Kuka - Tripel | Andean Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
31 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Andean Brewing Company
New York, United States
kukablog.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by scootny on 06-08-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
31
Reviews:
8
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
11.47%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Exeggutor
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Campodog
4.93/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ChrisL24481
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of badgustav
4.44/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a differerent beer the Maca root provides coffee notes that are unexpected in a Tripel. I enjoyed this, it's almost a blend between a Tripel and coffee stout.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SLIPPINGAWAY
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Homebrew
3.28/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ingchr1
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Has a semi-cloudy body that is just bit opaque which comes off with orange to gold tones to it. Body is also heavily bubbled which creates a white head that rises to maybe a notch below a finger's length.

Smell: light yeast scent, as it warms up it becomes much more potent.

Taste: Suprisingly very sweet, honey all over the place with slight hit of barley and a bit of yeast. Honestly I'm in lust.

Mouth: Sticky sweet after taste, with medium carbonation.

Overall: Not a tough decision at all, you see it you buy it. More of an after dinner beer and seriously in no way you can say in the back of the head this is crap beer. Absolutely dessert in a glass. Salud!

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4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz brown bottle with no freshness date. Clear golden hue, thin but very sticky lacing. Fruity, peppery, yeasty, and bready nose and palate with just a faintness of medicinal phenols. Some warmth in the middle from the alcohol, hint of wild herb and an earthiness as well. Spot on for the Tripel style, the addition of maca root is interesting but only to the extent of its profile in the beer which is pretty subtle.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a three-finger off-white head that fades slowly leaving a some lace. Hazy light amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Sugary nose and flavor is Belgian yeast, caramel and some hops that balance. $9.99 for a 22oz bottle from Market Basket Concord, NH.

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Photo of Juanito
5/5  rDev +24.7%

Outstanding

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.8/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of puboflyons
4.25/5  rDev +6%

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on September 13, 2014

The pour is somewhere between yellow and golden with a short-lived white head. Brewed with maca root, a Peruvian version of ginseng. Should give me an energy boost later.

Not knowing what maca root smells like, I wouldn't know if I picked it up. But I did pick up some toasted Belgian malts, yeast, orange peel, and a little spiciness. No booze for 9.1%.

The body is medium.

Those Belgian malts and sugars come on strong at first in the flavor and then there is this appealing spicy, peppery sensation to wrap it all up at the finish. I love Tripels on the whole and this one is right on with its interpretation of the style.

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Photo of The-Wayfarer
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

A tasty Belgian.

Nose reminds me a bit of coriander, oranges, and the medium off-white head is a nice touch. The body is deep gold, almost amber in color and is light on the palate. Tastes like atypical Belgian, nothing too extravagant. Local store had 650ml on sale for $1.99 so I thought I'd give them a try. Was tasty enough that I went back and got nine of them. Couldn't beat it for the price.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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Kuka - Tripel from Andean Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 31 ratings.
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