St. Jospeh's Tripel | DC Brau Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co.
District of Columbia, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with orange peel, coriander, grains of paradise, and juniper berries.

Added by imbibehour on 02-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Brewery filled growler. Clean gold with a rich and creamy bright-white head. This retains with some robust ringing, leaving back some heavy swathes of lacing that stick to the sides of the glass. Smells of fruity sweetness and bubblegum-like esters. Banana and other assorted soft fruit flavors stand out. This is cut a bit by the spiciness of the coriander and yeast. The taste is similar, with a lot of fruit character, esters and overall sweetness. Orange and banana are making an impression. There is a light spiciness here but it was a little more pronounced in the nose. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a firm and lively crispness to the carbonation which blows up a little bit in the mouth. Wow, the alcohol is very smooth here for 10% ABV. This was OK but seemed like it needed just a touch more assertiveness in spots to cut the sweetness. This certainly wasn’t cloying though either. The big winner here in the body, which is dangerously drinkable for such a big beer. Worth a look.

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Photo of nimrod979
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Growler, into a DC Brau tulip.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a thin white head. Color is beatiful Retention and lacing practically non-existent.

Aroma: Huge banana and other fruit aromas. Not much else, but that aroma is a little overwhelming.

Taste: Bubblegum! lots of fruity flavors. bananas. orange peel, coriander. Not overdone on the spice but very fruity. a slight alcohol presence. Sweet, fruity and boozy.

Mouthfeel: Med body, carbonation is light. Dangerous drinking @ 10%, You'd never know.

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Photo of Rukasu
3.06/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Hazy, golden-orange-straw color with a thin white head. Pours a bit syrupy into a tulip.

S - Tropical fruits, namely banana, and a bit of grape, like viognier wine. Yeasty mustiness on the back end.

T - Holy Banana, Batman! Very sweet tropical fruits through and through. Yes banana, but a roasted flavor to it, bananas foster. A bit of pineapple, orange. Earthy yeasts, and bread. Alcohol is a bit warming.

M - Very heavy and fairly viscous. By the end of the glass it became very tough to get down. The tropical flavors are a bit overpowering and high ABV slows you down quickly.

O - Was a bit disappointed with this. Was expecting some more complexity, but was fairly one dimensional and a little too sweet for my tastes.

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Photo of imbibehour
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had a sample on tap at the brewery, but full review done from a growler pour about 2 hours later into a tulip glass.

Has a nice fluffy very classic bleach white head, but foams to about 2 fingers and settles slowly with nice even bubbles. Collar is left with a nice ring of white about 2mm throughout. Body color is a nice opaque mix of orange and reddish peach, with good yellow like dark apricot colors., Hard to see the rising carbonation. Fairly solid.

Nose is quite grape and white wine like fruity, with a hint of orange. Little bit of sweetness hides in the back, but a nice spicy alcohol and sharp kick. Controlled and not crazy. On point and good.

Palate is sharp carbonated and quite fruity hinting on the nose. Fruit action hits in the mid palate but without much thickness. Aftertaste has a big surprising toasty and nice warming grain and ripping barley like aroma that really lasts. Fruit orange and mimosa like quality tasting, almost champagne but with a toned down alcohol sense which is very nicely masked at 10%. Sweetness becomes more noticeable with warmth and time.

Overall it's not my ideal tripel, but it's very well made and crafted, and feels to me like a great wine like tripel that will satisfy many. I usually like a lot more density in my tripels but this really feels like it should be served with eggs benedict and brunch, it's that light and refreshing. It really reminds me of a mimosa.

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3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler poured into various DC Brau glassware. Overall this beer is a little heavier then you might expect a tripel to be, pretty sweet, and an isoamyl acetate (banana) bomb. I drank the growler of it, it is fine, but it is pretty overpoweringly banana-y (that's a word).

Beer is amber and hazy with a nice white head, moderate retention, small bubbles, lots of lacing, looks good...

Aroma is banana

Beer is medium in body, pretty sweet, fruity. The finish of the beer is wet, no bitterness, no real aftertaste, drinking a lot of this beer makes everything taste like candy bananas. Not a repeat for me but if you don't mind banana esters...go for it.

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St. Jospeh's Tripel from DC Brau Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 20 ratings