Trippel | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by MaltyGoodness on 12-08-2006

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1/5  rDev -73.3%

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Photo of ScarletLady
2.78/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From a bomber bottle, room temperature
A- apricot with thin lacing
S- strong on the alcohol burn, made my eyes water a little bit, a bit of yeast spice
T - fruit/pearlike finishing in to a little clove & pepper. very carbonated. Can taste the alcohol more that I would have thought for the ABV.
M - ok not too thin It did make my tongue tingle which was interesting
D - just ok, won't have it again

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Photo of EPICAC
2.78/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I split a bottle of this with David at The Blind Tiger in New York.

Pours a cloudy, golden amber . A fizzy, off-white head fades quickly leaving a patchy film. he aroma is predominantly bananas and not much else, maybe a hint of graininess and a little bit of a floral element.

A honey and fruity banana sweetness dominates the taste of this beer. There's alcoholic spice in the center with peppery notes in the finish and a light bitterness. Medium-bodied with light carbonation.

Way too sweet in my opinion.

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Photo of chickenflea
2.87/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured a burnt orange. Off-white head is fizzy. It dissipates quickly but with good retention and lacing.

The nose is sweet malts with hints of golden fruit and a smattering of spiciness. I'm encouraged by the fact that alcohol is nowhere to be found.

The flavor is where this beer lost me. First, it's way too boozy. A lot of burn in the finish. But the alcohol masks some of the flavor from at the front end of each sip. The fruitiness is akin to orchard fruit soaked in run and the spiciness is faintly clove-like. Think well-brewed American malt liquor with more hop bitterness and a less than stellar Belgian yeast strain.

The mouthfeel is all right. It's full, sticky on the finish and carbonated enough to keep the tongue tingly without providing much lift and volume. It's pretty rough though.

Trippel is far from horrible, but it's not that great either. It'sa shame, too, because I have had some really good beers from Green Flash (the double stout is really good.)

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Kuromaru
2.88/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours--An opaque, golden sunset with a thick, white head that dissipates to a ring.

Smell--Tart/ sour fruit/ unripened green grapes, plum, and a touch of sweeter fruit (I got banana) followed by malt sweetness. Maybe just a hint of spice. There is a distinct lack of funky yeastiness considering the style.

Mouthfeel--Medium carbonation, medium body. Creamy, but not sticky/ heavy. Finishes clean.

Taste--Alcohol, first and foremost. This is surprising, as it does not seem prominent at all in the nose. More tart fruit followed by some sweeter fruit, as well as some general bready/ maltiness swimming around. Spiciness shows up more here; I got some peppe, and some clove. Alcohol rounds out the finish, too.

Overall--This beer just seems unfinished to me. On the bright side, it is pretty easy to drink, and has a very pleasant creaminess. However, there just doesn't seem to be a good balance of flavors; the punch of tartness and astringent alcohol overpower everything else in the taste. Also, the lack of pungent yeastiness is a big disappointment, as that's something I really look for in a good tripel. Though there's worse to be had, I can't say I'd recommend this.

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Photo of kernalklink
2.98/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This was a fairly decent tripel from one of the great american micros. Poured golden with a larger than expected head- nice aromas- spiced green apples, candy malts, some alcohol. Tase was more on the side of flavor overload- not very subtle exactly like most american tripels are to the palate. Somewhat harsh banana flavored syrupy alcohol, but not too bad. The mouthfeel bothered me- it was not very light at all, and the body was heavier than i like in a tripel- thankfully the full flavors did hide some of the less refined alcohols. Give it a try if you want to try to believe there is some hope for an americanized tripel.

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3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Pale yellow, very opaque. Persistent head that clings nicely to the glass.

Smell - Sugar, banana, yeast, spiciness, and alcohol.

Taste - Starts sharp, even for a tripel. Is this because of the Saaz hops? It swiftly turns spicy and lemony, with a clear alcohol taste throughout.

Mouthfeel - Too much carbonation for my taste.

Overall - It's a decent tripel. It's worth a try because it's a little different that many others of its style, but it's far from the best.

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3/5  rDev -20%

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