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Willoughby Abbey Road Trippel Bock | Willoughby Brewing

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Willoughby Abbey Road Trippel BockWilloughby Abbey Road Trippel Bock

Brewed by:
Willoughby Brewing
Ohio, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-09-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of cooncat
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving was in a standard pint glass at the Willoughby Brewpub. This surprised me, as usually, for this strength beer, they serve in a 10 oz. goblet. (guess I got a bargain!)

The brew is a golden and hazy color, with a cap of foamy white head. Head retention is about right for a brew with this much alcohol. There remains a thin white topping for the duration of the beer.

The nose is Belgian all the way, with a light clove and some very light banana noticed up front.

Taste follows the nose quite respectfully, and I would compare it favorably to Duvel in flavor and mouthfeel (though Duvel is no where near this beer in strength). The 10.5% ABV does not make an appearance in the taste, and is only noticed by a slight warming in the tummy as the beer is quaffed. The drinkability is high, so enjoy this one slowly with food and friends.

I've had several Belgian offerings from WBC, and this is their best effort so far, IMHO. Definitely worth trying if you visit their brewpub in downtown Willoughby, OH.


PS: This is NOT a Bock, as in the name, but a Belgian Trippel. Hope the Bros. can make the correction.

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Photo of brewboy65
4.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Although the description here states tripel bock (which I assume is a misprint), this beer is actually a Belgian Tripel. For a 10.5% alcohol beer, this Tripel is amazingly smooth.
The malt/hop balance was exceptional, starting out somewhat malty, but finishing dry. I have found it difficult to find American brewed Triples that aren't cloying. This one is not.
The flavor and aroma are full of banana and clove, very similar to Belgian Ales brewed at the Unibroue brewery in Montreal.
If you're a Belgian Ale fan, do yourself a favor and don't miss this one!

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Willoughby Abbey Road Trippel Bock from Willoughby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 2 ratings
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