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White Birch Oak Aged Tripel - Absinthe | White Birch Brewing

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Brewed by:
White Birch Brewing
New Hampshire, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Jason on 05-13-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 5
Photo of russwbeck
2.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

A: Yellow pour in the glass that is extremely white out of the bottle. A bit yeasty and hazy, the beer has a white head without much lacing or retention.

S: The smell is realty oaky. Spices typical of a Tripel mixed with some booze. Bananas and clove also noted.

T: Wow the Tate is boozy and full of oak and wood. Very unique flavor that I would assume is from absinthe, but I can't quite place it. Spicy and dry backend.

MF: Light and carbonated well.

O: Not drinkable at all. The taste is so strange. Interesting, but strange.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.03/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Bottled May 23, 2010 batch A2 #73 of 84
Barely lets out a hiss as I pop the cap on this one. Pours the color of apple juice with a smattering of bubbles, almost headless. Smell has a pungent earthy almost medicinal licorice aroma to it. Faint Belgian yeast esters deep beneath but the absinthe kind of takes over the aroma. The taste is different than I expected. There is a light bodied Belgian brew in here. I get some lemon and apples with stressed yeast esters mixed in with a fainter licorice, absinthe thing going on. Very light carbonation, light body with a thin watery mouthfeel. This was ok, but nothing special. The base beer is too thin and doesn't stand up to the powerful flavors of the absinthe. I also think the base beer isn't sweet enough, and the lack of bubbles didn't help much.

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Photo of jlindros
3.7/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled May 2010, code A2. Thanks for DrEntropy for this one.

Pours a light fizzy head, murky creamy, golden straw color.

Nose has light pilsner malts, light spices, light saison like spices, a bit of lemon and citrus, it takes some searching but eventually I found a light absinthe licorice like aroma. Also some light oak and a little straw as well as hints of belgian golden malts.

Taste starts with Belgian light malts, golden malts, light pilsner straw, little toasty and more of the house yeasty taste, light citrus and lemon, light tripel/saison like spices, a bit of light candi sugar and booze, very light oak, and just a slight hint of absinthe licorice as it warms, bubbly. finishes a little boozy and lemony, bit bitter and hints of lemony citrus hops, drier, little sticky sweetness.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, light booze, tons of carbonation.

Overall decent, weird, very light absinthe, light tripel and saison like tastes, and bit of the house yeast taste.

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White Birch Oak Aged Tripel - Absinthe from White Birch Brewing
3.16 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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