Three Chopt Tripel | Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
Virginia, United States
lickingholecreek.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by KurtBinVA on 10-02-2013

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Ratings:
110
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
13.08%
 
 
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3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into a Firestone Walker snifter.

A: Pours an orangish amber, very hazy, with a half-finger of white head and low visible carbonation.

S: Not a lot of aroma overall. When you really dig in, there's nice sweet fruity yeast esters (apple, and banana to a lesser extent) and a bready malt background. But it sure doesn't punch you in the face.

T: Fruity Belgian yeast esters (apple and banana, with hints of strawberry and bubblegum), yeast and bready malts, and some ethanol sweetness right before the swallow. Sweetness in the hang.

M: Medium body, carbonation sensation on the low side. The alcohol is fairly noticeable, especially given the relatively tame ABV (for style) that's listed.

O: The alcohol presence detracts here - it ends up taking away from the other flavors. It's not an offensive beer, and perhaps worth a try, but honestly I didn't find it to be a particularly good tripel.

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Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

An opaque an interesting real nice peach colored orange and yellow. Looks like a big peach and apricot fruit bowl, but a little murky with barely any carbonation, but kind of looks like graperfruit juice. Pours very lifeless, virtually no head formation except towards the end where a pencil thin puck manages to reside. Collar still remains to get populated but fairly thin. A mix of bad and good qualities appearance wise.

Real nice fruit tones on this, does hint at some peach and a little bit of citrus zest. Slightly peppery a bit too, almost some saison like character hiding around. Not much malt or sweetness or hints of Belgian like tripel quality, but smells like a thick saison to some degree. Interesting, not sure where this is going.

Very odd animal. Palate comes off a little thick, sludgy, but really flat. Big fruit tones and flavors in the middle but with a thick syrup like quality. Peach and apricot finish and more of that almost peppery saison quality that comes out larger than on the nose, but also with large amounts of hop unexpected fruity bitterness. Juiced hop body, which comes off kind of weird for a Belgian, and hinting towards some non traditional fruit flavors, but with some mixed sugars to complete.

It's an interesting take but it's really odd to style. Not really what I look for in this style, but drinkable and things could be far worse. Some better body to this would really improve things overall.

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Three Chopt Tripel from Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
3.67 out of 5 based on 110 ratings.
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