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Batch 300Batch 300

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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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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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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 Halcyondays
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap a Beachwood I,

A: Pours a light orange with a medium white head, good retention, some lace.

S: Dandelion greens, pineapple, and some oak.

T: Tropical flavours with pineapple, papaya and mango with some tangerine. Some sweet malt, fairly hoppy, the oak adds a nice backbone.

M: Medium-bodied, very soft carbonation, creamy, smooth.

O: This is a real nice beer and an interesting take on the tripel style. The Citra hops add a nice touch.

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Photo of peacebone116
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750-mL bottle into a tulip glass on 8/12/11.

A: Pours a hazy, straw-color with white head that recedes. You can see good carbonation, as bubbles migrate toward the crown.

N: Funky (almost musty) with fruity-esters that waft up from the lager-yeast.

T/M: Crisp orange/lemon citrus notes come first. There is a nice must that follows in the middle from the yeast and oak, which becomes more evident as the beer warms. Medium-bodied, which seems a little heavy for the style.

Overall, this is an excellent beer. It has very delicate flavors that are very well layered and complex. Really glad my buddy Dee suggested I try this one.

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Photo of DovaliHops
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy, golden orange color with a medium white head that diminishes quickly. Scent is heavy with citra hop aroma and floral notes. There are all some spicy aromas along with oak. Taste is sweet oak flavors with a nice balance of Belgian yeast and American hops. There is a presence of vanilla toward the end, as this beer finishes with bitter hops. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a crisp, dry finish. Drinkability is high. Overall, this beer is one worth trying and definitely something I would purchase again.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear deep golden color with an impressive bone white head that persists forever and leaves lots of lace. Spicy and fruity aroma with a hint of bourbon and oak. Pepper, sweet candy sugars, light sweet fruit, pepper its all there. The flavor is sweeter than I expected with lots of sweet fruits and malts with a bit of caramel in there for fun. Some vanilla and bourbon oak midway through and a hit of alcohol right at the end into a fairly dry finish that does leave a bit of sweetness on the palette. Medium body with a high level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Nice tripel, I quite enjoyed this one.

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Photo of drpimento
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Nice brew. I let the bottle warm some out of the fridge. Then I poured a huge, off-white, foamy, frothy, fluffy, billowy head that slowly settled down and some lace. Color is a slightly hazy gold amber with no bubble trails. Aroma is yeast, malt, caramel, fruit, bread dough. Flavor is similar to nose, but with a distinct hop on top then bittersweet, followed by the other stuff. Body and carbonation really are faultess. Finish is hop, some resin balanced with malt, of good length and satisfying. Quite drinkable.

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Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Bruery

Look: Pours a orangish yellow color reminding me of apple juice. 1/4 inch head and ok retention

Smell: Citra hops upfront and hints of apple and alittle bit of a funk to it

Taste: At first you get a massive amount of the citra hops and that is followed up by traces of orange peel and apple cider

Mouthfeel: Medium body and high carbonation

Overall: This isnt to bad of a beer at all. Well done by the contest winner of this one. I couldn't continuously drink this beer but definitely could drink it a couple times a week. Its fruity and hoppy so if that is what you are into this beer is for you

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Photo of drabmuh
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At the time of this review this is the #39 top Tripel on the best of lists. Served in a Bruery tulip because I can. Beer is orange / hazy / amber with a nice white head, small bubbles, some lacing moderate to low carbonation. Some lacing, looks fine.

Aroma is sweet, mildly oaky, a little vanilla, a little pineapple, smells nice.

Beer is thin and sweet with this nice fruitiness on the midpalate of the beer that rounds out nicely to a decent finish. The back palate isn't bitter or dry, just a thin finish. I really enjoyed this beer, a nice little hoppy tripel.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The veer pours a cloudy golden yellow with a thin head that fades. The smell is incredible with notes of medicinal herbs, honey, yeast, and intense sweetness. The smell leads me to believe it's got a lot more than just Citra hops and oak. The taste is a smooth tripel with a honey-bitter aftertaste. This is a very tasty beer that seems to have held up very well, although it does smell and taste a lot more like a barleywine...

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Photo of augustgarage
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap @ Library Ale House in Santa Monica - served in a tulip.

Lightly hazy amber body with a dense creamy ivory crown. Two-tiered lacing - denser towards the lip of the glass. Excellent retention.

Acidic aromatics with a fresh burst of tangerine and kumquats along with a white wine character presumably from the oak.

