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Trinity | Rinn Duin Brewing

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Brewed by:
Rinn Duin Brewing
New Jersey, United States

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Danza on 01-23-2014

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Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by NiceTaps:
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3.95/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery in their pint glass.

A- Good looking copper-amber color with a healthy linen white-colored head. Plenty of visible carbonation in a bit of unfiltered looking brew. Some spotty lacing.

S- Pleasant blend of malts, sugars, and light floral hops. A light smokiness is noticeable.

T- Malty Scotch Ale with a touch of smokiness. The smokiness is light and natural, not overpowering or ash-like.

M- Again, the smokiness is done right. It lacks body on the finish, it felt thin on the end. Nice carbonation and no mineral taste found in so many smoked brews.

O- Aside from the light body and weak finish, the other elements come together nicely for a tasty ale. It's drinkable and flavorful and just 4.0 abv.

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Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArtZan
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.84/5  rDev +39.5%

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3.76/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of NJBeer265
2.5/5  rDev -28%

Photo of mikeg67
3.05/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy dark amber with tall, long lasting, fluffy, off-white head, nice lacing and lovely carbonation. Aroma is of smoke, and caramel malt. Body is medium and very crisp. Taste is of smoke, chalk, caramel malt and herbal hops. Finish is long and smoky. Too smoky, I would not drink this often.

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Photo of Gavage
3.79/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a hazy and cloudy amber color with a 1/2" head that falls apart quickly.

Smell: light malt sweetness and a hint of smokiness is detectable.

Taste: light bready malt base with some soft smokey tones. Little to no hop bitterness here which was expected with the style.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp from start to finish. Short lasting aftertaste.

Overall: an enjoyable beer that has just a hint of smoke to keep it interesting. Easy to consume.

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Photo of BFCarr
3.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap and had to up my scores. Much better on tap

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5/5  rDev +44.1%

Photo of Nick_Lucas
3.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Very odd and somewhat unpleasant flavor in the nose, likely the smoke everyone mentions. Would not buy again.

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Photo of brend2b
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Bandi
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Dirt286
3.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Urk1127
2.39/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Stinger80OH
2.58/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

The aroma was typical scotch ale however the taste was completely masked by the overcarbonation of this bottle. I am sure this beer is palateable but until this young brewery figures out QC issues, Im sticking to this rating.

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Photo of iL0VEbeer
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Jbats
3.04/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of J-Rye
3.27/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It didn't remind me of a scotch ale. It reminded me of a Bass Ale if it had been smoked. I'm a bit disappointed and I wouldn't try this again.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.57/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle, no date:
This bottle has an over abundance of head. Once that settled, it was a cloudy reddish brown. I could see the cloudiness/particles coming out of the pour. Given the carbonation, might not even a surprise.

Nose was a light overall, with smoke that controlled the nose, but also some caramel and herbal notes, along with a nose that reminds me of English style ales that I describe as metallic.

Taste has the smoke stronger than the nose indicated. There is a Scottish ale in there, but it is hidden by a shroud of smoke. The smoke isn't that strong on the palate, it's just the predominate flavor in what I am tasting. Carbonation is a bit heavy I this pour, but I think the odd would be a bit light, regardless.

I think the smoke needed to be more in balance with the other flavors in the beer to bring this up a notch. What I got was flavorful, but a tad out of balance Maybe because of it, just a bit weak, even for a lighter beer.

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Trinity from Rinn Duin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 26 ratings
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