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Trippel | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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3.75/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States
greenflashbrew.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MaltyGoodness on 12-08-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,215
Reviews:
259
Ratings:
592
pDev:
11.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
40
Trade:
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Ratings: 592 |  Reviews: 259
Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of flagmantho
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip.

Appearance: hue is golden, though a bit on the light side. Plenty of haze. Head is two fingers of compact ivory foam which dissipates leaving a nice head. An altogether attractive tripel.

Smell: some nice orchardy pear and apple aromas with a bit of a roughly chalky character; actually, a character not unlike a saison. Overall not bad, but not precisely what I'm looking for.

Taste: malty but with a dense base flavor which is chalky but not in a good way. Again, there's saison influence here; the effect is OK but not very tripel-ey.

Mouthfeel: a quality creaminess which I like.

Drinkability: this beer lacks what I'm normally seeking in a tripel. It's not bad, really, but it falls short of the experience I want. I don't see myself purchasing this one again.

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Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of sd123
4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of outoffocus
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of WesWes
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a dark gold color with a thick and creamy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a sweet, malty scent along with a spicey yeast aroma. It's warming to the nose and full of esters. The taste is decent as well. It has a dry, earthy taste that goes down slow and burns a bit in the finish. There is nice hop character to it as well. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with prickly carbonation. This is a pretty good beer, although there are plenty better available.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I nearly forgot that I had this in the fridge. Let's drink it now before I forget again. On to the beer:

Dark glowing orange in color with a little haze in the body. The head has a creamy texture and whips up thick patches of lace which turn to thin webbings that stick around. I like the nose; while sweet like sugar, it does have some pleasant apricot which puts this tripel more on the Belgian path than the American.

The sugars are runnning around like crazy inside. Still, this tripel will be plesant enough to sip on for the night. A little bubblegum and aspirin add much needed dimensions to this sugar rush of a beer. Some cough syrup, but in a good way. A little bit of the alcohol shows itself on the palate, providing a spicy note, but then you feel its pleasant heat in the throat. This beer has tiny carbonation bubbles that gently hit the palate, and a somewhat syrupy feel.

Green Flash Trippel is a little bit better than the typical American brewed tripel, but not quite at the level of a typical Belgian one. If compared to beer in general, this is a solid drink that will loosen the tension in your body with its relatively sneaky 9.7% ABV.

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Photo of eawolff99
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden-orange with a medium white head. The aroma is very fruity with some Belgian yeast. You also get a little floral component. The flavor is fruit, yeast and alcohol. You get some hop bitterness in the flavor and the floral component is also there. The alcohol is warming. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. An interesting take on a tripel that I think works nicely.

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Photo of epyon396
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a. Served from a 25 oz bomber into a goblet. No head, no lacing, hazy amber in hue.

s. Some floral notes and an apple cider sweetness.

t. Sweet and wheaty, good, for sure. Nothing special for this style, but solid.

m. A bit slick on the palate, leaves a tangy aftertaste that is very enjoyable.

d. Very drinkable, and hides the 8.5 well.

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Photo of Zorro
3.41/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Chill hazed apricot colored ale with a medium sized puffy white colored ale.

The smell is sweet and quite candy like this is fairly fruity with a strong trace of vanilla.

The taste begins sweet and a little spicy with a good vanilla and malt flavor. Quite a lot of Candi sugar flavor here and a lesser amount of coriander. OK basic Tripel flavor but very basic with a lack of subtle flavors.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Drinkability is OK. I can't really recommend this as anything except a VERY non-offensive beer. This could be more complex in flavor but it is absolutely free of any faults or rough edges.

