Devil's Tramping Ground Tripel
Aviator Brewing Company

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Style:
Belgian Tripel
Ranked #282
ABV:
9.2%
Score:
85
Ranked #25,683
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 12.63%
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
369
From:
Aviator Brewing Company
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  107
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Reviews by thehooksman:
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Photo of BirdsandHops
2.81/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow with a finger of white head that fades into a thin ring with little lacing.

S: Belgian spices with a lot of bubblegum and candy sugar up front. The finish has aromas of sweet breads and some steamed veggies.

T: Belgian spices with candy sugar here as well. The yeast is a bit more present here with sweet bread flavors. There is also a steamed vegetable quality here as well.

M: Medium-light body with lowish carbonation, this beer is a bit watery.

O: A pretty mediocre tripel overall. The steamed veggie quality is a bit much and it's otherwise a bit watery and bland.

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Photo of JonCorbett
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this can in my sister’s fridge, apparently been in there since last Christmas… apparently no one desired to try it. Maybe the devil on the can scared them off, not me though - we Buddhist’s don’t go in for that fire and brimstone stuff… our demons are WAY cooler.

Appearance: Some bright and clear high protein urine colour - lol - I mean golden yellow. A decent finger plus of dusty white, weak, and sudsy foam on top but rapidly sucks sucked back in to the liquid and doesn’t really leave much lace at all, anywhere on the glass.

Aromatics: A grainy wheat malt with light citrus like an under ripe mandarin or pomelo. Mild sweetness; caramel sweet bread, and ever so subtle floral hop.

Taste: Really nice, even given its “age”. Has a bit of grape fruitiness and fresh bread, the yeast providing a really good transport of the bitters and sweeteners. It has a very nice spice tucked underneath the toasted biscuit and hop juice.

Palate: Very robust medium weight with a nice juicy mouthfeel and a warming in the finish. The carbonation is not overly prominent but it is there, like the soft jazz that plays in the background of a bookstore - its there you just don’t really notice it right away. It holds on through the finish which is dry and clean, and that warming spice at the back doing wonders to keep the chills out.

Overall: Really nice flavour profile and palate feel. The aromatics were a wee bit on the soft side, and the looks were pretty average.

Pairing : I really like the “bready” character in this brew and with the warming spiciness I think I’d like to amplify it a bit. Mini (aka slider style) burgers with Salted Butter Pan Buns for the bun casing. Enhancing the buttery and yeasty nature of the beer and adding a bit of saltiness to it.

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Photo of fastrodney
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of rspauldi
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of daliandragon
3.37/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This local Belgian is now available in four packs of cans, which is kind of cool. Prettty sweet looking devil on the label as well, which doesn't hurt. Pours a honey color with little head after the initial rush. Nose is Belgian yeast and a touch of spice. Sugar and alcohol also color the initial whiff.

The first sip is a bit thinner than I anticipated, and the texture reminds me of grapeskin. Fruit and yeast are initially the major players and decent balance is provided by noble hops. This is a little bitter and sour, and could stand a dose of complexity. Its a serviceable Belgian but nothing fantstic.

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Photo of Rlhinson2104
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Soto
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of indianabeerman
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Basoos1
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of SLewis
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Jsonta
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerImmediately
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Only had about 4 oz ... a 12 oz can we split 3 ways. Aromas were rich and complex, very bready, and taste had plenty of thick ripe fruit. Warming alcohol, just about the right mouthfeel for the style. Decent, interesting Tripel that I will be picking up more of soon.

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Photo of RexBanner
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%

Straw yellow color, hazy, medium head, bubbly, nice lacing.
Smells of spices. Cloves, peppercorn, yeast, corn molasses.
Taste followed the nose somewhat. Sweeter taste than a traditional tripel. The combination of spices, esters and carbonation gives this the mouth feel and taste of a sparkling cider.
Don't know how I feel about this beer. I thought it was refreshing, tasty and satisfying but I didn't feel as if I was drinking a Belgian tripel. The flavor profile was closer to a hefeweizen. Short of the grape must this beer tasted pretty darn close to DFH Midas touch. Nice summer time brew, I guess.

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Photo of nickfl
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Corson
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of macrosmatic
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to dogdoc for sending this one. Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. can into a Florida Berliner Bash snifter.

A: Bright yellow with a faint haze. Forms a thin white head but with tons of active carbonation.

S: Fruity yeast esters (green apple, banana, and pear) with some pilsner malt and mild spices.

T: Follows the nose – fruit esters as in the nose, then pilsner malt with subdued sulfuric qualities show up, but dissipate under more fruit (especially green apple), cloves and light bubblegum flavor. The fruity sweetness lasts into the hang.

M: Light bubbly body, low alcohol presence, and a great amount of carbonation sensation.

O: This lacks something in the depth of flavor department from the best tripels, but it's far from offensive. Easy to drink, and pretty tasty. A reasonable quality tripel in a can! A nice surprise for sure.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Surprisingly light beer for the abv, but pleasant enough if undistinguished. Soft and somewhat creamy in the mouth, and somewhat subdued flavors of Belgian yeast- cloves, banana, and in this case they are joined by bright citrus notes. Maybe not classic in style, but the citrus works and is also prominent in the nose. Pours very pale and with a thin head. Not bad, and a nice option in a can, but for me the high abv isn't worth the game.

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Photo of LastMalkieri
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of BryanCarey
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden in color, this beer has a bold nose that is perfumey, fruity, yeasty, and a little alcoholic. The body is a little hazy and the white foam does look nice following a good pour from the can.

This beer offers a taste about in- line with expectations for the style. The taste is yeasty, with some banana, bubble gum, clove, and candy- like character. Orange, citrus, and dried fruits can be detected as well and the pale and Vienna malts offer some stability as the beer hits you with the taste of alcohol, yeast, and fruit.

This is a decent representation of a Belgian triple and it has all of the characteristics one expects from this style. The alcohol flavor and candy- like character make it less than ideal as an everyday consumption type of brew, but it does seem like a good effort overall. Just beware of the alcohol if you consume- it can really catch up with you.

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Photo of hdwilli3
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of atsprings
4.17/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Flying Saucer served in a snifter a crisp pale orange with a nice off-white head that diminishes to a thin layer and leaves spotty lacing. Aroma is a nice blend of peppery spice, sweet malts, sweet fruits and a hint of yeast. The taste is a nice blend of sweet malts and spice such as orange peel and a hint of lemon. The beer is a bit on the sweet side, but not too much, there is a bit of alcohol presence as well. This is certainly a very respectable Tripel for such a new brewery, a lot better than their Saison.

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Devil's Tramping Ground Tripel from Aviator Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 369 ratings