Dragonmead Final Absolution Trippel | Dragonmead Microbrewery

Dragonmead Final Absolution TrippelDragonmead Final Absolution Trippel
BA SCORE
4.07/5
558 Ratings
Dragonmead Final Absolution TrippelDragonmead Final Absolution Trippel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dragonmead Microbrewery
Michigan, United States
dragonmead.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dragonmead's signature product! This is the ultimate Belgian style. The very high gravity of this beer is balanced by the smoothness of its finish. Banana and Clove aromas come from the Belgian yeast strain combining with the generous dose of Belgian Candi Sugar. The Saaz hops help to give this beer a balanced bitterness with no noticeable hop aroma.

Added by UncleJimbo on 08-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,660
Reviews:
215
Ratings:
558
pDev:
12.04%
Bros Score:
4.16
 
 
Wants:
59
Gots:
129
Trade:
3
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Photo of Kundun
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Love this beer.. afternoon drinking with the girls and feeling happy..

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Photo of Lance_Pearce
4.64/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of madelf66
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of claminat420
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle marked 07/18/17 on top of label. hardy pour into my Michigan awesome imperial stout glass.

Appearance- a transparent straw color with an odd silky head. leaves minimal lacing. for the style it looks good.

Aroma- bready with some clove. maybe a hint of banana. I dig it. I feel some Belgians have that clove blast that's really strong. this brew doesn't have that.

Flavor- like the smell. the abv is very well hidden which is great for how high it is. only thing that's off to me is i'm getting a weird lager like character coming from the yeast. it's very light and not anything I would put a thumbs down to. just different. i'm not a trippel expert or anything maybe that's just the style it's just what i'm detecting.

Mouthfeel- medium/ light bodied. good carbonation. has a silkiness to it which is really nice.

Drinkability- only grabbed a single of this but I wouldn't mind drinking this again down the road when i'm feeling like a really good tripel but don't want to pay the overseas price.

Overall- I must state i'm not a Belgian drinker. I've had a few and tripel's are prolly my favorite. don't care really for farmhouse/saisons and I really don't care for sours. for a tripel that's really good and don't want to drop $20 (or close to that) for a four pack this brew is a must try.

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Photo of mpmsu2003
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MyLastNameIsStout
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not a bad take on the style, alcohol is well hidden and a nice banana, clove flavoring. Very balanced and smooth.

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Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mustangdon
4.74/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Timc32
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puck1225
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Slightly cloudy golden brown. Fruity sweet smell,a poles and pears. Carries over to the taste. Also an earthy woodsy taste . Kinda of a dry finish. Good beer!

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Duvel glass

It is a deep gold color with a below average sized head for the style.

Smells like bananas, cloves, carmalized sugar, and funky yeast.

It tastes mainly like it smells with a bit of a peppery bite up front, and very sweet, Runts candy like banana flavor dominating. Also some pink bubble gum, doughy bread, and a bit of apple juice. There is a noticeable bitterness that was surprising. The cloves and fruity Brets really linger in the aftertaste.

No noticeable alcohol and pretty smooth. Very tasty beer

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Photo of pineapple_playa
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of likebutts52
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

it is good. v creamy, lots of head - SOMEWHAT frothy, GOOD MOUTH FEEL YES.
VAGUELY NUTTY.
taste - too sour. needs more citrus fruit.
overall 10/10 would bang

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ElGallo
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tshane
4.52/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Lovely wheaty straw. Lacing stays a while, following a half inch head.

Aroma: Ripe unknown fruit (meloney), sugar, fermented (VERY slight vinegar)--but that complements, does not distract from or detract from the aroma.

Taste: Sweet and bitter (a little too bitter) but fairly well-balanced, even for this bitterness hater. Fruity and tasty. I know "tasty" isn't much to go on, but I don't have the taste buds to tell my brain exactly how it tastes to you supertasters. Wish I could discern banana esters and apple peels and cloves... Not in the cards with my deficient taste buds, apparently.

Feel: Fizz dances interestingly but a little too much on the tongue after each sip. Thinner than most, but not quite thin.

Flavor is excellent: complex and balanced fruitiness, bitter and sweet malt. The only downers are a little too much hops and a little too fizzy. If one could put 7UP, ripe fruit and a bitter finish together, you might come up with this, except take out a lot of the over-the-top sugar in the 7UP.

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.67/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AdamSteve
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zaraspook
2.27/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerFinch
4.76/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've spent a lot of years drinking beers, being in to the IPAs and stronger flavors without really paying attention. The IPAs led me here but this is one of the first beers I've had that I sat and sipped purely for flavor. I don't know how to describe it, but it's smooth, not very carbonated and with a very distinct flavor. Bottled almost measures up to the draft. I'd recommend this beer any day of the week.

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Photo of jahbless
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hartsells01
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Figjammin
4.66/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 558 ratings
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