Millstream Raspberry Tripel | Millstream Brewing Company

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Millstream Raspberry TripelMillstream Raspberry Tripel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Millstream Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
millstreambrewing.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by AmericanGothic on 06-23-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
15
Reviews:
4
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
22.64%
 
 
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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by sonata2008:
Photo of sonata2008
3.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer was served in a 12-oz glass.
Appearance: Very cloudy gold in color with about 1/2" of white foam and a fair amount of lacing.
Smell: Lots of fruit, raspberry, apricot, peach. No hops detected and not much of a malt aroma either. Just a very potent fruit aroma.
Taste: This beer was definitely all about fruit--lots of raspberries as the name implies, but I also tasted lots of apricot and a slight bit of banana in the background. And, as expected from the smell, there was little in the way of hops.
Mouthfeel: Very nice mouthfeel. It had a huge amount of body, just bordering on syrupy.
Overall: Not bad. It would make a great dessert beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of pourmeadrink
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Eric908
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of DubbelTrubbel
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of Duff27
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of AmericanGothic
3.97/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Unibroue tulip.

A: Pours a hazy orange color with 1/2 finger of off-white head. Some retention and lace.

S: Sweet malt, good spicy tripel esters, light raspberry underneath. Quite pleasant.

T: Spicy, sweet bready malts up front quickly transition to a flash of raspberry on the finish. Pepper, raspberry and light fruits linger on the aftertaste.

M: On the light side of a medium mouthfeel with a little syrup that coats the tongue.

O: I like this. Wasn't sure what to expect as Belgian styles are not typical for Millstream. It's a bit of an oddball, but still quite enjoyable.

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Photo of Thompson
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of kellont
1/5  rDev -71.3%

Photo of Dactrius
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sampled last night on 10/15/15. Comes in a 12 ounce bottle that I picked up yesterday at the Hy-Vee in Plattsmouth, NE as part of a 'Make your own 6" for $8.99. Picked up 2 of them actually. No date on bottle but the reviews here were from 2012 & 2013. Bottle looks exactly the same as in the picture. So maybe Millstream brought it back (?). Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "CHEERS-BOSTON" handled-glass stein.

Brew pours a reddish-golden in color with a thin white head. Some spotty lacing was seen that stuck to the edges of the glass when sipped. A good amount of bubbles are seen rising up form the bottom of the glass after the slow pour. Aroma is of sweet malts with a hint of raspberry. Pretty much is said for the taste as well with a very light hint of spice. Not sweet at all but actually has a slight tart and bitter finish. It's a decent brew. Lighter-side of medium bodied with good carbonation.

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Photo of ALC82
3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bennetj17
2.46/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This brew bears little resemblance to most Tripels I've had. There's a deep golden hue, slightly hazed,but the head is non-existent with only the occasional slow bubble arising from below. Where's the carbonation? The first smell makes me think of cheap malt liquor. I get a hint of sweetness and faint raspberry notes, but otherwise no other esters/fruit/yeast or anything resembling a Belgian Ale.

The taste has some intense candied maltiness, and sort of an artificial raspberry twist. It's suprisingly alcoholic and burns a bit at the finish. I'm not liking it much at all. Mouthfeel is a bit syrupy with too thin a carbonation for style.

I can't really say anything good about this beer at all. It's like they made a terrible Tripel and thought to add some cough syrup-like artificial raspberry flavor to boot. I can't believe they could have used real raspberries in this. I recommend you stick to German styles Millstream.

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Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of egrace84
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Kingcurio
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Millstream Raspberry Tripel from Millstream Brewing Company
3.49 out of 5 based on 15 ratings.
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