(512) Cab Tripel | (512) Brewing Company

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(512) Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by MattSweatshirt on 04-22-2013

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 14
Photo of champ103
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at D&T Drive Inn, Houston TX

A: Pours a copper/amber/reddish color. A two finger white head forms with good retention initially, and a bit of spotty lace.
S: Big buttery aromas up front. Some fruity esters linger. Pears, apples, along with some light wood. Not bad, the buttery notes through me off a bit. Though I think that is from the wine barrel.
T: Again, a substantial buttery character up front. I am not that well verst in Cab, let alone wines in general. Though, considering I have never encountered buttery diacetyl in regular 512 Tripel, I am thinking this comes from the wine barrel. Fruity esters come next. Pears and apples are apparent, along with a slight tartness and acidity.
M/D: A medium body that is effervescent and super crisp. I love the carbonation here. Appropriately weighty as well. Easy to drink, even with the buttery character. Something I can come back to with ease.

I am almost positive the buttery character comes from the wine barrel. It is not so much a detriment, just not what I was really expecting. Though once I get use to it, the esters come out and are great. I think the alcohol is well hidden as well. Overall, very interesting, and something I will come back to. If not a complete barrel aged masterpiece, enjoyable for what it is.

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Photo of mdgogiants
4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow! Looks reddish Amber, smells like a a open bottle of bourbon, tastes of bourbon mixes with cab ann some sourness. All three elements come together in the feel/ aftertaste. Overall this beer makes a unusually complex and strong statement! Well done 512.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Meddlesome Moth Anniversary week. The only beer I got two pours of.

The beer is a cloudy orange with a small white head that leaves splotchy lacing.

Very fruity on the nose. Lemon, orange, apple, and wine character.

The taste is awesome. Very fruity and full of Cabernet as well. Very well balanced between the tripel and wine.

Super smooth medium bodied beer. Slightly prickly carbonation.

I am impressed by this for sure. Wine aging a tripel is genius.

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(512) Cab Tripel from (512) Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 14 ratings.
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