Kissmeyer Citra Tripel | Cambridge Brewing Company

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Cambridge Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Tripel with lemongrass and citrus added. Collaboration with "gypsy brewer" Anders Kissmeyer of Kissmeyer Beer

Added by TurdFurgison on 05-07-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Cmack15
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: light deep golden color

Aroma: sweet malty aroma. hint of yeast

Taste: sweet candi like, finishes dry and thats is when I got the hop note. Lot of layers to this beer

Mouthfeel: medium body nice carbonation

This is an interesting beer, hard to fully decipher it but enjoyable. The citra did not come through as much as I would like.


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Photo of kbanks13
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the brewery after work today. Served chilled in a tulip glass.

Poured a clear straw/golden color with a fluffy white head with good retention and lacing. Sweet and spicy nose from the yeast coupled with grapefruit and pineapple aromas from the use of citra hops. Slightly piney and grassy notes, possibly from the lemon grass. Taste his with an immediate citrus, pineapple, and mango flavor that gives way to a sweet spice bread (like pumpkin bread) flavor. Slightly tart and resinous aftertaste lingers while the rest of the palate slowly fades away. Feels light and crisp but with slightly higher carbonation than I'd expect, though that does not detract from the beer at all, I can't imagine it being the same with lower carbonation. Sneaks up on you, or else I would definitely have ordered another few. Another great collaboration by Cambridge Brewing.

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Photo of koopa
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another great offering at the 22nd Anniversary Party.

Appearance: Looks fairly classic for a tripel. Golden clear body with a small white crown that shows some retention and lace.

Smell: I got the nice belgian yeast, spices, and a minor bubblegum like quality but the lemon grass was nowhere to be found.

Taste: Same as nose. Solid but not earth shattering by any means.

Mouthfeel: Classic tripel mouthfeel. A touch slick but with nice carbonation.

Overall: I had more than one which says a lot considering how many offerings were available on tap.

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4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at the brewpub. It was listed as a collaboration with Anders Kissmeyer, founder of Norrebro Bryghus in Copenhagen, Denmark and now proprietor of the Kissmeyer Beer and Brewing Project.

Served in a tulip, this beer was just a little hazed and had a light golden color, with one finger of foam that lasted for a few minutes. Nice hybrid aromatics, light citrus character from the hops, also somewhat floral, with yeasty spiciness and a strong foreboding of alcohol (in a good way, this just smelled strong).

It tastes fantastic, lots of orange and maybe lemon, mostly oranges though, along with spices that seem more yeast products than plant products, heavy hits of esters too. Citra hops were obviously used, based on the name, but it seems several varieties are in here.

This beer is nothing if not complex, but it's still a very easy beer to enjoy. My glass was empty before I knew it, and my blood alcohol was raised too. Recommended, but be careful as this one sneaks up on you.

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Kissmeyer Citra Tripel from Cambridge Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 7 ratings