Malmgård Emmer Tripel
Malmgårdin Panimo

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Style:
Tripel
ABV:
8.3%
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Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.4 | pDev: 16.18%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
3
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Malmgårdin Panimo
 
Finland
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Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

2.63/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

BOTTLE: 50cl. Brown glass with a simple orange label. Branded pry-off crown cap.

8.30% ABV. 33 EBU. 13 EBC.

Served cold into a mason jar in Kuopio, Finland, where it was acquired at a local Alko. Expectations are above average on account of the brewery.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: ~3 fingers in width. Off-white colour. Okay frothiness and creaminess. Average complexion. Decent consistency. Leaves no lacing as it recedes. Retention is above average - ~3 minutes.

BODY: Dull copper. Not very appealing. No yeast can be seen within.

Appears well-carbonated. It's a mundane appearance for a tripel. More vibrance is needed, and some visible lively Belgian yeast would be a nice touch.

AROMA: Honey. Malty sweetness. A hint of biscuity Belgian yeast. That's all I find.

No rich crystal malt, decadent Belgian malts, delicate hops, breadness, etc.

Okay at best for a tripel. Not sure what they're after with this...

Aromatic intensity is average.

TASTE: Follows the aroma, with a twist: there is some nice breadiness to it after all. But the yeast doesn't seem to have control of the beer and the build lacks cohesion. The malt profile does lean Belgian, with biscuity bready sweetness evident, but it never commits to the degree traditional Trappist iterations of the style do.

Okay balance (it's a bit sweet). Average duration, depth, and intensity of flavour. The delicate fragile subtle malt notes found in the best expressions of the tripel style is absent here. Simpler than most beers in the style, to its detriment.

TEXTURE: Overcarbonated. Smooth, wet, full-bodied, thick, and overbearing - without ever being as bready as a good tripel should be. This isn't the proverbial "meal in a glass" a good tripel ought to be. A bit syrupy and sticky.

Decent overall presence on the palate. Overall, this texture fails to elevate the beer as a whole.

OVERALL: Not a bad tripel by any means, but it definitely needs work. Far from Malmgard's strongest offering, but drinkable.

C- (2.63) / BELOW AVERAGE

Jul 26, 2015
Malmgård Emmer Tripel from Malmgårdin Panimo
Beer rating: 3.4 out of 5 with 3 ratings