Dragonmead Final Absolution Trippel | Dragonmead Microbrewery

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4.07/5
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569 Ratings
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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:
#2,781
Reviews:
217
Ratings:
569
pDev:
12.04%
Bros Score:
4.16
 
 
Wants:
59
Gots:
132
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 569 |  Reviews: 217
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

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a amber color.
The head is minimal. There is carbination in the beer after pouring.
The nose is, well, for a word, delicious. It does have some sweetness, but not obnoxious. There seems to be a slight citrus aroma also.
This beer tastes, and here's my quote from first tasting it "well heloooo". It is smooth. Has a bit of booziness. Damn, it is delicious.

If you can get this beer, please do so. It is very good.

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Photo of Jackalope1977
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mxsluis
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrborchert74
3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had some at Detroit airport at shotz pub.
A: brilliant golden body color, +1 finger white foam head, heavy stringy lacing
S: banana and clove, candy sugar
M: medium creamy body with tasty rain on the tongue
T: clove, Belgian yeast, candy sugar, banana, semi dry finish
O: great brew, wish I could get some more

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Photo of TRIPPYAFTERNOON
4.66/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Mightyspan
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jack74
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MikeZ9654
3.49/5  rDev -14.3%
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 +16.5%
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 -5.4%
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 -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scmtim
3.69/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dragonmead Final Absolution Trippel from Dragonmead Microbrewery
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 569 ratings
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