Stoudt's Abbey Triple (750ml Release) | Stoudts Brewing Co.

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Stoudt's Abbey Triple (750ml Release)Stoudt's Abbey Triple (750ml Release)
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Stoudt's Abbey Triple (750ml Release)Stoudt's Abbey Triple (750ml Release)

Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by UncleJimbo on 11-08-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 55
Reviews by mobyfann:
Photo of mobyfann
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Paid $4.25 for the 765mL bomber straight from the brewery...

This triple pours a somewhat hazy golden base with a huge white head, good lacing and a few signs of lacing. The aroma was a little faint a little grain and apple in the nose.

The taste is mellow for tripel, medium body it tastes like a sweet-and-sour mix of fruit, maybe pears, apples, bananas and a touch of lemon. The mouthfeel is so smooth, I had no problems here. Very drinkable for a 9%, when it settles for about 10-15 minutes...

Final Thought: My first tripel is a solid tripel from a solid brewery... quite pleased.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very nice deep orange with a big blossoming head that leaves some real nice lacing,aroma lightly smoky from the yeast with some tropical-like fruitiness.Taste is very juicy and fresh tasting with that light smoke flavor in the background with some real nice fruitiness.I real winner in my book from Stoudts I would drink again for sure.

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Photo of Jason
3.48/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A bit darker than your typical Belgian Tripel bordering on a deep amber, the creamy lace is enticing. Fruity aroma, major peach action with estery pineapple in the back ... yeast and malt come in a creamy nutty sweetness to the nose. The esters are showy right off the bat, very fruity with semi-tropical fruit and peach. Thick maltiess restrains the crispness, very sweet.

A lovely ale even though it strays away from the modern day Tripel qualities.

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

Pours a hazy gold with a very bubbly eggshell colored head.

Smells a little yeasty with some fruity background.

Lots of sugary sweet malt up front with a bit of caramel and apple. Turns a hair btter, but not strongly. A bit peppery and spicy. Finishes dry with a nice afterglow of warmth.

Mouthfeel was just a hair thin. I was hoping for a little more body.

Goes down easy but I would choose others before this one.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep honey amber gold with a white effervescent head leaves thick broad patches of lacing down my pint, this was on draft at Mad Mex 2.75 for a pint during happy hour can't beat that. Aroma: Strong upfront sweetness some mild hops with underlying fruit tones, can't detect much spiciness. Taste: Not overly sweet veryt smooth some fruity undertones not bad at all. Mouthfeel: Medium body slightly syrupy texture with fine carbonation making this one incredibly easy to consume. Drinkability: Not the most unique tripel or authentic compared to some of my favorite Belgian represenations, but this one stands up and serves a great flavor that is very respectable.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep amber-copper in color with an orangish tint and a thin white head that holds well and leaves excellent lace. The aroma is of light spice and sweetish malt with a hint of alchol and some whispy phenolics. Medium-full bodied with a moderate carbonation level. Rich, smoothly malty mouthfeel. Flavors of spice, light sherry, soft ripe plum, clove. The alcohol is noticeable but not overly intrusive. Well balanced bitterness plays a supporting role. The clovey spice tingles on the tongue in the finish along with some hop. Definitely a unique, interesting and enjoyable beer. What many people would consider a dubbel. I feel this beer need to age a bit more than this sample - which should be indicated by a higher level of carbonation, a thinner mouthfeel, and a more cloaked alcohol.

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Photo of beerluvr
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The absolute best American Tripel, IMHO. Slightly sweet with hops bringing up the rear. Don't be fooled though, this packs an oh-so-sweet punch. Liquid Nirvana! My favorite Stoudt's product. And despite the warning in the review below, last New Year's Eve I polished off 2 of these bad boys myself!

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Photo of Jon
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 1/4/2002. Consumed 12/30/2003.

For a beer that's a few days short of two years old, this one has aged pretty well. Poured a deep golden, almost amber color with a frothy white head. Darker than expected, but attractive nonetheless.

Nose of yeast, pepper, coriander and alcohol. Seemed closed, but the spicy aromas certainly came out.

The peppery, coriander spiced flavor was most prevalent. A strong doughy aspect was also vibrant, adding character. Some tropical, ripe fruit also came through on the finish with a mild, earthy hop character.

Full, round mouthfeel with a hint of creaminess and minor astringency.

