Smuttynose Short Batch #6 - Tripel | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by kingcrowing on 09-19-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of PGVG
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Homers_Beer_Odyssey
4.29/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

APPEARANCE - Opaque, 3FH, foamy, lacing, red, amber.

AROMA/SCENT - Floral, sweet.

TASTE - Hops, sweet, nutty, pine, fruit, brown sugar, raisin.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Good carbonation, smooth, effervescent, crisp, frothy, refreshing.

VALUE - $9 for a 12-oz draft. OK.

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Goes down easy for a Belgian-style Tripel.

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Photo of jlindros
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap@ Armsby Abbey.

Big fluffy 2 finger pillow and frothy head fades at a medium pace and leaves a nice Belgian lacing over super clear copper apple juice orange brown color.

The nose wafts some Belgian malts, toasty and rich, light spices, light funk and farmhouse style dry rustic aroma, a light wild funk. Under all that is a slight bright fruit with some oak and light bourbon.

Taste is pretty similar but less funk. Some rich Belgian malts with light tripel spice tastes and some tingly and warming booze, some light bright fruit, hint of citrus, light apple and pear, some oak and little bourbon. Tons of malts too, this is a pretty big beer.

The mouth is medium bodied with decent carbonation and warming booze.

It finishes mostly dry with a little sticky sweet feel, more warming booze, lots of lingering malts. A light citrus and fruit, but no more oak. A hint of bitterness.

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Photo of Amalak
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had at d.b.a. in Brooklyn. Cloudy somewhat, but still see-through. DUll brown color. The head and lacing are nice. Fruity scent to it.

It's sweet and well-carbonated. Fruity apricot/apple taste to it. Somewhat tart aftertaste. Unique. I think for sitting outside, this was an excellent choice.

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Photo of jslot38
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Churchkey, DC - no idea where they get these things but I'll take it.

Tawny light orange body with a small pure white head.

Pungent nose of lemon grass, a bit of orange peel, and grapefruit.

This tripel is very dry on the tongue, with a touch of acidity, some earthy hops and a low citrus level.

Even with a low level of carbonation its light on the tongue. This is a solid tripel but lacks some depth.

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another one of the short batch series beers on-tap over at the Lion's Pride. If it wasn't for that place, I'd probably never get to try these.

Pours a golden color with a good sized frothy white head, fades slowly and leaves some decent lacing along the tulip glass.

Smell is mostly sweet, bits of citrus and yeast, light aroma of banana, and very subtle hints of oak woodiness.

Taste is fairly crisp and light, the oak aging is present and adds a bit of complexity but doesn't overwhelm the beer at all, the alcohol is well hidden (I think it's somewhere around 8-10%) other than some astringent aftertaste, hints Belgian inspired spiciness but fairly tame to other tripels.

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Photo of ToasterChef
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from my notes. This short batch beer was aged in oak barrels for two months. It was served in a tulip glass. It is a rusty gold color with a thick white foam head. The settled down leaving great lacing covering the glass. There were no visible carbonation bubbles. The aroma is full of Belgian yeast and just a hint of oak. The beer has a great malt character, but it has fruit flavors as well. A slight funk appears as you swallow, and it lingers on after the beer is gone. There are hints of spices and some candy sugar. I'm not tasting any of the oak characteristics I expected to find. The beer has lots of carbonation that plays on you tongue. Some mouthcoating leaves a sweet gift that compliments the funky aftertaste. The Triple is very drinkable for a 9% AV beer--the alcohol is masked well. This would be a great beer to sip with dinner or over a game of cribbage. The hint of funk may get to some people, but not me. I really like this beer.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Comes out of the tap an enticing translucent honey amber with a thick and fairly persistent off-white head. Rich aroma is malty and slightly fruity. Ferocious malty flavor has yeasty and banana undertones and a fierce alcoholic bite. Texture is jagged, lively and slightly bitter. For a true beer connoisseur!

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Photo of kingcrowing
3.37/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap, poured in a 12oz snifter.

Pours a golden/ruby color with a small head and a bit of lacing. it has a belgian and citrusy nose with a bit of sweetness.

Taste is sharp and sweet with a bit of bitterness and carbonation. Very belgian for an American beer. Has a nice smooth after taste, not too much of the Belgian yeast flavor.

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Smuttynose Short Batch #6 - Tripel from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 9 ratings
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