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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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Chimay goblet from a 22oz bottle.

Pours a nice bright golden color with some orange/amber hues. Almost not head pops up except for a very thin ring around the glass.

Aroma starts off juicy sweet. Notes of honey and some boozyness in the nose. Slight phenols get overwhelmed by some sweet apple juice notes.

Flavor is similar to the nose. Starts off pretty sweet. Definitely some boozy notes and sweetness is present. There is some nice fruit juice sweetness to the brew. Notes of apple and some sweet pear. This is definitely a boozy tripel. The finish is sweet and has some slight burn to it. Mouthfeel is nice and medium. Pretty rich and oily with a good medium to low carbonation.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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2/5  rDev -49.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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2.41/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Pours a golden metallic color, very clear with a small amount of head that disappears to just a ring around the glass. Toasted wheat bread, cinnamon, clove, sugar, honey, and other dark spices. This is sweet and dark at the same time. The tangy Belgian pilsner malt is very prevalent, as it should be, but it's almost annoying in how tangy and spicy it is. I get clove and other heavy spices, with a heavy dose of candied sugar before the alcohol flavor sets in. Hops are muted, but somewhat bright and floral, not too bitter. This is slick and heavy in the feel, with low carbonation and a sweeter than normal finish, though still dry.

This is just a single dimensional beer that is heavy and not to style at all. I'm OK with not going to style if you offer something unexpectedly good. This just falls flat.

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3.32/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22oz into tulip, decanted for 30 min or so to reach cellar temp. (Aw, who am I kidding, my kids were distracting me).

Faint head over standard golden body, virtually no lacing.

Aromas are heavy on the gym shoes and alcohol-soaked banana phenols. A little apple and white wine, too. Somewhat dessert like, somewhat cordial liqueur like.

Mouthfeel is right for the style and ABV... Slightly creamy, but finishing with a little zest to cleanse the palate. Flavor is full of banana flambé and roasted marshmallow sweetness, with not-so-refined white wine (hooch style), some rubber chemical quality in the middle, and closing with a dry, dirty finish.

American brewed triples have certainly come a long way since this pioneer, but this one still does alright.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Batch #1 bottled November 2011, poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a bright gold color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin on the glass.

S: The aroma contains apples, Belgian yeast, caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel, apples and citrus followed by some breadiness from Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. There’s some esters and alcohol sting in the background. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, this is a solid Tripel worth drinking for a long time.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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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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