Bermuda Triangle | Flat Earth Brewing Company

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Bermuda TriangleBermuda Triangle

Brewed by:
Flat Earth Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States

Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by edbeered on 08-27-2007

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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 24
Reviews by crewfan16:
Photo of crewfan16
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured from a bomber to a goblet. no date on it anywhere, but i doubt it would matter too much on this guy.

a- pours a very clear strawish yellow color with a half inch of fluffy white head. seems light for the style. retention doesnt last long and there is minimal lacing

s- smells sort of more like a heffeweizen than a tripel. clove, and banana, a hint of bubble gum. some candied fruit as well. lots of yeasty goodness as well.

t-taste follows the smell for the most part. clove and banana esters, a bit of candied fruit and some hops come out in the finish. very tasty but slightly light in flavor

m- good carbonation. nice crisp hop finish. about average for the style. not boozy at all, in fact its very drinkable

overall, I liked the beer but I think I can find better triples for less out there. certainly doesnt hold a candle to my personal faves (la fin du monde) but a nice, if not lighter version of the style.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of deebo
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of NilocRellim
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of beerkittycat
4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a goblet it appears a bright golden yellow. Aroma is complex. I detect the usual belgian yeast charactertics (spicy, peppery, coriander, etc) in addition to hints of bread dough, citrus, and honey. The taste? It's like summer in a glass. So much is happening here...spiciness of coriander, nutmeg layered with candied sugar, pear, apricot, orange, and honey. Is this really like 9% ABV because it's awfully smooth. Mouthfeel is spot on but it lacks the carbonation bite of a typical Tripel. Despite that, this is a special treat. Don't miss it!

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Mostly biscuit on the nose with some light earthiness and ripe fruit.
Brilliant deep amber under a 2” quickly dissipating head with a slight tan tint and a very fine bead.
Palate: rich malt with some caramel, biscuit and grainy malt flavors over a hint of dried fruit and a suggestion of pineapple.
Medium body and medium high carbonation.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear golden yellow with a moderate amount of rising bubbles. About a finger of white head that quickly fades into a small thin patch. Lacing is very light.

Smell: Aroma of Belgian yeast and wheat grains with some clove spice and candied sugar. Hints of banana, orange, lemon, and honey. Smells a bit more like a Hefeweizen than a traditional Tripel.

Taste: Big presence of Belgian yeast and wheat grains up front. Spicy clove follows with a fairly strong taste of fruits including banana, orange, and lemon. Candied sugar and a hint of honey adds to the sweetness. Also a hint of noble hops and a taste of bready caramel malts that comes towards the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Crisp and very smooth. None of the alcohol is felt.

Overall: An interesting and tasty take on a Tripel. Very fruity but not too sweet.

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

Photo of tempest
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bomber for $8 at Princeton's. I've been trying to find this beer for a couple years, so it was great to finally sit down and enjoy it. I was a bit worried by a slight plastic note at first, but that disappeared as the beer warmed.

This beer reminded me a bit of Summit's recent Belgian, though this beer was heavier on the phenol spicing with more coriander-like notes and less fruit. The 9% ABV was well-hidden and the body was appropriately thin (but not too thin). It wasn't quite as delicate as a true Belgian, but the yeast character is well-developed and balance. I'd be very happy to make a beer like this.

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Photo of plfahey
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Golden in color with brilliant clarity. Thin white head has fair retention, though I would expect better from a tripel.

Aroma-Pleasant pear esters with perfumy/rose-like alcohols and slight banana. There's also a hint of banana ester along with a decent phenol profile-clove and pepper come to mind. Perhaps a slight hint of cherry as well. Light bready Pils malt floats through the background which grows in intensity as the beer warms. Faint hops as well.

Flavor-Bready pils malt with some solid grassy/herbal/spicy hop character in the mid palate. Big spicy phenolic notes in the mid-palate as well, with some perfumy alcohol and a touch of pear ester in the finish. Huge yeasty notes throughout. Interesting blend of flavors, but actually pretty tasty.

