Batch 300 | The Bruery

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Batch 300Batch 300

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Halcyondays on 07-09-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 160 |  Reviews: 68
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of litheum94
4.94/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750 ml bottle. No bottling dates. Reviewed 10/5/11.

Golden body with a thick and giant, bone white head. Big bubbles pop slowly, and the whole head takes its time settling, leaving very nice lacing along the way.

Dominate aromas of citra hops. Loads of grapefruit, with some pine, and a bunch of fresh cut flowers. Whisps of oak and Belgian yeast. One of the best smelling beers I've ever encountered.

Earthy at first, with Belgian yeast and oak. Moves into that classic citra flavor, grapefruit and peach. Some spice in the midst of the hops. The oak becomes more evident on the finish as the session goes on. Some alcohol pops up, but not consistently.

This may not fall with in the style guidelines because of all the hops, but I don't give a damn. This is the first beer that has blown me away in a long time. I loved every second of drinking this beer. Citra hops for all tripels!!

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Photo of Hershdawg
4.74/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 in to duvel tulip

A: a pale peach color with a white head. Dissipates shortly and leaves little lacing.

S: Sweet malt, Belgian yeast, fruit being tropical and stone fruit. Smells of Pineapple, mango, peach, coconut, and nectarine. Hints of oak.

T: Peach, mango, papaya, nectarine, pineapple, and belgian yeast. Tasty. The oak is noticeable but not that noticeable.

M: Medium mouthfeel. Very drinkable but not as drinkable as the archetype for the style.

O: Terrific beer. Second highest amount of tropical fruit flavors out of a beer I have ever had. The premiere takes the cake but this one is a close second. Premiere was bourbon aged. If this one was It would blow my mind.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of John_M
4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An appropriate beer to drink while watching game 6 of the 2011 world series.

The beer pours a rich, dark gold color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is complex and attractive in this beer, as I pick up honey, light grapefruit, apricot, light bananna, light clove and hints of white pepper. The flavor profile replicates the nose, and I'm impressed by the depth of flavor I'm getting in this beer. The flavor profile is dominated by honey, cherry and vanilla, though the sweetness is nicely countered by a goodly dollop of hoppy bitterness in the finish. Although this beer is fairly rich and sweet, that sweetness is never over the top, and it seems to blend well with the grapefruit flavor I'm picking up. There's really a lot going on in this beer, and both the flavor and aroma profile seemed to change considerably as the beer warmed. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full, with a smooth, fairly sweet, lightly bitter finish. There's a hint of alcohol in the finish, but it in no way mars or otherwise detracts from the quality of this beer.

Impressive. Another excellent effort from the folks at Bruery.

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Photo of ikantspel
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml into a house tulip

Pours an amazing zesty golden color with a full bubbly head thar leaves some lacing on the glass

Hoppy, some floral notes, and spices in the nose

Sweet floral hits right away followed by some strong earthy and piney tones. Finishes sweet.

This is more ipa than tripel. Somehow it just came together in an amazingly orchestrated way.

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Photo of ehammond1
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2011)

Charlie Jewell's
Redlands, CA

Thanks for sharing Sam!

Hazy golden yellow and orange with a big foaming off-white, eggshell colored head. Not much lacing down the glass.

A somewhat sweet nose and a decidedly Belgian one. Lots of tang, pepper, banana notes from the yeast, along with a sweet lemon and sugar sweetness, and then some wonderful citrus hop aromatics.

More of the same in regards to flavor, though there's more bitterness than in most tripels, then of course there's rock candy sweetness, along with a nice Belgian yeast tang and spice, and some citrus as well. Comes together marvelously. No alcohol heat whatsoever.

A fantastic mouthfeel: full and rich yet light and incredibly drinkable.

A unique, delicious, and special tripel.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

white foamy head crowns over the top of the glass, easily coating the sides with thick globs of foam. Hazy and bright golden in color. After a few moments it settles down, but still it was a really well done example of the style.

Aroma is bright, really nicely done again here. Hints of light woody notes lay upon a touch of funk and light notes of grassy hops and grains. A touch of light fruit now coming forward as well. Light banana and clove at first gave way to a smooth and comforting sour toasted that rolled into a nice blend of earthy oak notes and hints of grassy flavor. Rich and very subtle at the same time. What actually impressed me the most was the lack of high abv in the flavor. Really well done here

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Photo of jimmy82063
4.32/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Bruery Tulip glass.

A) Nice hazy ornage appearance, fluffy head.

S) Wow strong citrus and that is before I even got it into the glass. Orange notes are really dominant here.

T) Citrus bomb, orange, grapefruit lemon zest. Little bit of a grassy finish.

M) Pucker up!

O) Interesting take on the style. Very glad i had a chance to try and wish this was a rotational offering.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.32/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a bright and cloudy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some good lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of citrus hops, grapefruit, oak, Belgian yeast esters, some spices, and a bit of fruity esters.

T - Starts off with some citrus hops with some grapefruit flavor and bitterness with some Belgian yeast esters in the background. Through the middle, some oak comes through with some more spice, light bready malt, and some fruity esters. The finish is a mix of citrus hops, bitterness, Belgian yeast, oak, and some spice that linger.

M - Medium bodied with moderate-plus carbonation. Feels smooth with a bitter, dry, and lightly spicy finish.

D - Very drinkable. The strong Citra hops in this one add a really nice element to the Tripel style. The oak also gives the beer some good complexity.

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Photo of Mora2000
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Dixonian for bringing this beer back to Texas from one of his trips to Southern California. I love Trade Winds Tripel and am really looking forward to this one.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is very nice and very hoppy for a tripel. I get a lot of apricot and resinous pine notes, with some bread and Belgian yeast notes mixed in. Definitely not your classic tripel aroma.

The flavor is also unique and very nice. I get a lot of Belgian yeast and pepper, as well as some biscuit and bread from the malt. There is also a lot of flavor from the hops. The hop notes I get are mainly orange and apricot, but there is a little pine thrown in for good measure. Another very good aspect of the flavor is a subtle oak character which compliments the other flavors very well. The alcohol is well hidden.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of roodie
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Bruery tulip.

A: pours a orangish golden hue with 3 fingers of pillowy creamy white head that retained for ages. Beautiful lacing.

S: wonderful citrusy aroma with shades of pears, peaches, tangerines, and mangoes.  Obvious oak on the nose with vanilla character. Citra shows it beautiful bouquet.

T: lemon & tangerine dominate. Very hoppy and piny yet no bitterness on the end.  

M: some fizzyness on the tongue, very smooth on the end.

O: a wonderful oaked brew. Citra has found a perfect style to highlight it's qualities. A must try. Hides its alcohol well and I could finish a whole bottle in 1 sitting (and I did!)

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Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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