Devil's Tramping Ground Tripel | Aviator Brewing Company

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Devil's Tramping Ground TripelDevil's Tramping Ground Tripel
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Brewed by:
Aviator Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
aviatorbrew.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by atsprings on 03-24-2009

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70
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342
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
12.66%
 
 
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Reviews: 70 | Ratings: 342
Photo of usafboy
4.65/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

appearance: served in a glass at the aviator brewing company itself. VERY fresh beer.

Smell: very pleasant. some citrus and mild spice notes

Mouthfeel: carbonation on the upper side of medium, with a light-medium body

taste: light malts create a sweet body with some lightly spicy yeast, some honey and soft fruits, spice, low hops, not a refined tripel flavor but adequately tasty

Overall: My very first tripel and I was pleasantly surprised. A very drinkable beer and if you can get this on tap from the brewhouse.

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Photo of JamesBondGA
4.55/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can. Pours hazy gold color with white little head. Aroma is sour, fruity and boozie. Tastes like a tart, sour green apple, with a sweet aftertaste. LOVE this beer. Despite the high alcohol content, you don't really taste it. Highly recommended!!

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Photo of jmisiewicz
4.51/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent brew. Traditional beir d'tripel. C'est tres bon! Fruity front end with a smooth middle followed by the signature Belgian finish. Estery and figgy. Reminds me a lot of Lucifer.

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Photo of ordybill
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a slightly murky gold color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is mostly malt, bread and some spices (coriander). The taste is an excellent malt rush. The ABV is fairly well hidden.

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Photo of Trosevear
4.46/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Day 5 from the Craft Beer Advent Calendar.

L: Hazy yellow with a solid finger of white head to it. With a small amount of carbination rolling up the side of the glass.

S: Wheat and coriander with a slight spicy pepper smell to it. A slight citrus smell to it as well, orange lemon and a little bit of lime.

T: Tangy with a slight spice to it. Has a coriander taste to it with a tangy citrus taste to it, doesn't taste like a typical trippel tastes more like a Belgian white beer.

F: Light bodied with a nice amount of carbination.

O: My favorite beer in the Craft Beer Advent Calendar so far and it has started to get better every day since the first :)

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Photo of BullyBrewing
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very light golden color with a mild-moderate head. Very slight haze to it.

Aroma's are sweet and almost grapeish. Fruity esters are present which complement nicely.

Sweet and sugar tasting through and through on this one. Hides the 9.2% abv amazingly well.

Body is light to moderate. Carbonation is a bit light imo, but allows for a smoother drinkable beer that can get you into lots of trouble if you are not paying attention!

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Photo of hobartlg
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I'm new at this sort of beer, which makes it risky for me to order them. This beer was a risk worth taking, very smooth for a high volume beer.

Enjoyed in a tulip alongside Buffalo Chicken at The Village Draft House in Raleigh. Would definitely recommend this beer.

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Photo of ShoeIn-BrewWin
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: light gold, cloudy due to being unfiltered

Smell: sweet, a bit floral, subtle

Taste: sweet, floral with a bit of pollen, bitter-sweet hops, bite of high alcohol content near end, honey aftertaste

Feel: thick, honey-style lingering on tongue

Overall: very solid, drinkable

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Photo of Stakebone
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pure gold color and clear. Very low bitterness from hops or yeast. All about the sweet malt spiciness. Some hop flavor too. Nice add without the bitterness. If I golfed this is the beer I'd bring. Great NC beer and there are a lot these days!

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Photo of whitetale
4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a growler into a nonic glass. Color is light gold and clear. Aroma is slight fruit and some malt and some horse blanket. Taste is sweet and some fruit as expected initially, finish is drier. Aftertaste is some fruit and some funk. Carbonation is good, as is the lacing. Alcohol is well hidden. Dry finish. Overall, good. I liked it.

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Photo of Cylinsier
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

tap

Pours a hazy lemon color with a bit of a lacing.

Scent is of citrus and fresh grains with noticeable ester notes like mild banana.

Citrusy but sweeter more than tart and followed by the fresh grains and mild esters. Coriander spice is noted.

Fuller body with tingly carbonation.

Delicious trippel, hides is strength well and is wonderfully refreshing and satisfying. Has some witbier and some farmhouse like elements to it.

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Photo of ONUMello
4.27/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a goblet
A: Hazy golden color with a 1/2-finger head
S: Malty with a good dose of Belgian yeast, banana and clove
T: Banana first and foremost, a bit of bubblegum, spice (mostly clove) and some Belgian yeast/malt
M: Medium-bodied, smooth. The alcohol is super hidden
O: Not so complex but super tasty in my book. I don't get the 85 average, to me it's much better. Balanced and pure flavors. Better as it warmed up, definitely will be a re-buy if I can find it

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aviator Brewing Co. "Devil's Tramping Ground Tripel"
on tap at the Distillery, Savannah, GA 21 Dec 2014

Appearance: Clear deep gold body beneath a short head of bright white. Decent head retention. Nice spotty walls of lace.

Aroma: Fruity with apple, pear and some citrusy pith; sugary malt, light spice/clove phenols. Peppery. Grassy.

Flavor: Sweet malt. Somewhat bready. Green apple. Clove-like phenols. Spice. Peppery. Alcohol is well hidden. Moderate bitterness of under 40 IBUs, but somehow pulled together. Delicately herbal, grassy, and floral. Finishes drying.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a dextrinous edge and a moderate carbonation.

