Spectra Trifecta | Founders Brewing Company

Spectra TrifectaSpectra Trifecta
BA SCORE
3.62/5
282 Ratings
Spectra TrifectaSpectra Trifecta
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Kolsch-style ale brewed with chamomile, ginger and lemongrass.

20 IBUs

Added by ThatsThatDude on 07-20-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,500
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
282
pDev:
13.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
55
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 282 |  Reviews: 65
Photo of MisterBookman
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Commandophile
4.39/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mmorris15
3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ummswimmin
3.89/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Barton
2.46/5  rDev -32%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Tastes like herbal tea and beer mixture. Drain pour

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Photo of sourlinus
3.34/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gregaroo
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

4-26-16 - Bottle at Sienna on the Square in Pittsburgh. A fine beer, but I'm not a Kolsh guy.

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Photo of mattmarka1
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TFB5
3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Think beer infused with chamomile tea.

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Photo of Jordanmtate
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhillyNole
3.26/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MikeZ9654
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Spicy kolsch. Not too shabby. Kind of similar to horchata by blue moon

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Photo of ejimhof
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dankenstein716
3.13/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Had this on tap. Was very earthy. Quite floral and has an odd ginger finish.

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Photo of red94tt
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ONUMello
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle dated 8/31/15 poured into a stange
A: Golden color with a 1/2-finger head that quickly settles
S: Lots of chamomile/lemongrass as described along with solid light malts
T: Matches the nose though the chamomile is a bit overwhelming
M: Light and crisp, would be good on a warm summer day
O: Can't say I love this as it's one-dimensional but still nice to try & still fresh given the age

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, bottled on date 08/19/2015. Acquired a single bottle of this stuff at the local bottle shop.

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - Golden body on the pour, very cloudy with yeast sediment. Conjures only about a finger of white foam head that falls to a ring. Looks very nice.

S - A floral and spicy nose - ginger zest is very apparent, which evokes a citrusy / lemony aroma. The ginger definitely dominates. Notes of bread / cinnamon emerge.

T - Taste is the same - huge blast of tart, juicy, and spicy ginger flavor. Evokes flavors of lemon & citrus. Not entirely sure how to feel here; it's nice, but not really traditional of the style. Mildly bready. The ginger definitely dominates.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, tart, and easy-drinking. Light-bodied with good carb.

Overall, not really identifiable as a kolsch style ale. Definitely a nice summer beer; crisp & refreshing. Very juicy, but the ginger dominates the other ingredients.

Founders Spectra Trifecta -----4/5

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Photo of Cotton_27
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of DonnieHops
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Luv this beer. Germany meets Japan meets Hippies....Bright yellow flavor bomb. Drinks like strong soda pop for grownups.... If ya dig ginger, but don't want the sugar rot of ginger beer, this will do wonderfully. 5.9% is perfect ABV to give a buzz but not wobble.... Hints of chamomile, honey and lemongrass pair perfectly with the substanial ginger chew..... So unique in a crowded beer world that's getting derivative and redundant... Great with Asian food, or just to pound on a sunny day!

Another home run from Founders.....and another Founders funky cool label..... Great stuff!!

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Photo of jcluth
3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chillin
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
4.21/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

*****I am rating this beer against the brewers intentions.....not for my specific taste****** The Spectra Trifecta was good....but for me one was enough. There is a lot going on with this beer. It poured a golden yellow with white head and floaties. The scent carried ginger and chamomile. The taste was heavy with lemon grass and ginger with hints of chamomile. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it was ok.

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Photo of SMH_NWI
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Spectra Trifecta from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 282 ratings
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