Tripel Entendre
Sound Brewery

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Sound Brewery
Washington, United States
3.8 | pDev: 13.16%
Jun 28, 2018
Oct 29, 2011
Very Good
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Rich and malty, but clean and slightly sharp. Pure Cream of Wheat liqueur. Deeply aromatic with pear and candy. Not so much carbonation. Clear golden color in the Kasteel chalice.

Really spicy and even a little hot with alcohol. Delicious stuff that is very sippable. Sweet and powerful but with the usual Belgian dry ending. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at the brewery restaurant in Poulsbo.
Jun 28, 2018
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
On tap. Poured a crystal clear, golden color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of spices, wheat, yeast and toasted bread. Sweet toasted bread with caramel, spices and yeastiness.
Jun 01, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by BlueSpader from Washington

Sep 20, 2017
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Reviewed by jwc215 from Arizona

3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
22 oz. bottle - Poured into a chalice:

Pours bright golden with barely a wisp as a head. Some vanishing lace.

The smell is of a general fruity and earthy character (some banana, some lemon), some grass, a touch of cotton candy.

The taste is of candied banana and clove. Sweet with a spicy and tannic dryness in the finish. Alcohol shows but not too sharp or raw.

It is somewhat effervescent. Light but not thin. Pretty smooth.

While it doesn't rank with the best of Belgium it is a pleasant take on the style that fits the style overall.
Jan 28, 2017
Rated: 3.93 by boogerisu from Iowa

Oct 01, 2016
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
cool take on the style here, on tap at woodsman tavern in portland. its muted yellow in color, although the light in there was awfully dim, so a full visual analysis is tough. the head was tall and white though, and it lasted quite well. the nose shows some hot belgian yeast, banana is there a little bit, green and hard still, and there is a soft white pepper spice as well from the yeast. i get wheat way in front of any other grain, and some sort of added sugar, honey-like in the middle, before the yeast comes in and cleans it up, which it actually does a real nice job of. i didnt find this to be anywhere near as sweet as most tripel types, and i appreciated that. the alcohol however is another story, this was hot from the first sip, really pretty intense on the booze. its prevalent all the way through. a nice soapy sudsy feel, expansive and better carbonated in my experience than others have described here. maybe a somewhat simplistic version of the style, but i liked it being really yeast driven. a good compliment to a pork cutlet covered in fresh morel mushroom cream sauce. very enjoyable dinner beer.
Jun 10, 2016
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Reviewed by Cthulhusquid from Washington

4.44/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Updated 8/31/16.

Look: Sound Brewery tasting glass, on draft. Pale yellow body, thin white head. On par for a Belgian Strong Pale, not really a Tripel.

Smell: Big fruit scent of apples, pears, wheat, marshmallow.

Taste: Same as above, a bit phenolish.

Feel: Medium body and medium carbonation. The alcohol isn't hidden very well.
Dec 20, 2015
Rated: 3.69 by chazasu from Arizona

Nov 17, 2015
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Reviewed by Emersonio from District of Columbia

3.24/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pour: Bomber bottle into a tulip glass. Appearance: Light gold and somewhat clear. No head or lacing. Aroma: Malty with some banana-like notes. Very spicy. Taste: Full bodied and malty. Lots of bready-like flavors. Sedate Belgian yeasts. Aftertaste: Follows the taste with full bodied malty and bready character. Can detect some warming alcohol notes at the end as well. Overall: Nice drinker but a bit too one sided for me. Good. 3.25 out of 5.
Oct 15, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by redfox405 from Virginia

Aug 30, 2015
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Reviewed by UCLABrewN84 from California

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, honey, banana, pear, earth, spice, and yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with banana, honey, earth, spice, and yeast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice and yeast bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty, but you definitely get some booziness with each sip too.

Serving type: bottle.
Aug 21, 2015
Rated: 4.02 by ncherf from Washington

May 02, 2015
Rated: 3.72 by gouettn from Washington

Apr 25, 2015
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Reviewed by jpowelltheowl

4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Subtle banana and bubble gum in a very clear and clean, very lightly carbonated tripel. Bright and flavorful. Not a style I readily appreciate, but I like this one a lot.
Mar 21, 2015
Rated: 4 by Boozecamel from Canada (BC)

Feb 23, 2015
Rated: 3.85 by JMS1512 from New Jersey

Jan 12, 2015
Rated: 3.64 by neruda11 from Washington

Dec 26, 2014
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
22oz bottle - cool name, as I'm familiar enough with double entendres, but 'tripel' variants - shaaaaaah!

