grape, citrus) upfront with a sweet bready yeast backbone. Fruity sweetness intensifies for the finish as the hop profile emerges. Subtleties from the initial flavor linger on the palate along with a big alcohol bitterness/warmth.

M-Low-medium carbonation and light body full of alcohol slickness.

D- This is a great triple that Scott put together. Too bad it is limited. Hopefully his 4-yr anniversary brew will be just as good!

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Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 1L swing top poured into a nonic pint glass. Appears a clear golden amber color with a finger of fluffy off white foam. Nose and flavor consist of spicy yeast, fruits such as apples, pears, bananas, black pepper, clove, coriander, sweet bread and malt. Approaching full bodied for a tripel with decent carbonation levels and a slightly sweet finish. Happy 3rd EEBC!

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Photo of jasonm
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Here it is, East End's 3rd Anniversary beer. Has it really been 3 years since that first night at Kelly's? Anyways, on to the beer. "Three malts, three hops, and three years" promises the label on the 1liter flop top bottle. Served in the Chimay chalice.

A - Pours a orange/yellow color with slight haze. Starts off with soapy white head that receded to a thin skim of white foam. Does leave full sheets of bridal lacing on the sides of the glass.

S - There is a pale, crisp, Pilsner malt type aroma that builds into a sweeter aroma of banana esters. Fruity aroma also has a vinous grape quality. A slight hint of tropical fruit of pineapple and coconut.

T - Grainy sweetness followed up with an assertive floral hoppy bitterness. Sweetness returns on the finish with a sugary, grape bubble gum flavor. A touch of spice from the alcohol on the back of the palate.

M - Medium bodied with a well-round slickness that coats the entire palate. Carbonation is delicate, but prevalent throughout.

D - Another winner from Scott and his gracious cast of volunteers at East End. Nice mix of Belgian and American going on, although not the in-your-face hoppiness that the Ugly American had. Alcohol presence is minimally felt.

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Photo of ffejherb
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1-liter swing-top bottle into half pint, courtesy of Deuane.

A - Poured a clear golden body with sparse carbonation and half a finger of white head that retained as a patchy film and left a modest amount of lace on the glass.

S - Yeasty nose with clove spiciness, fruity esters and fleshy tree fruit.

T - Spicy and yeasty character with hints of clove and black pepper. Mildly sour with some Brett notes, which works nicely with the fruity, citrusy flavor of the brew.

M - Medium body with a syrupy texture and mild carbonation, the latter of which provides a subtle bristly mouthfeel.

D - Nice Belgian style ale that was easy to drink with a well-concealed alcohol presence.

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Three - Triple Anniversary Ale from East End Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 16 ratings