Tripel B
Adelbert's Brewery

Tripel BTripel B
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Adelbert's Brewery
Texas, United States
Ranked #125
Ranked #17,312
3.88 | pDev: 10.82%
Nov 30, 2022
Mar 09, 2012
Very Good
Tripel BTripel B
Notes: This complex, straw-colored ale has clove and pear aromas. A marriage of spicy and fruity flavors help perfectly balance its elegant malt profile. Pair with rich foods like steaks, roasts, earthy cheeses, and cheese cake.
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Tripel B from Adelbert’s Brewery. Stored at 34 degrees at home. Six-pack of 12 oz cans. Reviewed 30/11/22. Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Bottom of can stamped “04 06 22 BORN”. Served at 45.6 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. The final temperature is 51.4 degrees.
Appearance – 3.5.
First pour – Straw (SRM 3), clear. Second pour very cloudy.
Body – Medium Gold (SRM 6), clear. Under direct and rear light, same.
Head – Large (Maximum 4.2 cm, aggressive center pour), white, high density with a few surface rocks, quickly diminishing to a 0.9 to 1.0 cm medium density crown and thin, rocky cap.
Lacing – Fair.
Aroma – 3.5 – Light spiciness and a hint of malt. No hops, no yeast.
Flavor – 4 – Lightly spicy with a touch of malt and yeast. No ethanol (9.3% ABV as marked on label) aroma or taste. Marked gastric warming occurs. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl.
Palate – 3.5 – Medium, creamy, soft but lively carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 3.75 Decent aroma, flavor, and palate. The only general distraction is the marked alcohol gut burn, somewhat of a distraction. Also, I can’t find a receipt for this so I think it was purchased at HEB along with groceries.
Nov 30, 2022
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
From Rare Beer Club (I'm not a member, but I'll get more than first shipment... particularly if half are as good as Tripel B. I also appreciate their write-ups as it reminds me that we of the BA Brotherhood are really just passionate amateurs. It also reminded me that I'm glad I only have to drink beer instead of marketing it also.)

Anyhow, Adelbert's probably is a Top 10 North American Tripel in my book. It gets many aspects right that the Belgian masters do. And Adelbert's does, primarily, because it gets the style's yeast right and most North Americans only can try.

Bottle 001 from the batch dated 3/30/21. Tripel B Looks like a tripel; nice foam that settles into an active layer above the ale. Smells are mostly autumn tree fruit and some honey whose bees were messing around in those same trees. Tastes are balanced until the aftertaste in which, I'm guessing, the yeast's pepper makes an off-flavor... although it is not bad, just not what a master would want in his tripel. In my mouth, this is rich, soft and active all; amazingly at the same time. A delight. I drank Tripel B while eating leftovers medley. It deserves better. However one culinary experiment is worth noting: I put some BBQ sauce on my veggie burger, thinking Texas Terroir might come into play. The pairing with Tripel B was only decent, but its Peppa off-taste got lost.

I also give really good Overall Hugs to Adelbert's for two reasons. First, they are Belgian-inspired and I am a Belgo-phile. Second, they give me hope that Austin will give culture to the rest of the great state of Texas; starting with brewing culture and transcending BBQ.
May 11, 2022
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Reviewed by detgfrsh from Texas

