Belgian Trippel | Capitol City Brewing Company

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Capitol City Brewing Company
United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-23-2003

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by waiting4lunch:
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Photo of thekanna
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on-tap at the Capitol City Brewing Company's K Street Location in Washington DC on 11/28/09.

A: Served in a large glass chalice. Beautiful radiant gold with effervescent carbonation and a thin, almost non-existent head.

S: Sweet malts and fruits covered with honey, rounded out with warming alcohol and spicy white peppercorns.

T: Sweet malts, honey, pepper, and bananas. Belgian yeasts hover in the background, while very strong phenols round out the finish. A stunning example of the style.

M: Nice medium body with active carbonation.

D: One of the better domestic Tripels that I've had. Capitol City Brewing managed to get a lot of things right with this beer.

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Photo of ManekiNeko
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at the brewpub in a pint glass.

Appearance: Slightly cloudy honey color with very active carbonation. The glass came out with no head whatsoever, just a ring of foam at the edge of the glass. It attempted to put lace on the glass, nd probably would have had it started with more foam.

Smell: Light fruit and pepper smells, slight medicinal aroma. What smells are present are quite nice, but muted.

Taste: Nicely balanced pepper, sweet pale malt, and medicinal tastes. Mild bitterness, herbaceousness, and banana esters on the finish. A textbook triple flavor.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and very clean, great carbonation. Lighter shade of medium bodied.

Drinkability: Not bad, not bad at all. In fact, quite good. A solid attempt at a triple that gets all the main ideas right, but lacks some of the finer points. I would have it again, to be sure.

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Photo of Hoshymoto
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Belgian Trippel from Capitol City Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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