This beer pours a mostly clear, medium golden yellow colour, with one finger of weakly foamy, and mostly bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some decent approaching thunderstorm lace around the glass as things genially dissolve.

It smells of sassy earthy yeast, semi-sweet pale grainy malt, candi sugar, a mere suggestion of paint thinner, and some further fruity booziness. The taste is gritty, grainy pale malt, a touch of besotted breadiness, more unchecked free range sugar, apple and pear liqueur, a more sedate Belgian yeastiness, and some all-American seeming bitter leafy, weedy, citrusy, and well-perfumed hops.

The bubbles are fairly understated in their varying fizzy outbursts, the body a heady medium-full weight for the style, and so-so in the smoothness department, as the cosmetics counter alcohol deems it fit to shit everywhere here. It finishes off-dry, but not as much as I might have been anticipating - hops and alcohol laying waste to my palate in their battle with sugar and yeast, a sort of base-level conflagration.

Well, this has at least one veritable style-specific thing going for it - I still get all distracted by the untethered alcohol. However, here it's moderated by some strange, but welcome enough new-world hoppiness, from a brewer from the part of the world that should know about melding the two. Anyways, drinkable, actually, and worthy of exploring if you actually like this sort of thing.
Nov 28, 2014
Rated: 1 by bigboobstracy69 from Indiana

Nov 20, 2014
Rated: 4 by powdersoldier from Washington

Nov 09, 2014
Rated: 4 by TwoTrees from Washington

Sep 08, 2014
Rated: 4.08 by goopy from California

Sep 02, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Zaximus from Colorado

Aug 20, 2014
Rated: 4 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Jul 17, 2014
Rated: 4 by staveg

Jul 08, 2014
Rated: 4 by NickThePyro from Washington

Jul 06, 2014
Rated: 4 by C_S from Washington

Jun 30, 2014
Rated: 4 by jworkman from Florida

Jun 29, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by DaveRinn from Washington

Jun 11, 2014
Rated: 4 by HoppySeb from Washington

Jun 09, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by BeerOps from Illinois

Mar 22, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by lupercmda from North Carolina

Nov 06, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by Mphis from Tennessee

Oct 30, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by vermilcj from Ohio

Oct 24, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by JarMills from Canada (BC)

Jun 29, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by GraduatedCashew from California

Jun 11, 2013
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
22 ounce bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of apricot, apple, pear, banana, grape, honey, candi sugar, bubblegum, clove, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy esters with a good amount of malt presence. Taste of apple, pear, apricot, banana, grape, honey, candi sugar, bubblegum, clove, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, banana, honey, candi sugar, bubblegum, clove, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy ester flavors; with a good amount of malt balance and no cloying sweetness after the finish. A little too malty for my preferences, but it is still quite balanced. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Tripel style. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy esters with moderate malt balance; and quite smooth to sip on for the ABV level. A very enjoyable offering.
May 30, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by sendbeer from Georgia

Apr 08, 2013
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Reviewed by ccrida from Oregon

2.93/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Appearance is clear, dark gold, with a small white head leaving scattered foamy lace.

Smell is big bubblegum esters, with a sharp, almost limoncello-like boozy bite.

Taste is also fruity and a little dirty & hot. Much like that description would have appealed to me more in my youth for a girl, the same goes for Belgian blondes...I do like the tropical fruit and lime zest notes, but it's all just too brash and tiresome...and now I'm stuck with this analogy of picking up some girl at the bar when I was a kid, and from a distance thinking home run, then slowly realizing that she may be too fun, to the point of having to decide if I could tolerate her long enough to actually go through with it! While I now consider myself a most honor gentleman, to which I'm sure my wife will attest, I nevertheless decided to power through with this one in spite of it's more grating attributes...

Mouthfeel is medium-light, dry. An oiliness, presumably from the fusels....

Drinkability is ok. Gets the job done, but doesn't quite hit the spot, and gets a fake number before I bolt!
Mar 30, 2013
Rated: 4 by evilkorova from Washington

Feb 16, 2013
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