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Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy gold under a 1” short lasting white foam collar that provides light lace.
S: Spice, pepper, faint banana, hint of clove, a slight earthiness. Fragrance is medium to medium high.
T: The palate follows the nose with the addition of orange, peach, alcohol sweetness, bubble gum and candi sugar. Starts slightly sweet and then dries out. Lingering yeast and malt flavors. Hop bitterness and flavor above average but balanced by the malt and yeast flavors.
F: Medium body enhanced by soft carbonation.
O: Complex yeast, malt and hop flavors are well balanced.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 picked up in the 1st LNBA BIF.. Redwood21 threw down a bunch of great beer.. I've been cellaring this one ever since. Thanks David. Poured into my Chimay goblet.

Edit... This brew is not nearly as bad as my following review would let on.. it just needs some work.. If I had it available.. I would certainly pick it up periodically just to have decent Belgian Tripple without having to pay the price tag.

Nice 2 finger head... tons of lacing.. brew is crystal clear dark gold.. seriously.. polished... the first pour is very very pretty.

The nose is lite.. spicy peaches.. apple skin... not a whole lot going on.. but still pretty adequate... clove comes to mind.. some floral.. and a little bit of perfume..

Flavor is also pretty soft.. mirrors the nose with a background metallic nature.. orangey but I had to concentrate to pick it out... spicy.. but more from the alcohol than the yeast.. as it hits room temperature.. the malts emerge as a sorta doughy quality.. it doesn't really help.. The body is a light/medium with a sorta coarse carbonation.. the finish is long.. but could use some more complexity.. seems stuck on my first bit of a bland apple..

Thanks a bunch David.. I appreciate it.

4.5/3.5/3.5/3.5/3

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.44/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle from Mike's Liquors in Huntington Beach, CA,

A: Pours a dark yellow with a medium white head with good retention, light lacing.

S: Strong estery smell of fermented pears, pale malt and alcohol, light phenols.

T: Spice starts out the flavour - white pepper and coriander. Cidery esters and solvent alcohol combine to form a complex and tasty character, with a light grassy hop bite.

M: Full-bodied, syrupy, sweetness makes it cloying at times, but overall quite good.

D: Another kick ass beer from Green Flash, a very tasty and easy drinking tripel, a great American version of the style.

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Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had a golden yellow color and a clear consistency. There was a big, fluffy, long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: A nice, sweet aroma of fruit, yeast, spices and yeast.

T: Tasted of light fruit (apples, maybe some pears), a little yeast, malt, and light spices (a hint of pepper). This beer may not be as potent or flavorful as some tripels, but it is likeable enough.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a silky smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Not necessarily the best American-made beer I've tried, but it's fairly well made and easy to drink.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of Haybeerman
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Kelp
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.45/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Poured a murky, dull gold with orange hues accompanied by a slight fizzy white head that was quick to go without leaving much of a lacing. Some small branflake like floaties were present suspended in the moderate visible carbonation.

S: sour fruitiness of apples, bananas, and citrus. A light muskiness creeps in along with some peppery hints.

T: The flavor starts out sweet with a sweet honey spiced zing and proceeds to tart fruit, oranges, and bananas . Theres a nice floral bitterness in the middle of the palate before yielding to a dry sour fruit finish of pears and some grassiness.

M: full bodied, thick, creamy with a decent spiciness and citric lacing on the tongue.

D: Overall was moderately good, but there are a lot better examples out there I would opt for before spending money on this. Not a lot of complexity and a tad rough at times flavorwise.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a two-finger white head that fades to a thin layer, leaving some lace. Pale hazy, light amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is mellow fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and tart citrus with a tart finish. High ABV is hidden. Decent American triple. $7.15 for a 22 oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

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Photo of weeare138
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appears a hazy orange with a 3 finger white head that slowly fades into a 1 finger cap of silk. Lots of lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of caramel, apricots, bready dough, meyer lemons, raw sugar, biscuits, and yeast.
Taste is of caramel, light citrus, hop resin, candie sugar, mild fruit, and very light vanilla with a hint of pear.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, sugary, yeasty, and mostly clean with notes of bitter yeast and orange zest biting the back of the tongue.

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