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TPS Report | Trinity Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
229 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trinity Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
trinitybrew.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,113
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
229
pDev:
10.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
34
Trade:
1
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 229 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stum-pub
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AFchino
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Houser
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

really interesting beer. the pour is so light i was not expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised. spices really come thought here, so thought more spiced saison than sour here.

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Photo of N1Nkasi
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreyGhost4
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of metter98
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy light yellow in color and has a faint amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of rose petals and oak are present in the nose.
T: The taste is incredibly complex and has flavors of Chardonnay, tangerines, toasted oak, rose petals and vanilla; oakiness seems to linger through the finish. There is a faint amount of funk and sourness from the Brettanomyces.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The oak lends faint amounts of dryness.
O: The taste of this saison is incredibly complex and interesting; there are a whole lot of different flavors going on.

Serving type: bottle

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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 bluejacket74
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml wax capped bottle, no dating on it that I can find. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a hazy straw gold color with about an inch white head. Head retention is good, and there's a small amount of lacing. The brew smells like lemon peel, floralness/rose petals, wheat/grainy malt, and some tropical fruit and funk. I think the taste is mostly like the aroma, but there's also some tangerine noticeable. It's fruity, funky and a bit tart, and also gets better the longer I drink it. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's easy to drink with moderate carbonation. With Trinity, you know you're going to get an interesting beer! I liked this one, it's enjoyable and easy to drink. $8.49 a bottle.

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Photo of Knobs303
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BillRoth
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Really liked this beer. The blend of citrus with the brett worked very well. The flaked oats gave it just a light add of creaminess that I really enjoyed. Just a touch, but something that seemed to draw the complex flavors together and linger a bit longer across the tongue.
I actually gave it a rough pour into a larger snifter to see how it would release. Was welcomed with a pillowy head and a full nose. More lemon and grassiness than just the tangerine, but a very delicious scented base for the brett to do its thing. The taste was really provocative. It stared big with brett and the mixed citrus flavors...
As it warmed a bit the oak came out and began to transform the flavor. Then very subtle but still identifiable...the rose hips rose to the nose and the tongue.
This is a more delicate than a big beer, but it is very interesting and very complex.
I would think this was fun to make, and definitely is very enjoyable to drink.
My first from Trinity, but will seek out more.

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Photo of JMS1512
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zimm421
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrismattlin
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dirtinabottle
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 22Blue
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 BT_Bobandy
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 cwxc818
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kaiyote
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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