Herbal hops initiate the palate, the potent (especially for the style) bitterness is married to a mineral-tinged astringency contributed by the oak. A soft delicate yeast welds the disparate elements together; finishes fairly dry with citrus and lingering alcohol.

Medium-bodied, well carbonated (though more spritzy than effervescent), with a well disguised (though I suspect, formidable) ABV.

Would make an interesting comparison to Allagash Curieux - the oak character is less specific in Batch 300 (not obviously derived from a bourbon barrel), though the hops make it distinctly domestic in origin. I'm finding CITRA continues to confound me - as the herbal quality is one I'd normally associate with a noble hop, but descriptors of CITRA vary so much that I never quite know which flavors it is responsible for contributing to the beer overall. Anyway, this is a unique "Tripel" - and after Tradewinds, I'm not surprised the Bruery contniues to experiment with this style.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this one in the 2012 Birthday BIF from futhurgone; Thanks Rob! Another want of mine. Poured from a 750ml bottle into my Lost Abbey stemware.

a - Pours a hazy dark orange color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. Head lasts for 1-2 minutes and leaves light spotty lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of citrus hops, oranges, oak/wood, fruity malts, sweet fruits, yeast, grains, bready malts, and some light spices. And interesting mix of citra hops and oak, with some lightly sweet fruits too. Pretty nice.

t - Tastes of citra hops, oranges, lemon, oak, sweet fruity malts, Belgian yeast, light spice, tropical fruits, light vanilla, grains, anf bready malts. Again, a little sweet but too much, and some nice wood and citrus hops.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth and no real alcohol at all. Very easy to drink considering the ABV, a really nice body.

o - Overall I thought this was a really nice tripel. It's hoppier then most I'm used to, but the citra hops miz very nicely with some sweet fruits and oak. Also very smooth for the high ABV; didn't feel like 8.2% ABV at all. A very nice beer I'd like to have again, and hope they brew this year for the RS.

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Photo of thagr81us
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a Bell's stemmed tulip. Poured a golden yellow-orange with a one finger pure white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, orange, banana, fruit, and subtle sugar. The flavor was of sweet malt, wood, orange zest, wood, fruit, orange, and banana. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. This brew was definitely a really nice twist on the typical Tripel with all of the spices added to it. This made it quite easy to drink and rather enjoyable. A definite must try if you get the chance.

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Photo of Overlord
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A triple? Hmm ... I suppose so.

Pours a hazy light yellow with a soapy white rim around the glass.

Smell is orange-y hops, a bit of ... oak/wood?, and a barnyard, yeasty zest to it that's almost like a sweetened saison in character.

Taste is surprisingly sweet. Lots of sticky malt, sweet citrus, and a hint of yeast and spices to linger on the tongue.

Not a style I'm fond of, but I really am digging this. Good chewy mouthfeel.

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Photo of dgilks
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden colour with a creamy but short lasted white head. Okay.

Big, citrussy citra aroma with apricot, mango and peach all present. Lightly grassy. Very mild vanilla from the oak. Nice.

Creamy, light malt with some fruity hops. Nice mild bitterness. A touch of oak and hint of yeasty esters and phenols.

Medium body with moderately-high carbonation that works quite well.

A really cool beer. The American hop character combines well with the yeast notes and malt to deliver a good beer.

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Photo of cvm4
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's been a while since a review was written on this one.

L - Pours an orange/golden opaque body with an eggshell one finger head. Not much lacing on the glass or retention sticking around.

S - Light spices and candied sugar up front that develops into a bready and citrus middle and finishes with some oak notes.

T - The oak is a lot more prominent throughout than on the nose. Juicy citrus comes on in the middle along with some candied sugar. Ends with some coriander spices and bitter orange peel. This is really tasty and has held up well.

F - Medium bodied and low to medium carbonation. It has a dry finish to it.

O - It's a shame this was a one-off. I thoroughly enjoyed this and would back up the truck for it.

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Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Bruery snifter. Pours a cloudy golden honey color. Nice white head and a bit of lacing.

Aroma is Citra hops at first. Then you notice the Belgian yeast smell. Slight bit of malt.

Taste is less Belgian-y than I would think. Kinda simple in taste. Bit of Belgian yeast. Clove and slight bubble gum. Then a nice hoppy flavor. Kinda citric. Bit of a bitter after taste.

Mouthfeel is dry and pretty smooth. Nice small bubble carb.

Overall an ok beer. Nothing amazing but worth a try.

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