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:
#13,259
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
165
Liked:
107
Avg:
3.83/5
pDev:
10.44%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
46
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 165 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of kingslotty
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhillyFoodie
4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
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 -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of razorsdescent
4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I tried something new with this beer. I tried dunking some local biscotti in it, the results were delicious. The biscotti was almond and orange, for those who care to try.

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Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jacobob10
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap @ Neshaminy Creek Brewing in Croydon, PA.

Deep gold, basically orange in color and hazy with a small white head. Soft spice and citrus in the aroma backed by some bready malts. Lacking the complexity and fruity esters of some its Belgian counterparts. Smooth flavor that's a little too heavy on the malt. Subtle sweetness. Alcohol is well hidden. A different take on the style but I like my tripels with a touch more spice. Allagash and Flying Fish Exit 4 remain my go-to tripels but a good, local option nonetheless.

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

Photo of drtth
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours out of the can into a Duvel glass a lightly hazed golden orange-yellow color with visible light carbonation and some bits of sediment. The 1/4” white head persists briefly and then settles down to thin irregular island of foam over part of the liquid. The ring of foam around the glass leaves small patches of lacing on the sides of the glass, especially when sipping.

The aroma is lightly sweet, citric and lightly spicy with clear, but faint spicy notes from the Belgian yeast.

As expected from the nose the flavors include a bit of citrus (from the orange peel used in brewing the beer), some sweetness. About mid-way through there are hints of green orchard fruits, a bit of coriander and maybe even some white pepper (but if so its very hard to isolate). While there are noble hops in this beer what bitterness I can pick up seems to be from the orange peel and the hops don't really show.

The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with very light, slightly prickly carbonation. The finish is dry and shows the coriander nicely as it tapers off to the end and invites another sip.

Overall this is a nice respectable triple which can be easily found in this area and which is competitive choice when out at the bar. It drinks easily and while it isn't in the same league as the Westmalle Tripel (but then how many tripels are :-) ) While it is a bit different from many other tripels with its use of orange peel, the beer is well worth a try. Also, tonight I've learned one of the downside of canning. Its hard so see if there's any sediment at the bottom of the container and "decanting" the beer can be a bit of more challenging than with a bottle.

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

1/26...bomber. Pours bright gold with white foam touches on top. Strong belgian yeast nose. Citrus pokes through. Lemons. Taste is a light malt, peppery. Citrus, hoppy. A few in and the booziness is apparent. Leaves a bitter taste but chewy and sweet. Complex and flavorful.

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Photo of JNForsyth
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rlovitt
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Bandi
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of metter98
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down and left a short head covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of honey and orange peel are present in the nose.
T: The taste starts off with flavors of orange, honey and candi sugar and finishes with some spicy coriander.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This tripel is unique in the sense that it is brewed with coriander and orange peel so it tastes like a souped up witbier.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of BigMarty1980
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Jennjohn69
3.12/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of cp45
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of harryhops
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Mfbda1daonly
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of BrewtusTheBeer
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Pav5069
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of jaywes754
3.6/5  rDev -6%

Photo of thedifferencemaker
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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