Abbey Trippel | Triumph Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Very Good
10 Ratings

Brewed by:
Triumph Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
8-10% ABV

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-09-2003

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of AAG
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blameo
4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of ArtZan
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of mmarv74
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of mikeg67
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Samples at the Triumph, Princeton. Pours hazy orange hue. Aroma is of sweet tropical fruit, yeast, caramel malt and hints of hops. The body is medium, crisp. Flavors are of Belgium yeast, caramel malt and tropical fruit, some hints of hops as well. Very enjoyable tripel.

 271 characters

Photo of BeerNemesis
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Triumph "Abbey Trippel"

Triumph's notes:
"Belgian ales are famous for their complex flavor, incorporating fruity esters, phenols, and higher alcohols. Our Trippel is a strong, somewhat sweet beer fermented with Trappist Ale yeast. Served unfiltered in a snifter"

Hazy mix of gold and tangerine hues with a big, creamy and frothy head. Lacing coats the side of the glass.

There's a splash of juicy citrus fruits upfront, citrus hops, candi sugar. It also detect a soft whiff of banana in the back. Nice and sweet.

Complex mix of really sumptous fruits -- orange peel, banana, and grapefruit stand out -- and nicely balanced citrus hops. The banana also comes in at the end rounding things off. My biggest complaint, is that the candi sugar is overpowering and cloying. The phenols are certainly there (it's 10% abv) but they're nicely sublimated by the other flavors. Otherwise, much more complex and tasty than anything else I've had from Triumph lately!

Thick and creamy. The level of carbonation is excellent!

Very enticing. The sweetness is out of place, but even it has its allures.

 1,143 characters

Photo of AltBock
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was able to get Triumph's take on a Belgian Triple at the Princeton location on 3/1/08. They served it to me in a small Snifter.

This Triple poured a hazy tangerine orange that had a medium sized head of white foam. The head of foam had really good retention that left behind tons of white foamy rings and streak after streak of white lace. The aroma was heavy with juicy citrus fruits, citrus hops, candi sugar, and a tiny splash of banana at the end. I thought the banana at the end was a nice touch. The taste was also heavy with bitter citrus hops, citrus fruits, candi sugar, a slice of grapefruit, a dash of pine, sweet alcohol, and just like the aroma, it too ended with a tiny splash of banana. This one was a full bodied beer that had a thick aftertaste of citrus hops, citrus fruits, and a big taste of alcohol. It didn't bother to mask it's high ABV%. I'm not sure what the ABV% was because they didn't post it on the board and the bartender didn't know either. I really enjoyed Triumph's take on a Triple. It was so good that I had to have 2 of them.

 1,065 characters

Photo of acrawf6
3.61/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours out a slightly hazy orange hue with a thick small head in their snifter. Now they say they are serving it around 50 degrees, but it seems a bit colder.

Smell. Not too strong of an aroma, has a nice sweetness and spiced.

Taste. I think the coriander is the dominant flavor. It's has a very mild flavor, pretty neutral. a decent sweetness, but just seemed a touch off with the carbonation.

Mouthfeel. A touch thinner than others. Has nice balance though.

Overall i'd say this is the best beer i tried here (or top two). I really like how they have snifters specifically for this beer. I am quite surprised to see how many people ordered it. ok, but not great.

 676 characters

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lightly hazy, amber-orange color and is topped by a thin wisp of a head. The carbonation is mid to low in level. The aroma is fairly non-descript, but has notes of sweet grain, some estery notes, and a certain earthy quality. The taste is soft and fruity up front with notes of orange, apple, and perhaps some pear. The taste then moves to a herbal note that is accented by some spritzy notes of carbonation. The beer then finishes off with some spicy notes of pepper and ginger. I definitely like the various flavor components that make up this beer, though I think that if this was bottle conditioned it would be just that much better. This beer has that sort of earthy, estery, almost coriander like, note that makes me think that they used a yeast strain derived from Chimay.

 787 characters

Photo of NiceGuyMike
3.66/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I tried this one morning while killing some time. Served in snifter. Ice cold is my main complaint.

Appearence is dark golden, cloudy with a decent white head. I could not get any sort of smell out of this due to it's temp. begin with, as stated above, it was ice cold so I was initially hit with bitterness. As the glass warmed I got some sweet maltiness and that typical "Belgian" yeast flavor which was good, also spiceyness kicked in. Not a bad brew. Also as it warmed I got some more smells but nothing to write about.

Not the most drinkable beer. For one, I had to wait till it warmed up a bit to fully appreciate it, second, it was a bit too spicey for my tastes.

I was thinking of telling the staff about it being too cold, but I figured it would fall on deaf ears. They didn't seem like the most interested bunch.

 852 characters

Abbey Trippel from Triumph Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 10 ratings