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Triplicity Belgian Tripel | Four Winds Brewing Co.

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Triplicity Belgian TripelTriplicity Belgian Tripel
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Triplicity Belgian TripelTriplicity Belgian Tripel

Brewed by:
Four Winds Brewing Co.
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Taking the Tripel concept a step further, we've utilized 3 malts, 3 hops and 3 sugar sources. Fermented with Lillooet wild sage honey, this Belgian Tripel is effervescent with complex aromas of honey and spice followed by flourishes of fruit and a perceived dry finish.

Ingredients: Pilsner & wheat malts, Oat flakes, Lillooet wild sage honey, Czech Saaz, Tettenager and traditional hops, Belgian yeast.

33.3 IBUs

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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of Sammy
3.33/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

on tap at birreria volo. hits the style but not so interesting a tripel. slight ring of lace. tastes mostly of rubbing alcohol watered down, not getting the mouthfeel and spice of a good tripel.

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Photo of jrenihan
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smell is a pungent mix of honey, bread, banana and floral scents. Flavour is similar. Belgian yeast and honey with some spicy flavours and a big malt bill. Quite a good tripel.

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Photo of Kmat10
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of flagmantho
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a moderate haze and a lazy effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy white foam with pretty decent retention. A little dark, but not bad at all.

Smell: a good aroma of pear and a little apple with a good level of sweetness. Smooth and enticing.

Taste: flavor profile very similar to the aroma. Heavy on the pear and perhaps a little heavier on the sweetness. Not quite cloying, but this beer doesn't need to be any sweeter.

Mouthfeel: big body on this one with a good carbonation and a very nice creaminess. I like it.

Overall: pear is my favorite flavor in a tripel, so this one gets bonus points for that. Sweetness is almost a factor in its drinkability, but this is a tripel so you have to expect that.

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Photo of Derek
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Alcohol is a little assertive, wish that I had cellared it. Awesome aroma of honey & spice with pear and tropical fruity esters. No head retention. Light residual sweetness with a drying finish.

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Photo of Corson
4.32/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smekermann
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.64/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Love the experimentation but ... is sage really a flavor you want in a tripel? It doesn't work for me. Lots of honey notes and the right esters, but I think the sage throws it off.

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Photo of D_Min
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beervana
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schopenhauerale
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yancot
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atsir
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrempel
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Twal
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of scameron
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Justindouglas7
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of SmacheyBC
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Aggro
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Erik-P
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy apricot poured out with 4 fingers of head, that gripped onto the glass sudsy and assertive.

S: Sweet pales malts, ripe bananas, yeasty bread, spices of cloves & coriander, standard triple style smells with candied orange peels and honey. Possible notes of fresh cut grass.

T: Minerals up front with wheatiness and yeasts followed with sweetness of pale malts, rock sugar, caramel & possibly butterscotch and ripe bananas. Dry cereal flavours, cream of wheat or shredded wheat on the back end that last on the tongue along with alcohol esters.

M: Champagne like pin pricks on the front of the tongue and dryness on the back end.

O: Very traditional and overall well executed take on a Belgian triple. Would be improved with a slightly more complex base and a more hidden alcohol presence. Another solid offering from Four Winds.

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Photo of chickenm
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Agent1
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - Nice pale malts. Golden yellow with hints of orange. Beautiful white head that unfortunately dissipates far too quickly. A striking, welcoming color with short-lived head.

Smell - Orange peel, banana leaf, plenty of coriander, sharp, dry yeast and deep sugars (mellon, cantaloupe, brown sugar come to mind). Nice, clean hoppy zest. Faint vanilla and tropical aroma. Almost subtle hefeweizen notes.

Taste - Caramel, bitter wheat, barley, dry and yeasty, white bread, oranges/ orange peel, lemon, apple, white sugar (clear Belgian candi sugar), pineapple, mango and subtle butterscotch. Very complex and layered. Perfectly bitter and dry.

Mouthfeel - Full-bodied.Very warm and rounded. All around a very thick and syrupy Tripel. Sticky and sweet. This stimulates all parts of the mouth, mainly the roof of the mouth...but again, all over. This may be a standout area for this beer.

Overall - Nothing new here, but done *EXTREMELY* well. Tastes like an authentic Belgian Tripel akin to La Chouffe and its rivals . I have to say, pulling off a stand-out, legitimate Tripel as a North American brewery is NOT easy. This is a brewery worth keeping our eye on (which, I have been doing just that, to be honest...I'm still a tad shocked by the quality). As a big Belgian beer fanatic (see many of my earlier reviews), I can attest to this beer and its sibling beers; this is impressive stuff. Clearly, there is passion and articulation behind these brews. After having Four Winds' Saison, Pilsner and Wildflower Saison, this solidifies my opinion. Definitely a brewery to pay attention to.

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Triplicity Belgian Tripel from Four Winds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 23 ratings