Head Trip | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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83 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Ohio, United States
fatheadscleveland.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
83
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
12.07%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 83 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of reitzbrewing
4.89/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
4.8/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sywalters
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of brycevolk
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of MSandahl23
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of Babalu614
4.52/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass. Beautiful golden clear color. Very fruity aroma, smells of bananas, honey, spices, a little floral smell as well. A crisp feel with good amount of carbonation. The tastes of spice, bananas, a little fruity in my opinion but overall a good taste. Overall a decent Belgian Tripel worth giving a try. Pretty strong beer at 9.5%

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Photo of outoffocus
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of ckollias
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this on tap at Fat’s head.

A: Pours a copper hue with a foamy, 2-finger, white head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Sweet malty aroma with hints of Belgian candy and yeast.

T: There are a number of complex flavors in this beer. It starts off sweet and malty with hints of Belgian candy and spices. Then the alcoholic hits you along with some fruity overtones.

M: Medium body and minimal carbonation.

O: Great Belgian beer – really strong but easily drinkable.

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Photo of Ejsheaffer
4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
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 schoolboy
4.41/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have had a lot of different Fat Heads this week. ALL outstanding. I had another bottle of this maybe 10 days ago and like now, it was the real deal.

This thing is nice looking and very odoriffic. The taste is prototypical. A little on the boozy side. But outstanding. Now, no waiting needed. I'm not sure why that is. This style usually needs to sit a while longer. I highly recommend drinking this.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
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 Beerma
4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really liked this beer! Didn't know the ABV was so high didn't taste it. It was smooth and totally drinkable.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
4.27/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
4.26/5  rDev +11.8%
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 acidreflux
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Jamison85
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of KFrank729
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Lukass
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SGerrard
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpolewan
4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

Cheers

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Photo of White_Whiskey
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sludgeman
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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