Tripel 7 Belgian Style Ale | Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
Washington, United States
scuttlebuttbrewing.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by morebeergood on 11-26-2007

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Reviews:
53
Ratings:
131
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
16.62%
 
 
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21
For Trade:
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Photo of erikm25
3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a thick honey gold with some light orange tints. Head is white and relatively minimal. There is a little lacing that clings to the edges. Sits in the glass a little cloudy and hazed.

S: Subtle honey aromas and hints of light fruits like banana and peach. Dash of coriander and even a pumpkin like smell. This was a little one dimensional and it would have been nice if the aromas were amplified since it has some pleasant aromas hidden in there.

T: Taste is much like the aromas in that there is some good stuff that is not as pronounced as it should be. Honey and spices with a strong butterscotch candy taste. Some citrus tang with candy toffee and bready roundness. Finish leaves a slight peppery kick but overall it is very buttery. The alcohol is not noticeable and as this warms some of the flavors become a little more pronounced.

M: Decent mouth feel with prickly carbonation.

D: This drinks fairly nice. Has a bit of a kick. This is was a commendable effort and I thought the price and quality were very reasonable. I look forward to getting out the brewery in the future. Good way to start a Sunday evening full of food and loud tunes.

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Photo of ccrida
3.01/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

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Photo of morebeergood
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Tripel 7 Belgian Style Ale from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
3.43 out of 5 based on 131 ratings.
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