Dragonmead Final Absolution Trippel | Dragonmead Microbrewery

BA SCORE
89
very good
554 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:
554
Reviews:
214
Avg:
4
pDev:
12.25%
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
128
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 554 |  Reviews: 214
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

Photo of SourBerry
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice interpretation of a tripel. Has some very nice banana and bubblegum flavor. Very easy to drink for the ABV. This is a Michigan favorite.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Raime
3.41/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dragonsmead Absolution Trippel.

Never tried a beer outta these guys...that I can remember at least. So let us see.

Look - Very, very clear burnt orange straight into the glass with the carbonation set on high. The head doesn't have much upon the pour and doesn't leave anything except a few spotty cloud formations. 3.5.

Smell - Sweet candies, a tad boozey with the usual farmhouse qualities that come out of this style. Hay with bubbelgum. Nothing overtaking though. 3.25.

Taste - Not even sure of the ABV on this guy as it doesn't say, but the alcohol takes a massive hold upon first hit. All the usual suspects including hay and bubbelgum are there. Has a touch of dextrose, and finishes very mustardy and unbalanced..3.25.

Feel - Very alcoholic body with enough carbonation power to destroy the United States. No detectable creaminess. 3.

Overall - Over paid on this bottle. For $3.59 I'd pass in the future. Not really a whole lot else to say, aside from the first two beers from Dominion, the rest have beh terrible or meh. 3.

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Photo of Richter525
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Balvenie
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craftmich
3.82/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fahrn13
4.37/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of death2brutus
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Complex in both aroma as well as its taste & finish. Simply put I loved it.

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Photo of Nbdreher
4.63/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MarchyMarch
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fargrow
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KLHBB
4.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Ok, the first beer of vacation is always exceptional. Slapshotz at the Detroit airport, 10 oz tulip. yummy. Honey gold color, an inch of head, thick, sticks to your nose. Sweet, lightly malty, bananas, tropical fruit, medium weight, I'm feeling the alcohol, I recommend!

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Photo of Kbrowder
2.03/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not impressed with the taste or smell.

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Photo of BenjaGrif
4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pagriley
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SaltofOH
3.82/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

No bottle date; bought on 8/15/14. Brandy snifter. Reviewed 11-29-14

Appearance: Pours a hazy, dark orangeish brown (brownish orange?) with no head, and little carbonation. Little grayish-white ring of foam around the edge. Dark for the style.

Aroma: Belgian yeast! Bubblegum, grape, sugar, honey. Smells like a Speyside scotch.

Taste: Sweet/tart arrival; tart/sweet across mid-palate. Earthy, medicinal hop finish lingers with peach and apricot.

Mouthfeel: very light carbonation; quite heavy and low carbonation for the style; slick.

Overall: To me, this is way more satisfying than Duvel, which I rated way higher because this does not appear to be done according to style at all. Alcohol is well-hidden, and aroma is fantastic. The taste is sweet, with the distinct potential to become cloying, but it doesn't on account of strong hopping. Bold, fruity, complex and sweet. Hides the ABV extraordinarily well. Wrong for the style, but I would definitely buy again. Wonder if it suffered from age.

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

Photo of streeter
4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GrizXTKEX519
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dragonmead Final Absolution Trippel from Dragonmead Microbrewery
4 out of 5 based on 554 ratings.
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