Three Fates
Barrel of Monks Brewing

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Style:
Tripel
Ranked #33
ABV:
9%
Score:
90
Ranked #4,756
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 10.26%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
57
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Barrel of Monks Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  5
Gots
  12
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Notes: Three Fates is gold in color, highly carbonated with a dense white head that lasts. The mouthfeel is full but not heavy. The aroma is spicy and floral, with a hint of hops. The flavor is complex ­ this beer is fairly dry for it’s ABV but has a blend of spicy notes and fruity esters ­ there are hints of clove and light fruits aside the bready malt flavor. This beer is made with a special Belgian yeast strain that helps give this unique flavor profile. The hop finish is mild but present­ noble hops help balance the other flavors to make this a very drinkable beer. The 9% ABV is well hidden, so be careful!
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle to chalice. Best by date of Jan 29 2023. Batch 334.
The appearance was a fairly deep woody copper/bronzed golden color, small-ish hue of amber towards the center. One finger of foamy white head. Softly dissipated to leave lots of silky foamy lace.
The aroma had some ripe apples (somewhat red delicious-like) and pears snapping at some clove, some Belgian candi notes, soft floral tones and a little bit of wheat.
The flavor yielded to a spicy Belgian sweetness, fully combined with all of the prior mentioned aromas except the wheat which seemed nowhere in sight. Subtle aftertaste of grassy to floral qualities, some notes of Belgian candi.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a good sipping quality about it. Good carbonation. Some stickiness. Finishes with some spicy Belgian tones and floral dryness but honestly not too much.
Overall, I'd say this is a pretty good tripel I'd have again!

Apr 12, 2020
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clayrock81 from Florida

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden-orange body with minimal head and spotty lace down glass. The aroma has a mix of everything: malts, spice, fruit esters, yeast. A little thick, mostly medium body, a spicy candi-sugar like sweetness and zesty finish thanks to mild spices and some fruit notes like apple and pear.

Dec 05, 2019
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jjamadorphd from Florida

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Outstanding beer, all around...

Can't find much to complain about this beer. About the only thing lacking was lacing, and the foam dissipated quickly. The booze, even at 9%, is light to the nose and mouth but you will definitely know it's there. Mouthfeel was more carbonated than I like, but the feel was also crisp and astringent. I think this is one of those beers that can be a gateway brew to bringing people in from the dark side to the more "lighter" and dare I say more "colorful" world of craft.

Jul 27, 2019
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kevanb from Illinois

4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle poured into a 14oz snifter glass.

The beer pours a cloudy orange color, amber hues with a foamy white head, about two fingers tall that has moderate retention and a few spots of sticky lacing. The aroma is great, spicy, good clove and estery with a great yeast profile, soft noble hops, a bit of citrus and lots of pale grains. The flavors echo the nose, nice spicy yeast, strong fruit esters, cloves, pale grain, citrus peel and a bit of booze lingers. The mouthfeel is great, coating and sticky medium body, nice lively texture, very crisp and dry finish.

Verdict: An excellent Tripel from Barrel of Monks. So true to style and the balance is tremendous while offering a lot of expression. One of the best American interpretations of the style I've come across.

Nov 02, 2018
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chitoryu12 from Florida

4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Hazy dark yellow with a decent white head.

Smell: Citrus, sweet treacle, and spices.

Taste: Malty and fruity. Very sweet with little hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Thick and very carbonated.

Overall: A very solid tripel.

Aug 17, 2018
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stortore from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle into a tulip glass. Had 5/13/17.

Pours a hazy golden color, with a two inch foamy head and lots of creamy lacing. Belgian yeast, light malt, cloves, banana, other spices, a very grainy/wheaty aroma. Very appealing. The taste also begins with the Belgian yeast, then malt, wheat/grain , dried biscuit, cloves, spices- less intense than the nose, light vanilla and caramel. Smooth, creamy, a great body for the style, well carbonated.

