Imper Ale Triplo Malto
Birra Tenute Collesi SRL

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Style:
Tripel
Ranked #334
ABV:
9%
Score:
85
Ranked #30,449
Avg:
3.79 | pDev: 14.78%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
25
From:
Birra Tenute Collesi SRL
 
Italy
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
85
Very Good
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Notes: Strong and smooth, the dense, firm and fine-grained foam of the Collesi Triplo Malto Craft Beer is the result of the natural bottle conditioning process. Unpasteurized and obtained from an accurate selection of malts, it’s a light beer of fragrant aromas with notes of just-picked yellow fruits, fresh yeast and malt, vanilla, honey and bread crust. Balanced and intense on the palate, Collesi Triplo Malto Craft Beer is doughy and malty at the start, but ends with soft, fruity and prolonged hints of peach and apricot.

Food pairings: Thanks to its body, it’s an ideal beer for every meal. The Collesi Triplo Malto Craft Beer is best with structured and complex first-course dishes, such as risotto, lasagna and pasta timbales with game-meat ragù, but also ravioli, tortellini and meat-stuffed cannelloni. The distinctive personality of Collesi Triplo Malto Craft Beer complements strong-flavored second courses like roasts and stews. It’s exceptional with all kinds of blue cheeses, from Gorgonzola to fourme d’ambert and valdéon.

Style: Belgian Style Tripel; Fermentation: Top-fermented, bottle-conditioned; IBU: 22; EBC: 9; Plato scale: 20;
Serving temperature: 5/6° C; Suggested serving glass: Balloon Glass; Ingredients: Water from Monte Nerone, Barley Malt, Sugar, Hops and Yeast.
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Reviews by Beginner2:
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Beginner2 from Illinois

3.26/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I've seen this on the shelf at Binny's Lincoln Park for a long time. And it shows. Sorry to say that this bottle went off.
Oh, well.

As for my rating, I use some imagination for S&T&F as to what Imper Ale was like in better days. As for Looks, I have never seen such a sickly ale. If anyone can tell me the value of reviewing an Italian Belgian tripel after it is gone (and the importer probably has lost patience with Italian ales charging way beyond their value in the marketplace), then I suppose I should review this. But, no one wins that argument. No review can possibly be needed. I will say this: once the yeast can no longer make the malt feel good about itself, all that is left is 9% in your face.

I'm not blaming anyone for this bottle long past its prime. I was too lazy to read the label, or tempted by a brewer I'd not Had. After all, I've seen this label for a while. The importer's office is next to O'Hare and Binny's is a local chain. There had been no BA reviews in two years. So, I should have suspected that this Tripel was gone. My bad.

Dec 14, 2018
More User Reviews:
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smcolw from Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours from the bottle a cloudy, dirty gold. Modest head that leaves only spots on the glass.

Strong heavy pale malt start. Plenty of alcohol.

Slightly sweet with a very rich mouthfeel. A very nice trippel. The alcohol is ever present. Very smooth. Sweet finish, short aftertaste.

Aug 08, 2015
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BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sep 17, 2016
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FreshmanPour77 from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.5%

Oct 30, 2013
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out as a hazy bright yellow color. The head was quite lively and white, leaving a little lacing on the glass. The smell of the beer was soft, very light aromas of grain, wheat, and just a touch of floral citrus. The taste of the beer was really subtle, nothing harsh at all within the flavors here, had some floral and grainy flavors. The mouthfeel was light and refreshing, it had a good clean feeling body to it. Overall I thought this beer was really nice. Would drink it again if the price was right.

Sep 10, 2011
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aasher from Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

May 24, 2012
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a77cj7 from South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Nov 20, 2014
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archero from Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 24, 2015
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acurtis from New Jersey

1.86/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Aug 02, 2016
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rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

Sep 06, 2012
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HoistinBrews from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.5%

Aug 25, 2013
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NateMac13 from Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -2.9%

Sep 28, 2014
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Hopstout from Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apr 03, 2016
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AaronBurr from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Sep 29, 2013
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Blind from Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Dec 31, 2012
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GeorgeP

5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Impressive. Straw/cream color; bright stone fruit and caramel nose; clean oats and vanilla mouth long and lingering finish. the bead and head reminded me of a fine Champagne. well made, refreshing and a good beer to pair with shellfish, sushi, creme carmel, bananna foster, apple pie. It is hard to find in the U.S.

Mar 02, 2012
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MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Sep 04, 2014
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KFBR392 from Illinois

3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours with multiple fingers of head which settles nicely. Above average active carbonation in glass. Light yellow golden color.

Smell: Lots of clove and leafy greens. Buttery yeast body with tones of bananas. Straw and prairie grass are found as well. Slight exotic spices too.

Taste: Earthy yeast and potent leafy greens with cloves. A doughy buttery body has a medium to heavy body. Herbs and spices ride throughout. Yeast finish lingers on the palate.

Mouthfeel: Light, very easy drinking and refreshing.

Overall: A well done tripel. Easy drinking with a good amount of character. Good beer can be found all around the world.

Nov 03, 2013
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lgmol from Canada (NS)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Mar 30, 2013
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SaranacinTexas from Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

Apr 06, 2014
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kguard from Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Jun 01, 2013
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JamieDuncan from Maryland

4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at the Federal Taphouse in Lancaster after my very knowledgeable waitress said this was her favorite Belgian on their list. Great beer that certainly should be tried. Lighter feel and taste than the typical Belgian which made it shockingly drinkable at 9%. And excellent "Italian" that I really hope to have again.

Apr 27, 2014
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xungmound98 from New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Dec 15, 2013
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Giuseppegraphix

3/5  rDev -20.8%

May 25, 2014
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JackNip from Delaware

4/5  rDev +5.5%

Oct 25, 2014
Imper Ale Triplo Malto from Birra Tenute Collesi SRL
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 25 ratings