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:
3
Gots:
21
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 135 |  Reviews: 56
Photo of tzolandz
3.01/5  rDev -12.2%
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 Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of powdersoldier
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
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 Braz
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of adkieffer
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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 dhannes
4.12/5  rDev +20.1%
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 -13.4%
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 avisong
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of billab914
3.42/5  rDev -0.3%
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 +12.8%
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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Photo of Alysa
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of theholdsteady
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of piclee
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of strongaf
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of tfsimpkins
1/5  rDev -70.8%

Photo of sizemore84
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of ssll1
3.93/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Okay, first of all, this is not a tripel. Nowhere near the complex and arresting flavors you will get with that style. But if you can get beyond that, this is a surprisingly delicious beer.

How to characterize it? It’s something like an IPA with Belgian yeast, but with a strong wheat ale influence as well. I like it better than Stone’s Cali-Belgique, for example, and although I do love IPA and Belgian beers (and make no mistake, I really enjoy all of Stone’s beers, especially Cali-Belgique, which is maybe one of the coolest beer names ever), I am even a bigger fan of wheat beers, so hopefully my preference in this case makes some sense.

I would have to guess many of those who have tried this beer and taken the time to review it online (admittedly a select, knowledgeable, and most importantly caring subset of beer drinkers, which is why I like to come to this site whenever I try something new) are likely thrown by the brew’s claim to be a tripel. On that basis, it clearly fails. But if you can consider it on what you encounter in the glass, whatever the brewers were shooting for, you may find it very good.

And as a postscript, it is ridiculously smooth and deceptive for 9% ABV. Be careful with this one, especially the first time out. It might talk softly, but it carries a big stick.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured a glowing goldish orange color with good carbonation and a nice white cap

S: Bananas, light clove, candy and green tea

T: Started about a bit murky on flavors, managed to get some banana, clove and candy with a booze sting

M: Feels a bit young, gassy almost like the beer has not fermented completely

O: Average

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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 Jamstone714
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of imbibehour
3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A slightly opaque body, somewhat glowing with a nice peach orange character and color and a good middle rising column of carbonation. Head is white and somewhere between foamy and creamy, doesn't really form very well off the pour but manages a good puck.

Nose smells more like saison, salty, wild yeast a bit, orange and pear on the nose.

Tasty apricot chew, with tartness. Some good malt backbone and grain, but bringing that fruit forward. Mouthfeel is about spot on giving some good body. No sweetness in this.

Why is there tartness/sour in a tripel? This really doesn't nail one of my favorite styles at all. If this were just an ordinary pale ale, or just some other Belgian style deserving of fitting I would actually score this much higher. But this is not a tripel by any means.

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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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