H3 Trippel Belgian Style Ale | Port Jeff Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Port Jeff Brewing Company
New York, United States
portjeffbrewing.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by merc7186 on 07-10-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
54
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
13.38%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.18/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of adhuntr
4.74/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic Belgian. Beautiful color, great smell, rich and complex flavors. Despite being strong at 10% abv, it's not too alcohol-y.

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Photo of drews240
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jleeds
3.42/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodychandler
4.47/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As a retired U.S. Navy sailor, I truly miss getting underway. I mentioned this to a buddy on Veterans Day & he suggested riding ferries as a way to get water under my feet again! What a great idea! I took Amtrak to Penn Station (NYP), transferred to the LIRR, rode out to Port Jefferson, NY and took the ferry across Long Island Sound to Bridgeport, CT to watch back-to-back nights of AHL hockey before coming home. I also scored some CANs of beer for The CANQuest (tm) while I was at it.

From the CAN: "1. Long Day 2. New Job 3. Train Ride 4. Pre-Game 5. Yard Work 6. Game's On 7. Won Bet 8. Lost Bet 9. Didn't Bet 10. Nerves 11. New Kid 12. Not My Kid 13. Bamping 14. Last Call 15. Got Fired 16. Holidays The Original Dropper"; "Small Batch - Big Taste".

A 16-fl. oz. tallboy CAN sits before me like a challenge, as though The CANQuest (tm) has not tackled its ilk in the past. I Crack!ed it open with little resistance, but given that it is a "Belgian Style Ale", the likelihood of lees was high. Having readied my Belgian glass, I CANmenced a VERY gentle Glug, but the rising head caused me to back off of even that. It resulted in a finger of dense, firm, French Vanilla-colored head with such wonderful retention that I thought back to the making of meringue. In high school, I discovered the magic of HomeEc & was even CANtemplating becoming a pastry chef until I joined the U.S. Navy. One of my highest hurdles was meringue, but once I perfected it, I was putting meringue on everything! Even after all of that typing, the head has not moved! Color was Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was at once spicy & musty, like old newspapers from the attic liberally sprinkled with black pepper. Mmmm. Mouthfeel was full & creamy & I closed my eyes & envisioned an N2 dispenser inside of the CAN. The taste was an interesting amalgam of black pepper, banana, clove, old newspaper and a slight tartness. It was an iron fist wrapped in velvet, entering like a Trojan Horse, quietly, calmly & then letting loose like a runaway freight train! Suddenly, I could no longer focus my eyes. It was like liquid self-trephination! Gabba gabba hey! I'm a middle-aged lobotomy! Finish was so gaspingly dry that I could not help but take another sip, but with each one, I was rendered into more and more of a pinhead. The papery pepperiness was utterly breathtaking! Did I just sniff some glue? More, please!

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Photo of TheGent
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of antman27
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KINGRIKER1
4.57/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Great trippel

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hkyplyr73
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Underrated porter by my standards

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Photo of ksimons
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-somewhat hazy light amber color with two fingers worth of white head

S-bready malt, fruity sweetness, light spices and yeast

T-pretty sweet with some peppery spice and yeast

M-medium body, moderate carbonation

Overall a bit on the sweet side and carbonation seems a little low for the style, but I always like the try Tripels made by US breweries

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Photo of Fish365
4.68/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very good. Just had fresh in cans.

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattyrubes
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dr-Bill
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of samibr
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of dextermcgurk
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of chefjohn15
4/5  rDev +1%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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H3 Trippel Belgian Style Ale from Port Jeff Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
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