Abbey Triple
Sprecher Brewing Company

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From:
Sprecher Brewing Company
 
Wisconsin, United States
Style:
Tripel
Ranked #259
ABV:
8.4%
Score:
82
Ranked #26,395
Avg:
3.62 | pDev: 14.64%
Reviews:
224
Ratings:
470
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 14, 2023
Added:
Mar 26, 2002
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  43
SCORE
82
Good
Abbey TripleAbbey Triple
Notes: A Belgian Trappist triple yeast culture balanced with the finest imported pale barley, Belgian aromatic malt and oats, gives this golden ale a fruity bouquet and a light refined taste.
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Rated: 3.78 by craigbelly from Iowa

Mar 14, 2023
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Reviewed by defunksta from North Dakota

3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Pours a clear, medium orange color with a mild white head. SRM of 11. (3.50)

Aroma: Milder aromas of bread, lemon bread, banana bread, some yeast with a biscuit malt body. (3.75)

Flavor: Moderate flavors of bread and spice. There's coriander, banana bread and spices. Finishes with some yeast with a sweet and bready body. (3.50)

Feel: Medium-bodied, Slightly heavy with only average carbonation and finishes sweet. (3.25)

Compared to New Belgium Tripel 12/2022: Pours a darker color, milder head. Milder aromas. More sweet bread malt and booze. Less flower, Belgian spice and yeast. Sweeter and heavier. Winner: New Belgium.

Overall: Sprecher may get a good reputation for some things, but I don't think this beer should be one of them. It has a dense, sweet malt body but lacks the complex Belgian flavors of floral, yeast, and spice to back it up. Drinks malty, heavy, and sweet. Shows the booze. Sorry, but I'd pick the New Belgium Tripel every time over this one. (Rating: 3.54)
Jan 01, 2023
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Rated by rclangk from West Virginia

3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
1/2022 BOM
Mar 13, 2022
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Reviewed by akaizer from Virginia

3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A bottle poured into a pint glass. Pour had a slight off-white foam head with ample effervescence flowing upward through the pale golden-amber body. Scent has a hint of spiced dark fruit and an overall triple scent. Taste matches well with a delightful spice and dark fruit profile balanced by a malty backbone -- no IBUs to be found here! Feel is smooth but crisp, quickly launching off the tongue and fading into the ether. Overall a solid tripel.
Mar 08, 2022
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Rated by LukeGude from Iowa

4.29/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle from BWP Liquors in Lake Delton, poured into tulip glass two weeks later. Not Erastus/Golden Monkey, but next tier tasty.
Dec 12, 2021
 
Rated: 3.59 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 27, 2021
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Reviewed by NeilSilber1 from California

4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours from bottle honey amber haze with slight white foamy head that quickly fades. Notes of sweet honey clove spice, aromatic malts, plum and dates make this a nice classic Abbey Triple at 8.4%. Good beer club tripel style brew.
Nov 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.72 by magikbagel from Wisconsin

Oct 29, 2021
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Reviewed by hopsputin from New Jersey

3.22/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
a: dark copper color with some burnt yellow, almost amber notes. doesn't pour any real head which is strange for the style

s: wet cardboard, clove, green apple skin. some pear, pepper spice and sweet grass. not good

t: some sweet green apples and pears. cardboard, sweet grass, and a bunch of cloves. a bit of alcohol at the back as well

m: fuller side of medium, strong carbonation

o: not great. aroma is severely lacking and it tastes a bit homebrew like, not knocking - i couldn't crew anything better, but still, i'd not buy this again
Aug 31, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Great find in the bargain section, maybe the best tripel with a twist off cap. Mostly clear effervescent golden amber body, white head with light lacing. Yeast leads both smell and taste with floral and fruit ester tones, especially lemon pear and big apple. There is some honey dipped oat and phenols to go with in nose. Taste is very sweet for the style for the first third of the sip: caramel, honey and apple cider combo, then yeast carries home as it smell without the lemon. Feel is not yeasty though, malty more than anything, light and crushable despite having decent carbonation. A gateway tripel
Jun 17, 2021
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Rated by Pressney from California

5/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
My new favorite. Can't seem to buy it here in California. Sad.
May 29, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Apr 28, 2021
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Reviewed by vi11am from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Love it. Amber, yet darker, smells of alcohol and baked bread, tastes of great, lots of hoppy bready heavy alociloy yummness. First time trying a Sprecher, glad I did
Apr 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by prisdefer from New York

Mar 28, 2021
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I got a bottle of this beer from my good friend and old neighbor from the 'Wego. It poured a clear amber with no head and no lace. The scent had the common Belgian malt and sweetness. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with Belgian sweet malt base and soft bitter finish. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a good beer.
Jan 28, 2021
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Rated by matt-evans2 from Wisconsin

3.17/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
meh. a decent american tripel.
Jan 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by JohnnyForeign from New Jersey