Certainly drinkable, while some alcohol presence lingers. While not the best Belgian-style tripel I've consumed from a domestic brewery, it's well done. Lacking in the aromatics and drinkability department, this is still a nice tripel that has aged quite well.

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Photo of rochefort6810
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Vintage date 11/13/2002. Opened with a burgeoning head, still full of life. Noticeably darker than your typical tripel.

Age has added tartness to the well-balanced mix of flavors. Much malt, with apple and pear undercurrents. Alcohol is hidden to the point of disappearing - remarkable for a beer of this strength.

Like the other 750s from Stoudt's, this is an exceptional beer. Its discontinuance is lamentable.

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Photo of edchicma
3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very light amber with small head. Smell is light, citrusy with some grassy note. Taste is citrus and alcohol, however it stays on the upper palate arther than the tongue...not a great quality. Mouthfeel suffers due to this quality. Drinkability is fair...don't know if I got a bad batch, but not what I expected.

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Photo of bierman2000
4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A big beer from Stoudt's. Smooth, delicious, and very drinkable. The 9% ABV is not noticed in the taste as the beer goes down quickly be it hot or cold outside or inside. Fruity esters make this a great summer beer though the strength makes it quite dangerous. Enjoy slowly if possible.

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Photo of hotstuff
3.55/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Dayton, OH AleFest:This beer had a small sized ivory head along with fine sized bubbles that quickly diminished.The body was clear with fizzy carbonation.It had an orange hue and the nose was that of alcohol, fruits and clove.The flavor tasted of alcohol and it had a lingering bitter taste.The palate was smooth, tingly and light bodied.There was only a fair amount of lacing.

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Photo of CRJMellor
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dep orange with golden highlights and a creamy but small and tight, light tan head. Darker than average for style.
Aroma is very dry pale malt, orange citrus and a little bit of lemon with a touch of spciy coriander.
Flavor is sweet citrus up front moving to a dry cracked wheat and bread crumb middle and afinishing with a touch of pepper.
Mouthfeel is some sticky and gooey sweet notes to start but this is cut quickly by a dry, spicy middle and finish.
Drinkability is solid. Tad too syrupy to be a truly classic Tripel but very good drinking beer.

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Photo of rdrummer
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have had this in the bottle, and there is no comparison. The cask version pours a medium amber color with a nice, long-lasting head and plenty of lacing. The aroma is sweet of the malt and contains notes of grapes and other fruit as well as a hint of the yeast.

The taste is one of smooth, sweet maltiness with strong hints of dates and raisins but with a hint of pear. The beer is full-bodied with a hit of alcohol at the end. This was an amazing beer on cask. I pined for another, and so I gave in.

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Photo of santoslhalper
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

765 ml bottle. Vintage 01/22/04. Pours a gorgeous hazy coper with a nice white head. Leaves some beautiful lacing as well with a nice collar. Smells just like a Tripel should, with cloves and spices. Taste follows the smell, very spicey. A very nice malt aftertaste. Another great brew from Stoudt's. This is one of my favorite Tripel's I've had to date. Highly Recommended. This will do well with age I'm sure. Hide's the 9% ABV entirely too well. Try this if you see it, definitly.

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Photo of frank4sail
4.83/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Vintage 10-24-01

The head sparkles with silver highlights. A lively pale peach look. A very symetrical head (a perfect circle of white foam in the center of the goblet circled by a defined outer rim of lace. Sweet alcohol nose that leaves you with visions of cotton candy. Silky smooth mouth with sweet fruity taste which is followed by balenced bitterness. You will have no clue of the huge ABV. A pleasure, and much superior to their other products I have tried. I will now buy their double soon.. look for the upcoming review...

