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Green's Quest Tripel Blonde Ale | Green's Gluten Free Beers

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Green's Gluten Free Beers
England, United Kingdom
glutenfreebeers.co.uk

Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed and bottled in Lochristi, Gent, Belgium.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,700
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
118
pDev:
24.34%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of Sarah_Bearah
3.8/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMV
3.73/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a tall bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear golden pour with 2 fingers of foamy white head. Solid retention and great lacing.

S: Honey and sweet malts... mild spice and lemon.

T/F: Sweet and malty... follows the nose with lots of honey... mild spice and lemongrass. Not as yeasty/estery as a lot of tripel's and a bit too sweet, but very drinkable. ABV is well hidden. Light bodied... well carbonated. Sweet at the finish.

O: For a gluten free beer (a necessary caveat) this is a pretty solid tripel. Lots of honey sweetness and malts... could use more complexity but for what it is a pretty damned good beer. Celiacs rejoice!

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Photo of puboflyons
3.33/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From the 500 ml bottle with an expiration date of 09/01/22. Sampled on March 21, 2018.

This is a nice looking beer with its golden-amber pour underneath a big, foamy white head that simmer some and laces some. Good clarity.

The aroma brings out the elements you might expect from a Tripel with a toasted bread and sweet malt character, herbal notes, apple, citrus, grass, and barnyard.

The body is about light to medium.

Considering it's a Gluten-free beer, it still has a sweet bready malt sensation in the flavor but it tends to be more zesty with an odd bitter aftertaste that does not last too long. Despite my only above-average rating, it is one of the better Gluten-free beers I have had.

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Photo of Admiral_Attenuation
4.87/5  rDev +60.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I put this into a stemmed beer glass and watched the golden effervescence bubble up for a moment, had a sniff and then.... a sip. I looked at the glass and said to myself "what!?" I took another sip from the glass and did the same thing and continued until It was all gone.

I'm not gluten intolerance, I almost was drinking this as a joke, but the joke was on me because this is a serious serious serious feather in the cap of the brewmasters over at Greens. There's a unicorn somewhere pissing excellence, Greens has found it and is bottling it.

The alcohol is there, and I like to taste my alcohol, but it's enveloped in a robust arsenal of fruits and spices that make it a back up singer not the screaming front man of a hairband. The sweetness is present but interwoven with so much complexity of the other flavors that it flies way under the cloy radar like an SR 71 blackbird.

The last thing I'll say about this beer is the sensation upon the last sip. Normally after throwing back one of these big dogs you feel like you've been beaten up by a marshmallow and have to wash it down with a glass of water and move on to something lighter. I mean it's a tripel .... not a double, not a single, a tripel. But in this case it leaves one feeling light and experienced.... in the ways of good taste.

It's not a triplel....I declare this damn things a homerun

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Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ColSanders123
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +39.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: murky, tea colored amber pour blanketed by a 2" frothy white cap with fair to poor retention

S: grain aromas mingle with Belgian yeast aromas of banana, fruit, over ripe fruit, and a trace of barnyard

T: mildly sweet with fruit, sorghum, and grains. Hop bitterness is low to medium low and helps tame the sweetness.

F: The body is medium to medium light and the carbonation is medium high with a very creamy mousse-like mouth feel.

O: While a little high on the fruit and sweetness, this is a gluten-free beer that does not leave the drinker feeling deprived.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.62/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear golden color. The head was minimal, and didn't last long. There's a decent amount of carbonation bubbles rising in the glass.
The nose is minimal. It kind of reminds me of a cider.
The taste is fairly mellow for a moment, then the flavor hits. There's a sweetness to it.
The feel is somewhat watery, but not overly so.
Overall, ok, but not impressive.

