Dragonmead Final Absolution Trippel | Dragonmead Microbrewery

BA SCORE
89
very good
556 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:
556
Reviews:
215
Avg:
4
pDev:
12.25%
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
128
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 556 |  Reviews: 215
Photo of Mavigo
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this at the Travelers Club restaurant in Okemos. They have a huge selection of international beers and wines, surprising for a small town joint. Ordered this with my brother, was a very good Trippel indeed.

A: Poured a nice honey gold with a short white head that dissipated almost instantly with a small amount of lacing.

S: Smells yeasty, fruity and somewhat like bananas to me.

T: Tastes golden, very sweet, like honey, fruity, a lot of warmth from the alcohol.

M: very fulfilling, good carbonation but well balanced with the alcohol, just a perfect warm finish, great for a cold night.

O: Can't believe this is from Warren, this is an excellent fall beer, and a great Trippel.

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Photo of QCABeerTour
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of goblue1994
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of jmich24
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of BRUKOWSKI
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of Kerrie
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of BellyBrew
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of SerialTicker
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at Green Dot Stables in Detroit, Michigan.

Appearance: It looks like apple juice, to be honest. It looks REALLY poor... I got it with no head, and there was no lacing. Despite this, I still got a nice bit of carbonation while drinking it.

Smell: Like a faint grape juice... that's about it. Not bad but also not great, either.

Taste: Like the smell... but the taste of the smell is much better than the smell itself. Know what I mean? It's just a pretty heavy beer. Almost a syrupy texture with carbonation, and a smash to the face of really grape like flavors. Very fruity, but super enjoyable and WAY too drinkable.

Mouthfeel: As I said, nice carbonation. It drinks like a wine cooler, sad to say... it's just a great experience.

Overall, this is a fantastic beer. A very fruity beer, but still a great one that I'd gladly have again. Though its looks are very unremarkable, what matters the most is the taste, and this tastes VERY good, in my opinion. Just beware of the ABV ... I didn't realize it was so high. Oops.

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Photo of Scotthuller
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of BMMillsy
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap in a pint glass at Ashley's in Ann Arbor. Pours clear golden with small head for a Trippel. Aroma of yeast, spice, pears, honey. Tastes follows with a sweet honey pear flavor with a little belgian spice. One the sweet and heavy side for the style, but that's not surprising given the 10% abv. Overall I was impressed with this one and it is one of my favorite in the style.

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Photo of kynap55
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Hyouhoshi
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of GR_Rick
3.43/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured July 2012. Bottle undated.

A: Pours a cloudy golden/apricot with absolutely no head.

S: Smells a little bready with some fruity sweetness. Almost a little white grape/grape skin. Light, but an appealing smell.

T: Follows the nose, with a little bit of mild, almost very, very mild grapefruity tartness. I get a little bit of the white grape again in the taste, and a little bit of that Belgian/saison "funky" finish (although the funk is much, much more subtle than a in a saison. A little bit of tartness and a dry finish; reminds me a bit of a champagne/heavy mimosa. My first trippel, and of the best Belgian-style beers I've had yet. Alcohol is very well hidden.

M: Thin for the ABV, with a bit of carbonation, but I'd say moderate/light body overall. Very easy to drink.

O: This is an easy drinking beer that goes down smooth for the ABV, almost too smooth! Taste is good, and although not necessarily something I'll seek out on a regular basis, I'd gladly drink one again.

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Photo of SirDalton
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of tectactoe
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had both in many bottles and on tap many times and the Town Pump bar in Detroit. Pours a somewhat hazy, golden-amber color; heavy cloudiness in the middle, fairly volatile with a large, foamy white head that dissipates surprisingly quick. The aroma is great - baskets of sweet, earthy esters, spicy Belgian yeast and bread, clove, white pepper, phenol alcohol, bananas, apple skins, pears, and a nice whiff of bubble gum. The taste is no slouch, either. Final Absolution hits the palate soft and slightly silky, medium-bodied and with a high amount of carbonation. Belgian yeast flavors - bready, spicy clove, pepper, banana esters, earth, and bubble gum - dominate the palate. Some floral and perfume-like hop notes hit up front with a very short and sweet bitterness that quickly gives way to the rest of the flavor profile. The aftertaste is heavy on the bread and yeast flavors, like you would expect from any decent Tripel.

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Photo of srv33
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy golden pour, huge frothy head, very fine lacing. Smells of almond, tangerine and cream. Taste is much of the same with some additional almond and wheat flavors. Excellent brew, my first Trippel, and a fine Belgian. Wouldn't hesitate to pick it up again.

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Photo of Ed_Bollix
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of HarrySTruman
4.67/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a tulip

Gold color, near yellow, small head with minimal lacing. Looks very clear and crisp.

Smells of fruits and malt. Banana is very apparent, other tropical fruits seem hidden.

The taste is truly fantastic. This is the only tripel that I have had from the states that I feel rivals the best of Belgium. It is very close to the Belgian style, but it has it's own unique take. The alcohol is apparent in the taste, but not overbearing. Banana, apricot, tropical fruits, malt, a slight hoppy bitter flavor. It's a very complex taste, but very drinkable.

Not too carbonated. Very drinkable. Slightly "thick", but it matches the style well.

About as good a tripel as I have ever had. Certainly the best I have made in Michigan, and unless I am forgetting one, the best I have had made in the U.S. I honestly believe it competes favorably with La Fin Du Monde for the best tripel made in NA.

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Photo of MattBreight
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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2/5  rDev -50%

Dragonmead Final Absolution Trippel from Dragonmead Microbrewery
4 out of 5 based on 556 ratings.
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