Tripel 7 Belgian Style Ale
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company - Restaurant and Pub

Tripel 7 Belgian Style AleTripel 7 Belgian Style Ale
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Style:
Belgian Tripel
Ranked #531
ABV:
9%
Score:
81
Ranked #43,997
Avg:
3.49 | pDev: 16.05%
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
145
From:
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company - Restaurant and Pub
 
Washington, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  3
Gots
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SCORE
81
Good
Tripel 7 Belgian Style AleTripel 7 Belgian Style Ale
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Reviews: 59 | Ratings: 145
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.39/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can purchased from Total Wine in Daytona Beach, FL. Best by 6/8/18, keeping that in mind.

Poured into a wine glass, a very bright glowing orange honey marmalade color arrives with a fluffy head of 2 fingers, receding to a fingernail after a short while. Mild lacing.

Doughy bread and mild bubble gum yeast meet the nose with faint clove and pepper, and slight parsley.

Flavor comes off very sweet, much to its demise. Wit-like pepper, sticky honey, candi sugars, white bread crusts, watermelon candy, and faint peppery hop.

Feel is syrupy, despite the well-lit carbonation; it feels like I'm drinking karo syrup.

Overall a bit of a miss for me. I can see an earlier version of me gushing about this, because it's so sweet and accessible, but at this point in my more experienced palate I just can't finish it - I need more yeast character, and perhaps a bit more hop.

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Photo of beertunes
3.19/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz can poured into 12oz tulip. Poured a very cloudy orange-yellow color with only about 1/4 inch of white head that dissipated quickly and left light lacing.

The expected yeast spiciness was at the forefront of the aroma, with some light grain base.

Very similar on the tongue, yeasty esters and mild grain.

The body was a bit fuller than I prefer in the style, and had a semi-sweet finish.

Drinkability was solid nice, I knocked off a sixer of the course of a week. Overall, a solid enough example of the style. Worth a shot if you see it

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Photo of chinchill
3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle in Florida.
Huge and foamy beige head over a clear but lightly hazy amber body.
This is a mild but we'll balanced Belgian Triple. Sspicy fruit flavors with faint banana. Lively mouthfeel.

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Photo of tone77
3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of fruits, malts. Taste is malts, light fruits, some alcohol, slightly sour, hints of vinegar. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, but there are much better examples of the style.

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Photo of Jimlikesbeer
3.51/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Small head poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass that dissipated quickly. Light amber color that is slightly translucent. Taste is good but not outstanding. Sort of a sour taste that disappears quickly. Definitely a Belgian style. Smooth and no bitterness. This would be a good summer ale. Refreshingly delicious!

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Photo of gandres
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle to wine glass
Sight: light amber, golden orange color, hazy, cloudy, small off white foam
Smell: pleasant aroma, fruity
Taste: slightly bitter
Mouthfeel: creamy, dry finish, good follow through, long bitter aftertaste
Overall: Very good beer. ok to repeat, look for
drank: Sunday, April 30, 2017 9:03 PM

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Photo of mooseisloose
3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Popping the top on this Trpel 7 I get a waft of yeast. Pours into a SAPP to a cloudy bright yellow with a two finger off white head. On the taste this brew has a nice thick mouthfeel, followed by a classic Belgian sweet and spicy taste but the taste doesn't linger deeply like a typical Belgian it fades quickly to a more sour slightly bitter middle, but returns for a spiced aftertaste. Without the weird middle this would be solid.

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Photo of mactrail
3.69/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Handsome amber brew with plenty of foam in the Kasteel chalice. I look back at the decade-old scores and I think this has improved considerably in the last few years. It's still a flabby and malty bloated beast, but the meaty taste and the silky drinkability make it decent enough.

So wheaty and rich. Moderately sweet but the Belgian yeasty flavor is seductive and it dries out just enough for the aftertaste. Not as clear a flavor as the typical sharp fruity Tripels, but this doesn't taste of alcohol either. An interesting and respectable addition to the Washington beer scene, even if it's made by Scuttlebutt. From the six-pack of 12 oz bottles purchased at The Market in Anacortes.

