Tripel Overhead | Mother Earth Brewing

very good
56 Ratings
Tripel OverheadTripel Overhead

Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brewing
North Carolina, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by cvstrickland on 05-04-2010

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TrilliumFan
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlaskaAg
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sludgeman
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gregcordle
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OldSmaug
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kruky
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of sendbeer
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of rudabegga9
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of clayrock81
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a dark golden body with minor reddish tint with two finger head that dies quick. The aroma hits me of both yeast and orange, along with peppery spice, and then touches of both alcohol and possible tropical fruits. The beer has some interesting tastes along tropical fruit and peppery spice lines, as well as some sugary sweetness. Only problem with beer is that the alcohol cuts into it a little and the hops are strong and bitter citric. Due to this imbalance it's just not a beer that I really enjoyed.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Friends brought me a bottle up from NC, bottled May 2011. Poured into a snifter, the beer is a hazy, opaque, amber-tinged light brown coloring with a thin, sparse, white filmy surface coating. Nose of peach, pear, and pineapple, with a subtle woody character underlying, all-spice, coriander, and hints of booze. Flavors of creamy smooth fruit blended with hints of vanilla and a smooth, oaky highlight. The fruit remains tropical, but the creamy touch gives it an almost gelato character. Very well balanced. The spices and booze do a great job of cleaning up and corralling the sweetness, with a kick of cinnamon and nutmeg. The body is smooth and robust, and the spicing at the end does give it a touch of sharpness into the finish. The aftertaste is spiced and fruity, like a good fruit cake. The finish is smooth, and as I said before, it becomes crisp from the spices, leaving the palate clean, aside from a subtle spicy linger. Very solid brew, and easy to drink, which could be trouble with the elevated ABV.

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Photo of chinchill
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle served in a tall snifter.

Cloudy light copper body topped by a decent but not great head.

Aroma: soft ripe fruits; alcohol esters; baked bread. High complexity.

Flavor: rich and complex; lightly sweet with light bitterness in the finish. High ABV apparent but seems fitting. A surprising, and surprisingly strong, caramel note.

Feel: medium body and medium-light carbonation. Not hot but the high ABV is largely apparent

Overall: unusual but tasty tripel. Recommended.

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Photo of Dyalango
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JISurfer
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of SamW
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of bradfordjohnson
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of MTWood
3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of PJC1979
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer has a beautiful caramel color and equally fragrant caramel aroma. The taste is strong. First, a creamy caramel taste with a hint of vanilla. This is followed by a strong hit of the higher alcohol content. It has a light carbonation, and a generally pleasant mouthfeel.

This is overall a delightful "dessert" beer. Not one you would have a full pint of, but rather a slow sipping beer after a heavy meal.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of tdm168
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Thirsty Monk in Asheville

A - orange, a bit hazy, no head

S - fruit, white grapes, a hint of spice

T - white grapes, faint alcohol, bread, orange peel, coriander

M - warm, medium to full bodied, smooth

This is a decent beer. It has really solid flavor and good drinkability for the ABV.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

banana, and peach aroma, some light lemongrass and hey, an almost funky sour note sitting way in the back as well and a small touch of alcohol. Really surprised me with a the depth it had. mixture of wheat, yeast and hops. Nice pepper like tones on the tongue, mixed with lemongrass and a wonderful light apple like yeast flavor. Loads of wheat and hey and fresh cut grass flavors. The finish was super dry with an all too familiar lightly sour note tucked in way at the back. nicely carbonated with a good amount of smoothness to it

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Tripel Overhead from Mother Earth Brewing
3.85 out of 5 based on 56 ratings.
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