Tri Umphant | NoDa Brewing Company

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Tri UmphantTri Umphant

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NoDa Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by lanamj on 03-27-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 9
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a snifter, the beer is a bright, slightly hazed, copper-gold coloring with a thin, wispy, surface coat of white head. Aromas of lemon, fig, ginger, clove, apricot, toasted grain, and orange zest. Fruity, light, effervescent nose. Flavors are tangy fruit forward, with a more rich character of old world fruit, including date and fig, followed by hints of rich caramel, honey, and a subtle spice character. Bubble gum, toffee, and citrus fruit notes become more present as you drink, as well. Very layered and dynamic. The spicing, once light and accenting, begins to build a bit more as you drink, as does a subtle warmth from the ABV. Light, crisp, effervescent body that remains refreshing throughout. The aftertaste is more of the tangy sweet, leading into a crisp, slightly dry, slightly lingering finish. Solid beer.

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Photo of aasher
3.32/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is bottle 1081 of 1518, courtesy of thagr81us. Thanks Calton!

This beer pours a light bodied, bright polished bronze in color with a good amount of carbonation yet no head or lacing. The nose is pretty straightforward and simple. There is pale, sweet almost candied bubblegum yeast and a touch of alcohol. The flavors too feature sweet pale malts, that bubblegum yeast again, some artificial banana flavoring, and light alcohol. There is some residual sugar to it. It drinks light and yeasty and isn't as full bodied as most. It's ok. It's just a little too simple for my liking. The appearance, lack of head, and clarity take away from the finished product. I prefer a bigger, bolder, yeastier and cloudier Tripel. This just doesn't satisfy what I look for and expect from the style.

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Photo of corby112
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to kubrick215 for sharing. 750ml, bottle #1288/1518.

Hazy and very dark golden orange colored with golden banana yellow edges and a 1.5 finger frothy, white head that quickly settle into a thick,  lasting ring.  Streaks of soapy lace are left behind.

Slightly funky aroma with strong yeast presence. Lots of bread, banana and bubblegum along with zesty spice, pale malt and earthy hops.  Hints of clove, coriander and pepper as well as some banana bread and citrus peel.

Medium bodied and complex with zesty spice, bready yeast and ester-y fruit notes.  Reminiscent of a wheat beer with bread, citrus rind and peppery spice.  I'm picking up some clove, ginger, coriander and pepper followed by wheat, bread/yeast and citrus peel.  A touch of banana followed by some bubblegum, orange peel and grapefruit.  Not too sweet, however, with masked ABV and decent balance.  Some earthy hops toward the finish which is slightly tart.  

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of dirtylou
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber, split over the holidaze

appearance: served in an olde hickory vessel, light straw-orange body, minimal head retention

smell: banana, clove, sugar, yeast, alcohol

taste; I've always been a fan of the tripel style - NoDa's interpretation is pretty well to style with no real memorable highlights or downfalls. Sugary sweet, yeast, banana and clove, light citrus

mouthfeel: medium, light carbonation

overall: a good beer but not too exciting and would prefer to see some other bottled offerings in the future

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of thagr81us
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle number was unreadable on my bottle upon opening, but it was #### of 1518. Signed by the owner and head brewer! Served from bottle into a NoDa snifter (proper!). Poured a golden yellow-orange with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, banana runts, and sugar. The flavor was of sweet malt, spices, banana, earth, wheat, grain, and alcohol. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. There was just something about the aroma on this one that made it like crystal meth to me as the banana runt aroma was very awe-inspiring and kept me smelling my brew over and over for quite some time before even taking my initial sip. Upon taking my first sip, I was kind of disappointed that the banana runt aroma didn’t carry over into the flavor. I know that if it were that sweet it would kill the beer, but this was replaced with an earthy and somewhat boozy aftertaste that stuck to your palate. If the booziness wouldn’t have been as present this one could have been a top-notch Tripel in my opinion. A well done brew by NoDa and especially well done for their first bottling. Can’t wait to see what the future holds as far as their releases.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.44/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Brawley's

Appearance: yellow-orange pour with a dcent head
Smell: Typical for the style, bananas, sugar, caramel, brown sugar and booze
Taste: Again, well representative of the style, cloves, bananas, toffee, brown sugar
Mouthfeel: Smooth and good carbonation
ABV: Not my favorite, but a good representative of the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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Tri Umphant from NoDa Brewing Company
3.72 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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