Philly Tripel | Brouwerij Dilewyns

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Philly TripelPhilly Tripel

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Dilewyns

Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is the fourth PBW/Belgian Brewer collaboration. Justin Low of Dock Street was the local collaborating brewer. Justin, William Reed (of Standard Tap fame and former professional brewer) and Tom Peters tossed around ideas for this one while enjoying a few bottles Anne-Catherine Dilewyns beers. We wanted to honor what the brewer brews, yet inject a little Philly into the recipe. We decided on adding some Philly honey to a version of her Triple.

Added by FeDUBBELFIST on 05-28-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz stubby bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
Hazy apricot colored body with a moderate size white head that soon settles to a partial coat and ring.
Bready with a clear note of honey, yet only lightly sweet.
Very easy drinking with very well hidden ABV.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

$10 for a 335mL bottle, poured into a snifter. Sampled 28NOV14

[A] A slow pour yields a large 3 finger head, perfectly white, very fluffy and extremely long lasting. The body is just short of clear and is yellow with orange highlights. Lacing grabs the glass in sheets but slides off after just a few seconds.

[S] Pilsner malt base. Plain table crackers. Black pepper. Light alcohol. Light fruitiness. A note of plasticky phenols mixes into the background but almost fades away entirely towards the end of the glass.

[T] Pure grain, straw, plain crackers, general spice and orange rind. Very clean yeast flavor for a Tripel. No banana/clove esters, just a general citrus fruitiness. And apple. Perhaps light acetaldehyde. Works kind of well with the flavor profile. The plastic returns late on the palate, especially on the burp.

[M] I love the mouthfeel. Carbonation is fine, bubbly, lightly biting and expansive. While the beer has a sweet midpalate, the finish is dry, adding to the refreshment and drinkability.

[O] Other than the plastic notes, I thought this beer was great. $10 is too high for a repeat purchase, but I'm glad I tried it out.

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4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.52/5  rDev -6.9%

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On-tap 11/13/2015 at Doherty’s Ale House in Warwick, RI, served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a light yellowish gold color, with a large foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains citrus, apples, other fruits, esters, Belgian yeast, some spice and some caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with mildly tart flavors of citrus and apples along with Belgian yeast and esters. Then a little bit of sweetness comes in along with a thin malt character breadiness. There is a touch of an alcohol sting and a very mild hops presence creating a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, good kick, decent representation of style, it’s a decent beer but there are others in the style that I would choose first.

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Philly Tripel from Brouwerij Dilewyns
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 53 ratings