Tripel Threat | Cambridge Brewing Company

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Tripel ThreatTripel Threat

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Cambridge Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-20-2002

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4.99/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of codekiln
4.97/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Me Alewifie says "this is good. This is one I could drink a whole one of." It has that delicious crispness that I so much love.

I thought Tripels were supposed to have a big head, but this most decidedly did not. Poured into a four inch snifter, the froth rose two fingers, but quickly dissipated, leaving a wholesome lace with little surface foam. The color is a light clover honey, not the bright yellow we anticipated.

The smell was sharp but not too bitter.

The phenolic character was present in the smell and taste, with a fruity/estery finish, true to form for a tripel.

This does not taste like a 10% beer! That is the sign of a true tripel, wow.

The mouthfeel is incredible. The estery / fruity character comes out in front, then small bubbles and the alcohol bring a warm curtain down. Very crisp and drinkable. Wow.

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.74/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.7/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A - Vibrant, lively hazy orange-yellow with nice frothy white head that is very, very sticky, retains well, and laces on the glass very well.

S - Pear, bubble gum, white grapes, honey, hops, breadiness.

T - Wow. This is excellent. All that is detected on the nose in an expert balance. Hoppy but not too biting following each swallow. This is really excellent.

M - Medium to full bodied. Sticky. Bubbly but not overly carbonated. Very, very, very smooth.

D - I've never even heard of Cambridge Brewing Company and I'm very, very, very impressed with this first offering of their's. Will DEFINITELY be checking out more of their brews. This is an A+ Belgian tripel. I'm very, very impressed.

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4.67/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Deep gold in color. Pours with a creamy 1 finger head that dies down quickly leaving an uneven layer of foam on the surface of the beer and a lots of sticky lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell: Aroma typical of a good Belgian Tripel, only milder. Mildly floral and citrusy.

Taste: Delicious. Citrus, sweet, mild hops. Perfect.

Feel: Medium body; smooth carbonation, velvety feel. Perfect.

Overall: Awesome beer. I could drink this over and over. I want more!

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4.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #65 (June 2012):

LOOK: Rich, golden, slight haze, creamy white lacing

SMELL: Faintly phenolic, gum, orange, toasted grains

TASTE: Very smooth and creamy, honey, toasty, cereal grains, caramel, candy, warming alcohol, pepper, spice, phenols, ripe citrus undertones

According to many, and the label, this is the first-ever Belgian-style beer commercially produced in the US, originally brewed in 1990 by former CBC headbrewer Darryl Goss (RIP). According to us, it’s one of the best. Everything you’d expect from the style. This is Belgium in a glass.

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4.59/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.57/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at the BBF

A - Very nice light amber hue with a small head but reall nice retention.

S - Just excellent. Sweet malts, candied malts and fruits, grains, and light belgian spice/yeast notes.

T - Almost as good as the nose. Nice sweetness intermixing with good sweet almost sticky fruits. Nice spice notes as well.

M - Good mouthfeel here. Nice and sweet, but not heavy or syrupy. Pretty good.

O - Yet another winner from CBC. The second table we went to at the fest and the one we just kept on going back to. Not a bad beer from these guys.

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4.56/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thin, white head that doesn't dissipate. Dark yellow, almost yellowish brown color, completely translucent. Aroma is slightly yeasty but taste is very yeasty with clove and some vanilla in the finish. Medium bodied but with syrupy mouthfeel. Overall, very nice beer.

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4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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Tripel Threat from Cambridge Brewing Company
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