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Batch 300 | The Bruery

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Batch 300Batch 300

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States | website

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Halcyondays on 07-09-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 68 | Ratings: 160
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 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 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 largadeer
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks, Andrew.

Pours with a golden amber body, little bit hazy with a lasting white head.

A lot of tropical fruit on the nose. Pineapple and papaya from the hops, banana from the yeast, quite a bit of oak behind the hops. There's some sweetness that melds with the fruitiness.

Tastes pretty good, but not spectacular. A lot of fruit again, along with a ton of oak. I get a lot of mango and pineapple, a touch of banana and spice. It's medium-bodied, fairly sweet but the oak helps balance things out. Finishes fruity and semi-dry, moderately tannic. Pretty nice, I like the combination of tripel and citra hops, but I wish it were a bit more dry.

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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 dannyancient
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden orange color. Shows a nice tight head, which reduces to great lacing

All Citra hops in this one. I thought I was smelling a DIPA as the aromas are all pine, herbs, and deep citrus. It has a nice caramel note as well

Pine with a little funk. I swear this is an IPA, not a Belgian. Regardless it has notes of citrus, pine, oak, and caramel

Overall a really solid beer, I would definitely grab this one if you can. It's def more on the IPA side than the Tripel side, but I think you can overlook it with this one.

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Photo of nbree00
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Really nice lacing on this one. Pours a beautiful orangish-honey color with a good cloudiness.

S: All Citra hops in the aroma here. Nicely herbaceous with notes of fresh cut pine, berries, bread pudding and caramel. Well constructed sweet yet aromatic nose.

T: This beer really drinks like an imperial IPA for me, not to far off from something like Sculpin. Flavors of pine, cheese cake, strawberries, raspberries, a little honey and possibly a hint of fennel.Just a gorgeous balance of flavors on this beer.

M: Fantastic texture on this one. Very lush and full bodied mouthfeel with a little bit of creaminess. Don't get much oak, but seems like it would be very easy to over oak a style like this, so I'm happy with the subtleness.

O: Overall really a great beer. More of an IPA than a tripel in my opinion, but if you can get passed that I would recommend trying it.

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Photo of DaveHS
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours hazy orange with about an inch of fluffy eggshell white nhead. Leaves minimal spotty lacing.

S-Citra hops, citra hops and more citra hops. Citric aroma similar to frozen orange juice concentrate. A faint hint of oak.

T/M-Citra hops are really the dominant flavor here. Very little about this beer reminds me of a tripel. There's some slick Belgian yeast mid-palate, and a bit of funk on the back end, but otherwise this drinks like a slightly peppery, citric double IPA. Almost no oak presence. The finish is warming and estery.

O-Though this may technically be a tripel, it drinks like a double IPA. Normally this would be a problem. However, it's a really good double IPA.

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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 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 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 Beerenauslese
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ABV is 8.2%.

Hazy light gold body. Poured to a half inch head, dissipates to a cap and ring. Leaves little clouds of motile lacing.

Smells of light malt sugar, tropical fruit, and spice.

Taste follows the nose, with additional notes of tangerine, and a little hop bitterness in the finish.

Body is medium, with crisp carbonation, giving this a refreshing mouthfeel.

Not a bad tripel. The alcohol is noticeable as it is with most tripels. The choice of Citra gives this one a tangerine bent, which is unusual. A novelty entry worth a try and might be good with certain food pairings over the more typical tripel offerings.

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Photo of Trilogy31
3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy strawberry blond with orange highlights with a thick foamy two fingers of head that leaves thick curtains in its wake. The nose smells exactly like a well made ipa, and i do not really pick up any belgian yeast notes. Bitter citrus peel, guava, mango, and bready malts, with slight hints of spiced coconut and pineapple. You really can smell the hoppy bitterness. Where i loved the nose the taste let me down a bit. The majority of those flavors are there but it is extremely muted and thin. Oddly it is somewhat watery and yet i can still detect the alcohol. Really stoked on this beer until it hit my lips im hoping it improves as it warms - opened at about 43 degrees.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Bruery

A: The beer pours a slightly hazed golden orange color with a big white head.

S: Smells "Belgian" at first. Lots of banana and spices coming through. There is a nice bit of sweet bready malt and candi sugar. A fair bit of citrus and even some mild vanilla. A bit of yeast in there, too.

T: Sweet malt and candi sugar really dominate the flavor. There is some citrus to the beer, but not as much as I picked up on the aroma. Somewhat bitter, especially for a Belgian beer. Lots of different fruit notes as well as some light yeast.

M: The body is medium and the carbonation is medium to high.

O: I really liked the aroma of this beer, but the flavor didn't do as much for me. The bitterness really threw me off.

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Photo of trappistlover
3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

(Purchased at Bruery Provisions). Pours a cloudy yellow color with a white head. Has a bit of lacing. Aroma has fruit, peaches, wheat and some grass. Taste is sweet with some peppery notes and a touch of bitterness. Medium bodied with a dry finish. A pretty nice trippel that has some elements of a saison. I like it.

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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 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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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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