Dark Horse Sapient Trip Ale | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse Sapient Trip AleDark Horse Sapient Trip Ale
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3.67/5
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Dark Horse Sapient Trip AleDark Horse Sapient Trip Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
darkhorsebrewery.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Spring

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Added by putnam on 04-20-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,673
Reviews:
352
Ratings:
889
pDev:
13.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 889 |  Reviews: 352
Photo of oderwacher
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I don't get the confusion. Banana, cloves, spicy--it's a Belgian Weiss beer. It even has the nutritious yeast at the bottom. Make sure you swirl the last couple ounces before pouring in your glass to get all the B vitamins and that cloudy color to your beer.

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Photo of BigRipCity
4.42/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smithj4
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 94rocker1
4.4/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Half-full
3.34/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Junior
4.24/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at Darkhorse on draft. Not very true to style - little Belgian yeast flavor or spiciness.

A great tasting beer, IMO.

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Photo of Botulizard
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.31/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wrigfen
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tox202
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nwhittin
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of C_Adams
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheHopsman
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of REVZEB
2.96/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of garymuchow
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Creamy smooth perfume mixed with soft light fruit. Subtle background of herbs and even softer spice. An unique tripel aroma and pleasing to me.
Darker than many with a true amber color. Smallish but very dense white head.
There is a very earthy quality to this beer. Somewhat in the aroma but even more so in the taste. Pushes towards funky at times. Seems a mix of yeast and hops. Takes away some from the lighter fruit character of this style.
While there is a lightness to the carbonation it fells bigger and more dense than most. Substantial drying on the finish with a prominent lingering of bitterness.
On first blush this is different than most in this style. I believe if a had a few over time I'd adapt as the quality is there, but for a first take it's so different as to be strange.

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Photo of JeffSK
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zotzot
3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mchegash
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shade1951
2.42/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I'm not sure how this is a Belgian. It's not terrible, but it's far from good.I can detect no Belgian yeast in the flavor. The flavor is bitter, but not in a good way. If it tasted the way it smells, it would be much more palatable.

This Beer is a miss for Darkhorse, whose beers are usually pretty good.

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Photo of cwd
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blackop555
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy copper. Foamy, short, off white head that lasts a while with lacing.

Smells banana, clove, fruit, bready and citrus peel.

Tastes yeast funk, banana, clove and bready malt followed by light citrus peel and light nuttiness. Finish is dry with yeast and bitter earthy linger. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveCash
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Dark Horse Sapient Trip Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 889 ratings