Trippel Lutz
West Flanders Brewing Co.

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Belgian Tripel
Ranked #361
Ranked #29,847
3.76 | pDev: 9.84%
West Flanders Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
Very Good
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

sometimes its less about what a beer is, than what it isnt, and i think that applies here, to this overly simple take on a classic belgian style. its super well made, technically very solid, but the recipe is bare bones, and its lacking the nuance and complexity of the best belgian examples of what this can be. that said though, its not at all forced, not fermented too warm to create some yeast character that just isnt meant to be, and its not as sweet or even as strong as a lot of them. this sort of skeletal tripel comes across more drinkable, almost more of a strong belgian blonde or single or something, crisp as they go, and while the grain depth and yeast richness arent really there, its a pretty agreeable glass of beer overall, and far preferable to the bubblegum esters and diabetic residuals of so many american made belgians in this family. carbonation is good, and the body is light, its drier overall too. a nice food beer, a sort of summery belgian with a restrained but pleasant floral yeast quality and mild malt base. a good gateway belgian, and great from an overall quality analysis.

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Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a bubbly, golden/orange with a fizzy, one-finger, head of foam. Nice lace.

S - It smelled of a great deal of clove. There were notes of yeast and caramel.

T - It tasted spicy and yeasty with hints of clove and sweet caramel.

M - It was crisp and very sharp bite on the tongue. A medium-bodied ale.

D - Pretty good tripel.

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Photo of Oxymoron
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Sampled at the bar in Boulder. Poured a pretty cloudy off yellow color with a soft white head with limited retention.

The nose is more malt forward but as it warmed the nice yeast notes came out. Some pils and bready notes were upfront. A light apricot and pear notes were there with a light coriander and banana undertone. A bit yeasty as well. Some hints of hops but overall not much.

The taste is a bit cleaner. The malts are a bit muddled I think because of the yeastiness. But the good Belgian pils and bready notes do come out. The esters are more expressive as well. A soft apricot and tangerine flavor with a noticeable bubblegum and soft clove note. Some spicy characteristics, coriander and a hint of white pepper. Some minor clove and a touch of green apple.

The body is moderate and a bit sweet for style. Good carbonation. Some warming but mostly a clean beer. A creamy finish but looking for a more drier finish. Overall a pretty good beer but some yeast issues are holding it back.

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Trippel Lutz from West Flanders Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 26 ratings