Batch 300 Belgian Style Ale
Swamp Head Brewery

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Belgian Tripel
3.74 | pDev: 13.64%
Swamp Head Brewery
Florida, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 28 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of cambabeer
4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Swamphead hosted a party to celebrate their 8th anniversary and they had various kegs that they'd been aging on tap. This was one that I got, and it was really good. Nice dry finish after a very fruity and bubblegum taste. This was really good.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
2.81/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

750 mL bottle poured into a tumbler. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Deep burnt orange. Nice white head that retains well.

Smell - Yeasty, phenolic, and cidery. Strange medicinal notes, too.

Taste - Fruity esters, banana-like phenols. Very apple-y. Bitter, which I don't mind, but it eventually becomes the central flavor.

Mouthfeel - Bitter. Well carbonated. Dry.

Overall - Tough style to pull off, and I can't say they did here. Weird stuff going on.

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Photo of MatthewPlus
4.46/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

picked up a couple bottles in Feb/March(?) from the brewery in Gville.

poured into a CCB snifter

a slight gusher, had a hard time keeping the head at a reasonable level. tight carbonation, straight white head, golden straw color with minimal cloudiness.

smells typical of a tripel, yeast spice and raw grains.

complexity in the malts, black pepper and a muted banana. spices abound, this has a bit more depth than what i had expected.

medium body, zippy carbonation, short to medium-short finish with yeast notes.

Overall i was pleasantly surprised by this one. I often consider Swamp Head a slightly below average FL brewery (though they do have some nice offerings), and while i wouldnt put this in the same league as Chimay white or some other trappist examples, it is very good. Had i the opportunity, i would have purchased more than the 2 i did.

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Photo of maximum12
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to moose3285, who has since been upgraded to moose9998, since that's his trader score out of a possible 10,000. This here bottle arrived in our latest epic trade as an extra, my third Swamp Head, all courtesy of the moose. One was amazing, one sub-par. Is this the tie-breaker? 750 ML bottle split with my wife.

Pour has a vigorous, borderline annoying head that surges up out of the glass even on a gentle pour. I can actually hear the carbonation popping off like leprechaun firecrackers off the surface. Unclear golden, with yellow highlights, light. The nose is a heady belt of yeast, plus minor chords of grain & lemon. Very legit.

Batch 300 is a tripel with plucky depth. Big spicy notes from the yeast, combined with the over-enthusiastic carbonation, make for a tongue-tickling experience. I belch after only two or three sips....ahh. Nice light fruits, lemon, with an ending that's slightly bitter, or tart, my tongue can't quite tell the difference. There's an echo of mustiness that mutes the flavors as the beer warms, & it dings the flavor. Damn easy to drink, though, & I do like the spritzy, almost champagne-like experience.

This one close. One of those beers that is only a tweak here & crank there from reaching up into excellent. That really hurts the vibrancy of the flavors, which were really singing. But still a good beer.

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Photo of BMMillsy
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from fresh bottle Dec 25, 2012 into generic tall tulip glass. Pours hazy yellowish orange with medium creamy head and nice bubbles fizzing up from the bottom nonstop. Aroma is pears, honey, apples, mango, bit of yeast and ever so slight spice. Smells excellent. Medium bodied with steong pear and honey flavor. Slight bitter on the finish with a lingering sweetness and banana. Clean finish. Very nice offering from Swamp Head. Pretty labeling too.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Single finger head forms late after poor on a muddy golden with copper hues body. Aroma of pale malts, grains, orange peek, yeast and herbs mostly clove. Spicy, herbal, hits of grass, citrus is mildly tart and mostly of orange peel with nice yeast presence. Initially the finish was a bit medicinal but this was less prevalent as this one was enjoyed. Medium body and moderate to high carbonation with a semi dry finish. This one is not too bad. Would make an excellent base beer for barrel aging. Nice example of the style as well.

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Photo of babaracas
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy gold with one finger thick dense creamy white head. Settles slowly leaving a thick ring and a few thick rings down the glass. Smell: sparse... grainy with background pale malt sweetness, whiffs of pear, metal, and lemon. Taste: while the nose disappoints, this does the opposite... starting with a mouthful of ripe pear, then spicy and grassy, sugary white grape, with candied lemon peel and a medicinal note hitting towards the end of the sip. Medium bodied, exceptionally creamy, leaving behind grassiness and pear. This was almost fantastic.

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Batch 300 Belgian Style Ale from Swamp Head Brewery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 28 ratings