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Trifecta | Night Shift Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
nightshiftbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 04-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,581
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
312
pDev:
11.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
80
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 312 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of ontic
4.24/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeRose
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a pretty clear amber color with a fizzy, white soap bubble head that lasts quite some time. Just a hint of cloudiness.

The aroma is pretty typical Belgian. Sweet that I take as bubblegum, fruitiness of apples and pears. Yhere is a grain underlaying the whole thing. Decent enough.

The taste follows along. There is just enough sweetness so it isnt cloying, but it seems a mix of bubble gum and vanilla which I can't say is appealing in particular. A decent level of spicy notes, coriander and what seems to be white pepper. Plenty of pear, some apple. Finshes cleanly with no lingering. Overall, ledium sweet, decent brew.

The feel is medium to heavy, and the peppery bite builds a little but not overly so.

Overall, this is a decent enough beer. Would not be my first choice in the style, but good enough to grab one once in a while.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CharlesK
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mltobin
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopsputin
3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: slightly hazy amber color with a few hints of ruby red. Head is off-white

S: bubblegum, pears, spicy Belgian yeast, green apple skin

T: tons of pears, green apple skin, Belgian yeast, loadssss of bubble gum, and some sweet malt

M: solid medium mouthfeel with lower/mid carbonation.

O: nice beer. Bubble gum is strong in here and a real nice pear flavor. Just what I like in a Belgian

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Photo of lakamoso
2.68/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of redsoxjim
3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of whiterapid
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScaryEd
3.32/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fitzy84
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought a 4-pack at the Beer Shop in East Longmeadow. The beer pours with a murky amber appearance and thick lacing on the sides. Aromas include metallic, flowery vanilla smells mixed buttery hints. Taste follows the nose with a very sweet bready taste with vanilla and honey flavors. Decently creamy and medium carbonation. Overall, good appearance and flavor dynamic.

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Photo of Nightmare1972
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of festizio
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wroywel
3.03/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of thoglund
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gotti311
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CTaleMan
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cjohns73
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.37/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber, with a large fizzy off-white head that settles to a persistent thin film and some rising edges.

Smells like a just blown out vanilla candle--a little smoke, char and vanilla. It seems the interaction with the Belgian phenols is creating this effect. I can't get over it, it is so distinct.

Taste is a little herbal, with that blown out vanilla candle smoke still coming through, which helps tone down the strong spicy Belgian yeast.

Feel is nicely soft, mix between fizzy and frothy, with a medium body.

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Photo of cbutova
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Semi hazy body from the tallboy to a goblet. The white head ascends to a few fingers with pretty good retention dropping spotty lace after each sip.

S- Belgian yeast creates most of the aroma with spicy notes, pale fruit esters like apple and pear and phenolics combining for a high power aroma. Pale grains and vanilla bean sweets in the backdrop of the assertive yeast strains.

T- Follows the nose with a blend of Belgian yeast bringing a whole portfolio of different flavors. Pale fruits like pear, grape and apple are strong and joined by lemon, pepper, coriander, straw, bread, cooking herbs, orange and clove; what a range. A medium candi sugar sweetness, slight vanilla bean, cereal grain and herb hops join the big yeast.

MF- Body between light and medium thickness with a foamy and creamy consistency. The bubbles fall at a moderate level and it ends with a spicy herbal bitterness.

No idea what to expect coming into this and it is clear this brew is more about the trifecta of yeast strains than the vanilla beans.

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Photo of Skeeter206
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L- Pours a burnt orange color with a one finger white head, minimal lacing.

S- strong yeast smell, some orange, maybe a bit of vanilla.

T- opens with a malt sweetness, followed by Belgian yeast, orange peel and closing with a moderate vanilla flavor that isn't too overwhelming. Not much of a lingering flavor.

F- moderate carbonation with a slightly heavy feel, but not at all thick.

O- Decent beer, no part of it really stuck out to me, not the greatest summer beer in my opinion but i could certainly enjoy a few around a fire during the fall.

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Photo of MatthewWalters
3.29/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of N1Nkasi
3.34/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ScottP
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Trifecta from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 312 ratings
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