Dragonmead Final Absolution Trippel | Dragonmead Microbrewery

BA SCORE
89
very good
549 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
Ratings:
549
Reviews:
214
Avg:
4
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
125
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 549 |  Reviews: 214
Photo of MikeZ9654
3.49/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dangerous

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Photo of Hudsonvalleyman
4.74/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle bought 12/31/15. Clear golden color with light white head with negligible lacing. Candy, honey, banana aroma. This beer tastes like heaven: honey, clove and banana in a complex blend that is drinkable and refreshing. Sweet but not cloying. Substantial mouth feel — again, just right. Love this beer; very tasty and nicely balanced. I'm not a fan of trippels, but this one suits my taste for a trippel that I can finish and still want more.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an amber honey gold with a slight cap of head that recedes to a ring. Aroma of clove and banana... Taste of Belgian candy. Very sweet with a slight pucker in the end.

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Photo of QuadriderMX
3.59/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scmtim
3.69/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dlin0sbb
3.76/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmartinger
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of schnjac
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AmishLightning
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rocknskol
4.77/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MIBeerGeek
4.37/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of kyle_goochstink
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of uccle81
4.41/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oldcrow1
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A co-worker of mine gave me 3 bottles of this to try. I like Belgian beers. I did no pre-research on the beer, and the bottle did NOT display ABV (I looked). I DID read "Trippel," but...

It poured light golden and pleasingly well-carbonated into an Air Force 50th anniversary beer mug. Taste was light, crisp, and just a bit fruity (not sweet, per se). This reminded me, more than anything else, of a really really good lager! It was a hot day and I quickly quaffed all 3 while working outside. Very refreshing, and a perfect summer brew.

The next thing I knew, I was dragging myself across my front lawn by grabbing handfuls of dirt and grass. I looked up to see my wife (who would have been perfectly comfortable in the Prohibition Era) frowning at me from the front door. She advanced. I dispassionately watched as she kicked me HARD in my side, sending me on to my back. Thanks to Final Absolution, I didn't feel much of anything. My afternoon only went downhill from there....

To summarize, this beer tastes and drinks just like a wonderful session beer. It is, however, NOT a session beer. Be advised.

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Photo of Stu_Grimson
4.36/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ryand14
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drummerdwzp
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justinp444
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a large pint, it has a inch and a half thick white head and a clear orange yellow body. Smell is of candi sugar, sweet biscuity malt, caramel, some dried fruit, and citrus. Taste is a large amount of candi sugar, biscuity malt, citrus, slight bit of spice (pepper?), caramel, fig, and some floral notes. It has a good amount of carbonation, pretty sweet, and a nice smooth moderate mouth feel and body.

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Photo of MorganStout
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jrs3994243
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of entenduintransit
2.69/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jnowak
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dragonmead Final Absolution Trippel from Dragonmead Microbrewery
4 out of 5 based on 549 ratings.
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