Belgian Tripel | Bube's Brewery

4 Ratings

Brewed by:
Bube's Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Gavage on 04-08-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by tgbljb:
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3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served as a pale orange beer with massive white puffy head. Naice lacing. Smell is yeasty, full of bananas and other fruits, with a hint of spice. Taste is spicy, fruity, with a distinctly pleasant sweetness. Finishes very refreshing. If the alcohol would not have been posted I never would have believed, as it was completely hidden. Very good straight-foward interpretation of the style. Way too easy to drink.

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Photo of BeerIsland
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I knew that this was the next beer in line so got a chance to try some this weekend. There were 5 beers on tap; Kolsch (4.5%), ESB (5.0%), IPA (5.6%), and an Eis Stout (6.5%) as well as the Triple (11.5%!). I was very impressed with this beer and got a chance to have a nice conversation with Bryan, the head brewer, while I finished my sampler and had one of these. It looked very nice in the long stem goblet, yellowy orange with a fluffy head. The fellow sitting next to me kept commenting on the apple flavor and darned if it didn't have a clean apple-like nose to it. It wasn't as prominent during the sipping where the malts took over. Bryan said this was a Reinheitsgebot beer (strange way to describe a Belgian style!) and that it was the yeast at work. The Triple finished up very well; the good balance lingering right through. This beer was very easy drinking considering the heft and one was plenty (very generous goblet). Bryan and his staff are really getting things moving here and there are some good lagers coming up during the summer. Interestingly, there was a Swashbuckler Amber Ale guest tap that had been on just a couple weeks. Bube's and The Ren Faire share some personnel and this appears to be Swashbuckler's first off premise foray. The Triple may not be on for too long so check it out soon.

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Photo of Gavage
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear orange in color with a 1" thick head that slowly falls to a surface foam. Decent lacing develops.

Smell: some fruit sweetness and yeast.

Taste: nice maltiness, with some fruit, yeast and decent bitterness. Well balanced. Alcohol is not noticeable at all.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp at the start and finish. Aftertaste is short with the fruit and yeast tones.

Drinkability: nicely drinkable. If on tap, give it a try.

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Photo of stakem
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub served in a short glass that I can't really describe other than calling it a type of footed pilsner glass. It's roughly 8-10oz and supposedly it's the only size they will serve you unless you drop down to a sampler glass.

This brew appears an attractive clear straw yellow color with a finger's worth of large bubbles that formulate white fluffy head. A webbing of lace sticks to the glass. A swirl revives some bubbles out of solution and across the top in a thin film.

The aroma includes fruity alcohol esters that provide a light, warming tingle to the nose. Sweet scents of candy come into play mixing with fruit and a light amount of herbal hops. There is a light amount of grassy character across the back mixed with a spiced yeast aspect a bit like cloves.

The taste is candy sweet with lots of spicy clove and Belgian yeast characteristics. The bold alcohol coupled with fruit and herbal hops makes for a bit of a medicinal touch to the flavor. There is plenty of residual candy-like sweetness left over to overtake the other flavors. Fruity notes like apple fades in across the back and more alcohol warmth becomes increasingly noticeable than the abv's flavor. The aftertaste includes pear skin mixed with the pear flesh flavors.

This is a medium bodied brew with a light level of carbonation. This is a pleasantly warming brew that has a well mixed assortment and balance of flavors and aromas. For 10% the alcohol is integrated very well. Perhaps a little too sweet for my taste but it did a very good job of masking the alcohol flavor. Nothing mind blowing but worth a try if you are passing by.

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Belgian Tripel from Bube's Brewery
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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