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Slumbrew Trekker Trippel | Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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Brewed by:
Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Finding new zymological expressions is a noble dedication of the craft beer enthusiast. For those committed to the adventure of seeking new styles, beer destinations and breweries, we applaud you and dedicate this golden Belgian-style trippel ale.

This smooth and alluring Belgian golden ale is full of complex fruity pineapple flavors set against a spicy finish. Dried jasmine flowers added in the boil work with a higher alcohol level to augment Belgian pilsen, caramel and honey malts. Hop character is distinctly Chinook with an aromatic peppery finish that comes from Motueka hops grown in New Zealand.

Added by Jason on 04-23-2012

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4.99/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Be careful with this beer--they go down so smooth that it's easy to forget the 9.5% ABV! Definitely be sure to pair this with some of their bar bites if you want to put a couple back (trust me, it's worth it.)

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4.83/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a clear light amber. The smell is lightly sweet, and you can pick up the white pearl jasmine used in the brewing process. This beer checks in at 9.5 %, but you'd never know it from how smooth it drinks. The sweetness in the aroma is also in the taste, but it is not syrupy or overpowering.

Side note: the labels on all of the Slumbrews are amazing! Cheers to the artists!

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4.83/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I really loved this beer, I picked it up at my local bottle shop. I'd tried a few of their other beers and was very pleased. This Tripel was REALLY good. Its well rounded, balanced, and quite drinkable. Excellent representation of the style and at a whopping 9.5% it warms you up nicely. You drink it and you wouldnt think its 9.5%. Very well done.

A+ to the people at Slumbrew for this one. Nice to see a honest local brew that's not over priced AND its delicious.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a chalice)
bottles 4-2012
A- This beer pours a deep orange body with a swirling microcarbonation supporting a thick beige film of head. The head last a long time and sticks to the glass, lacing its way back to the beer.

S- The floral dry yeasty esters have a faint hint of banana to it with a clove phenolic coming through also. The finish has a circus peanut candy that leads to a fresh dry caramel malt note in the finish.

T- The dry candy ester has some circus peanut candy and caramel malt hints with a slight white plastic hint. The estery flavor lingers in a slightly dry finish.

M- The medium-full mouthfeel has a thick creamy texture and no alcohol heat noticed.

O- This beer has a great yeasty profile with a soft hop note and some nice malt hints supporting it. The mouthfeel was a bit to big filling the finish. Very drinkable especially at 9%ABV.

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4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Immediately reminds me of merry monks on the nose. Semi hazed brassy golden hue. Sticky bright white head which slowly resides. Sweet Belgian candy sugar on the nose along with toffee faint banana and clove. Some tropical fruit as well.

Very good and again similar to merry monks in taste. Full bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Sweet flavors on the front end, burnt sugar, caramel touch of butterscotch some dried fruits. Dried apricots come to mind along with Apple and pear skins. A graininess flashes across the mid palate. Finishes with a dry spicy and herbal tone. Finishes very dry actually for the amount of sweetness in it. Much drier than merry monks. The aroma and the taste are pretty different but go hand in hand really well. Bubblegum pops up at the end of the beer but just a touch and bit of alcohol warmth. A really excellent triple in my opinion with lots of complexity and well blended flavors.

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Slumbrew Trekker Trippel from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 168 ratings
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