Tribute Tripel | Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

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161 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
161
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
10.85%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
44
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 161 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of CharlesK
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Blackpond
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

What's up with some of these nay sayers. Wonderful tripel. Tribute my ass. Fine

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Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cosmicevan
2.18/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Thanks Phil, I always appreciate a taste of a new beer and had it not been for your efforts, I may have missed this one. Enjoyed from a 22 oz mega snifter.

A - the can burst open w excitement blasting foamy in every which way on the initial crack. The pour revealed similar lively carbonation...never seen a triel pour w such a vigorous head, but I'll take it. Nice lace as well.

S - nose is uber sweet. Big bursts of banana clove and bubblegum with a big earthy malt ticked in the background. Finishes a bit rubbery or musty. Overall sweet.

T/m/o - lots of VERY sweet floral coriander and clove. Almost too sweet. Not for me. Just too intense of a floral pot pours soapy flavor for me. Couldn't finish it.

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Photo of Gatordaddy
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of micropale
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of soulcougher
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JC333
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JPowell712
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was a nice offering from Neshaminy Creek. Being a Philly guy, I may be biased to a hometown brewery, but I really enjoyed this brew. I also have the advantage of getting these brews extremely fresh. This poured a nice hazy orange color with a white head to it. You could immediately pick up the aroma of orange peel, apricot, ginger and coriander. The taste was very strong as you'd expect from a 9.3% ABV. The alcohol comes through and warms as it goes down. You can pick up the orange peel and citrus as well as the smooth malts blended well. I think this is a nice tripel. It is one to try!

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Photo of jhartley
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I wasn't overly impressed with this offering from NC, unfortunately.
It looks really dark orange, almost looks like a killer DIPA! That's throwing me off a little.
I ain't picking up a whole lot in the nose either, although that may be from my allergies.
Tastes really good! Get a lot from the orange peel and coriander, there's a lingering bitterness on the tip of my tongue too.
Not a lot of carbonation that I usually expect from a Belgian. Still a decently easy drinking beer.
Overall, like I said I wasn't impressed, perhaps because I expected something different.

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Photo of sulldaddy
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a snifter. The beer pours a bright orange to copper color with fizzy bleached white head of 2 cm that fades to an edge layer immediately after the pour.
Aroma is slightly spicy with a mix of sweet sugary malt mixed in for good measure. There is a bit of citrus and orange peel on the nose which is not expected but pleasant.
First sip reveals an average body with a slightly sticky texture and fine, gentle carbonation. I do get a nice sweet flavor with light fruitiness and some coriander and orange again but overall general sweet notes. There is some booze on the finish as the bottle warms, but in general this beer drinks very easy for a 9% ABV bottle. Enjoyable and well made, worth a shot but not mind blowing.

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Photo of OGShotzy
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JMS1512
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmdrpi
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft, in shaker pint glass.

Hazy orange golden. White head. Aroma is a bit spicy and herbal. Biscuit malt flavor with Belgian yeast esters. Medium body.

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Photo of stomioka
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kingfireeater
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hoagzzz
3.03/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not my style but got a bomber as a gift so wanted to give it a go. To me, this has a dry champagne taste. I can endure a glass but no way I'm killing this bottle.

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Photo of johnpalisi
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jzeilinger
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdwardK77
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kingslotty
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhillyFoodie
4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz. can into a Bordeaux glass. Nice looking tripel, cloudy amber with and off-white head and solid lacing. Some may like theirs a bit clearer but to me this is a really good looking beer.

Smells of banana and apricot, a bit of orange and cilantro along with some spicy gingerbread, presumably from the addition of Saaz hops. I could literally sit here and smell this all day.

Taste is a classic tripel with a bit of a buttery side and slightly less alcoholic. Really very tasty. This would really go great with some lemon chicken, duck a l'orange, or some other zesty yet light flavored dish.

Overall I am really impressed by this beer and will surely be buying again.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tappangordo
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tribute Tripel from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 161 ratings.
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