Mouthfeel-Seems way undercarbonated and a bit heavy for a Tripel, with a medium full body and barely moderate carbonation. Nice alcohol warmth on the palate though.

A decent American interpretation of a Belgian Tripel. I wasn't quite sure what to think of it at first, but it's really growing on me as I drink it. Lacks the elegance of classic Belgian tripels, but is still interesting, and definitely tasty. Worth trying.

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Photo of morimech
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a tulip glass. Clear, golden color with a very small head that quickly disappeared. Virtually no lacing is left on the glass. Looks flat and lifeless. Are we back to the old days of Flat Earth and their carbonation issues? One nose full of the aroma turned my issue reaction to the beer around. Smells like a tripel should. Huge vinous qualities. Hints of pale fruit such as pears and white grapes. Plenty of clove as well. Definately pick up the fact that honey has been added to this beer. The flavor does not impress quite as much. Maybe a little too much going on and the honey qualities are a little too strong. The fruity qualities are overpowered and that is what I like the most in tripels. I also would of liked it a little drier but this still has a lot of sugar flavor going on. Spice is nice and kept in check. Alcohol is well covered up. The body suffers from the carbonation level or lack thereoff. A little life would of added to this otherwise good texture. The beer suffers from QC issues as all too many Flat Earth beers do. Could of been a damn good tripel that rivals the Belgian greats, but as it is, a second rate effort.

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Photo of BirdsandHops
2.9/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear yellow-gold with two fingers of white head that recedes into a thin layer with little lacing.

S: Bubblegum and candy sugar dominate the nose. There are some faint yeast aromas towards the finish, but bubblegum dominates.

T: Belgian spices up front followed by some faint bubblegum flavors. A somewhat bitter yeasty bread character brings up the finish with a light alcohol burn. The bitterness actually lingers a bit.

M: Medium-light body with mid-high carbonation, this beer avoids being too thick and sweet, but the bitterness and alcohol warmth keep it from being light and crisp.

O: A fairly mediocre tripel that fails to have the balance and depth of the best representations of the style. I'd like more depth of aroma and flavor with less bitterness and alcohol burn.

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Photo of edbeered
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at the Happy Gnome in an appropriate goblet, this pours a clear very pale(almost yellow) color, with a small white head that dissipates quickly. The smell is fruity with hints of apple and pear. The taste is complex, with fruity overtones of apple, pear and a hint of apricot, along with a pleasant light honey sweetness. The mouthfeel is surprisingly light and there is no overt taste of alcohol. This is the best Flat Earth beer yet. Get some while you can!

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Photo of bigbeers84
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of NodakEric
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of MN_Beerticker
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of accordselux
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap and in growler.

Pours a wonderful golden color. A good amount of head upon pouring, but not a persistent amount like some other Belgian styles I have experienced.

Esters are the main smell I detect. Bananas and citrus are the strong aromas I detect.

It tastes very similar. I get the banana flavors at the beginning, a hint of the orange left behind from the orange blossom honey, and a bit of alcohol burn and sweet bready maltiness at the end.
What I really enjoy about this beer is that orange flavor that is added when they fermented it with orange blossom honey; it's a nice touch that I really enjoyed.

Mouthfeel is great. It is the right consistency for a stronger alcohol beer. It is not thick and overly sweet.

Overall a good beer. It was my gateway beer and I look forward to it every year. My only complaints are the strong alcohol burn and the lack of head retention. It still doesn't stop me from seeking it out! One of my favorites.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Dave2234
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlindros
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had at SMBDC growler/bottle tasting thanks to BlessedBeBeer.

A: Very light head, semi clear golden yellow color.

N: Light Belgian golden malts, light wheat and fruit, Belgian yeasty aromas, light sweet candi sugar, apple and pear.

T: Belgian golden malts, light malts, semi sweet, bitter, straw, spices, light fruit, touch of booze. Finishes dry and bitter, some light earthy hops.

M: Med to lighter body with decent carbonation.

O: Not bad, interesting flavors, lighter overall but bitter finish.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Bermuda Triangle from Flat Earth Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 54 ratings