Tripel Threat | Cambridge Brewing Company

very good
326 Ratings
Tripel ThreatTripel Threat

Brewed by:
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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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into chalice, bottled on 9/05/2013. Pours moderately hazy golden amber color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big pear, apricot, apple, orange, honey, bread, candi sugar, coriander, clove, light pepper, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of pear, apple, apricot, orange, honey, bread, candi sugar, coriander, clove, light pepper, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of pear, apple, apricot, orange, honey, bread, candi sugar, coriander, clove, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth and moderately slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Tripel style. All around great balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Boto
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber from Whole Foods: This one pours a cloudy golden color. There was really no head on it, nor any lacing. The nose is nice. Some spices upfront, yeasty, bready and a hint of orange. The taste is good, despite the body being a hair thin. Wheat, yeast, spices, orange, bready. A fairly decent Tripel.

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Photo of colsandurz
4.53/5  rDev +15%
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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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Etan
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz into a large snifter.

A: Pours a murky dark orange with a small white head.

S: Aroma brings yeasty spice, clove, nutmeg, vanilla, lavender, cakey pale malt.

T: Taste brings white cake, nectarine, sweet grain, cloves, small medicinal note, candi sugar.

M: Medium-bodied with medium carbonation, creamy feel.

O: This is pretty nice. A bit too sweet, but not cloying.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of schoolboy
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, I'm not sharing this monster. I think I am going to be pretty mellow in an hour or so. This bomber opened with almost no head (I poured very vertical when nothing was coming). The color is not extraordinary either. Just good.

The aroma is mild but OK. The taste, though, hits a triple. It's big and malty and yeasty and boozy all balanced. I just worry about finishing the whole thing.

The aftertaste is pleasant but I wish it bit a little more and lingered better. Overall, this is a nice American Tripel (I would call that the style). Something I would buy again.

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Photo of DrinkNewport
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It's got a nice golden pour with a reasonable white head that settles quickly.

It's got that rich aroma that just shouts Belgian tripel!

Unfortunately, I find the taste to be a bit lacking. The flavor isn't that strong and what is there doesn't have the sweetness that the smell and name would indicate.

This isn't a bad beer, it's just not a great tripel, which is a bad spot to be in when there are so many good ones on the market.

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3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured at room temp into a snifter. The beer pours a slight ochre color with minimal bleached white head after a standard pour.
Fruity white grapes and scone dough yeast aroma are apparent on the pour and throughout the sampling.
First sip reveals an average body and sticky texture with very mild carbonation.
Flavor is fruity sweet with white grape and peaches and a mix of bready yeast and just a brief hit of booze at the finish.
Hops arent present and the sweetness doesnt go all the way to rock candy just very fruity.
I enjoy the beer and it has no flaws, just not wowed by it.

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

The beer is a very interesting cloudy pinkish orange, with a very mellow, creamy head. It has the aroma of sweet citrus. Taste is very strong. There is a lot of booze in this one, and it's not afraid to show it. It lacks that traditional Tripel sweetness, but it's still a wonderful balance of Belgian yeast, sweet citrus and honey. It finishes sweet, with a slight alcohol bite. The mouthfeel is creamy, but leaves a tingle on the tongue.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Tripel Threat from Cambridge Brewing Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 326 ratings.
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