Miss Fancy's Tripel | Avondale Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avondale Brewing Co.
Alabama, United States
avondalebrewing.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Reaper16 on 04-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
72
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
16.71%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
25
For Trade:
1
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Reviews by Reaper16:
Photo of Reaper16
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

served on-tap @ The Alcove, Tuscaloosa, AL, into a pint glass

Pours a vibrant orange color. Hazy yet bright at the same time. 1.5 fingers of white head stick around for a long time, lacing in clumps. This is a nice looking beer.

I can smell the yeast strain similarities between this beer and Avondale's Saison. But things seem more reigned in and refined in this Tripel. There's lots of candied orange, for starters. A moderate amount of spice. It smells at once strong and refreshing.

The taste follows the nose, but somehow is stronger. A bit too much orange, and a bit too much candi sugar sweetness and a bit too much clove/cardamom. It causes the back of my mouth to pucker, as if this beer were tangy. But these negatives are slight. It's still tasty and still nice to sip on a Spring/Summer day.

Like most American takes on Belgian styles, the mouthfeel lacks the proper effervescence. But Miss Fancy comes close. The beer's size -- in terms of thickness -- gets in the way a bit. But again, these are reasons why the beer isn't excellent. It's a fine beer. Overall, this is Avondale's best year-round beer. This tripel indicates a brewery that will soon come into their own. A fine effort.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Tyler_Sly
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I'm not the biggest fan of tripels, but I enjoyed this beer. I bought it at a gas station out of their walk-in cooler.
This beer had a good head on it and was preserved its flavor well. (I bought a liter and nursed on it for a little while.) It was a little bit on the sweet side for me but I'd order if I found it at a bar.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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5/5  rDev +34.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of richj1970
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 32 oz growler into snifter.

A: Slighly hazy golden orange with 1-2 finger white head that settles to a thin ring around the edges. Little to no lacing.

S: Banana and clove mixed with sweet fruits - apricot and pears. Some floral qualities to the aroma.

T: Candied oranges, banana, and cloves. Alcohol is very well hiden. I never would have guessed the 9.7% ABV.

M: Medium to full body with light carbonation. Finish is a touch sweet.

O: Very nice American version of a Tripel.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.87/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My favorite beer, most preferred, only problem is that it's seasonal!

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4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Miss Fancy's Tripel from Avondale Brewing Co.
3.71 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
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