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:
Tripel
Ranked #533
ABV:
9%
Score:
81
Ranked #46,937
Avg:
3.49 | pDev: 16.05%
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
148
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Scuttlebutt Brewing Company - Restaurant and Pub
 
Washington, United States
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Year-round
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81
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Reviews by MisterClean:
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MisterClean from California

3.13/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

At OBF.

A - Poured copper with a 1/2 finger of white head. Dissipated immediately leaving no lacing.

S - Honey and some light caramel.

T - Honey, light caramel, some belgian funk, and light bitterness.

M - Light bodied and malt dominated.

D - Average, but the alcohol is well hidden. Could improve with more complexity and a more profound hop character.

Aug 02, 2009
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BNSlums from Washington

4.07/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I am a big fan of the Belgian styles and was surprised to see Scuttlebutt with a tripel. This one is from a six pack of cans packaged on 6/26/21. Their site says 8.9abv, this can says 9.

Pouring a golden orange with a half inch thinner white head. Cloudy but not hazy, certainly a heavy ale. lacing thick and the carbonation seen upon swirling.
On the nose is a mash of banana and orange that become overpowered by a sweeping malt sweetness. Moist and bready like a glazed scone. Alcohol is detected. If any hops are present, they are floral and dry. So much yeast
On the palate the peach comes through fully. More caramel yeast sweetness and bakers dough. The can advertises a tart finish that I do not perceive. It is bold and sticky, coating the mouth.

Immediately recognizable as a tripel, it drinks lighter than say, New Belgium. It is fruit forward orange and greens but wholly malt driven. A warmer and deceptively sippy. Uniquely intriguing, I would try another rendition of Scuttlebutts tripel.

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BlueSpader from Washington

2.99/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Oct 05, 2020
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cokes from Wisconsin

3.13/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brassy, clouded honey-orange with a compact eggshell head. Lacing is moderate.
Grainy nose, with powdered sugar and banana and lemon fruity squeals. Toastier and breadier as it goes with some noted alcohol.
It begins in the mouth with a toasted dinner roll maltiness, and never goes very far. Wheat predominate. A faint pepperiness is gleaned from the yeast, but moreso a wet paper bag. Hops add a continuation of the pepper, and also the wet brown things...only leaves here. Alcohol is low and in the back.
Medium full bodied with a sagging carbonation. A tickle of it stays the course, and it doesn't feel overly fattened or sticky.
It's a failure as a tripel. This is essentially a fat American Wheat. Bland and base and boring. As such, it's not all together condemnable. The ABV is well-hidden and its fouls aren't flagrant, and it retains a decent about of drinkability. It's just misses its mark and is not interesting at all.

Dec 23, 2009
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Scuttlebutt Triple 7 Belgian Style Ale
22 oz. bottle; no apparent freshness dating
$3.99 at Total Wine & More, Claymont, DE
Great looking label!

Appearance: Obviously at least somewhat filtered, it pours a clear amber body beneath a very short-lived head of white foam. A decent collar remains, along with a partial surface covering. A swirl of the bottle brings up some yeast for subsequent pours that are much more hazy. The head retention and lacing are both limited. Tiny bubbles can be seen steadily streaming upwards.

Smell: The nose is limited, revealing only soft grainy malt and delicate spice.

Taste: Its soft and sweetly grainy malt is gently bready and a touch caramelish. Vanilla notes are imparted by the yeast along with a delicate spiciness and gently fruity notes of apple and pear, backed by more subtle peach and strawberry. It starts malty (bready, doughy) and becomes spicy (white pepper, clove) across the middle. The fruitiness becomes apparent mid-palate as well, and all of its components combine going into the long-lingering, semi-sweet finish. Some grassy hop notes appear, but they're not really noticeable upfront; and it's just moderately bitter. It's very nicely balanced, and although the alcohol never shows itself clearly (you do know it's present in the background), it does its part for dryness and lends a little bit to the spiciness as well. Really well-done!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a dextrinous edge and gently bristling fine-bubbled carbonation. Smooth.

Overall: A very pleasant and rich-but-not-overly-complex Belgian ale that's easy to drink. The grainy maltiness is superbly balanced by the yeasty spice and fruit, and it's moderate hop character and bitterness. Superbly rounded; and well-brewed.

Jun 21, 2011
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RBorsato from Virginia

4/5  rDev +14.6%

Mar 04, 2014
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Boto from Connecticut

3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber: This one pours a hazy orangish/dark golden color. There was some head and only a little lacing. The aroma is a little light for a triple. Actually some pineapple on top, followed by some wheat and citrus. The taste is good, but a little light like the aroma. Some typical tripel notes, but a little light on the spices. Some wheat, citrus and pineapple flavors. Not bad, but could be better.

May 14, 2011
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RedDiamond from Oregon

3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I enjoyed the taste of this ale, which was built along classic Belgian lines - casually sweet with spiced accents and a light ashen finish. And there was no undue heat or harsh candi alcohol. But the lack of carbonation, body, and lather were difficult setbacks to overcome. And the aroma was buttery with a dash of pepper spice. I sense there's a fine ale lurking here somewhere, but it was repressed by a few peripheral issues, perhaps related to bottling.

