Devil's Tramping Ground Tripel | Aviator Brewing Company

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Devil's Tramping Ground TripelDevil's Tramping Ground Tripel

Brewed by:
Aviator Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States

Style: Belgian 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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Ratings: 358 |  Reviews: 71
Photo of Jsonta
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Moonshae_D
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of germanhokie
4.59/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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 barczar
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2013 vintage, so score set to current average.

Aroma is dominated by green apple and pear, with a soft candi sugar sweetness and clove and floral notes.

Flavor is less intense initially, with fairly sweet caramel malt dominating, but muted green apple tartness and pear come through, accompanied by banana. Clove and white pepper linger in the aftertaste. A bit heavy, perhaps due to age, but tasty.

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Photo of suckaj
2.52/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of arevalo
3.42/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AxlSkull
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wordemupg
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

355ml can poured into tulip 19/12/15

A very bright golden yellow, some sediment and a couple chunks being moved around by lots of fast tiny bubbles that keep a finger of foam going for ages but only leaving a few patches of lace

S coriander hits me first, lots of spice, maybe some pepper, faint bubblegum, dried grass and hay, some honey lemon and bread

T tastes very grainy and sweet, cereal with sugar, still has some spice and most of what the nose had but a little booze added to the mix and a step backwards from the nose

M silky, soft from the bubbles, a little heat going down, slick on the palate, weird grainy finish and a little sticky on the lips

O a little sweet for the style, nice nose but didn't follow through, decent triple but a few tweaks could bump it up a couple notches

I'm pretty sure this is my first triple from a can so some style points there and I can't recall ever having a NC brew either so maybe state tic for me at the same time
I checked and I've had a couple from NC, no state tic today :(

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Photo of MAB
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into my Affligem chalice. It's nice to have these things sitting in your cupboard.

This is a case where the overall combination of the scores raises my final rating.
I felt that it fell down a bit on smell and mouthfeel, but the appearance and taste more than made up for that.

To me, this was more bitter than most other Tripels that I've had, yet my wife claimed that she only tasted a honey sweetness. Weird; I got some sweetness but far more bitterness.

A nice Tripel, but I've had better.

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Photo of sherpahigh
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of L0GlC
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A hazy golden coloured tripel, with a small amount of carbonation. Nice 1cm thick head that slowly dissipates into thin foam layer on top. Smells sweet, a piney smell with herbs and spices. Complex taste profile, caramel and chocolate mixed with herbs, has a dry malty finish and a slightly stringent after taste. Doesn't mask the high alcohol content. A thick mouth feel with a small amount of carbonation. Overall a tasty beer but the stringent after taste made it a bit unpleasant. The low carbonation makes it stand out against other tripels.

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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 biboergosum
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can, day 5 of the Craft Beer Advent Calendar - it looks like the rep's shit packaging job continues with this one. Oh, and nice to get a state tick without actually having to go there, at this stage in the game.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium golden yellow colour, with one skinny finger of weakly foamy, and mostly just lazily bubbly dirty white head, which leaves a bit of ocean swell lace around the glass as things slowly sink away.

It smells of grainy, doughy caramel malt, free-range candy sugar, subtle apple and pear fruity notes, white pepper and clove, earthy yeast, and a peppy leafy, floral, and above all perfumed hoppiness. The taste is more bready, grainy caramel malt, sweet banana chip and some further white grape juice fruitiness, muddled savoury spice, a slight toasted biscuity thing, subtle and yet gritty yeast, and leafy, weedy, and kind of soapy hops - the booze minding its manners, for the most part.

The bubbles are quite tame in their generally supportive and thus taciturn frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and sort of smooth, that as yet hovering alcohol measure starting to get just a wee bit jumpy. It finishes off-dry, barely, as the malt doesn't falter, rather the rest of its co-stars keep a stiff and lingering upper lip.

Overall, one of the better iterations of this style that I've come across, and in a can, at that. Easy to drink, sure, at least until that last sip from the glass, where one comes to the realization of a veritable 18+ proof warming. Decent stuff.

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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 D-HopSupreme
3.17/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours to give a straw colored body with loads of wheat debris floating throughout, along with a soapy head that decays very slowly to nothing. The scent is very sweet and floral and lacks many of the complexities I would expect of a tripel. The taste comes up strong in added sugar and rosewater, I feel I could really just eat a traditional Turkish delight and get a better experience. The beer is very smooth, with carbonation in between that of champagne and a nice white wine. Overall there are better tripels, and frankly I am disappointed by this one.

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Photo of Tivlavrie
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jason419
3.29/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of JackieKu
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. Canned 2015-04-14

A: Clear. Gold. Poured with 1.5 fingers high of head, and soon disappeared.
S: Tangerine. Slightly grainy.
T: Tangerine. Grape. Clove. Moderate sweetness. Low bitterness. Dry and medium finish.
M: Full bodied. Low carbonation.
O: The flavor was good. But I'd like to have somewhat higher carbonation for refreshing mouthfeel, which I think this style should do.

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Photo of Sathanas
4.6/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tastes like a traditional tripel with a splash of gueuze in it. Love the subtle tart lemon flavours in it.

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Photo of Corson
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Devil's Tramping Ground Tripel from Aviator Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 358 ratings