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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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of spoony
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
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 +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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Photo of babaracas
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy dull orange with suspended fine sediment, one finger thick white colored foam that settles to a thin ring but leaves a thick sheet of lace for the first couple of inches. Smell: pale malt sweetness, fruity... nectarine, white grape juice, hopping is moderately spicy and lightly herbal and earthy. Taste: upfront it's spicy with the suggestion of lemon peel, then a blast of sugary pale malt, white grape, lots of soft apple. The yeast promotes the fruit flavors, but it's not exactly running wild. The feel is pillowy cut by syrupy...equals chewy. Medium-plus bodied, finishing sweet, sticky, and semi-dry. Enjoyable but I'm not likely to grab one again soon.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Burinished gold in color that is just a tad hazy. It pours out with 2 fingers of off white head. Good retention and spotty lacing all the way down the glass.

S: It smells like spicy yeast, booze, and banana.

T: Fruit-like character with raisins, plums, and apricot. Clovey spice. Banana as it goes down.

M: Medium body with medium to heavy carbonation. A little lighter on the carbonation than other Belgians. An oily body that sticks to your mouth.

O: I really liked this one. It goes down very easy for a nearly 10% ABV. A nice twist on a Trippel.

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3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - clear, pale yellow, considerable foam, some lacing

S - alcohol, light fruits

T - apples, pear, sugar, alcohol, minimal spice

M - crisp and bubbly

O - too boozy, no depth or complexity - none of the expected yeast complexity

Pales in comparison to the true Belgian examples of the style. This is average at best.

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Trippel from Green Flash Brewing Co.
3.72 out of 5 based on 591 ratings.
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