Brewmaster's Premium Reserve Abbey Triple | Sprecher Brewing Company

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Brewmaster's Premium Reserve Abbey TripleBrewmaster's Premium Reserve Abbey Triple

Brewed by:
Sprecher Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-26-2002

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Ratings: 430 |  Reviews: 208
Reviews by getch:
Photo of getch
3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a-golden, cloudy, little head when poured, then nothing. Not much substance at the bottom of the bottle

s-sweet fruit smell, very light on the nose, it smells as it isn;t beer

t- very fruity, almost to fruity, but with the little kick of alcohol it makes it a good combination. More of a summer time brew

m- very smooth, my lips are chaped, so it burns my lips alittle, little thick in the mouth and goes down very smooth

d- could easily have a couple of these, i prefer darker beers but this is a nice difference

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #90 (July 2014):

Medicinal, Herbal, Grainy, Warmth

This is a real treat, many times we run into US “Tripels” that are just strong pale beers fermented with a Belgian yeast yet there is no finesse. Sprecher lays on the finesse heavy here, attention to detail is very noticeable from the first sip. Not a brew that knocks our socks off but very true to style.

STYLE: Tripel | ABV: 8.41% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
2.58/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sweet and powdered sugary. Pretty flat, especially for a triple. The yeasts are germany, not a hint of Belgium in this beer. Dark golden in color. Slight lace, nice white head that disappears immediately. Not a triple in my view. Drinkable, creamy and smooth. Not crisp in the slightest. Mouthfeel is powdery. Tastes like pancake batter.

Skip this one and stick with Sprecher's Black Bavarian.

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Photo of dacubz
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of blackearth
3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased from the Sprecher gift shop in Glendale, WI. Pours an orangish golden body with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is fruity esters of apricot and apple. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a spicy carbonation. Good fruity flavors, slight sourness. Good drinkability.

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Photo of walterwucan
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of grynder33
3.06/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this on the Sprecher tour. Had a hoppy fruity aroma a sweet and zingy honey taste which lingered thick on the tongue. There was an odd aftertaste I couldn't identify, perhaps some hops I had yet to experience. I'm not sure I totaly liked that, but if th bottled brew tastes like this, I'll try it again.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.06/5  rDev -15.2%
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.

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Photo of Billolick
4.3/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce bottle without any freshness/bottleing info, although some little numbers are etched onto the neck, but I can make no sense if it. Pours cloudy, medium apricot/amber, a forceful pour lifted a nice 2 finger med. tan head, that showed respectable retention and left plenty of long lasting blotchy lacing. Nose is fruity and floral, with a noticable hint of alcohol. Notes of light pepper, tropical fruits, honey, some yeasty, bubblegummyness. Easy drinking, very pleasant, very tasty Belgian style creation ( a tripel?, not sure here) . Well worth gettting a few bottles of this nectar.I'm very suprised by the low review numbers for this one. More highly worthy Belg. style brew from a U.S. brewer.

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Photo of deebo
3.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 4 pack at a local liquor store for about $10 a few weeks back. Review from the 1st bottle from the pack.

A-Weak foam that is gone before I took the first sip. Appearance is slightly hazy with burnt orange/amber color. Moderate amount of small CO2 bubbles.

S-Bubblegum Belgian yeast is 1st aroma that hit me, with a light spicy hop aroma and some sweet malt character. Very typical of the style.

T-Tastes like other Belgian triples I've had. Smooth with spicy hop end note. Banana esters and sweet yeast stick out. Well done.

M-Nice full mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation sting. Impressed that this high ABV hides any evidence of the alcohol-a nice characteristic.

D-Is about average for the style.

O-A very nice triple. Smooth and well balanced blend of yeast, malt and hops. I really like the body of this beer. Nice to get a good triple at this price. Comparable to most good triples I've had and would drink this one again.

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Photo of pat61
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It’s a hazy amber pour with a fizzy white foam collar. Perfumy but not much here – flaccid and limp in the flavor. Medium body and fizzy carbonation. Not a favorite.

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Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of yankeeheel
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lovely champagne gold with a moderate, but solid white head. Nice amounts of lacing and a little geyser of carbonation right in the center.

Smells strongly of honey and a little bannana.

The taste isn't bad. I was a bit worried judging by past reviews. Quite a bit of sweetnes up front followed with a distinctive cherry undercurrent. Little bits of toasted malt, apple, and medicinal burn intertwine. Finishes slightly dry. Perhaps a little closer to a strong pale than a tripel.

Mouthfeel is a little thin, but not horrible. Good carbonation.

Drinkable but not more than one at a time. I think Sprecher has tuned it up since the last couple batches because this is pretty decent.

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Photo of jmbraxton
2/5  rDev -44.6%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.11/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appears a clouded golden amber heu with a bright white head, fine speckled lacing coats the glass. Aroma has banana clover and all sorts of Belgian or German inspired tones. Flavor has a very thick sweet banana, and clove explosion going on. Syrup and alcohol notes hit the palate this is not an Abbey triple this is underfermented Wisoconsin triple. Anyways it tastes like a dessert beer, nothing wrong with that just don't call it an Abbey Triple. Carbonation was fine just the body was filled with residual sugars alcohol clearly evident just not the beer I'm lookin for. Drinkability overall was okay not a beer I'd reach for within the style but there's something about Sprecher brews that I do enjoy even though they're not up to style.

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Photo of chinchill
3.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter.

Pours hazy orange-amber with a small head that soon reduces to a few islands and a thin ring.

Aroma: fairly good mix of bready malts, toast, Belgian yeast, and soft fruits.

Flavor: fruity and bready, with light spicing from the yeast.

Feel: slightly astringent; a bit hot with the higher ABV too apparent.

O: decent, but with a harsh feel.

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Photo of schoon
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JIMTRK16
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.03/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Served in a chalice)

A- This beer has a golden yellow clear body with a smooth white foamy head and lots of tiny particles floating like a snow globe in the body.

S- The smell of light honey has a note of corn and a faint spicy noble hop finish. It smells more like a lager with some slightly sugary notes.

T- The taste of light pale malt has a slight sweet corn note with a dry crisp noble hop finish.

M- This beer is medium light with a dry finish and no alcohol warmth or astringency.

D- This beer doesn't have any fruity notes and more lager notes that tripel qualities.

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Photo of richkrull
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of Stargazer182ia
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I tried this tripel at a friend's house recently and was pleasantly surprised although the 8.5% ABV got the best of me in the end. This beer has a slight citrusy note at the beginning and finishes with just a little bitterness.

I didn't get a whole lot of malty flavor, just a little bit with a nice roasted note in the middle. I keep a 4 pack of growlers around all the time now, love it.

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Photo of cdm1313
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of DerekQXQX
3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

My dog growing up's name was Abbey. This DOES NOT taste like dogs. This is clearly beer. It was okay beer. Like other Sprecher ones, it is kind of a pseudo-european style. Perhaps it is okay if I had nothing else. But they seem to not be on the forefront or cutting edge of craft brewing.

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Photo of weonfire
3.25/5  rDev -10%

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Brewmaster's Premium Reserve Abbey Triple from Sprecher Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 430 ratings