4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
From a bomber dated 9/15/21. Amber color with a quarter inch of white head. Classic Belgian yeast aroma with fruit and cloves. Medium body and slick feel. Caramel malt with yeasty notes and a peppery clove finish. Hides the high ABV very well.
Jan 15, 2022
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Reviewed by mikeg67 from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750 ml bottle from Rare Beer club. Pours deep golden with tall, long-lasting, foamy white head, nice lacing and lively carbonation. Aroma is Belgian yeast, pale malt, spices and ripe fruit. Body is full and crisp. Peppery alcohol, Belgian yeast, spices, pale malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and spicy. Nice brew.
Nov 22, 2021
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
a nice american made take on the style here, ever so slightly richer and maltier than many, but its so well bottle conditioned and effervescent that it drinks easy for what it is, it also hides its alcohol really well, so despite the body and being on the north end of the permissible residual sugar spectrum, it was not a hard bottle to drink almost entirely by myself. pretty lace head on this, airy and high rising, with a brassy glow to the body. it smells like cotton candy and green banana, belgian esterys popping off, some white and black pepper, clove, and pink gum as well. light citrus notes, and lightly vinous to me with a white wine element and the alcohol. the flavor is similar, almost seems wood aged to me, its mellow and hearty and rich and well grounded, impressive if thats all from the malts, but there is some honey character, a lightly toasted depth, and some almost wheaty bready aspects as well. i like how it moves on the palate, and how its slow to leave my tongue after the swallow, this is a style i am happy to taste on for awhile. this shows its some of its booze right away, but it doesnt really seem to get much more intense as it warms, which allows some other layers to come out as it does, faint coriander, almond, and golden raisin here. really good overall, wonderfully well conditioned, and a fine domestically produced authentic belgian style, bravo! an interesting aside here is that my bottle says batch 001, and has a 2021 date, but this one has been around for years and years, so i assume it means the first batch for this year? it came from rare beer club, but the one sheeter doesnt mention anything about it being a special edition or anything. any info you might have would be cool...
Aug 16, 2021
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass
Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed orange-amber color with a huge white head of foam. The head has a phenomenal retention level, very slowly fading over time and leaving lots of foamy lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is very strong of a clove and coriander aroma mixed with some stronger smells of yeast cake. Along with these smells comes some pear and apple sweetness as well as a touch of herb and grass.
Taste – The taste begins with a cracker and biscuit malt taste that is matched by some sweetness of light fruits (pear, peach, and apricot). Right from the start the coriander and clove have a heavy presence, with these flavors growing stronger as the taste moves forward. At the same time more and more yeastiness comes to the tongue complimenting nicely the malt base and the spice. A little bit of earthiness and a touch of hay and herb come at the very end, and along with the rest of the flavors, and a little bit of alcohol, one is left with a rather crisp, somewhat more malt heavy, lightly sweetened, spiced taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is light and crisp with a carbonation level that is average. Overall, for the flavors the feel was rather nice making for a great sipper.
Overall – A rather nice, somewhat more malt forward, but still very crisp Triple. Rather nice!!
Jan 31, 2021
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Reviewed by imnodoctorbut from Texas

4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
batch 0. bottled 5/18/20

pours a clear straw gold body with an excited chalk white head that has low retention and leaves patchy lacing as it settles to a murky cap; body has lots of carbo bubbles

clove, pear, and honey aroma

taste follows the nose. simple, floral, sweet; maybe a little green apple in there. yeast isn't super forward. sweet malt leans in. somewhat doughy. floury. tad bit of bubblegum.

high carbonation and medium-light body. creamy with carbo and booze prickles. dry finish. lowkey bubblegum aftertaste

easy, malt forward tripel that is straight forward in all categories.
Jan 01, 2021
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Arrives clear and honey colored with a one finger head; spotty lacing

Smell: Banana, sugar cookie and treacle

Taste: Sugar cookie forward with treacle and banana tones developing; a bit boozy and phenolic in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; lacks a Belgian feel

Overall: Not a bad domestic tripel; not great but certainly enjoyable
Jan 22, 2020
Rated: 4 by bdlusa from Texas

Jun 25, 2019
Rated: 3.92 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Nov 11, 2018
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Rated by Beerucee from Texas

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Ok at alamo draft house
Oct 07, 2018
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Reviewed by HoodviewBrew from Texas

4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very good tripel. Has a richer, more malt-forward taste than many tripels which does a good job balancing out the citrus and spice notes. As the description says it is a tripel that would be good with a heavy meal like a steak.
Jun 24, 2018
Rated: 3.72 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas

May 01, 2018
Rated: 4.01 by Pro_Magnon from Texas

Apr 26, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Apr 08, 2018
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Poured from 750mL corked & caged bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: medium golden hue with just the tiniest hint of haze. There's a moderate effervescence and a two-finger cap of pillowy white foam; I quite like it.

