Tripel | Rockmill Brewery

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Rockmill Brewery
Ohio, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by beveritt on 10-17-2010

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Photo of Brenden
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours out a cloudy dark amber-orange, a bit light for the typical tripel, with an eggshell white head that grows to a finger tall, displays decent retention, and falls to a sturdy foam that leaves a mixture of spots and patches of lacing.
While sweet, having the candi sugars element a tripel ought to, it's not cloying. The Belgian yeast is here, though not as exceptionally as many monk-crafted Belgians. The dark fruits I expect are here, raisin and plum along with some lighter fruits more of the white flesh variety. There's also a bit of a honey element to this beer. A bit of spiciness mixes things up and just a bit of floral hops add balance. It's actually quite well done if not a bit unusual.
The feel is pretty good, though not on the level of what takes certain Belgians to the next level. Generally it's both crisp and smooth, but doesn't have that exceptional creaminess and flow to it that makes the great ones great.
Overall, this is a very nice beer that allows for no hesitation to try the others from Rockmill that have popped up recently.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from the bomber in a Delirium snifter. This fine Belgian tripel pours a hazy rustic golden color with a very nice white head that dissipates ever so slowly to a thick layer and excellent lacing. Nose of earthy yeast, Belgian candy sugar, lemon zest, and spices. Flavors feature spices of coriander and pepper awash in a cascade of earthy Belgian yeast and candy sugar, moderate grain notes, and citrus notes on the back mingling with spicy alcohol warmth. Very nice and becomes more complex with warmth. Good carbonation makes this a smooth sipper that finishes lightly dry. A solid ale from a company doing the Belgian style justice in Ohio.


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4.59/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml caged and corked bottle, bought at the brewery yesterday after a fun tasting event there! Served in a DFH Signature Glass, the beer pours a cloudy orange/amber color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention is good, with a small amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is just excellent, the fruityness and spicyness stands out. The brew smells like bananas, peppery spice, floral hops, yeast and some bready malt. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but with the addition of some coriander. Great fruity and spicy taste! Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and is well carbonated. The carbonation is soft, which works well for this beer. Drinkability is pretty good, it's smooth and goes down very easy. I have to say that this is a very good overall brew, it's easily one of if not the best tripels I've ever had. A pretty impressive brew from a new local brewery. Hopefully Rockmill will be around for years to come!

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Simple and solid pop off the cork as it opens.

Deep tangerine orange body, with a good glow to it, fairly uniform with a bit of light gives off a lemon orb shine. Not much noticeable rising carbonation but also some snappy soda sounding coming out on the pour. Head is creamy but small, barely a finger, but with snapping carbonation and a little bit of fizz. Manage to keep a thin top though, bleach white with skim cream like top.

Very noticeable esters aroma off the pour. Hints towards fruit orange and a bit of apricot slightly, with a wet clean sense. Small Belgian candy sweetness and a light toasty malt make an interesting play. Slight cake sweetness but also some dry flour as well. Overall a mix of some impressive notes but also distracting surprises, but overall very solid bouquet.

Palate is very sweet but tolerable. It's the first thing you notice. Lots of Belgian candy sugar but it's not too much for me even though I usually counter to a far less sweet tooth than I used to. Fruity toasty mid palate, but lots of sweet vanilla notes and almost milky. Luckily some tight carbonation makes an appearance very unexpectedly, and breaks it up with some fun. Golden delicious apple kicks in real nicely after some time. Mouthfeel hits about decent quality, but also lacks some malt thickness and character.

Overall some real impressive qualities, but also a bit sweet too. Just a solid tripel.

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4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Stone Brewery flute. Pours a slightly hazy medium orange with a two finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of bready candi malt, apple and pear, light stone fruit, coriander and clove; spicy and fruity. Flavor has the same fruit profile, apple family fruit, light stone fruit, perhaps a bit of banana; spicy coriander and clove, bready, but dry malt, an unusual earthy spice flavor I can't place. Lingering tripel spices and fruit in the finish. Medium bodied with great carbonation. Malt, traditional spices and fruit flavors are classic tripel style, but there is an odd, but pleasant spice flavor, perhaps an earthy summer herb like sage, that makes this taste distinctly different. Although somewhat unusual, the flavors fit perfectly with the more traditional elements. I enjoyed this quite a bit. Glad I found this, my first beer from Ohio, on my recent trip to southern California. I hope to see this brewery in the Northwest. I look forward to trying their other beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle
Served in a snifter
Bottled 02/07/14

A - It pours hazy and orange/yellow in color. It is topped with an inch of off-white head.

S - I get some pear and spices from the yeast.

T - The taste is similar to the smell. It starts out spicy with some pear. The finish has some orange.

M - Medium with lots of carbonation.

O - It is an enjoyable beer. I am not typically a tripel fan. I enjoy the fruity flavors on a warm Memorial Day after moving and mowing. I am glad Rockmill has this size of bottle now. I walked past it several times in the $16 for 750ml range. Nine dollars for a 375ml bottle was easier to pull the trigger on.

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3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy golden yellow in color. It poured with a short white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of Belgian yeast are present in the nose along with hints of candi sugars.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of Belgian yeast along with hints of candi sugars.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This triple isn't that difficult to drink because it manages to hide its alcohol very well. This beer isn't as sweet as some of the other beers In the style but has some nice complexities.

Serving type: bottle

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4.32/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received in my April Birthday BIF box from normyk. Thanks Rob!

Poured into a St. Feuillien goblet. Which wasn't easy to do, this one was a gusher. Had to use a plastic champagne cork to stop the flow. Pours a hazy honey gold with a huge rocky white head that is very slow to drop.

Aromas of sweet malt, yeast, lemon, honey. A light earthiness.

Flavors of honey and lemon, yeasty, peppery, slight alcohol burn. Finish is medium with warming alcohol, lemon and honey on the fade.

Mouthfeel is light, dry, heat from peppery yeast and alcohol. Good level of carbonation leaves a mouthcoating prickliness.

Overall a very good tripel. Disappointing at the gusher, but nothing really to detract from an excellant beer. Outside of my locals, Rockmill is my new favorite brewery.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12/13/10- Had a 750 mL bottle of this at 3rd and Hollywood.
A: Cloudy golden, with a white head that dies to a decent film and collar.
S: Sweet coffee cake, orange citrus and orange blossoms, musty notes overall, floral, creamy, with white grape and a slight vodka alcohol.
T: Creamy coriander with herbal hops... is there a slight barnyard brett. to this? It is very slightly tart with a little funk, and if it is brett. then it is well-integrated with a finish slightly reminiscent of apple core. Nice... very nice. The smell didn't sell me, but the flavor definitely did.
M: Creamy, but thicker, which is off for the style. It still goes well with the tea-like presence of the beer.
D: Good.

This one comes off a bit like a strong saison.

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle-conditioned/unfiltered. Naturally filtered artesian well water. Tasted from a 375 ml bottle on June 20, 2015.

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Tripel from Rockmill Brewery
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 84 ratings
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