Bishops Tippel Trippel | Main Street Brewery & Lamppost Pizza

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Main Street Brewery & Lamppost Pizza
California, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by IceAce on 11-05-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by ineva:
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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Photo of magictrokini
3.18/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tap @ Hmailton's. Poured hazy gold with a bubbly white head. Good lacing. Sweet, perfume aroma of bubblegum, straw, dank yeast, and spice. Rich flavor for a tripel. Fruity with apricot and banana. Strong bubblegum and spice, and it gets the diacetyl sweetness in the back. Candy-sugar syrup sweet. Alcohol is not masked well and the beer takes on a liquer flavor as it warms.

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Photo of iebforever
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Golden in color, brilliant clarity (previous pours have been cloudy right after it goes on tap). Head disipates quickly
Banana and a spiciness in the nose.
Banana and sweet up front, very well balanced. A peppery spiciness you would expect from a big belgian beer.
Well carbonated, very soft on the palate.
They have won gold at GABF and the California State Fair for this beer (medals on display in the bar) and I can see why. This is an exceptional beer. The brewers uses this as the base beer for a gueze that he calls Old Woody that won Best of Show at the California State Fair this year.

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Photo of akorsak
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A growler from Tim Johnson, Growlin' at the Moon March 2012. Shared with Deuane, ksak, and sierrags.

A: Pale golden, straw even, with a lighter hue. The later pours were cloudy; the first few clear. A white head, no lace, rests contentedly as a thin wispy web.

S: A sweet tripel. Plenty of candi sugars and sweet fruits emanating from my glass. Pale fleshy fruits are plentiful, alongside phenols and peppercorns. Alcohol is at the fore too.

T: More sweetness and just as filling. The candi sugars and phenols are strong with this one, sweet with fruits and spices ranging from apricot to clove and peppercorn. The thickness gets in the way at times, distracting. This is not a dry tripel, practically seeping with sweetness. The fruits and sugars are a lasting impression.

M: A good tripel, nearly a meal on its own with a syrupy thickness. A good beer from a brewery that is new to me. Thanks again Tim.

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Photo of Dukeofearl
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Note- BA reports this as a 10.9% ABV- the bartender told me it is 9%.

A hazy golden pint with no head (too cold? from tap? pint glass glassware? probably all three). Aroma is sweet, very fruity, citrusy, and very refreshing smelling. Made me want to dive in on a hot day.

Flavor is decent- not as complex as other tripels I've had, but in some ways, that's ok. More sweetness and fruitiness in this beer, some spices, but very subdued. Much more about sweetness and fruits.

Mouthfeel is rich, a little candy-like in its sweetness.

Drinkability- it's a little too strong and a little too sweet to want to drink a lot of this. One pint at the end of the session was plenty.

Overall, I really liked this one, and seriously considered a growler (except I can't drink that much high ABV beer).

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Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

- 6oz. pour off tap into tasting pint glass at the Fest of Ales event (Anaheim, CA) on 27-Sep-15

One of the better tripels that I've had in awhile. Slight heat, but pretty well hidden considering the high abv.

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Photo of beerpadawan
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Main Street Brewery in Corona, CA.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy bone head that fades to nothing. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, spice, and Belgian yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with fruit and yeast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but smells better in my opinion.

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Photo of harpus
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of RThomas436
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Golden color with little to no lacing

Aroma: Fruit and yeasty nothing to get excted about yet a slight yeastyness to tingle the senses

Taste: Strong yeast tast combined with a slight tinge of alcohol - yet clean and bright

Drinkability: I really enjoyed this when I had it at the 2009 GABF. The taste was fitting for the style and it wasn't complex. Rather enjoyable from and not what I would have expected from a Pizza joint

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Photo of FrogOut69
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Floydster
3/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Sampled at the Corona brewery last weekend, keep finding my way back to this place because I have been out in the Inland Empire so much lately, did not go too well with my pizza but as a beer it was not too bad, color is golden yellow with orange tint, 1/2 inch bubbly white head that does not last long, minimal retention, phenolic aroma, corinader, other light spices, brown sugar, lots of booze, and various sugary fruits, flavor has a large amount of sugar in it up front, tons of fruit throughout including bananas, apples, and citrus, so sweet and especially in the finish which is also a bit warming too, needs some dryness for balance, mouthfeel is quite syrupy, boozy, and sweet, thick body with very little carbonation, taste lingered, could not drink too much of this, its strength is not hidden, it is overly sweet, and can be filling, would drink again if and when I go back, worth trying

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Photo of warpdesign
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of IceAce
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Transluscent liquid gold topped with a wafer-thin collar of wispy foam which quickly dissipates leaving almost no lace

Aroma: Fruity phenolic esters combine with Belgian yeast and alcohol to give this Tripel a whollop of a nose which activates the salivary glands in a way only Pavlov's beloved canines could appreciate

Taste: Bright foretaste on the sides of the tongue and cheeks explode in a cavalcade of flavor. The yeast promised in the nose is prominant followed by the soothing warmth of high-octane ethanol. The finish is a protracted affair with the yeast struggling to stick around for quite some time

Mouthfeel: Nicely balanced representation of the style and a total palate pleaser

Drinkability: Simply stated...superb. Just remain wary for the alcohol gremlins tend to sneak up and have a rather healthy bite

Note: This beer captured a well-deserved a Silver Medal at the 2004 GABF in Denver, CO

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Photo of Nardit
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The perfect trippel in my opinion

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Photo of TequilaVoodoo
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucnifter
3.76/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bishops Tippel Trippel from Main Street Brewery & Lamppost Pizza
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 17 ratings