Overall: I'm not sure that it quite lives up to the name unless the devil is a fat, sweet sissy. Decent enough though.

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Photo of a0lbudman
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A-hazy gold with a white head that leaves a lace
S-banana aroma with a spicy background
T-banana and pepper taste that has a hop bitter aftertaste that turns back into a spicy taste
M-very good carbonation and medium body
O-this was a great beer, has the taste that makes you want more

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Photo of atsprings
4.17/5  rDev +10%
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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Photo of RyanPoff
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A tripel, in a can. Never thought I'd see this, but here goes.

A: Poured a hazy golden with about a finger of head. Looked like sunshine with cotton candy on top.

S: The white fruits predominate. I do smell the yeast, but the pear and grapefruit are out front. Close to a white wine. Outstanding and very unique.

T: The fruits don't come out as much in the taste for me. An above average tripel that doesn't take any chances, but comes out very balanced with the yeast and malts. This is still a very sweet beer; I don't taste the hops like it says on the can, but this is kind of par for the course. Very good, but doesn't rise to the next level.

M: Spot on for the style, just the right amount of carbonation, weight, and no weird aftertaste. Great, but again, not absolutely rocking the world great.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Devil's Tramping Ground has a thick, slightly off-white head, a clear, bubbly, burnished-gold appearance, and fairly heavy lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is of strong, sweet barley, yeast, and straw. Taste is of sugary, strong, alcoholic malt, some horse blanket, mild hop bitterness, and white bread crust. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Devil's Tramping Ground finishes medium dry and boozy.

RJT

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Stone Ruination IPA pint glass
From: Total Wine & More in Ballantyne (Charlotte), N.C.
Price: $2.99
Purchased: Sept. 9, 2014
Consumed: Sept. 16, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Poured a golden, straw, semi-hazy color with 1-to-2 fingers of off-white head. No bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass initially, but then came up after a few sips. Sporadic spots of foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Below average retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.75)

Smelled banana, cloves, sugary Belgian spices, kiwi, green grapes, faint all-spice, honeycomb and light cinnamon. Nice on the nose. (Smell - 4.00)

Tasted real close to the nose, but better in all aspects. Very nice. The sugary sweet Belgian spices dominated here. Also cloves, banana, green grapes, kiwi, caramel, all-spice and sugary honey notes. (Taste - 4.25)

Medium body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Long, astringent finish. (Feel - 4.00)

This was a very good Tripel. I wish I had a 6-pack. (Overall - 4.00)

4.09 | 91 | A-

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Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a golden-infused straw color; the head was impressive and left plenty of lace

Smell: Honey-drizzled banana, clove and grassy hops

Taste: Up front, all of the elements in the aroma make an appearance, with the sweet banana, clove and grassy hops all taking the beer into different regions of the palate; the grassy hops step up in the middle, with the finish bringing in some yeasty phenols

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very nice take on the style - Old World with a significant nod to the American palate

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Photo of PhantasIPA
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The color of this beer is a light-golden that pours with a solid, 1 inch head and leaves very little lacing on the glass.

The smell is wheaty and malty but still light and airy.

Taste is wheat and nuts heavy followed quickly by a honey and sugar malt. It has a lemon flavored citrus taste and leaves an interesting taste on the tongue. A hint of heavy alcohol is present but that is to be expected considering the brew is 9.2% ABV.

The mouthfeel is heavy but refreshing. The heavy, wheaty flavor mixes with the high alcohol content but since it has very little carbonation the beer comes off very light and smooth.

Overall this beer is good but not great. Tastes good and is easy to drink. Worth a try but may not become a favorite for you. It did not for me but it was worth drinking.

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Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a large tulip glass a honey golden with a sticky white head that settled slowly into a soapy looking mass.Pilsner malt,leafy/medicinal hops,and spiced phenols in the nose,the hops are a major factor here.Leafy and herbal hops and pilsner malt flavors the hops really give of a herbal kick as it warms,phenols in the form of spice in the finish.A well made tripel it's true to form with yeasty flavors but a decent shot of leafy hops made it more enjoyable for me.

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Photo of Luigi
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a few specs of year floating around the glass. The head is off white and at first two fingers high. The retention is great with a sticky lacing around the glass after a sip.

The aroma is light but stays true to the style. Sweet banana, clove and grassy hops, as well as soft bread hints from the remanding yeast.

Honey like malt sweetness matched with a healthy booze content. But, the saaz hop used in this ale helps balance the sweetness of the malt and alcohol.

The finish is rather sweet, but nothing overwhelming. This brewery has hands down but there own twist on a classic ale. Making it almost American

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Photo of Bunman3
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Day four of my Craft Advent Calendar. I was pleasantly surprised to find this style of beer, from a brewery I have long wondered about, in a can! The appearance and nose is akin to sparkling pear juice. The taste and overall package, however, equates to a lovely Tripel. Notes of spice, clove, and pepper make this a sweet mouthful. The high alcohol is nicely masked, but makes a subtle ass-kicking appearance midway through the glass.

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Photo of RexBanner
3.98/5  rDev +5%

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 avalon07
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had a bright, golden yellow color and a clear texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing.

S: A nice aroma of fruit, yeast, spices, and malt.

T: Tasted of light fruit (bananas especially), some malt, a little bit of hops, spices (pepper), and yeast. A subtle, yet vibrant flavor that's oddly pleasing.

M: A fair amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: While this beer does have a few rough spots, it's still very enjoyable and drinkable.

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