Dog House Tripel | Outer Banks Brewing Station

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Outer Banks Brewing Station
North Carolina, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by akorsak on 06-15-2008

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 12
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Photo of akorsak
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at the brewpub, this one weighs in at 9.3%.

A: The tripel is a pale golden color, far clearer, transparent in fact, than any tripel I've come across. A half a finger (it is an 8 oz glass) of white head leaves small runs of lace.

S: The nose has a heavy boozy presence alongside candi sugars and a sweet fruit Belgian yeast. A strong nose that sets the stage.

T: A strong alcoholic blast starts the ale off. Following the strength are the sweet remnants of pale candi sugars and fruity yeast by-products. The yeast strain was isolated from several Belgian beers and the dry fruitiness is evident, carrying the pale malts throughout the glass. For as strong as it tastes, the heaviness doesn't weigh in for a long time.

M: The tripel hits most of the right notes, including a lower carbonations fullness that doesn't get washed away with each sip. Nice to finally have this beer on tap.

D: At 9.3%, this is a sipper for a cooler day. Today, with its semi-gale breezes fits the tab well. Decent but I preferred the brown ale to it.

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Photo of bigeyedfish89
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of stakem
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the outer banks brewing station. The bree appears a clear pale yellow with some copper tint around the edges. A white film of head sits atop that leaves patchy lace on the glass.

The smell is strong with belgian phenols. Clovey spice and some pear/apple hints of fruit in the middle. There is an alcohol accent midway through that increases the fruity aspect of the nose.

The taste is spicy with clove. Some pepper, apple and pear skins. A touch of dry earthy character bounces in to contrast the spicey and fruity natire. Solvent alcohol increases as it warms up.

This is a medium bodied brew with a light level of carbonation. The alcohol really comes out in this as it warms. I could see drinking a few of these would send you to the doghouse. Overall not bad.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of clayrock81
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

NOTE: Obviously I don't know how much recipe has stayed same but had this on Sunday the 11th of Sept. 2011 and it is listed at an even 10%.

Poured a clear gold with good head and lace ring on top of a grainy, yeasty, slightly medicinal aroma w/ hints of orange citrus and caramel/sugary malt. First thought was this beer is going to take a long time and suck b/c it was so boozy on the first sip but after that I was genuinely surprised. The beer is light-bodied and smooths out for an easy drinker. I get everyting a typical Belgian gives you w/ good balance; yeasty sweetness, prickly carbonation, some tropical and plush fruit esters as well as a touch of sour fruit bitterness. Finishes dry and crisp and while not my favorite Belgian I really liked this considering pricepoint and the source.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of ffejherb
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Josh (who forgets his BA screen name) for sharing for sharing this growler on 8/23/10.

A - Emerged from the growler as a hazy pale golden liquid with a billowy white crown of foam on top that reduced to a milky retention and some spotty lace that slid down the sides of the glass.

S - Spicy, peppery yeast with a dominant lemony citrus aroma and a slight waft of alcohol. Very citrus-forward nose.

T - Lemongrass comes to mind, although the flavor is still quite spicy and pepper-laced. Bready malt balances the strong lemon and yeast character, and becomes the dominant flavor in the backend through to the finish.

M - Medium bodied with light carbonation and somewhat thin mouthfeel. Finishes with some spicy, tingly notes on the tongue.

D - Lots of lemon character in this here Tripel. This was quite easy to drink for the style, but alas it was a Monday night so I limited my intake to only one pint.

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Dog House Tripel from Outer Banks Brewing Station
3.81 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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