Mellow Aged Brewmaster Reserve Abbey Triple | Sprecher Brewing Company

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Mellow Aged Brewmaster Reserve Abbey TripleMellow Aged Brewmaster Reserve Abbey Triple

Brewed by:
Sprecher Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by murrayswine on 02-13-2006

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by BiereBlanche:
Photo of BiereBlanche
2.78/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22 oz. bomber of 'Brewmaster private reserve' into a pint glass.

Clear, light orange color with a low, quickly dying white head.
Pear, apple, apricot notes are at the front along with notes of light malts. Not very clean over all, some solvent notes.
Taste is darker bread notes and light fruits, again not very clean with some alcohol presence, some oxidation. Lacks the bready, yeasty traits I was looking for as well as the lingering, bready finish.
Medium in the mouth, light carbonation. Slight alcohol warming.
It's easy to drink, but just not a clean example of the style.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

8/3...on tap. Pours hazy gold, low foam. Sharp tart fruity nose. Funky Belgian yeast taste but smooth and balanced. Fruity finish and an ever so tart close. Long finish.

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Photo of Franchise
4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark orange with a semi-clear body that leaves a thin trace of white lace. The aroma is orange, candy, grass, wheat, "orange drink" with a spicy herbal nature in the nose. The taste starts malty with orange peel bitterness, followed by a pale wheat twang, with a cordial alcohal feel on the palate that is heightend by a bitter hop feel. This is a rough version of a tripel, with the high presence of alcohal it seems they had a tough time taming this brew. This is one that will def mellow with age.

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Photo of dstc
4.26/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy copper-brown color with a airy off-white head. Head falls to about nothing. Not much lace, very thin.

Nice fruity nose with familiar Belgian yeast aroma. Smells absolutely awesome.

Wonderful bold taste. Fruity "triple" taste backed by nice malts. Ends with a lingering alcohol taste.

Medium bodied in the mouth with moderate carbonation and a pleasant alcohol bite.

Wow, this is a real good beer. I love the booze in this. Wish I had bought more.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.92/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass.

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

S: The aroma is of Belgian yeast, light malts, fruit and a little hops, but there’s a burnt sugar smell in the background that kind of throws things off.

T: The taste is sweet and sugary with flavors of caramel, fruit, Belgian yeast and some spice. The malt character is heartier than the appearance and aroma lead on. There’s a complementary hops presence that provides some balance and there’s a mild alcohol sting. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, light carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Kind of tasty, goes down easy, not too filling, good kick, decent representation of style, I’m thinking that I may have let this beer sit a little too long but it did get a little better as I continued to drink it. Overall, to be honest, I was a little underwhelmed by this beer.

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Photo of ppoitras
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22oz bottle purchased as a single from Julio's, Marlboro, MA. Gold wax sealed cap, with hangtag that further IDs it as the "Brewmaster Premium Reserve".

Poured into a large chalice, formed a 1/4" beige head over the clear golden amber brew. Head is pretty gone before you know it, with light, fast-receding lace. Aroma is sweet and spicy, with some alcohol evident. Taste is caramel sweetness upfront, a moderate amount of spicing (just right), and a slightly warming close. Mouthfeel seems thin, but drinkability remains good. Wish this beer was just more chewy, seems to lack substance. But what's here is nice, and I could see this one pass my lips again.

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Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

1 L blue bottle with a replaceable cap.
No mention of 'mellow aged' just the premium reserve label and a hang tag on a rubber band.
Bottom of bottle has a label with Date:12038
Picked up on sale for $11.99
Poured into a 22 ounce glass.
A - one fingered head that quickly fizzes to nothing but a very slight lacing. Hazy gold with no particulate material visible.
S - Traces of cloves and lemons but nothing great for a tripel.
T - this has got to be the most generic tripel I've encountered. Nothing stands out. Just a little of that and a little of this. Just enough of each to meet the style but not impress.
M - undercarbonated and light bodied although the feel is very clean and filtered.
D - the 8.4% abv is well hidden for such a light feeling beer. This is pretty much an American Tripel for general drinking.
Not at all horrible but also not a very good example of the style.
If the price was cheaper it be an easy party beer at the keg size.

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Photo of clickpush
3.47/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pour: 22oz bomber to tulip. Pale gold body with one finger white capping head. Head quickly transforms to a thin crown fueled by lots of bubbles from the body of the beer. Does not look very interesting.

Nose: Candy, tart fruity aromas in the malt. Spiced up by alcohol. Like sour patch kids.

Mouth: A bit too sweet and cloying. All malt and alcohol, no hop presence at all brings a poorly balanced beer. Swallow is fruity and falls short by missing any warmth from the alcohol. Good, full mouth feel.

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Photo of murrayswine
4.2/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up aty the brewery.

It pour an apricot orange/gold with a good but not hugely lasting head. Thin lacing is noted.
The nose is citrus, yeast, alcohol, and light hops that brings a dry sweetness.
The taste is all subtle sweetness and complex fruit sense. hugely malted but it has good yeast and hop balance. This beer kicks the shit out of regular abbey triple. This will go toe-to-toe with Golden Monkey. A must get if you visit Wisco.

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Photo of aerozeppl
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz wax sealed bottle.

A: Deep golden color. Almost copper. A finger of white head with excellent retention.

S: Very bready and yeasty. Slight hints of alcohol. Nothing amazing.

T: Very nice sweet beer. A little dry as part of the taste. Hints of apples and pears. Finishes very clean.

M: Medium body with nice carbonation that nudges it into your gullet.

D: Damn it is hot and this is hitting the spot. A decent all around tripel.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
2.66/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Clear, golden-hued, with slim head, honey-orange color...

Citric aroma, light spice, but...unremarkable...the carbonation affects the aroma more than anything else...odd.

On the tongue...unimpressive, very faint impression on the palate, lays limply in the mouth. Orange and lemon, with a trickle of honey, and then, ...nothing. Doesn't stay on the palate, doesn't make any impact at all. Booze is high, but character is missing. Little spice or zest or special yeast or malt to make it memorable at all.

Very disappointing.
I'd go into detail, but really, I'd prefer to get this over $5 a bomber, I can't afford to dump it out, but I really won't enjoy the conclusion of this vessel.

"By using a Belgian Trappist triple yeast culture, balanced with the finest imported pale barley, malted wheat, and oats, give this delectable golden ale a fruity bouquet and a refined taste.", says the label.

Wait, despite how the beer fails in comparison to the label's claims, that sentence doesn't even work grammatically!
Think about it! Re-read that sucker. Damn, make sure your label copy reads correct, that's all I gotta say!

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Mellow Aged Brewmaster Reserve Abbey Triple from Sprecher Brewing Company
3.53 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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