Day Trip'ler
Southbound Brewing Company

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Style:
Tripel
Ranked #379
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #33,629
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 16.17%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
12
From:
Southbound Brewing Company
 
Georgia, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
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SCORE
85
Very Good
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Jadjunk from Georgia

3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

"You will remember this Belgian Style Tripel Ale for its hints of spice and lemon. Once the luster of it's golden hue catches your eye, you won't be able to look away! Sneaking in at 9.5% ABV, there's no taking the easy way out. Pour. Drink. Repeat." Brewed in the style of a Belgian Tripel Ale this was originally a one-off brew, but is now a spring-summer seasonal according to the website. Available in 22 oz. bombers and on limited draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a tulip glass, Served above 53º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours an eggnog white head of a creamy foam consistency over a mildly hazy pale honey amber body. A light dusting of fine sediment is the only slight impediment to clarity. Carbonation is plentiful and lively. Retention is good, lacing is light and streaked. 4

(Smell) Biscuity, slightly grainy malt profile with a touch of graham cracker depth, a moderate peppery spiciness and some moderate fruit characteristics, namely cider, white grape and lemon peel. Fairly clean, aromas are a little shy collectively even with warming. Potency is modest. 3.5

(Taste) All parts do a better job at jumping out in the flavor. Up front is a slick malt syrup body, accentuated by a touch of biscuity grain and some light candied sugar for sweetness. Fruity notes of grape and sweet pear juice pair together well with the malt profile. A bright arrangement of spice, including coriander, clove and peppercorn generate a steep drying character. The beer finishes on a liberally spiced bread note with a lingering grape fruitiness. The alcohol presence is very well tucked away. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, dry, fairly clean. Carbonation generates a moderate level of sharp bubbles for an airy, semi-crisp mouthfeel. Body is medium for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is equally sweet to spiced bitterness. Alcohol presence is fairly low, off characters are minimal. 4

(Overall) While sometimes boozy hot, imbalanced and rough around the edges, Day Trip'eler keeps these issues in reasonable check. Well balanced with a more robust malt profile and a bold arrangement of spices, it seems fitting as a spring seasonal even with its high gravity, which is also dangerously well checked. Day Trip'eler is a very pleasing introduction to Southbound Brewing Company. Hopefully I'll be seeing some more brews from these guys trickle into the Atlanta area soon. Recommended. 3.75

Southbound Brewing Company's
Day Trip'eler Belgian Style Tripel Ale
3.74/5.00

Jul 20, 2014
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle into a snifter at the 2014 Secret Stash Bash (Atlanta).

Hazy apricot-amber with a thin head.

Aroma features a bit more hops ths usual but these do not stand out in tasting. Mostly fruity, as expected. Good complexity in both, with less banana and clove, a bit more apple and white grape, and relatively mild spiciness.

Medium-light body. Excellent, lively carbonation.

Mar 04, 2014
Day Trip'ler from Southbound Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 12 ratings