Smell: very malty and slightly sweet with some really great orchardy qualities of pear and apple. This one really works for me.

Taste: malty and quite sweet with a dose of alcoholic heat and less of the orchard qualities I liked in the aroma. There is a light bitterness, but not quite a balancing one for the sweetness.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big carbonation and a good creaminess. I really like it!

Overall: something about the alcohol or the bitterness here just throws things a bit off balance. It's still a good beer, but I think it could be improved.
Mar 22, 2018
Rated: 3.96 by mamaraza from Texas

Mar 08, 2018
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Reviewed by Sound_Explorer from Washington

3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
3/2/2018: Based on other ratings of this, even very recent, I feel this may have been slightly infected/off/stored wrong before I got it so please take this with a grain of salt. It just seems off a bit, the aroma especially. Has that DMS buttery feel and taste to it. A good amount of the true beer still came through but largely ruined by this apparent issue.

Sadly not the first from Adelbert's I've had that was infected this year though the other was a complete drain pour. Hoping this isn't an ongoing trend.

3/29/2020: Aged a few years, this one seems to be fine. Not an infected as the previous one. At this age of 5 years it is a bit sweet/malt heavy. Has all the common tastes and characteristics of a Tripel. I've rated much better than previously, 3.92
Mar 03, 2018
Rated: 3.84 by GarbageMan10 from Texas

Feb 03, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Bryan12345 from Texas

Dec 22, 2017
Rated: 4 by bluesyasian from Texas

Aug 13, 2017
Rated: 3.72 by userofthiswebsite from Texas

Jul 11, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by LennyBound from Illinois

Jul 02, 2017
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Reviewed by jngrizzaffi from Texas

4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Pours a cloudy golden color with a thick foamy head. Head retention is mild. Lacing is good. Aroma of banana and mild clove. Bigger banana taste with some mild spiciness. Lighter bodied with moderate carbonation.
Dec 27, 2016
Rated: 4 by redfox405 from Virginia

Nov 09, 2016
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Reviewed by Orbitalgun from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Great cold, only comes in bomber. Could improve by going to six pack bottles. Would be awesome on tap. Full bodied, almost orange in color Very little silt at bottom of bottle. Good, solid triple Belgium.
Oct 24, 2016
Rated: 3.9 by sd123 from Georgia

Aug 30, 2016
Rated: 3.43 by tubeyes from Texas

Aug 29, 2016
Rated: 4 by chubenzino from California

Aug 21, 2016
Rated: 3.53 by cyrushire from Florida

Aug 12, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Hoganlaw from Texas

Jul 10, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Jun 19, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Lance_Hathorn from Alabama

Jun 11, 2016
Rated: 3.78 by kds2437 from Texas

May 31, 2016
Rated: 4.65 by JGDrums

May 31, 2016
Rated: 4.7 by DenimCh1cken from Texas

May 08, 2016
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Reviewed by DoctorZombies from Florida

4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Gold (4) draft pour with white head; thin, almost no cap; excellent clarity and almost no lacing. Spicy Clove nose and I think I smell citrus. Spicy clove and subtle banana; pear in the middle and caramel presents itself as liquid warms; I swear there is a lemon in here too! Medium lite mouthfeel and moderate carbonation with some warmth from the alcohol. A very pleasing lite Tripple.
May 05, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Apr 28, 2016
Rated: 3.42 by dasotelo50 from Texas

Apr 27, 2016
Rated: 4.1 by GreatStoutman from Texas

Apr 16, 2016
Tripel B from Adelbert's Brewery
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 203 ratings