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Photo of smithj4
2.83/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of harrisjohnson
3.96/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of golf4collet
1.68/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Prost76
3.48/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle into chalice, best before 9/30/2018. Pours lightly hazy orange/amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense and flufy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, orange, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, light banana/clove, honey, biscuit, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, bready maltiness, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big lemon, orange, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, light banana/clove/bubblegum, honey, biscuit, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of herbal bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, light banana/clove/bubblegum, honey, biscuit, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready maltiness, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitter/spiciness that increases through the glass slightly. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth and moderately grainy/creamy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good gluten free tripel style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready maltiness, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A bit sweeter than expected, but still provides enough dryness to never be cloying. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.52/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a stemmed vase, the beer is a bright, golden coloring with a ton of carbonation, and a foamy, bubbly, light, white head that settles out into a surface coating. Aromas of tangy honey, berry sweetness, subtle spice blend of coriander and nutmeg, subtle funky yeast notes, and sweet caramel. Flavors are very fruity forward, loaded with berries and cherries, but also with a solid backbone of old world fruit, particularly apple and date. Light and effervesced body with the carbonation working overtime the entire time you drink. Sweet and rich aftertaste, slightly bready, but with all the fruity esters lingering strongly. The finish is smooth, light, and crisp. As far as the gluten free beers go, pretty solid.

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Photo of iliki
3.52/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrb5094
2.62/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Kind of awful. I don't understand how this is called a Belgian triple. Starts sweet and finishes with a very harsh in your face boozy sweetness. As mentioned below its like a cider. Won't be getting this again especially for the price I paid..

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Photo of Olesjm
2.53/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Cloying....

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Photo of chinchill
3.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From a bottle at Whole Foods (SC).

Look: Speaking clear body with a weak head.

Unusual aroma and flavor.

Overall: Too sweet and too much like a cider.

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Photo of sd123
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
2.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles in the center of the glass, a thick collar around the edge, and a thin head in between.
S: Light to moderate aromas of apple cider are present in the nose along with some notes of buckwheat.
T: The taste has flavors of sorghum and apples; the sorghum becomes stronger as the beer warms up. A slight amount of bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The smell of this beer isn't that bad because the sorghum is overshadowed by fruity aromas of apples. The sorghum somewhat detracts from the taste and makes it somewhat unpleasant, but if you drink this cold it isn't that bad compared to other gluten-free beers.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of woodychandler
3.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

I wish that I could remember where I scored this, but it and other G-F beers have been sitting on my kitchen counter awaiting the right time to drink them. I had a colleague who is gluten-free and I told her that I would keep my eye out for G-F beer options and report back to her on my findings. In the interim, I retired from that job and I still have the beers awaiting review. I have not felt perfect these last couple of days, so I thought that I would try something(s) fairly innocuous.

From the bottle: "Ale made from Millet, Buckwheat, Rice & Sorghum"; "Green's Ales are brewed and bottled by DeProef Brouwerij, Lochristi, Gent, Belgium."

The last (for now, for me) of the Green's G-F beers and I feel much more conversant about them now than I did going in.

I Pop!ped the cap and gave it a heavy pour until it began to foam up and threaten to spill over the sides. It produced two fingers of rocky, tawny head with only moderate retention before it began to fall back into nothingness, leaving nice lacing in its wake. Color was a slightly hazy Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13). Nose again held the slight sourness of apple vinegar and I have reached the conclusion that if buckwheat is going to be used as a principal ingredient, that scent and flavor will be a by-product. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was like apple jack, that is, home-fermented apple cider. I was inadvertently exposed to this as a child at my maternal grandparent's house and I have never forgotten the flavor. It was tasty and included a slight tartness as from citrus rind. Mmmm. Finish was semi-dry, slightly tart but eminently drinkable. I think that I may have found some recommendations for my former colleague!

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Photo of Jessclark
2.18/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Aroma
Slight fruity esters, similar to peach.

Flavor
Slight tart notes, tastes like it could be infected. High fruitiness, low malt notes, no hops. Sorghum is the fruity taste.

Mouthfeel
High carbonation with a low body. No alcohol note, surprising since it is 8.5%

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Photo of DaveLion
3.54/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jubileo
3.54/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The taste reminds me of a Sake to the tee! It has aromas of apple and if you drink fermented drinks it has that distinct smell. This was my 1st Gluten Free beer as I've recently got diagnosed with allergies to Gluten recently. Being an Avid beer drinker I researched this and found it was supposed to be one of the best. However it took me about an hour to finish this due to the fact the taste reminded me of Sake and Whole Foods fermented juice drinks.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
1.87/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Aroma of souring apples, grass, citrus zest, spicey yeast, faint ABV. Taste apple cider, grains, medicinal/chemical, astringent. Another mediocre Gluten Free brew!

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Green's Quest Tripel Blonde Ale from Green's Gluten Free Beers
Beer rating: 3.04 out of 5 with 118 ratings