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Photo of LiaLia
3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Decent, but not much of a tripel, the yeasty/spicy notes that you expect from the style take the background. However it hides the alcohol quite well, one of the more easy drinking 9%ers I've had.

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Photo of FrancisM12
3.11/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Decent beer. Gotta love the abv (9%). Which is well hidden. But the finish is a bit strange. Maybe too sweet. Certainly worth a try. However, you probably won't love it. There are better Belgian ales out there.

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Photo of ckornmannn
3.77/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle, pours a hazy amber. Good smell, sweet, bread, coriander, fruit. Not very effervescent, but I think for me personally it helps because a lot of tripels are too bubbly and strong on the coriander for my tastes. Overall a good beer, I would buy it again.

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Photo of brojas91
2.97/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Second beer tonight that doesn't taste like it should and that is disappointing.

A- Hazy gold with little head

A- apple, citrus, tropical fruits, really fruity.

T- really fruity like the aroma, don't taste the alcohol, taste more like a shandy or saison.

M- medium bodied, barely any carbonation, kind of taste flat.

O- When i bought it I thought i was buying a tripple, and still thought so when I first tasted it, after realizing it was a Belgian Ale, I wasn't that more impressed, it is overly fruity which is not what I typically look for in beers. Even in a Belgian this is a little too sweet.

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Photo of hellobeerz
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - A golden looking Belgian beer, perfect color.

S - You get a sugary sweet smell like any other triple.

T - The 9 percent alcohol is well hidden for the most part. You get the sugary bubblegum fruity taste with a dry semi-bitter finish.

M -Drinkable, very clean and crisp. You can drink a 6 pack of these and still ask for another.

O - I picked up a 6 pack for only 7 dollars at my local total wine. And this is honestly a STEAL. Go pick this up, it has a low price, high drinkability, and a high ABV. hahaha. You wont be disappointed.

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Photo of RJLarse
3.82/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I bought a bomber of Triple 7 in a bottle store. Poured into a Saxo tulip glass.

Pours a rich gold color, clear with a bit of chill haze, and a creamy white head.

Smell is a soft sweet scent. Pear and melon aromas.

The taste is also typically Belgian, soft sugary fruit flavors, with a mild dry bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean.

Overall not a bad Belgian ale. I'm not much on the style, and I'm sure I have had better, but this is good.

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Photo of HerculesRM
3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a chilled glass, has a small head of fine bubbles. Clean aroma. Tastes of spice and subtle candied apricots with pleasant amount of bitters that linger on the tongue. Full body, great mouthfeel. I rarely drink tripels, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Well done, sirs!

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Photo of chris1919
4.48/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

There are times when you want the high alcohol content (this one is 9%) without getting punched in the taste buds with it. I gave the taste a 4.5 because I have had Tripels with more flavor, but rated the mouthfeel a 5 because it is so smooth and easy. I was pleasantly surprised to really enjoy this beer.

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Photo of JoeyD
4.16/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was an enjoyable beer that was a pleasant surprise. Easy to drink, flavorful and not boring. The flavor didn't disappear after a few sips like some beers tend to do.

A - Reminds me of an unfiltered Hefeweizen--hazy gold with an off-white head.

S - Pleasant smell, like honey and banana.

T - In line with the smell, it's sweet up front with hints of honey and banana. A bit dry in the middle, with subtle spiciness. Finishes smooth leaving a pleasant aftertaste--like a mix of banana and cloves. Not too strong of a flavor, definitely subtle yet sweet and delicious. I could see myself drinking several of these in a session--not too bitter or sweet.

M - Low carbonation, smooth, drinkable

It might not be the best Tripel, but it was still a good drink. Will definitely buy again. It's relatively inexpensive with a high ABV that is well-hidden by its full flavor and drinkability.

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Photo of Hopswagger
2.65/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

P: Slightly hazed copper body with a topping if white thin milky head that fades rather fast and leaves a wet ring around the glass.

S: Starfruit, peaches, apricot preserves, pears, yellow apples, wheat grain, pineapple, artificial syrup flavoring and lime. Has almost a dairy character to it. Dry timidly musty yeast, and weeds. Aroma is dialed down.

