Trifecta | Night Shift Brewing

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Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 04-22-2012

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Photo of tmcclory
1.96/5  rDev -47.5%

Photo of Nichols33
2/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Trifecta my ass, more like boreaphil

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Photo of rudzud
2.05/5  rDev -45%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Enjoyed at The Tavern in Framingham at the Beer for Boston charity. Poured into a Jack's Abby pint glass.

A - Poured a light hazy copper hue with no head at all, no head at all with thin wisps.

S - aromas of light fruit but for the most part its old vegetable...onion, and cabbage.

T - Taste is just as, worse. Cabbage, rotten onions, ugh. This is awful. Just awful. This is not good no matter how you cut it.

M - Mouthfeel isn't bad, just thin.

O - Overall this was immediate regret. Just an awful beer.

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Photo of jlindros
2.1/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Tap at the Tavern in Framingham for the Jack's Abby Marathon charity event.

Light fizzy head, hazy carrot colored, what weird characters lurk in the murky depths below, it looks a little sad.

Nose is, awful! Rotting sugar syrup that partially fermented and left booze and rotting flesh behind, syrupy deluge, then something else off I can't put my finger on, some chemically thing that leached from a mulching pile of old vegetables, bad Belgian esters, and perfumey bad phenols, at least there are some light grassy hops.

Taste is also bad, maybe even worse than the nose! Starts with cabbage water, mushroomy dirt like the cow fertilizer covered mushroom stems thrown right into the beer. Earthy herbal icky over spicy hops that even on their own wouldn't be too great. Then into bad esters, chemically phenolic mess, syrupy fermented rotting sugar again. FInish is long lingering bad herbal spicy hops and sticky fermented rotten syrup.

Mouth is med bod but syrupy and lower carb, slightly slimy.

Overall wtf, with the rep these guys get what the hell happened to this beer... just a mess.

Edit: Someone else who has had the beer before said this is not the normal represenatation of the beer, but until I have it again... the beer I had was at a reputable bar, on draft, with all the other beers I had on draft tasted fine, so not sure what to think of this one... maybe a really bad batch?!

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Photo of skinny1929
2.32/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

A - Too murky and cloudy for the style. Little to no carbonation. Head quickly fades and beer is rather flat. Not pleasant to look at.

S - Did not smell too much vanilla which is ok. Some banana scent is picked up.

T - Belgian yeast character (banana) and hints of acidity (lemony). Barely picked up any vanilla. Not complex.

M - Full bodied...entirely too much for the style. Little to no carbonation left me quite displeased.

O - Not pleased with the experience at all. The murkiness of the beer and lack of any carbonation was a let down. I was expecting something light to medium bodied but got a flat full bodied beer without any complexity given the intent of the beer. My mouth and stomach did not want any more of this beer after the first few sips.

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Photo of erlenmeyer
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of lakamoso
2.68/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrinkingDrake
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of AlexFields
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of ScottStache
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of CypherEnigma
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of sholland119
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of rab53
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of McAndrew
2.83/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DeadRinger
2.96/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of doremite
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of mdillon86
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Mattys21
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of DelicateDelirium
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of JKV96
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of paulmcm
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of AJ01923
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of briguy9842
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of abagofit
3.01/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of wroywel
3.03/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Trifecta from Night Shift Brewing
3.73 out of 5 based on 312 ratings.
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