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 #43,973
Avg:
3.49 | pDev: 16.05%
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
145
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Scuttlebutt Brewing Company - Restaurant and Pub
 
Washington, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  3
Gots
  25
SCORE
81
Good
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Reviews: 59 | Ratings: 145
Photo of blackc5
3.84/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber at abour 48F.

A - Fairly plain in that the head is minimal, the color the expected (nothing wrong with that) and little in the way of lacing.

S - Lots of toasty and grainy malts backed with subtle spicing and Belgian yeast and tart apples.

T - About as it smells, but better. This is nicely balanced and quite enjoyed the level of spiciness and yeast, the mild tart citrus fruit, and the peppery kick.

M - Overall, light and smooth, but lacking in carbonation.

D - Despite the lower than normal carbonation, this is a good tasting beer and fairly value priced. I enjoyed it overall.

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Photo of cokes
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.

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Photo of RedDiamond
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.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.55/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz bomber into a tulip.

Appearance: nice slightly opaque tawny golden color with almost no head; what head there was dissipated quickly.

Smell: quite subtle; malty and very slightly tart and fruity. Not bad, but I would have liked more of it.

Taste: smooth malt flavor with a little bit of toastiness/biscuitiness to it. Not much in the way of fruit or ester flavors; it's not bad, but it could be a lot better.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a little creaminess to it. Again, not bad, but not particularly exciting.

Drinkability: for all its mediocre qualities, it's still a perfectly reasonable tripel and is quite drinkable despite its ABV.

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Photo of MisterClean
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.

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Photo of froghop
3.14/5  rDev -10%
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 erikm25
3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
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 -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.

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Photo of morebeergood
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.

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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