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Trippel | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 592 |  Reviews: 259
Photo of Immortale25
4.49/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a semi-hazy medium amber color with a 1/2 inch white head that lingers about before dropping down to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of light surface foam. Thick cascading lacing leaves behind a solid ring and random clots.

S- Crisp, effervescent aroma of Belgian yeast with small traces of Brett. Lemony and rich like many imported Belgians which is kind of uncommon for American interpretations of the style.

T- Lots of banana from the Belgian yeast and a good citrus kick from the hops but not overly bitter. Alcohol is hidden superbly. Not very complex, but it doesn't need to be since the yeast/fruit/spice trifecta is accomplished with near perfection.

M- Tight, snappy and slick. Medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- I liked it just a tad better on tap, but it's still excellent out of the bottle.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.16/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at St Augustines in Vancouver.

A: cloudy amber liquid with one finger of cream colored head.

S: Cloves, pears, apples and clean grassy hops.

T: Biscuity and bready malt along with grass, pine, and floral hops up front. The finish is characteristic of Belgian yeast fermented at a relatively low temperature including cloves, pears and ripe apples.

M: Very dry with a medium level of carbonation and creamy viscosity.

O: One of the better American trippels I have had. Thankfully it doesn't have banana and bubblegum flavors.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

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2/5  rDev -46.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of spoony
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 22 oz bomber into a tulip glass.

A-An average pour produced about two fingers of shiny, white foam. The head recedes rather quickly, but never dissipates entirely. The brew is clear and orange-hued gold in color. At first, there are a number of visible streams of carbonation emanating up through the beer.

S-The smell is an alcoholic, esthery mix of sweet light fruit like bananas, apples, and pears. There is just a touch of grass and very little spice.

T-The taste is also fruit and booze forward. Unfortunately, the taste is sort of one-dimension, which gives it a sort of rotten fruit taste. There is not enough spice or funky, Belgian yeast for my preference.

M-The high point of this beer was the feel. It had a nicely balanced mixture of carbonation, creaminess, and weight.

O-This tripel misses the mark. The taste was too heavy on the fruit, sugar and alcohol, and I missed that funky, grassy, spicy, earthy kick that a great tripel provides. On the other hand, my wife (who is a tripel-lover) loved it. I will give credit for a nice mouthfeel.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

Trippel from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 592 ratings
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