Dragonmead Final Absolution Trippel | Dragonmead Microbrewery

Dragonmead Final Absolution TrippelDragonmead Final Absolution Trippel
BA SCORE
84.1%
Liked This Beer
4.07 w/ 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:
#2,636
Reviews:
215
Ratings:
558
Liked:
469
Avg:
4.07/5
pDev:
12.04%
Alströms:
4.16
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
129
Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 558 |  Reviews: 215
Photo of ribby
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured quite cloudy, despite my careful decanting, as there was a good quarter inch of sediment on the bottom. There was definitely a yeasty sourness to both the aroma and taste. The sourness ends up accenting the strong but well balanced malt and hops. On the whole, this tastes more like a strong farmhouse ale than a tripel, and although it's not my favorite style, this is one of the best examples I have tried.

12/3/2016 Just tried another bottle. I concur with my previous review. Great beer, highly recommended.

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of scottbrew4u
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden/ amber color with a bubbly white head that settles to a nice white layer.

S: Green apples, spice of cardamom, clove, fresh apricots dipped in honey, and light citrus notes are nicely brought over a fresh biscuit and bready malt base.

T: Sweet and spicy on the tongue and in good balance. The sweet is of fresh apricots, honey, light vanilla, and fresh baked bread and toffee for the grains. Some cardamom and light clove meet with bitter grapefruit and tropical fruit esters from yeast and hops.

M: Medium body with lively, prickly carbonation and light alcohol warmth.

D: All ingredients are in a fine balance and this beer really surprised me for it's many fine qualities like, aroma, flavor and superb mouthfeel. Alcohol is where it should be for this style and not overwhelming. if you see this one out there do try it!!

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy gold color with a 1 finger off-white head. No real lacing.

Smell is dominated by the Belgian yeast with some fruity lemon and sweet candy.

Taste is yeast dominated again. Not overly peppery. Lemon and sweet malts are the most noticeable here to me. The alcohol is well-hidden. No noticeable hop flavors aside from the just enough bitterness providing balance to the sweetness. The taste becomes more enjoyable toward the middle of the beer.

A fair amount of carbonation and medium body and a small amount of residual sugary stickiness, but not to the point that the beer feels syrupy.

This is a pretty good tripel from a brewery I'm totally unfamiliar with. It doesn't strike me as top-notch, but if I saw it on tap and was in the mood for a tripel, I would have it again. I'm curious to try more brews from Dragonmead.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Dragonmead Final Absolution Trippel from Dragonmead Microbrewery
Beer rating: 84.1% out of 100 with 558 ratings
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