Island Reserve: Tripel | Cisco Brewers Inc.

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Island Reserve: TripelIsland Reserve: Tripel

Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc.
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by russwbeck on 04-21-2012

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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of avisong
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of justme
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured with wonderful carbonation a tawny color and a thick white head. After an initial funky taste, it settled into a delightful triple. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of RickS95
1.92/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Doesn't look like a beer at all. It's almost orange in color, like Hi-C. There isn't a bubble to be found. No head whatsoever.

Little smell. If I stick my nose almost into the beer, I can pick up a bit of alcohol. As it warms, some fruity notes come out. But like the look, it's missing some beer characteristics.

It kind of tastes like beer, but just barely. There nothing til the swallow and that's when the Belgian yeast and some fruitiness present. Some alcohol in the finish.

Totally flat. Zero carbonation, like the look. This beer is totally dead and it tastes like it. Completely devoid of life.

Skip this. It's a waste of money. Basically no smell and no flavor, no carbonation to bring anything to life. This would be a drain pour if I wasn't on vacation with nothing else cold.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - The beer poured a yellow-orange color with a white head.

Smell - My first impression was the smell of alcohol coupled with dry tropical hints.

Taste - My first thought was that I was drinking malt liquor with tropical fruit. I had this sense that I was drinking a low quality vodka mixer. The bite of the alcohol had nail polish qualities with the burn at the finish. In fairness, the fruity notes cam more to the front as the beer warmed.

Mouthfeel - The tripel had the body for the style, allowing for staying power.

Overall - I had much higher expectations for this beer. Something was just not right here.

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Photo of kdivers
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JasW
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a gorgeous golden amber into a Duvel tulip, topped by a dissipating two finger off-white head. Musty, yeasty aroma. Taste is a yeasty malt bomb, semisweet, with pineapple and other citrus and tropical fruit notes. Creamy, medium carbonated mouthfeel. Finish is slightly marred by astringency.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From tasting notes. Appearance: Cloudy gold to amber, 2” white foam cap, excellent lace. Smell: fruity, spicy nose, Taste: rounded malt, fruit, some caramel, no clove but a suggestion of banana, some citrus, lemony orange, faint cardamom, lingering pepper on the finish. Dry finish with a medium bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel: Very creamy smooth, dry, not sour. Alcohols are soft, no heat or warming. The Body is much lighter than you would expect from a 9% abv beer or from the beer’s presence.

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Photo of rjak774
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pretty good tripel. It's not bad to try.

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Body is a uniformly translucent golden yellow hue. Pours with a small soapy white head that fades quickly to a very thin collar and very little lacing is left behind in the glass.

S- Apple, peppery spice, pear. The nose is rather soft and delicate.

T- Hints of spice upfront with a delicate light apple and bready background, The spices intensify slightly for the finish but are never overdone as just a subtle alcohol warmth lingers on with spices and light fruit. There is a bit of alcohol astringency that comes through for the finish as well.

M- Medium amount of soft carbonation and a lightweight, delicate body.

O- Overall this is a very nice tripel. Pretty classic in presentation and flavors. It does seem to be just a bit spicier than others. I like this beer and I am glad to have tried it. Not sure how old it is but Im pretty sure I picked it up at a bottle shop in ME or VT over the summer.

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Photo of Franck
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Smell of citrus. Taste is orange, pineapple and banana. Weird beer but ok

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Photo of RavenForBeer
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Masters
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of yankeej13
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Hoggo
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of morebeergood
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of ChrisL24481
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of SmellTheGluv
1.75/5  rDev -53.1%

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of warnerry
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of LancasterSteve
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of TheBishopco
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of jwps214
4.14/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of sparx1100
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Island Reserve: Tripel from Cisco Brewers Inc.
3.73 out of 5 based on 69 ratings.
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