Tripel | Great Divide Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Rayek on 08-21-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
76
Reviews:
51
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
13.75%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 76 |  Reviews: 51
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4.21/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of jsisko01
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on Aug 12, 2010

Appearance - Pours a VERY hazy golden color with an inch thick, soapy white head that lingers for a couple minutes. Leaves a nice thick, creamy lacing.

Smell - Has a musty funk aroma that is most dominant. Light spices and citrus seem to be present as well

Taste - Spices come through much stronger up front, with a very strong and sweet honey flavor. Banana, clove, orange citrus, and pepper are also detectable. And a fairly strong alcohol bite in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with high carbonation.

Overall - The sweet honey flavor is a little overbearing in my opinion.. but I think this may be how tripels are intended to be? I have only tried a couple others and they were very similar to this.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 9/2010 notes. Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a murky yellow-orange amber. Thin white head but nice lacing. Mild malt and spice aroma. Malt, light fruits, light lemon, belgian yeast and spice. Finishes dryer and less complex than most Belgian tripels. Tasty, but not quite up to the level of a Belgian. Good, pleasant backup tripel.

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5/5  rDev +34.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into chalice; bottled 08/12/2010. Pours hazy golden straw color with a nice 1 finger dense white head with good retention that reduces to a thick cap that lingers. Some spotty lacing clings to the glass as well. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, orange, pepper, biscuit, grass, yeasty spices, and light tart grains. Nice and well balanced aromas. Quite standard for a tripel as expected. Taste of big lemon, apple, orange, pepper, grass, biscuit, tart grains, and spicy yeast. Lingering notes of citrus, pepper, grains, and yeast spices on the finish for a bit. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy mouthfeel. Very smooth drinking for 9.3% but is still a bit of a sipper. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with only a slight warming after the finish. Overall this is an excellent American made Tripel. Great flavor balance and complexity; with good drinkability for the level of alcohol.

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2.02/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Pours a hazy gold with a finger of white head that recedes into a thin layer with decent lacing.

S: Some slight spice notes and light fruit aromas up front, followed by a strong DMS aroma of cooked vegetables.

T: Light spices and candy sugar up front followed by that strong veggie flavor. There are some yeast flavors on the finish.

M: Medium-light body with medium carbonation, this beer is a bit thick and watery for the style.

O: Not a good beer at all. I don't know if it was a bad bottle because of the strong veggie aromas and flavors, but I definitely have no urge to have this beer again.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Tripel from Great Divide Brewing Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 76 ratings.
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