The Fighting Bishop | Burnt Hickory Brewery

BA SCORE
82.5%
Liked This Beer
4.02 w/ 40 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Burnt Hickory Brewery
Georgia, United States
burnthickorybrewery.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Killed just about a mile from the brewery, Leonidas Polk , an ordained bishop and Confederate general, was nicknamed “The Fighting Bishop”. Our Bishop is a Belgian Trippel spiced with green peppercorns. With a higher power on his side, The Bishop sits as a melding of a style 500 years old mixed with a fresh flavor.

Added by ChainGangGuy on 06-10-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,403
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
40
Liked:
33
Avg:
4.02/5
pDev:
11.19%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of SuperBrewThru
4.63/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

aged bottle found at Sherlocks on barrett. greeppeppercorn tripel really holding up after a year on the shelf. very belgian and clean. can't wait to try this fresh.

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Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

There were two different versions of this beer listed on beer Advocate. One of them was listed at 8.5% alcohol and the other was listed at 9.4% alcohol. This is a 12 ounce bottle which lists the alcohol 9%. The color of this beer is a burnt orange murkiness and hoes a short half-inch light beige head that fades quickly leaving a skin of lace around the edges. The nose is very sweet and includes banana taffy overly ripe white fruits and a graham cracker like maltiness. The taste is a little shallow for a triple in my opinion. It is sweet and silky but overall lacks the dynamics that Belgian yeast usually brings to the table. The peppercorns do add something for the sweetness to kind of bounce off of on the palete. Overall it's not bad but a little bit of a letdown.

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Photo of EEscobar
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigGold
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had poured from 22-oz. bomber, hand-written bottled on "2/12" (2016?), into nonic pint (only glass available at hotel). A lot going on with this excellent beer, but the peppercorns (I think) ultimately deprive it of the balance expected in a Tripel.

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Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of RandyBoBandy
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of c00ller
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaltofOH
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Snifter. Bottle dated 2-11-15.

Appearance: pours a hazy gold with I finger white head, dissipates quickly. Suspended tiny sediment.

Aroma: smells Belgian. Mild yeastiness. No pepper on the nose. No alcohol either.

Taste: really nice; light sweet arrival; turns complex; apricot, red grape; Belgian fruitiness; there's the pepper! Not overwhelming; quite a nice, soothing burn. Finishes very clean. Hides 8.6 exceptionally well.

Mouthfeel: light and slightly slick; no carbonation.

Overall: very enjoyable. I think this has made me a convert to tripels. Mild pepperyness adds a lot.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jmikepow
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of egrace84
3.52/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Duff27
3.54/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TKEEET
4.73/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of yinz11
4.58/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dar482
4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a golden orange color.

The aroma is spicy, fruity, orange, spicy banana

The flavor follows with that sweet fruit character up front with spicy pepper throughout. Then the beer controls that sweetness with some spicy character and then the beer lingers with the green pepper and hits of spice on the back of the throat with some kick of prickly character and heat.

I'm generally unsure of what the pepper does for the beer, but the base is very much fruity like La Fin du Monde.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YukonCornellius
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bobtoddler
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chinchill
3.49/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

On tap in Atlanta. Revisted in January 2016 from a bottle.

Aroma: very nice, Moderately complex with floral and fruity notes and a fair amount of appealing spiciness.

Fairly complex flavor with notes of apricot, light pepper, and yeast over a biscuit malt base.

O:Good but not great.

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Photo of Divo366
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An amazing Tripel! This tripel has the most unique taste I've ever tried. The individual spices and flavors each come out with every taste.

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Photo of Brewser_Lewser
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of GTJayG
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of KG710
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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The Fighting Bishop from Burnt Hickory Brewery
Beer rating: 82.5% out of 100 with 40 ratings
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