Abbey Triple
Sprecher Brewing Company

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Style:
Tripel
Ranked #520
ABV:
8.4%
Score:
82
Ranked #44,296
Avg:
3.63 | pDev: 14.6%
Reviews:
222
Ratings:
465
From:
Sprecher Brewing Company
 
Wisconsin, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  8
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.
Reviews: 222 | Ratings: 465 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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NeilSilber1 from California

4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
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
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hopsputin from New Jersey

3.22/5  rDev -11.3%
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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REVZEB from Illinois

3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
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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vi11am from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
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
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
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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jimmah120 from Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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
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HopHippie from Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
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
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vette2006c5r from Minnesota

4.26/5  rDev +17.4%
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
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barnzy78 from Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
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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HardCider from Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
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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Tusk333

4.04/5  rDev +11.3%
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
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JoeWalsh from Illinois

4.16/5  rDev +14.6%
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
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Beginner2 from Illinois

3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | 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 good, a nice foam with a reddish tinge to an amber body. But the 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.

Jan 24, 2019
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q33jeff from New Jersey

2.71/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

**
03/12/2013

Bottle to pint glass.

AROMA: Apricot, Nutmeg, Cinnamon
LOOK: Cloudy Yellow. small off white head. ugly.
TASTE: Sour Flavor. Apricot, Orange, Blackberry. A little paste. Wang.
FEEL: Flat and thin.

Not really enjoyable. A lot of conflicting flavors going on here…they just don't mix well.
**

May 26, 2018
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metter98 from New York

3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy dark golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles that covered most of the surface, a narrow collar around the edge of the glass, and lots of lacing down the sides.
S: Moderate aromas of candi sugars are present in the nose along with some hints of Belgian yeast.
T: The taste follows the smell but doesn't nearly have as much of the candi sugars and has a bit more of apple-like esters.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This tripel does a good job at masking any traces of alcohol from the taste.

Serving type: bottle

Mar 25, 2018
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Beaver13 from Colorado

3.06/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden orange with a fizzy creamy white head that retains fairly well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet earthy grainy malts and some boozy fruit.

The flavor is sweet grainy malts with some fruitcake and alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with sharp carbonation.

Overall, an OK triple.

Mar 10, 2018
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lastmango from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a hazy orange yellow with a one finger white fizzy head that disappeared quickly. Light lacing present. Faint aroma of citrus, cloves and candy sugars. Taste of banana bread, cloves and white pepper with a touch of grass. Moderate body with low-moderate carbonation.

Mar 08, 2018
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Eddieeight from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours golden and hazy
Smells like cloves and pineapple juice
Tastes like citrus with a lingering clove bite and maybe white grape juice.
Mouthfeel is fantastic bright with lots of tiny little bubbles
Overall very recognizable as a tripel. Similar to golden monkey.

Mar 01, 2018
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CNoj012 from New York

3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a hazy deep golden color with a one finger, filmy white head. This is my first Tripel so in all honesty I'm not sure how the retention is for the style, but the head disappeared quickly. There are a few filmy spots and rings of lacing left on the side of the glass.

The smell is banana and clove along with grain, pepper, grass and a bit of sweetness that becomes more apparent as the beer warms.

Taste is the same. Very flavorful and complex.

Feel is light side of medium and surprisingly easy drinking for the abv.

Overall this is a very enjoyable beer. It reminds me of a bigger and more complex witbier. When I first got into craft I could not do anything with belgian yeast, but after falling in love with Allagash White I'm finding myself wanting to explore more belgian styles. Tripel is definitely a winner and I will be on the lookout for more examples of the style.

Feb 28, 2018
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VoxRationis from New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Decanted from a 12 z (355 ml) brown bottle into a conical pint glass; produced 02/31/2018.
A: Pours a hazy golden color with a half inch head, retention of a rim only and patchy lacing.
S: Sour caste to the aroma, but basically banana bread, cloves, and white pepper.
T: Tangy. Sweet with an obvious contribution from light malts, but banana, honey, and cloves also very much evident. Very light bitterness consistent with this style.
M: Medium bodied with much better carbonation than most Tripels.
O: Enjoyed it overall. A bit more sour than most Tripels, but I cannot say that detracts, just different, perhaps a bit flavor forward. On the up side, really enjoyed and was impressed by the solid carbonation.

Feb 19, 2018
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Jtall78 from Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden color with a slight haze. My bottles was a bit under carbonated. Very small head that did not last. Minimal lacing. Aroma is slightly off putting, a bit musty. Taste overcomes the aroma and is pleasant on the palate. A bit tangerine up front, followed by a Belgian yeast funk that works well. It is not overly dry, has no fusel taste, and finishes stronger than it started.

Jun 09, 2017
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scaliasux from Wisconsin

2.71/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

L - Medium amber. Quite hazy. Thin off white head - not persistent.

S - Malty and fruity. Sweet toasty bread, dark fruit, citrus, spice.

T - Sweet. Fruit flavors most prominent. Raisin, orange, spice, honey. A little alcohol.

F - Medium.

O - Has some complexity to its flavor, but overly sweet for my taste.

Mar 14, 2017
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been waiting to review my favorite American Triple for some time now....here she be!
Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This FINE Tripel pours a nice clear amber touched honey color with a firm head of white foam that settles to a thick ring, thin subtle pool, and nice spotty lacing. Nose of crisp apples, light grains, candy sugars, subtle banana, and herbal notes. Flavors follow the nose with candy sugars and light crisp apples on the front, banana from yeasty goodness falls on the sides, and finishes with light grains and candy sugars on the rear. Nice mouth feel, light carbonation, and near perfect for the style with subtle herbal notes on the finish. An excellent 6 pack for a great value. One of the greats in American brewing.

Cheers

Apr 26, 2016
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Pstanek from Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First triple I have tried. I truly enjoyed the small pour that I received at the brewery tasting. It was surprisingly sweet which I did not expect. I like beer on the sweet (less bitter) side but this might be a little too sweet. Even for me! I purchased more so...
1). I liked it
2). I will have a clearer picture of how much I like it soon.

Now after a few more I am lowering my score. I tried new Belgium abbey triple and it is much better. I can't wait to try more.

Feb 29, 2016
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Umdrunner from Wisconsin

3.82/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On draft: poured hazy burnt orange. Minimal scent of toffee and malt. Flavor was much better than scent. Sweet, malty, bananna and toffee flavors. Minimal head and lacing but had good carbonation and mouthfeel.

Jan 18, 2016
Abbey Triple from Sprecher Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 465 ratings