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 Budinetz
3/5  rDev -19.4%

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 Danobold
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of impending
3.41/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz into a tulip. Pours a beautiful clear golden copper, a bit darker than many tripels. Minor white (great photographer) head subsided rather quickly which is surprising as it has decent carbonation.

Bready aroma with candied light sugars, rich honey fragrance and faint citrus. No hint of the alcohol until it begins to warm.

Medium thick mouth feel. Dark fruit on the front end that I didn't pick up in the aroma. Fair amount of yeast. The alcohol stays in the back decently for 9.7 and is just slightly peppery as the other flavors fade. Definitely a sipper. Not great but a competent triple, lacks complexity.

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Photo of dgherm
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Oxymoron
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Who are you flashing? Pours a somewhat hazy yellow color with a light orange hue throughout. A soft fizzy head which didn't have much retention but it wasn't a good pour. Limited lacing as well.

The nose is limited over all but good notes from what I can pick up. Esters mostly come out with a light rose peddle and banana aroma. Some hints of pilsner malt and noticeable sugary candi notes. A light citrus almost like an orange cleaner aroma. Some noticeable fusel notes that is a bit off setting.

That taste is a bit more in tune. The malt comes out with a subtle pilsner Belgian pale malt taste. Some candi notes but limited even compared against the noses. Has more of an American feel to it than a Belgian. This is partially from a limited yeast profile. Some esters with rose peddles and a light cloves. But would like more esters over all. Some hoppy notes which is a bit much for style. Some bitterness that is a bit too much as well.

The body is moderate and a bit too sweet for style. Carbonation is a little light as well. Overall there really aren't very many flaws to the beer but I would like more of a Belgian feel/taste

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Photo of polishkaz
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of SaxmanRick
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of Spreetaper
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at brewery.

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Photo of CreightonSM
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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

Poured hazy orange color with an average frothy white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Complex spicy fruit and yeasty aroma. Medium to heavy body with a smooth sticky texture. Medium citrus balanced flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate to moderate duration with a small alcohol bite. This is a refreshing standout beer.

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Photo of h4ger
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jdense
3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz. bomber from John's Marketplace into Judas tulip.

Clear orange body under two finger white head, quick dissipation with minimal lacing. A bit of sweetness in the nose, but more watery than beer-like. Decent tripel-ish taste, sweet oranges, a bit of coriander, and a slightly bitter alcohol finish. Pretty weak mouthfeel, not a lot of carbonation. Alcohol very noticeable, so 1 bomber is more than enough. Not a real strong example of Belgian-style Tripels. Glad I tried it, but won't buy one again.

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Photo of SkinniePost
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of htomsirveaux
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle tried 1 Jun 2008.

Small white lacy head. Well carbonated. Slightly cloudy light copper color. Aroma is buttery caramel, coriander, yeast, ethanol, apples. Sweet spiced rum flavor to start. Some vanilla and oak through the middle. Fairly malty sweet, some spiciness. Finishes with a bit of bitterness and warming ethanol. Aftertaste is a lingering fruitiness. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel. Warming ethanol.

Nice interpretatin of the style.

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Photo of CGMLS3
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Nordbier
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of katan
4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz into a goblet

A - Pours a very bright golden color. Extremely clear, lightly bubbling. Head formation is bright white, very well retained. Impressively clear beer.

S - A very fruity nose - strong amounts of esters and yeast. Citrus, floral, at times even spicy. A little bit of pilsner malts. A bubble gum scent is present at times.

T - Starts off ligthly sweet, 2-row and some light pilsner malts. Some white pepper yeast notes come through, as well as some strong esters. The banana and clove really comes through, tying in the yeast. Some alcohol warmth. Finishes smooth with just a bit of pilsner malt sweetness.

M - Moderate to light carbonation, moderate body. Some hot alcohol - phenolic - perhaps a bit stinging.

D - A bit filling at times. Very smooth and complex in flavor overall. ABV is fairly scary but you wouldn't notice until the bottom of the bomber.

A very enjoyable tripel.

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Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of beagle75
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

A: Hazy orange color with a thin surface residue of white bubbles. No lacing remains on the glass.

S: Heaps of bright fruit, and Belgian yeast that evokes almond-like qualities. There is an intense spirit quality that is complex rather than boozy.

T: Begins almost dry, with bready malt and fruit that includes papaya and apricot. Acidity is moderate into the middle where banana esters follow peppery phenolics. The finish is drying, with a re-emphasis of malt but only low bitterness. No alcohol is detected.

M: Medium to thick viscosity, slightly acidic on the palate, with brisk carbonation.

D/O: This tripel is loaded with obvious Belgian qualities, apparently trying to offer a literal lesson in abbey-style ale. Nuanced it is not, separating it from the best of its style. Such beers can be simultaneously delicate and spirituous, yet stand up to the most savory of foods. This beer does stand up, but so rigidly as to be awkward.

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

This beer poured a clear golden color and formed a small snow white bubbly head that coated the glass with lace as it subsided. A medium amount of carbonation is present. An aroma of malt, banana, yeast/bread and spices. The flavor was of malt, pepper, bread and some citrus. The body is medium and just slightly creamy and the finish is rather peppery. A good beer, but not going to drive anyone away from their favorite tripels.

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Photo of WritersBlock
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of cvstrickland
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Double-deuce bomber poured into a tulip yields a sunny clear golden orange body capped with two fingers of soft white foam that recedes to a filmy sheet and leaves a little lacing.

Smell is fruity and tangy, with a note of spicy evergreen.

Taste is sweet with lemonadey citrus and a funky yeast component that brings a dry banana nut breadiness to the drink. Much more complex as it warms, the drink gets fresher and fruitier, yet the alcohol only appears as a warm sensation in the stomach.

Medium thin-bodied and mildly juicy, the beer has great drinkability and is very refreshing.

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Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.16/5  rDev +11.8%
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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Photo of AdamBear
3.06/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-dark gold with a thick cream colored head

S-dry grassy hops. Somewhat aged, somewhat burnt, and somewhat peppery. Medium strength

T-comes in with a really bitter, slightly buttery, aged grassyness. Very malty. It's just an off mix.

M-medium carbonation with a syrupy finish

O-well I definitely wouldn't be classifying this as a tripel. It's not that great at all actually, as any style. Tastes like an amateur aged IPA. 

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