Dec 14, 2009
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CJfromPhilly from Pennsylvania

3.06/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours from the 22 oz. bottle a slightly hazy orange color with the standard 3 finger Belgian head. Typical high carbonation, there
s an almost champagne-like cascade of bubbles in the glass. Aroma is a muted blend of citrus, straw, and honey. 1st sip has some soft citrus notes, with a dryness I can't quite put my finger on. Mouthfeel is bright & sparkly from the carbonation, but with a modest heft. Overall, a pretty average tripel. Nothing to get too excited about, i'm afraid.

Aug 06, 2011
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morebeergood from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was the fourth beer that my wife brought back for me from Seattle. Poured from a bomber into a Belgian style tulip glass. Developed a decent sized, frothy head. The color was a dark golden yellow. The taste was better than I expected from this small brewery. If someone told me this was a tripel from a Belgian brewer, I would have been fooled. As a fan of tripels in general, I thoroughly enjoyed this offering and wish that more American versions of Belgian beers were this authentic.

Nov 26, 2007
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ChainGangGuy from Georgia

2.76/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22 ounce bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a clear, dark yellow-hued body with a tall, eminently frothy, white head. Small smattering of lace on the way down.

Smell: Faintly bready, sweetish, and hinting of butterscotch with a tart fruitiness, slight floral aspects, and a thin, albeit cutting edge of fusel alcohol in there.

Taste: Clean-tasting pale maltiness at the beginning, then a bit of sweetness and alcohol heat. A very small curious hint of butterscotch sneaks in. Floral, faintly spicy hops and a low bitterness. Lightly fruity, hinting at apples, tart pears, and white grapes. A low level of earthy, dusty spice grinds down the seconds until the sweetish, slightly boozy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Far, far from perfect, it's just a rudimentary tripel at best. Tripel 7 is not one to savor or admire, so just shrug those shoulders and throw it back.

May 27, 2011
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edglodek from Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Mar 21, 2014
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chris1919 from Florida

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.

Apr 05, 2013
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mooseisloose from Florida

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.

Feb 11, 2017
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Latarnik from New Jersey

3/5  rDev -14%

May 24, 2014
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RJLarse from Washington

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.

Apr 15, 2013
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nickfl from Florida

3.97/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - The beer pours with a small white head of foam on a hazy gold body. Decent head retention, but little lace.

S - Bready malt with a little pilsner character and some pear and pineapple yeast notes.

T - Spicy yeast up front with notes of clove and anise. A bit of pear in the middle and an odd note of green tea. Light bitterness in the finish.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Surprisingly good, I had never heard of this brewery before and the reviews didn't seem promising, but it is actually a nice beer. The malt and hops are appropriate, but the complex yeast character really puts it over the top and makes for a nice tripel.

Aug 12, 2011
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ccrida from Oregon

3.01/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bomber poured into my large St. Feuillien goblet, Tripel 7 is a dark golden orange with a chestnut center and small white head that settles to a steadfast skim and tight collar. Not a fan of these dark tripels.

Smell is off, a little vinegar, butterscotch...not good. As I work through the beer, I try not to smell it. The diacetyl dissipates some after given time to breath, but the apple cider vinegar irritatingly remains.

Taste, as scared as I was with the dark murky appearance and unappealing aroma, was not to bad. Caramel, spicy esters, drier finish. Buttery diacetyl and no phenols. Satisfying and rather smooth, with a very slight mineral, metallic bite on the finish. There is a very distinct cream soda taste that is rather pleasant but totally inappropriate for the style.

Mouthfeel is pretty light, with a bit of a flat feeling to the large bubbled carbonation.

Drinkability is not to bad, the lighter body and taste gives is a quaffable brightness and hides the ABV very well. Very smooth, it drinks more like a light dubbel. Still, there's just to much diacetyl.

Oct 13, 2008
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Cyberkedi from Georgia

3.72/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a typical clear amber-yellow with a thick white head - nothing to text about, but still acceptable. Aroma is fairly strong and mainly fruity with a malty underpinning. Flavor is fruity and malty, the former being mainly apple and pear, with a hint of honey but not too much sweetness. Mouthfeel is smooth and fairly tingly, leaving behind a faint but pleasant fizz on the tongue. Giddyap, sea horses!

Jun 11, 2011
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Bookseeb from Washington

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

Appearance has a soft golden amber color with a head that easily dissipates. Smell has a fruity, spicey mixed with the Belgian yeast with alchohol lingering. Taste is sweet n sour, spicey with a bit of alchohol that cloys after going down. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. A fair shot at the style, but lacks in body and flavor.

Nov 09, 2011
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Metaltildeath from Washington

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Jun 11, 2013
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jdense from Oregon

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

Sep 22, 2012
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BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

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

May 27, 2018
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ghasting from Washington

3.27/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jul 22, 2019
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LXIXME from New Mexico

3.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Jun 23, 2016
Tripel 7 Belgian Style Ale from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company - Restaurant and Pub
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 148 ratings