Miracle Worker Tripel | Yellowhammer Brewing

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Miracle Worker TripelMiracle Worker Tripel

Brewed by:
Yellowhammer Brewing
Alabama, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Golden and clear, this take on the Belgian staple holds a complex floral aroma. Made with pilsner malt and using Belgian yeast, the brew is inspired by Trappist brewing tradition, offering a honeyed sweetness on the tongue, yet a satisfyingly dry finish. Pairs well with both complex and traditional cuisine. We freed the hops on this beer; be mindful, as it can be deceptively strong.

Added by AgentMunky on 10-26-2011

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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by STKPICR0720:
Photo of STKPICR0720
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very deceiving brew as far as ABV is concerned. I piles notes of sweet banana, honey. The malt balance is great hence the main reason it is deceiving. The write up above says 8.5% ABV. A bottle i saw at Hop City said 9.6% ABV. Great Tripel and another great brew from the guys up North Alabama at Yellowhammer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of WickedBeer
4.37/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of richj1970
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into snifter.

A: Pours a crystal clear light golden yellow with one finger white head that settles quickly with little or no lacing.

S: Belgian yeast, banana, coriander, and honey.

T: Tons of honey up front mixed with some Belgian yeast funk and coriander spice. Some bready malts to balance things out.

M: Medium body no average carbonation. Finish is dry and slightly sweet.

O: Very nice American interpretation on a Belgian Tripel. One of my favorite Yellowhammer beers.

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Photo of ChilliHeights
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An old roommate brought a 4 pack up to Ohio for me to try. I enjoy this one quite a bit. Nice color. Nice floral notes and easy to drink. Enjoyed the maltiness and mild bitterness. Would love to try on tap. Enjoyed while watching OSU beat Michigan and this beer added to the good day!

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Photo of CraigTravor
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of GratefulEdd
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of FriedSlug
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer hits the glass and throws up a light and quickly disappearing white head. It is a cloudy gold color. Smells like bananas, bread and booze with a faint malty sweet smell. The taste follows the nose with the banana and bread but the taste of licorice appears toward the end with maybe some honey. All of this is followed by a lingering bitterness which is reminiscent of licorice and hops. Very interesting tripel worth drinking.

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Photo of Justinbshelton
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Abbo
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Lovely85
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Lance_Hathorn
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Many thanks to richj1970 for this bottle.

A - Pours a golden honey color that's slightly hazy (and eventually clears) and a big fluffy white head with cotton candy-like lacing sticks to the glass.

S - Barnyard funk, dankness, pears, Belgian spice, and slightly floral.

T - The honey is evident almost immediately and provides a nice malt base over which is a Belgian yeast funkiness, a dash of light colored fruit, coriander, and ends with a floral bitterness the knocks out the malt sweetness. Slightly bready and a little yeasty, could be "dangerously drinkable" at this ABV, it's detectable, but not much. Some light Belgian candy sugar comes through a little bit towards the end as well.

M - Medium body with a dry finish.

O - A nice Tripel and glad I had the opportunity to try this.

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Photo of psdonnelly
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of AgentMunky
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a 12 ounce snifter at the J. Clyde in Birmingham. From notes. Reviewed 24 October 2011. The menu lists Miracle Worker as 8.5%.

A: No head. Translucent and slightly cloudy yellow. It looks almost like apple juice.

S: Sweet spice. It's a light smell -- perhaps some wheat in the malt? The fruit present is almost medicinally sweet, akin to cough syrup.

T: Better than expected! Noticeably a tripel, so points for nailing the style. Deep, complex layers of flavour...light fruit upfront (pear, grape) with a subdued spice that persists through the entire taste. A touch of licorice? Again the shadow of cough syrup, but it never quite takes hold. Tasty.

M: Slightly carbonated, but more flat than not.

O: It's good, especially for an Alabama tripel. I might not have another, but I would tentatively recommend it.

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Photo of cavedave
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

More thanks to richj1970 for another Yellowhammer treat! From 12 oz. bottle, no date visible.

Light aroma, but I get pear, apple, and a sort of light sweet spice that really lays back but makes it soft and alluring. Advertised floral notes are absent.

More spice in the medium strength taste than expected, nicely so, pepper and clove add balance to the sweet pear juice qualities. Along the way I get peach, apple, doughy pastry notes, and as it warms herbal bitter notes join the spice to end the sip cleanly and deliciously, right in between juicy and dry.

Clean, low carb., soft on palate but highly viscous, coating, and eventually a bit of resiny cling in finish becomes a bit of a distraction. Add points for no alc. presence.

Had to ding this for mouthfeel, but this is a high ABV, solid, delicious, well crafted beer, and I would gladly drink another now if I had it.

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Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Adamanton
4.63/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Another yellowhammer great. Can't say anything bad at all. Absolutely wonderful! Watch out for the 9% sneak up.

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Photo of jnorris404
2.85/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of justinm4bama
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DamnYankeeHeadHunter
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of egrace84
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of GPHarris
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - poured a two-fingers thick, bubbly and off-white head into a tulip glass that left good lacing throughout. the body was a bright golden-amber color.
s - floral hop and honey aroma.
t - honey, floral hops, bready, and yeasty with a spicy finish.
m - medium and slick.
o - enjoyable and true to style tripel.

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Miracle Worker Tripel from Yellowhammer Brewing
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 24 ratings