Head Trip | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Ohio, United States

Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip it's been. This brew has a deep golden color with spicy phenolics, fruity notes, yeast and clove in the nose. Rich mouthfeel with complex fruity, yeasty flavors and hints of clove with just the right amount of hop bitterness and a slightly sweet finish. Drink up do-dah man.

Added by adamette on 01-03-2010

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thoroughly enjoyed from a growler from Jungle Jim's in a snifter. This fine Belgian triple pours a beautiful golden amber with a moderate white head of dissipating bubbles that forms a thin ring and light lacing. Nose of apples, Belgian candy sugars, fruity esters of banana from the yeast, honey, and strong alcohol. Flavors follow and surpass the nose with apple and light banana notes to the rear, and Belgian candy and honey on all sides followed with a strong warming alcohol that is pleasant for a summer day. Medium carbonation, smooth and coating mouth feel finishes wet and leaves one wanting more. Another great from a great brewery.


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Photo of Billolick
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

growler pour

medium amber, modest head and minimal lace.

lite smoke on the nose with a Belgian yeasty, medicinal note

flavorful and complex, with the 11% well hidden. Yeast, smoke, phenols, band aids,tons of ripe fruits, the hole shebang....yummy an stuff...

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Photo of reitzbrewing
4.89/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of GOBLIN
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4


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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of SomethingClever
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4 Oz pour on tap.

A: light gold yellow body with great clarity.

S: cloves, bananas, light grains,

T: soft sweetness with honey cloves spices light banana

M: softer feel slick a little oily.

O: Not a big fan of this style but it was pretty good.

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Photo of tdm168
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shade1951
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very nice! Spicy, cloves forward. Decent carbonation. A good representation of a Belgian. No "off tastes" or funkiness that diminishes the flavor. This is one I will get again.

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Photo of Lanstrum
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of acidreflux
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of nyrblue2
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of AricGresko
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of chillwave22
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of tommy5
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Kmccabe33
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of AJmon13
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wolfpac78
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of DrDemento456
4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Ok wow not sure if they changed the recipe but it's now clocked in at 11.3% and its drinking pretty sweet.

A - Got a 10oz. pour with a nice golden yellow and a half inch of white foamy head. Lacing looks good and carbonation bubbles throughout was a surprise.

S - No real noticeable alcohol in the nose on the nose mostly slight hints of honey, noticeable yeast notes and a slight bit of spicy clove. Maybe hops not sure.

T - The taste floored me as I had no idea it was 11.3! my best guess was a medium line 9. Flavors of mild yeast with touches of clove and fruity hits of lemon. The body is smooth and has little alcohol in the finish. Slight hops as well was surprising.

M - Dangerously drinkable as it drank like a typical triple (8.5) could have tackled the growler but I would be sorry!

Overall I guess all that reviewed this should take a step back and try it again since the new recipe is kick ass. High octane volume with little to no burn and tons of Belgium notes makes this beer a winner.

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Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2/16/18 draft @ Brew Kettle Hudson

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Photo of Sabtos
3.43/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shimmering gold with a thin film that leaves a solid, tall wall of lace on the glass.

Smell is toasted wheat, banana, biscuit, and not much else.

Taste is banana bread, yellow apple, and a hint of booze that's sort of like brandy, via a full body with a soft froth, finishing semi-dry.

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Photo of Ejsheaffer
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A very good triple. Beautiful color and up front flavor. Heavy on the hops for a Belgium but any IPA lover will find it enjoyable. I bet it would be even better off the tap.

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Photo of BB1313
3.57/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 1/11/17. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours golden with great clarity and transparency, but there's some minor sediment/floaties; bubbles racing upwards with a white head that quickly falls leaving nice retention and lacing. The aromas are malt forward along with some yeast. Hints of banana and bubblegum. Some pear aromas. The flavors basically follow the nose. Solid malt backbone. The yeasts do their thing giving this one a sweetness, but there's a subtle bitterness to balance out everything. Some pine and fresh grass in the mix. Subtle hints of clove. Mild spiciness. Subtle warmth in the finish. Some alcohol notes, but nothing crazy or over the top. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's very fluffy and creamy. It's ultimately smooth, but makes for a nice sipper.

This is a solid tripel. It might not be my new personal favorite example of the style, but it's enjoyable and fun to drink.

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Head Trip from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 103 ratings