Great flavor and aroma, solid from top to bottom. Very classic, although the graininess is a nice twist to that. Definitely well worth a purchase.

Feb 08, 2018
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Jason from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #113 (JUN 2016)

Authentic, Drinkable, Warm, Clean
A fancy bottled Belgian out of Florida, this big, bubbly Tripel throws down an epic crispness with warmth in tow. Dry maltiness, peppery clove-like spiciness, juicy ripe pear, taffy and a chalky, nutty yeast character lead the tastebuds on quite the journey. The alcohol is noticeable but restrained enough to keep me coming right back. Clearly someone did their homework, Three Fates is not your typical stab at the style ... this rivals its European counterparts. [Jason]

Look 3.75 | Smell 4.00 | Taste 4.25 | Feel 4.50 | Overall 4.25

Oct 14, 2016
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KevCan from Virginia

3.45/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Ordered as part of a flight at the brewery's tasting room.

Look: Straw colored, clear, little head, typical tripel look.

Smell: This is weird, but my first thought was "cat pee", followed by pear juice.

Taste: Pretty much just like the smell.

Feel: Medium body, medium-low carbonation.

Overall: Tripel is one of my favorite styles, but this one didn't really hold up.

Aug 29, 2016
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KensWorld from Florida

4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I had this side by side with Westmalle Trappist Ale Tripel and they where very close in look, smell and taste. This beer actually smells way better. A very solid Tripel and i'm proud it's brewed here in Florida. 4.75

Jul 16, 2016
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crob3888 from California

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

INCREDIBLE brew. Flavors of pear, white wine grapes, banana, Belgian yeast, warming alcohol character. Poured a deep golden sunset orange into my teku with an off white fluffy head. Super creamy mouthfeel with that nice drying white wine character to balance the malts.

Apr 21, 2016
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ImportBeerHunter33 from Florida

4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer #2 of my tasting flight when I visited the brewery over the holiday. Tripels tend to be a bit one deminsional and sweet for me, so I was apprehensive. Coming from the recommendation of the tasting room employee I was presently surprised at how balanced this beer was. There was a white wine like dryness on the back end which rounded out the sweet malt favors I experienced at first sip. Very good beer, took a bottle and shared with some friends. While draft was good, the bottle was VERY GOOD!

Jan 10, 2016
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

my first from this highly acclaimed operation. thanks to some good friends for sharing this bottle with us. its a classic tripel, nothing way outside the norm about it, its just extremely well made, and drinks a whole lot lighter than it should. scary really. just the right amount of uniform cloudiness to it, but its still bright goldenrod in color, and holds a big soapy white pillow of head on top, an inch high and permanent even with a gentle pour. it smells like a bold almost trappist belgian strain of yeast, the right mix of baking spices and dried fruit. pear and apricot notes, honey, allspice, strongly aromatic, but balanced and appropriate. the flavor is a bit sweet, even for the style, my one real negative to this beer. i know the style is a sweet one, but this is over the top a little bit for me. corn sugar sweet, and a ton of body, oats i assume, and a lot of white wheat. it all comes together really well, a dried herb quality to the finish, even a mild hop profile coming through. almost bretty for a second before the finish. its dynamic and layered and it warms up well. an easy glass of beer to sip on, seemingly infinitely carbonated, its very very alive on the palate. of the very highest quality, as good as most of the old world takes on the style, and thats really saying something. looking forward to getting my hands on some more of their beers in the near future!

Dec 18, 2015
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IckyT2012 from Florida

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Came home to find out my beer fridge had malfunctioned and chilled several bottles to freezing, and causing my Three Fates to leak. Well, worse things have happened then being forced to drink a world class beer earlier than you planned. This is a delicious Belgian style with a bit of an American twist. There's a little less sweetness than expected and I'm reminded almost as much of a weizen as a traditional tripel. Delicious, and I'll be seeking out another bottle to take better care of next time.

Jul 31, 2015
Three Fates from Barrel of Monks Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 57 ratings