Tribute Tripel | Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

Tribute TripelTribute Tripel
BA SCORE
64.8%
Liked This Beer
3.83 w/ 165 ratings
Tribute TripelTribute Tripel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
neshaminycreekbrewing.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
“This is the greatest and best song (beer) in the world… Tribute.” Not only are we huge Tenacious D fans, but we’re also huge Belgian Tripel fans, so this is our “Tribute”. Brewed with a whole lot of Pilsen malt, Hallertau and Saaz hops, as well a pinch of coriander and bitter orange peel, Tribute has a soft malt backbone that’s paired with a fruity, citrusy flavor, and spicy, yet not over done phenolic character imparted from our use of an authentic Belgian yeast strain. At 9.3% ABV the alcohol is well hidden and very deceptive, and the dry finish will leave you eager for more."

Added by rfgetz on 07-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,088
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
165
Liked:
107
Avg:
3.83/5
pDev:
10.44%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
46
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 165 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of MMOSNN
4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - opaque golden color with a nice foamy white head that has low retention and spotty lacing.
Smell - big tripel aromas in the form of coriander, banana, bubble gum, and pungent yeast notes.
Taste - very similar to the nose with the yeast hitting hard and lingering throughout and after. The coriander, banana, and bubble gum notes shine through here and there and make for a nice overall flavor profile.
Feel - high carbonation, medium slightly chewy body, and partially dry finish.

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Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Redscot
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co. "Tribute Tripel"
12 fl. oz. can, no production coding or freshness dating.
$2.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Interesting can. Very hazy golden body with an orange cast beneath a massive head of off-white - I let it get away from me a little, which is normally OK, but apparently this one has really good head retention to so I have to wait. The lacing that's forming as the head falls is quite nice, so I assume that it'll be like that throughout the glass. The aroma is a little bit yeasty, spicy like coriander seed, and just a touch banana-like over sweet grainy malt. Wow! The flavor is much fuller than the aroma suggests! It's loaded with fruit (apple, plum, tangerine, banana, mango) and sugary malt that somehow dries in the finish, perhaps due to the black pepper spiciness of the yeast, the coriander, and the hops. It's floral, spicy, mildly herbal, and just a touch grassy. A median bitterness helps to balance it as well - ahh, I just got it - as does some alcohol, which is part of the peppery spiciness I'm finding in the finish. Thankfully that's not overdone as I can sometimes find too much peppery spiciness, or alcohol, distracting. No, this is very well balanced and rounded. This could be a dangerous beer for me, I'd gladly drink two of these in a row, and then, when I'm not thinking properly, have another! Looking back the lacing was not as good as I'd hoped it would be but the head retention remained. Medium to medium-light in body with a bristling, finely effervescent carbonation. Certainly worth trying!

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Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.48/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Timtac
3.08/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ajm5108
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Optics are fine, maybe a tad lacking in head. Smell carries a lot of the orange & coriander with a bit of phenol. The phenol is much more prevalent on the tongue, however, and really dominates the pallete. You get a teeny bit of some citrus and the malt, but anything else is washed out. Lots of breweries overdo the phenolic aspect in tripels & so does this one. Not bad, but not one to revisit.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikr
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gotti311
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brewsed
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajdemma
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Urk1127
4.77/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dsa7783
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can copped at Stewart Leonard's. Nice American rendition of a classic Belgian style. Cloves and coriander predominate the brew. Yeast is apparent. Drinkable despite the ABV. Not a bad stab at the style.

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Photo of calcnerd
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.31/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmg480
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Analog_kid
4.26/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kennethzelljr
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marklaz
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Metalsnota
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
3.21/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Moonshine - Philly. Less than stellar appearance, soft creamy head. Subdued nose, but taste brings it back to center. Musty, herbal, floral, buttery mix. Body just a shade thin. Decent tripel.

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Photo of milesweaver
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Tribute Tripel from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
Beer rating: 64.8% out of 100 with 165 ratings
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