Tripel 7 Belgian Style Ale | Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

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Tripel 7 Belgian Style AleTripel 7 Belgian Style Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by morebeergood on 11-26-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
135
Reviews:
56
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
16.33%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
21
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 135 |  Reviews: 56
Photo of Braz
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of grittybrews
3.42/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

$1.89 for a 9-percenter? Okay, I'll try it.

Poured a clear orange-amber into a tulip with a finger of loose white head. Fairly strong, sugary aroma with plenty of banana and clove.

Moderate carbonation and a light, somewhat thin mouthfeel. Bready malt up front followed by sweet banana and a touch of spice on the finish, which has a slightly metallic quality.

Nice aroma, but a little thin on flavor. Would have never guessed this was a 9% brew, though -- very light for a tripel.

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Photo of powdersoldier
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of jdense
3.08/5  rDev -10.2%
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 RJLarse
3.82/5  rDev +11.4%
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 Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of doughanson78
2.48/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Twist top bottle. Didn't realize that until about 10 minutes after this review. Weird. Haven't seen that since my Bud Light days.

A: Hardly any head or lacing. Lots of carbonation. Nice golden color. Little haziness.

S: Stinky. Almost like skunk cabbage. Smells sour. Something I've smelled before but can't quite place. Almost rotten bananas. Sour fruit. Maybe doughy? Yeah uncooked dough, I think. Little grassy. Not liking the smell at all.

T: Very light taste at first. Very spicy after. Very mild bitterness. Sweet caramel, butterscotch towards the back of the tongue. Finishes with a 9% alcohol aftertaste.

M: Very fizzy. Tingly from the carbonation. Very light-bodied. Thin.

O: Not impressed at all. Was hoping for more as this is my hometown brewery. Live about 2 minutes from it. Never been there though. First Tripel so maybe after a few more I'll come back and re-review this. Won't buy again (for now).

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Photo of froghop
3.14/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours a semi-hazy orange with a thin white bubbly head that goes away quickly, not much lacing.

smell of fruit, spice, pepper, roasted nuts, and some malt.

taste is creamy, carbonated, spice, sweet fruit, some caramel, and some roasted nuts, ends a tad bitter.

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Photo of KajII
3.42/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Best served in a Trappist glass]

Poured a medium yellowish-amber almost strawlike in color with a large bellowing creamy white head that was mostly lasting and had excellent lacing. The aroma was strong of caramel malts, flowery hops and an earthy yeast with notes of banana, pears and a mild alcohol tinge. It tasted lightly sweet with hints of banana and pears at first then became slightly bitter with a strong yeast presence and a slight warming sensation after the swallow. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and extremely creamy in texture with a very soft carbonation. Overall a mild tasting belgian ale that is very appealing and quite easy to drink, considering the high alcohol content that you never taste.

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Photo of Dougwillhike
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

Photo of Scott_McCool
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Briken
2.93/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Hazy orange amber, white foamy head with okay retention. Yeasty and very lightly sweet aroma. Sweet fruit, light cherry and light bready finish. Lingers cleanly. Slick light feel.

Aroma is pleasant but subtle and not to complex. A nice easy flavor but very one-dimensional and very light. Really a very easy drinking beer but it’s really too easy. There’s no real flavor just high ABV and a bready sweet beer. Great for the uninitiated and for a bar serving a high ABV beer that’s easily accessible but not really one to compare against other tripels.

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Photo of MisterClean
3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

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Photo of npendres
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of mooseisloose
3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
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 Bookseeb
2.97/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

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Photo of Clydesdale
3.42/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a lightly hazy yellow-orange color. The beer appears to have been filtered to a degree; this is relatively bright and clear for a tripel. A medium-sized off white head forms with a frothy/foamy texture. Some foamy patches of lace do stick to the glass.

S: Some sweetish notes up front. Tart and somewhat spicy yeast esters are evident. It's more fruity than phenolic, with definite notes of pears and golden apples. Perhaps a light berry aroma as well. Alcohol seems to be hidden pretty well.

T: Some sweetness from pale malts up front. Actually rather grainy, at least for the style. Fruity notes are prominent, again featuring pear, golden apple, and light berry. Lesser notes of spice, with faint clove character. Hop bitterness is low but detectable, with faint grassiness. Light alcohol presence works reasonably well with the rest of the flavors.

M: Medium body. Carbonation is medium, but this beer is a little less effervescent overall than many other tripels. A bit of alcohol warmth. The finish isn't nearly as dry as I would have liked from this type of beer.

D: This isn't a bad beer, or a bad tripel, but it's got some flaws. It's a pleasant, drinkable brew that falls on the tame side. For the style, it's got a fair amount of residual sweetness and lacks the bracingly dry finish you might expect.

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Photo of Arithmeticus
3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured chilled in flared glass

A: cloudy yellow; little head; decent carbonation; no lacing (!)
S: very inviting; white chocolate, melon, honeydew
T: very good Belgian-style ale; pear; not sweet; not bitter; rather boozy, so a good ride; but it lacks the refinement of a classic Belgian tripel
M: viscuous; needs better clarity

Overall, a decent solid beer; not the finest example of its style, but a fine beer nonetheless

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Photo of Nerudamann
3.95/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter glass.

Look – light amber color, a little hazy, with about half a finger’s worth of foam that dissipates quickly. Kind of slow carbonation.

Smell – somewhat fruity, malty, but still a hop presence. Maybe some citrus elements.

Taste – definitely a citrus and clove type of vibe. Malty at the beginning, but the bite of the hops comes into play near the end of the middle. Clove finishes out the tasting. The abv bites a little bit in the finish as well.

Mouthfeel – pretty well balanced, but leans a little more toward the watery side.

Overall – Not a bad brew at all. Good taste, and decently interesting to think about.

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Photo of mthomp081
3.24/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Thomas_Picton
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of VaTechHopHead
3.02/5  rDev -12%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Nice dark golden color, a little hazy, but zero head and lacing. Not very impressed.

S - Pretty faint for what is normally a quite aromatic style of beer. All the aromas are very light and there are subtle hints of candied sugar, a little orange, and some biscuit. Again, could be a heck of a lot stronger.

T - At least the taste isn't so bad...everything leading up to the initial taste leads one to believe that this beer is a complete flop. There are nice sweet flavors of Belgian sugar, a nice lemon/orange taste in there, and it finishes sweet. Not nearly the best Tripel out there but it tries to save face a little.

M - Body is a little thin for me and the carbonation could use a little ramping up. No hint of alcohol though. Aftertaste vanishes quickly as well.

Overall not too impressed, the base work for a solid Tripel is there but the overall product is lacking. On the positive side it cost me $4 for a bomber.

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Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

Photo of Hopswagger
2.65/5  rDev -22.7%
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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Tripel 7 Belgian Style Ale from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
3.43 out of 5 based on 135 ratings.
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