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Tripel Entendre | Sound Brewery

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Brewed by:
Sound Brewery
Washington, United States

Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of mactrail
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.

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Photo of zeff80
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.

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Photo of BlueSpader
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwc215
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.

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Photo of boogerisu
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
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.

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Photo of Cthulhusquid
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.

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Photo of chazasu
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Emersonio
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.

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Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
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.

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Photo of ncherf
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gouettn
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 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.

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Photo of Boozecamel
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JMS1512
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of neruda11
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of biboergosum
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.

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1/5  rDev -73.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.08/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Tripel Entendre from Sound Brewery
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 55 ratings