T/M: Not like the fruity nose. It has an odd aftertaste of spoiled fruit and bitterness similar to bitting into kale. Butterscotch comes to mind for the weird after math. Artificial banana and an odd spice profile. Body is nice and sticky with a subtle dose of carbonation. Overall taste is off and cheap.

O: Not a fan of this beer but I didn't expect too much for such a cheap tripel offering. Nose is nice and body was well done. Taste is just not appealing.

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Photo of tzolandz
3.01/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

this was actually a very tasty beer. lots of nice banana notes and a slick mouthfeel.

ratings reflect the fact that it isn't well reflective of a tripel at all. it did not have any of the crispness or spice that i would have expected and the hops seemed a bit heavy handed. as others have said, this seems to lean more toward a belgian-style IPA (and a good one at at that) than a triple.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium golden amber with a fine half finger white head with good retention and massive lacing. Light aroma of Belgian yeast, cloves, sweet malt, slightly buttery. Flavor of caramel malt, cloves, Belgian yeast, light citrus. Finishes with a much lighter flavor with a slightly astringent bitterness from hops and spicing. Medium bodied. A decent American tripel, but somewhat light on the finish and flavor progression.

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Photo of jdense
3.08/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz. bottle obtained from West Richland WA Wine and Beer, consumed in chalice 9.21.12.

Clear orange/gold body, several small streams of rising carbonation under pure white head, medium dissipation with some lacing. Yeast is pretty prevalent in the nose, dry, malt-driven, a wee bit of floral hops. Taste mirrors the nose, a little bit of curacao orange notes, but the malt bill is so dominant that its hard to pick up on much else, including the floral hop notes. Mouthfeel is just on the light side of medium, decent effervescence. Could have used a bit lighter hand with the malts. Pass

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Photo of dhannes
4.12/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sauternes Glass and allowed to warm up for a minute or two.

A=Moderate gold...not much different than most lagers around here, including the Summerfest from Sierra Nevada I had earlier today.

S=Strong presence of peaches.

T=Cream and floral with standard Belgian proflie; impressed initially, but flavor seemed to not develop. Some citrus (orange) aftertaste. Bitterness at first, but dissipated quickly. Tried to see if I could taste the butterscotch others noted but would describe it more like cream soda. Could not taste the alcohol. Finish had a hint of lemons.

M=Nice body, but a slight film presence noticed about half way through.

O=I don't drink many Belgian style ales; from what I have tried, this seems to be a lighter version of the style, both in body and flavor.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
2.97/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from tasting notes.

Pours out a semi-hazy amber color with a fizzling flash head and no real lacing. Smells of medium amounts of Belgian yeast with peppery garnishes and plenty of clove and booze. Tastes of pear and bananas with the same light peppery garnishes as the nose, but gets rather harsh and boozey from the mid-sip onwards. Texture is somewhat thick and syrupy as well due to some undercarbonation. Not the best Belgian-style Tripel I've had, but I do appreciate the effort given.

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Photo of billab914
3.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into my Ithaca glass. It poured orange amber in color with a spotty white lacing scattered around the top of the beer.

The aroma shows some banana and clove like spices coming out of the Belgian yeast. It has a pretty big bready, sweet maltiness to it. A little bit of a citrusy, orange flavor is there as well.

The taste has more of the sweet, bready, candied malts to it up front. The finish is where more of the Belgian yeast starts to add banana and clove spices. It has a little bit of a candied orange like flavors to it as well.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being below average for the style. Overall it was a pretty decent and drinkable beer, but it wasn't one that really stood out in the style. Not a bad American version though.

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Photo of hogrider
3.87/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into oversize wine glass, yellowish ale resembling a lager; fizzy head that quickly disappears leaving a spotty lacing in the glass. My nose reveals a fruity mix of mangoes, bananas and a hint of pineapple. It goes down easy and smooth leaving a sweet aftertaste. I like it! Will be getting several bottles next time...and folks don't forget to support your local brewery DRINK BEER. HOG

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Tripel 7 Belgian Style Ale from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company - Restaurant and Pub
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 145 ratings