Dec 18, 2020
 
Rated: 2.43 by ahuey333 from Wisconsin

Dec 01, 2020
 
Rated: 3.85 by Archfiend from Illinois

Sep 28, 2020
 
Rated: 3.73 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Sep 23, 2020
 
Rated: 3.83 by BD3 from Wisconsin

Sep 23, 2020
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle, has a code

Looks great. Smells like green apple flavored Big League Chew. Very sweet and syrupy, it leans into the fruity esters like a rhino through drywall. Tons of yeast character. Only medium carbonation (a plus for me), and the alcohol is nearly imperceptible

Very well done attempt at the style. Unique
Aug 23, 2020
 
Rated: 3.4 by Tjb14 from Michigan

Aug 01, 2020
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Reviewed by HopHippie from Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
L: slightly cloudy honey color with no head.
S: Banana, pepper, white wine, cherry.
T: Spicy banana with a very minimal grain presence.
F: Very nice medium body and is very refreshing.
O: Never smelled or tasted banana in a beer before so this was very interesting for me. Very refreshing and unlike a lot of beers I have tried.
Jul 20, 2020
 
Rated: 3.73 by sparx1100 from Minnesota

Jun 07, 2020
 
Rated: 3.67 by Hend from Wisconsin

May 07, 2020
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Reviewed by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

4.26/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Abby Triple pours a hazy honey golden color, with no head, and cluster of bubbles that look like ice. Big aroma, filled with banana. Flavor is clean and crisp, lots of banana, with a nice little kick at the end. Good body and feel. Overall, some great flavors, lots of banana, tastes more like a hefe, but its very tasty.
Feb 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4.1 by c014572 from Illinois

Feb 09, 2020
 
Rated: 3.62 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Feb 09, 2020
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle, shared with my wife who usually likes Belgian beers. Thanks to Lilli & Chris for giving me a bottle to try! Copper colored ale with a thin foamy off-white head. Aroma is spicy Belgian yeast, candi sugar, grass, and chardonnay. Sweeter flavors of light caramel, candi sugar, honey, apple, white grape, apricot, chardonnay, and bready/spicy German yeast. Medium-full body, modest carbonation, balanced finish. This was decently good, but far from a Trappist brewed tripel.
Feb 01, 2020
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Reviewed by HardCider from Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a golden-amber less than clear color with a white head. The aroma is very fruity with cherry undertones. The taste is also fruity with the most predominate taste of cherries. There is also a sweet smokey taste to this beer. There is, however, a slightly unpleasant sugar-substitute aftertaste.
Jan 08, 2020
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Reviewed by Tusk333

4.04/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A delicious Belgium triple that has a lush caramel color that is a little thinner than most Trappist styles I’ve seen before. Inviting taste that rings out the triple yeast with a slight tang to it. It’s a little more unrefined than others, but a nice taste of oats and barley work well together. I would recommend one if you enjoy a Belgium triple Trappist ale. I will be going back for another.
Dec 31, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by d5001986 from Wisconsin

Sep 13, 2019
 
Rated: 3.7 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana

May 11, 2019
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Reviewed by JoeWalsh from Illinois

4.16/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
At the time of this writing, this is my favorite tripel. It has exactly the full, yeasty flavor I prefer. It pours with a nice head, and the beer itself is a gorgeous dark amber. The only fault I find with it is that it doesn't have very strong of a scent, which somewhat diminishes my enjoyment of its yeasty goodness.
Apr 22, 2019
 
Rated: 3.3 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Apr 19, 2019
 
Rated: 3.62 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Apr 11, 2019
 
Rated: 3.67 by MercInc from Wisconsin

Apr 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.61 by McHenry from Wisconsin

Mar 10, 2019
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A decent variation on the real deal. (Tripels are not easy to brew as the yeast can play tricks... or not enough of them.)
Sprecher's Triple Looks above average, an OK foam with a reddish tinge to its amber body. The OK foam dissipates quickly and there is too little protein swirling in my glass for this to be a great tripel. This carries through into one-dimensional Smells of fruit. Tastes are about the same. While the brewer's sugar might be trying to make-up for a low-performing yeast, the brew is still pleasant and only verges on too-sweet towards the end. I enjoyed this Tripel, but one and done for me.

Interesting that this brewery is so well established in the German tradition, yet Abbey Triple is its second-most rated beer on BA. So I went on Sprecher's website and it wasn't too revealing other than the founder's bio, a home brewer in the previous century when Miller and Pabst dominated Milwaukee. But they have grown to three family-style brewpubs and a portfolio of beers. So, I wish Sprecher's well and will have their German offerings again.

11/8/22 Almost four years later, I tried Sprecher's Triple again. And it really is limited by the same problem: the yeast is not alive enough. Belgian yeasts are hard for lager brewers to emulate. Drinking Sprecher's tripel next to Rochefort's Extra Tripel (about 15 years younger than Sprecher's), the comparison confirms my humble opinion that lager brewers such as Sprechers should stick to its knitting. I've edited the above review and reduced my rating a bit.
Jan 24, 2019
Abbey Triple from Sprecher Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 470 ratings