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Photo of weeare138
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appears a deep hazy golden orange with a 1 finger white head that lasts. Plenty of chunky lacing is left throughout the glass.
Smell is bready dough, citrus, pineapple, vanilla, along with some pepper and clove.
Great taste that has benefited from the aging. Creamy vanilla, yeasty dough, tropical fruit, and some spice.
Mouthfeel is wonderful. Full bodied, creamy, slightly sweet with a semi dry taste.The spiciness tasted in the recently brewed batch has mellowed out in this

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Photo of marc77
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Turbid orange hue, topped by a thin, but well retained head that leaves loose lace. Although the typical clove & peppery alcohol notes in aroma are there, malt notes seems more assertive than the norm for style, & nutty, even lightly buttery malt is discernible. Trace phenol. Rich, honey - drenched malt flavors & sweetness upfront, ensued by drying black pepper & hop bitterness that diminishes the initial sweetness. Light banana and clove persist and a constant level throughout the sip. Full bodied for style, & the relatively low carbonation lends a viscous, smooth and rich mouthfeel. Finishes w/ a spicy & bittersweet alcohol flavor that lingers on the lips and alcohol warmth quickly surfacing indicating a high ABV. A rich, delicious triple that is a nice contrast to other tripels that are often spritzy and dry. A definite sipper.

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Photo of irishmoss
3.63/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice clear amber color to the pour with a constantly maintained one finger tan head, highly carbonated. Sweet malty aroma and taste with hints of spice. The alcohol is noticeable at times, but this is a pretty drinkable beer once it comes down closer to room temperature.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

765ml (1pt, 9.87oz) bottle from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a dense 1" beige head over the dark amber brew. Laces excellently. Nose is yeasty, sharing the stage with some fruity tinges. Taste is nicely malty, with slight fruit notes, and then followed by a smooth but tangible warmth that starts in the mouth and continues down the throat. Mouthfeel and drinkability are superb, the only problem is you shouldn't be drinking a ton of this, but the desire is certainly there...

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Photo of Hefe
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted from 765ml bottle on 6/27/04. Vintage dated 11/03/03

Appearance: Caramel colour with a reddish tinge and a tich of haziness.. Head is off white and thick, but quickly descends to a sticky lacing.

Smell: Bready yeast aromas first, then note of candied orange, praline, and apricot.

Taste: Flavors are very well integrated, yeast up front then flavors of sweet malt and apricot follow. The finish is very long and warming with slight hint of spice.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, with fine carbonation, managing to be both full-bodied and elegant at the same time.

Drinkability: Definitely to big for session drinking, but that is not this beers place, built for the main course, or an after dinner tipple this one is.

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Photo of aracauna
3.55/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Full amber body, nice glow with a full-on Belgian-sized head. The head fades, but not too quickly and not quite completely. The aroma is very fruity (slightly dried stone fruit) and a bit of nuts (walnuts?). The Flavor is malty and slightly warm from the alcohol and leaves a sour aftertaste that is the main drawback of the beer.

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Photo of faernt
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a March 4, 1999 bottle that I've been saving for almost that long. I looked for a "dead of winter" beer to have this afternoon. I wanted something that reaffirmed the benefits of cellaring. Knowing that a nearly six year old beer could either dazzle or disappoint I popped the cap. Whoo Hoo I get a pop and a little smoke. I pour and a short white fine bubbled head appears. It looks well made. I remembered it as well made back when I had a freshie. It has a beautiful clear amber color under the head. The smell is slightly "lambic like". It smells a little tart. I hope for the best.
The taste is complex. It's blended and complex. It's spicy and sweet and there is a nuttiness wandering through with a little butter ( very little but beguilingly good with the nuts. The smell comes back as caramel this time. I love it when a beer is this complex.
The mouthfeel is silky thus sealing my fate to go to Pennsylvania to get more and to recommit to cellaring another bottle for at least six years. It has been six years since this beer was available in Chicago. This would be a great drinkable beer if there was a supply. I guess its up to me and the fates.
Thank you Carol Stoudt.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark peach to orange in color with a low beige film and ring for a head. Constant but fairly light slow bubbled carbonation. Big fruity orange aroma and flavor in style with spicy phenol alcohol character. Medium-full bodied and smooth with light airiness.

I remember this one being much better and much drier when young. I'll have to try their new smaller bottle triple to compare.

Label States: "Bottle Conditioned Ale"

Vintage Date: 12/27/00
Tasted: 05/11/06

(25.87 oz / 765 ml tall brown champagne-style bottle - capped)

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Photo of jdhilt
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a one-fingered fine cream head that goes quickly and leaves little lace. Cloudy amber color. Medium carbonation. Malty nose. Medium-heavy bodied. The high ABV comes through with noticeable alcohol overtones. Starts malty with hints of yeast finishes with just a hint of bitterness. $5.99 for a 765ml bottle.

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Stoudt's Abbey Triple (750ml Release) from Stoudts Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 56 ratings