Honey Crisp
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
3.85 | pDev: 9.09%
Mar 05, 2018
Jan 30, 2014
Very Good
Notes: Farmhouse tripel aged atop 600lbs of honey crisp apples.
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Rated: 4.54 by Tallenreiter from Pennsylvania

Mar 05, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by helpingphriendlybook from Pennsylvania

Oct 03, 2017
Rated: 3.81 by Yancey82 from Pennsylvania

Jun 08, 2017
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Reviewed by ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

3.41/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Could have used more carbonation and barm for the style. Aroma is fine, ordinary smells of esthers and clove with a little sweetness from the honey. Taste is long the same line, has all of the traditional notes with an added sweetness, but nothing really gels and pops out. Mouthfeel is a little slick but fine. Overall a solid beer
Apr 24, 2017
Rated: 5 by Mone3530 from Pennsylvania

Feb 23, 2017
Rated: 4.18 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jan 04, 2017
Rated: 4.63 by Categart from Pennsylvania

Jan 03, 2017
Rated: 4.14 by ssato27 from Pennsylvania

Dec 06, 2016
Rated: 3.71 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania

Nov 25, 2016
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Reviewed by 57md from Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a light brownish color with honey edges. The most prominent note is the nose was that of over-ripe apples. The flavor was heavy on the classic Belgian funk.
Nov 18, 2016
Rated: 4 by calcnerd from Pennsylvania

Nov 08, 2016
Rated: 3.63 by Wingnut93 from Pennsylvania

Oct 22, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania

May 08, 2016
Rated: 3.71 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Mar 10, 2016
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Reviewed by seedyone from New York

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
On tap at Rattle n Hum West. I've been enjoying a blend of Mackensey's spiced cider & Weihenstephaner Hefwiessbier (20/80) for a few years, so I`m no stranger to the cider w/the dry of hops, but this comes across as a bit over the top. Honey crisp, IMO, is the premier apple available today. They have an amazing amount of sweetness & a hint of spice in their natural state & it comes through here but merely as a blush. Unfortunately I feel the sweet that a triple adds is not a good match. Something with more of a dry element would lend a much more sophisticated nuance. This is big plus big.
Jan 31, 2016
Rated: 4.33 by CorkandCageAllentown from Pennsylvania

Jan 22, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by rfgetz from New Jersey

Jan 17, 2016
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Reviewed by pajeff from Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Had on draft in a tulip. More of a wine (or perhaps a cider) than a beer, but my serving wasn't very carbed, so perhaps that affected it. Quite apple-y, and the 13% is well-hidden, so they hit the mark for what they were trying to do (I assume), but just not really my thing. Reminded me much more of an apple wine than a beer.

That said, it was easy drinking, and not overly sweet. I think wine drinkers would really enjoy this, but I'd be interested in a review of it from someone who would typically order a white wine versus a beer.
Jan 12, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by jkrug5 from Maryland

Jan 06, 2016
Rated: 4 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

Jan 04, 2016
Rated: 3.68 by lobos62 from Pennsylvania

Jan 02, 2016
Rated: 3.78 by jmg480 from Pennsylvania

Jan 02, 2016
Rated: 4 by Dave_Treat from Virginia

Dec 28, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by micropale from Pennsylvania

Jun 04, 2015
Rated: 3.61 by mltobin from Connecticut

Jun 04, 2015
Rated: 3.56 by Kegatron from Pennsylvania

Mar 14, 2015
Rated: 4.01 by Liberatiscioli from Pennsylvania

Mar 05, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by yergermeister from Pennsylvania

Feb 27, 2015
Rated: 3.83 by devilfluff from New Jersey

Feb 26, 2015
Rated: 3.67 by mklisz from New Hampshire

Feb 23, 2015
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Reviewed by boilermakerbrew from Indiana

3.39/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A- Pours a slightly hazy and medium golden orange in color in the body of the beer. A small, one finger thick head forms and retains fairly well, but does hang around as a touch of film that laces ok.

S- Spicy notes hit the nose first. Coriander and black pepper are the main components of the spice in the scent. A touch of the apples come in during the middle of the drink and give a touch of juiciness, but not much. Belgian style yeasty and wheat scents end the drink.

T- Starts off with a traditional Belgian trippel flavor of yeast and spicy flavors. The coriander and pepper from the scent are still present in the taste. The apples have a very mild presence in the middle/end of the drink. The apples get increasingly juicy and fruity as you get closer to the end, but never become the dominant flavor. The end of the drink is dominated by moderately bitter alcohol and more spicy and grainy trippel flavors.

M- This beer is smooth and has a low to medium level of carbonation and is dangerously smooth. Other than a touch of alcohol bitterness in the taste, there is very little to no evidence of the 13% in the feel of this beer.

Overall, this beer is not as much of a juicy honeycrisp apple as I was expecting. It is a very good trippel however, and the little bit of apple flavor that is present is a good addition.
Feb 21, 2015
Rated: 3.58 by JNForsyth from Pennsylvania

Feb 05, 2015
Rated: 3.88 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania

Feb 01, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by TWStandley from Massachusetts

Jan 31, 2015
Rated: 3.52 by CaptainFleeker from Illinois

Jan 29, 2015
Rated: 3.96 by salthemonster from Pennsylvania

Jan 24, 2015
Rated: 3.38 by DrDietz from Pennsylvania

Jan 24, 2015
Rated: 4.12 by Fievel from Pennsylvania

Jan 22, 2015
Rated: 3.54 by BMart from Pennsylvania

Jan 19, 2015
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Reviewed by philbe311 from Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A fairly voluminous light khaki colored whipped froth comprised of big chunky bubbles and with bit of a rocky top... Decent retention gives way to a full mostly full creamy lacing and moderate collar... The color is a slightly hazy honey... Mostly still with some sluggish carbonation streaks seen towards the top of the glass... The nose displays the apple at the forefront... Somewhat sweet... Somewhat tart... Some honey and candied sugar notes add to the sweetness as well... A very light Belgian yeast component as well... A bit muddled, but still quite pleasant... The flavor profile is not quite what I was expected... Bursting at the seems with white wine tannins... It almost tasted like a glass of chardonnay with a touch of apple... The honey crisp and Belgian tripel components are very subtle and buried way beneath the surface... The mouthfeel is dry in on the lighter side of medium bodied... Some prickly carbonation... Interesting to say the least... I'm pretty sure I like it, but it certainly was not what I was expecting (a sweet Belgian Tripel)... Sort of challenges the senses in a good way... Kudos to Pizza Boy for continuing to push the limits and challenging conventions...
Jan 18, 2015
Honey Crisp from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 59 ratings