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 | website

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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65
Ratings:
331
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
27.97%
 
 
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Photo of KYGunner
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a typical Belgian Tripel, but that's not a bad thing. It poured with a cloudy yellow/orange haze that made the " unfiltered" obvious. Typical banana and clove notes on the aroma it has a pleasant, smooth clovey flavor. Not overpowering, it's nice tasteful and sweet, I enjoyed this Tripel from beginning to end.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.37/5  rDev -11.1%
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 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 jtd1969
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden in color, not much head considering its a belgian style golden, no lacing

S - Sweet fruit, bready, yeast, some spice

T - Bananas, spice particularly clove, sweet and bready

M - Medium body, easy drinking considering abv.

O - Good belgian style ale. Needs a little more work to put it over the top, but highly drinkable.

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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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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 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 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 tdm168
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light gold with half an inch of head with good retention. Smells a little musty with clove spice and Belgian yeast coming through. Taste is yeast, clove spice, and mild fruitiness. Lighter than expected, crisp, and dangerously drinkable for the ABV.

From the nose to the finish, this Tripel's profile is pretty mild. Overall though, the right flavors come through however mild, and it's highly quaffable.

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at the FV draft house. Pours a clear straw color with no head. Smells hugely of banana and cloves with some generous aromas of bubblegum as well. Belgian Candi sugar. A bit of huskiness in aroma as well. Flavor was really nice and complex. Really spicy cloviness and plenty of bubblegum and banana. The finish is a bit watery and has a distinct metallic qulatiy. Kind of watery on the mouth and super dry in the finish. 9.3% abv is extremely well hidden. This one is a sneaky bastard.

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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 blackie
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: served in a small chalice, the tripel is medium-golden in color with a yeasty haze, low to no head (probably a serving thing) and light retention

s: sweet light malt body, moderately yeasty, some citrus and mild spice notes, fruit - melon and such, papery hop aroma

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

t: 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

d: drinks well enough for the abv, but a pretty tame tripel overall

draft at Brixx, Raleigh

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Photo of KOPBeerDrinker
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in pint glass from growler. Straw colored and slightly hazy, head was almost non existent and left quickly. Smells of sweet fruity malt, a little spicy. Tastes sweet and a bit lemony. Mouthfeel is medium with not too much carbonation. Refreshing and easy to drink for being 9.2%.

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Photo of SIRIUS2
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass on-tap at the Aviator Brewery (in the hanger!!)

Ruddy gold in color with a slight cloudiness. Nice 2 fingers or so of dense white foam that was relatively persistent, leaving behind some respectable lace.

Aromas were fairly clean with plenty of bready sweet spicy malts. If you are familiar with trippels, this carries a familiar scent.

A fairly vibrant push of flavor comes forth immediately as it rolls over the tongue, some light malt sweetness, a little bit of yeast, some fruit zest & coriander, all staying pretty tight through the experience. The finish was relatively quick but with a touch of warming to remind you that it's no lightweight. The linger carries a bit more of that spicy fruitiness. Pretty nice.

The carbonation was decent on this but I thought it was a bit course. I nice light persistent carbonation would add a much needed creaminess to this brew and enhance the mouthfeel. The overall drinkability was very good in my opinion and I thanked the brewer personally for not making it too sweet! Nice brew and great people at the brewery. Definitely check it out if you get the chance!

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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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Devil's Tramping Ground Tripel from Aviator Brewing Company
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