TPS Report | Trinity Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Trinity Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with flaked oats, flaked wheat, tangerine zest, and lemon zests. Fermented 100% with a very rare variety of Brettanomyces this beer is exceedingly aromatic. Aged on French Oak Chardonnay Barrels and roses petals for complex maturity and sweet earthy notes.

Added by rye726 on 10-07-2009

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Ratings: 229 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of Bonko_the_sane
5/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of esload
4.84/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hip-Hop
4.71/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

What a taste! Never had anything with such a unique bitter sweet flavor.

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Photo of Guden
4.56/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Jangoon24
4.56/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of southdenverhoo
4.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

opened with a small pffft, fill line less than a half inch below the top of the bottle--if it wasn't undercarbonated it would have overflowed for sure. Did pour about a 1/8 inch head which dissipated to just a line around the glass fairly quickly. No bubbles from the bottom, it's like it's flat. But there was BIG orange/tangerine, lemon and funk and oak in the nose, I get it as I pour. Attractive straw-gold color, hazy. First sip TART. Tangerine, lemon-lime, oak, I'm not really picking up the pepper other reviewers get, but coriander I think for sure. (look at label, yep coriander--but rose hips, my palate didn't pick em up til I read the label, but definitely get the rosehips once I'm looking for em) As it warms, some melon? cross between honeydew and canteloupe I think. A very pleasant but not overwhelming or out-of-balance tartness continues throughout.

Despite the lack of carbonation it has a silky mouthfeel...almost seems to liven up when it hits your tongue.

I like this beer a LOT.

Reading other reviews I get the feeling this beer varies quite a bit batch to batch so: Label says what I'm drinking is Barrel Number 7743 (could be 7793) 1-6 and Bottle Number 1578 3/13.

Pouring the last 2 ounces releases the 1/8 inch of yeast residue in the bottom of the bottle. for these last two ounces, a chalky tartness is the primary sensation.

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Photo of LotsofLupulin
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Kmccabe33
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of TXhomebrewer
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of MatthewPlus
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Butchnasty
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of secondtoughest
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.47/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rye726
4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a golden straw with a silky white head. Excellent lacing and retention.

Nose has manure, horse blanket, oak, citrus and tart yeast.

Flavor has soft fruity malts, sour yeast, oak and barnyard funk.

Crisp body is delicately carbonated. Well made ale from Trinity.

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Photo of WickedSluggy
4.37/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 2013 hand-numbered bottle that I purchased in Evergreen two years ago.

Taking this one off the "got" list with extreme satisfaction. It aged without signs of oxidation. It was a beautiful beer with subtle yet complex fermentation character in the aroma. Definitely some lactic qualities. Spices, tangerines, vanilla, and perhaps the brett? (which was not overt). The flavor was such a surprise. After two years, my expectations were hopeful but not high. They were greatly exceeded! Citrussy and refreshing. Subtlety sour. Oaky. I shared this bottle with experienced tasters. We all agreed. EXCELLENT!

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Photo of DangerDawg
4.36/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ncelauro
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BradLikesBrew
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy, bright yellow body with visible yeast and a white head.

Lemon, flowers, and fruity, musty brett character.

Citrus upfront, with light floral notes, bitter orange peel, a refreshing acidity, dry oak flavor, and bright brett.

Creamy, smooth, and crisp.

Very drinkable, brett if mildy funky and enjoyable. Barely sour. Remarkably retrained and balanced. Don't know about the other reviews, but I was very impressed. This is one of the best Wits I've tried.

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Photo of Moose90
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12.7oz wax sealed bottle poured into snifter.

A – Beautiful packaging, pours bright translucent yellow with a stark thin white head. Minimal lacing.

S – Tart, sour and bright citrus notes. Fresh lemon juice and light floral notes.

T – Tangerine, lemon, wild brett, white wine, light oak, rose petal, vinegar.

M – Crisp, bright, long and lingering finish, not cloying.

O – Quite complex, with notes of wild brett, rose petal, fresh squeezed lemon juice.

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Photo of BgThang
4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This looks a lot like orange juice when poured in to the glass. the nose is funky and asour .
There was virtually no carbonation on the bottle I had, but the sample I tried at epic beerfest did have carbonation. so maybe a bottling issue (maybe hit or miss) I do have several more bottles i will see if those have carbed up when I open them.
The taste is sour but not overwhelming.
Really a well done beer and I too do not understand the low rating on this beer.
I would love to have this available all the time.

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Photo of Jhfinn
4.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bahnfire
4.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Barrel#: TBB 1-6
Bottle#: 683 3/13
Bottle to HF stemware

A: Hazy golden color. Tiny thin layer of head that dissipates quickly. Minimal ring of head maintains around the glass.

S: Funk and lots of it. Tropical fruits, lots o brett, and some barrel come through. I love the smell!

T: Follows the nose pretty closely. Love the funkiness this beer brings. I get the fruit zest and the the brett and barrel. Nice and tart.

M: Could be more carbonated, but I don't think it minimal carbonation distracts much from the beer. A little thin and watery.

O: I can't understand why this is rated so low. I think this is a great sour and would drink it all the time if I could. A little more carbonation and it would be perfect.

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Photo of AdmiralDiaz
4.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from bomber to snifter

A: Pours a bright yellow with a small white head which fades quickly. The only positive about the appearance is the bright body.

S: Yum! wild yeast with strong lemony citrus and some earthy dull earthy tones. Very strong appealing scent.

T: very surprising, the taste is no where near the intensity of the smell. lemon and yeast come out the most, with small amounts of earthiness. The taste is very dull compared to the smell. The funkiness is still there, but not what you expect. As this beer gets warmer it the funky flavor come out a lot as does the sour. Serve this just below room temp.

M&D: Mouthfeel is thin and decently carbonated. Drinkability is very high, since the taste is mild a person could do a bomber easily.

Thanks Natasharai for the engagement drink!

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Photo of Zonian1
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of DJButters
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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TPS Report from Trinity Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 229 ratings
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