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: 258
Photo of Hoolihan
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of mschind
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Didnt get much of a head on the first pour into a snifter, about an inch that was foamy and dissipated quickly leaving some lacing. Color is a clear deep orange gold. Carbonation flows in beaded strands.

S- It has the signature Trippel aroma, Belgian yeast, sweet malty floral esters with no discernible hops. A hint of yeast.

T- The alcohol is up front on this (not surprising at 9.7% ABV) along with sweet malt. Hint of banana, vanilla a little clove and a touch of pepper. The up front sweetness is balanced by a slightly dry finish.

M- Medium body, nice substance without being syrupy. Carbonation is noticeable without being fizzy.

O- You might find better examples of the style but you will also pay a lot more. This is a great value and a good way to experience a well made domestic Tripel without shelling out big bucks.

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Photo of ADZA
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden orange hue which leaves a creamy dense two finger head and clingy lacing here and there,the smell is barley sugar,corriander,fennel and spicy hops,the mouthfeel is medium bodied and a touch creamy with tastes of sweet pastry,spicy hops,jarrah honey,dill,biscuty malts and finished with a spicy herbalness and overall its an easy enough Trippel to sink but i dont think id run out of my way to buy it again cheers.

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Photo of Number3red
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of John11486
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of superspak
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours hazy golden orange color with a nice 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of pepper, apricot, pear, banana, clove, biscuit, candi sugar, and yeast spices. Nice aromas with good balance. Taste of big pear, pepper, apricot, banana, clove, candi sugar, biscuit, spicy yeast, and some yeast tang. Lingering notes of biscuit, pear, apricot, pepper, and spicy yeast on the finish for a while. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel. Decent balance of flavors with smooth drinking for 9.7%. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming after the finish. Overall this is a very solid American made Tripel. Definitely some better ones out there, but this is worth a try.

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Photo of cycoduck
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The most eye cacthing thing was the head, it was increadible tall and soapy looking. It sat atop a beer that was the color of peach blush. very little carbs. Aroma was of malts bright hops and spice. Taste is pretty good but one of the first things I noticed was a pretty good, wide open alcohol taste. Boozey. A ton of malts and a ton of hops with a lite sprinkling of spices. Yeasty.
On the palette the beer was semi-dry and the lack of carbs gives the beer a slick stickiness.
I thought this beer okay. I think there is too much alcohol in the taste and I thought it lacks depth in flavor.

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Photo of McLaughlin5350
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Popp24
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of sd123
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of DavidST
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a goblet, unknown freshness date. This pours an orangish color with a tall white head which quickly dissipates. The smells are a little fruity, some light hops, some banana and sweet malts. The feel is medium high carbonation. The taste is pretty good a little dry, some banana, malts, pepper and a slight hop bite.

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Photo of 11millsown113
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of kingcrowing
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap poured into a 12oz tulip.

Pours a light clear yellow with a very small white head along with a bunch of thin white lacing. Nose is hoppy and yeasty, very nice.

Taste is dry and crisp on the finish with a sweet and slightly boozytasty. Lots of Belgian candi sugar flavors, overall very good.

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Photo of MareInfinitus
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of tbeq00
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of n2pux
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of drummermattie02
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of gtermi
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: I poured this into a Duvel tulip and it was a nice gold with a redish tint to it. It has a white head that is about three fingers thick. The head quickly fades and leaves a lot of lace around the glass.

S: The belgian yeast is pretty apparent in this beer, but it also has a nice amount of hops on the nose.

T: The taste is very calm. There is a nice amount of beligian yeast on the tongue. I am also getting a little bit of hops that are more on the finish of the beer.

M:The beer has a little crispness on the tongue and the back of the throat, but its bad at all. I find it to be one of the smoothest tripels on the market.

O: Now this is a very old bottle so dont take this review compared to a new fresh bottle. I think this beer actually ages okay, but I still prefer this fresh.

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Photo of jak
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of cdwil
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Trippel from Green Flash Brewing Co.
3.72 out of 5 based on 592 ratings.
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