Tripe à 3 Chêne | À La Fût

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À La Fût
Quebec, Canada

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
La Tripe à Trois est un clin d'oeil au style belge triple. Normalement de couleur blonde et tirant près de 9% d'alcool, la Tripe à Trois n'en fait pass exception. Cette grande bière à déguster à l'apéro est composée de malts québécois biologiques et de houblons européens. Bien que l'alcool colle aux parois buccales, les saveurs des levures enrobent le palais pour offrir une expérience gustative typiquement belge. Accompagnée d'un cheddar fort, cette triple saura plaire aux amateurs de blondes qui, sans équivoque, sortent de l'ordinaire. Les amateurs de bières complexes seront heureux d'apprendre qu'une partie du brassin repose en fût de chêne. De plus, une seconde partie du brassin fermente dans un deuxième fût de chêne avec des levures de type Brett-anomyces. Méconnues au Québec, ces levures sauront surprendre l'amateur de bière de tout acabit.

30 IBU

Added by eat on 08-29-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of eat
4.27/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up at Peluso, where there was a limit of one per customer. Bottle 13 of 400; very limited stuff. Translucent amber body (dark for a tripel) with a thin cover of off-white head. Some lacing.

Sweet nose with lots of fruit: plum, nectarine, ripe pineapple, raspberry. Caramel, saison-like minerals, orange rind and coriander, slightly lactic, smooth alcohol, very subtle funk. Not really any oak or wine coming through here.

Lots of stone fruit in the flavour as well; plum, apple, pear. Sweet but very nicely balanced, cut with just enough herbal hops (listed at 30IBU, seems right). Oak and pinot noire aren't as obvious as you'd expect but are expertly blended amongst the whole. Brett isn't listed on the label but there is a subtle funkiness here, there's a lot going on. Alcohol is incredibly smoothed out if this is indeed it's advertised 9.8% ABV. Maybe a little sweet for me but it's not overdone. Pretty interesting stuff.

Oak shows up the most on the finish, where it dries out the mouth much like a red wine would. Body is a little thin, medium-low carbonation.

Solid brew, wish I could find another to put away for a while but looks like I missed out. Hope it shows up in bottles again sometime.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a lightly hazy amber/orangey color ale with a large foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma of sweet malt is more intense that I recalled the regular version to be. Taste is sweeter then expected with light peppery yeast and not too much oak presence. Body is quite full with medium carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting beer though a little bit too sweet for my taste and lacking some fruity ester.

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Photo of papat444
4.27/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

***Bottle #141 of 400***

Thanks to hoppypocket for this one.

Poured from a 341ml. bottle, bottle 08/11.

Appearance: A hazy orange body with a nice 2-3 head that reduces and settles to a thin ring. Tilted to glass back and forth reveals a nice sheeting of lace.

Smell: Strong berries, strawberries maybe. Peaches mixed with oak. Images of fruit-soaked wood. Yeast brings a mild spice and banana profile. Very good.

Taste: Upfront, tropical fruit, mild berries and mild hints of vanilla. The back end is where the oak lives and makes a nice medley with the fruit. Peaches and oak go back and forth.

Mouthfeel: Really coats the mouth, prickly carbonation, a bit dry bur mouth coating nonetheless.

Overall: Really well done. The Pinot compliments without overshadowing the base beer. It does become a bit stronger as it warms but still excellent.

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Photo of Caudalie
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of AgentZero
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of fortierv
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Sean9689
3.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks, Alex. Bottle poured into Darkness tulip.

A - Pours a reddish orange color, white frothy head, spotty lace.

S - Sweet sugary notes, toasted malts, light oak notes and spices.

T - Similar to the nose. Toasted malts, fruity sugary sweetness, some oak, and yeast. The alcohol is well-hidden. The finish is light funk and fruit.

M - Light body, good carbonation, clean finish.

O - Not much Pinot or oak and a little too sweet. It was easy enough to drink for almost 10%, but still, I'd rather just be drinking something else.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.22/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle from hoppypocket for CanBIF Fall 2013.

A - Golden pour with good carbonation. One finger of nice white head. Mostly bright as far as I can see. Spotty lace and a film of retention.

S - Sweet. Banana, sweet malt, yeast, mild spice., a bit sugary.

T - Quite sweet. A bit woody. Strong banana medicine. Very sugary. Seemingly alcoholic. Something isn't going right here. No evidence of barrel aging that I can pick up.

M - Good carbonation, quite dry to finish, and a medium to full body.

O/D - Too sweet and barrel aging doesn't come out. I guess it could be a decent Tripel if it didn't promise barrel qualities. This didn't wow me in any way and I'm quite surprised at how weak it's showing right now. Not to say it's bad, but it's certainly not what it should be.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to papat444 for sending me this rarity. Bottle #8 of 400. Served in a Cantillon tulip.

A - Quick-dissolving white foam settles to a few wisps, thin collar, and no lace. Semi-hazed dark orange body.

S - Milled grains, candi sugar, stone fruits, peach, light vanilla, and some mild pinot noir character as it warms up. There's also an odd wet wool aroma that Jason noticed in their Saison.

T - Taste is quite similar, with plenty of sugary malts, fruity notes, and surprisingly low Belgian yeast character. Gets a tad cloying after a while, but the alcohol is well-hidden.

M - Juicy, medium-full body, with lower carbonation, and minimal alcohol warmth. Fairly low oak presence here.

D - A decent brew, but was largely overshadowed by the brett version. The wine barrel influence seemed pretty tame, and the base tripel is a bit too sweet for my liking.

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Tripe à 3 Chêne from À La Fût
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 10 ratings