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Tripel Perfection | Brewery Ommegang

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4.12/5
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460 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States
ommegang.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ommegang's brewers spent several years refining their ideas of what a "perfect" tripel would be. In the original style, a Belgian tripel is a golden ale, from 8.5% to 10% ABV, with fruity flavors and aromas coming from the yeast. Tripels are simply brewed, but with great attention to detail. Ommegang Tripel Perfection goes beyond the exquisite attention to detail and adds spices to subtly enhance aromas and flavors. The result is a fine ale honoring Belgian brewing tradition, while also expanding on it in the new Ommegang tradition.

Added by cosmicevan on 04-25-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,127
Reviews:
191
Ratings:
460
pDev:
8.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
61
Gots:
87
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 460 |  Reviews: 191
Photo of Beginner2
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of damndirtyape
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750mL corked and caged bottle, bottled on 11/12/2014, best before 11/2017. Shared with the Mrs., with my portion in a Tripel Karmeliet glass.

Appearance: Translucent orange amber color. Lots of fine bubbles coming up through the glass to replenish the persistent rocky off-white head. Thick strands of persistent lacing noted. Great looking beer.

Smell: Yeasty, floral, herbal, with a barest hint of phenol.

Taste: Lots of flavors going on - Belgian yeast, noble hops, orange peel, bready malt, with a mild lingering herbal + citrus bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated but not fizzy. Scrubs the palate clean and has a nicely airy mouthfeel with a good smooth thickness underneath.

Overall / Drinkability: A perfectly balanced tripel and well-named. Dangerously drinkable - I was noting the potency about halfway through my glass. I would not have minded another glass in which case I would have been in serious trouble this stuff is so smooth. A very delightful tripel and I'll have to see if I can pick it up again.

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Photo of EMH73
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy amber color with a thick one and a half inch white head that is very well retained , but leaves little lacing.
Smell is pretty mild, with some lemon, yeast and spice notes. Taste is slightly sweet with yeasty bread, apples, pears, cloves, slight pepper and malt flavors. Finishes dry. Medium to heavy bodied with high carbonation. Flavors get much better as the beer warms a little. A very good example of a Belgian Tripel.

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Photo of Anthonypapini
4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Wizzle32
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidSwords1201
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of griffey123
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Griggsy
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bnes09
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright and snappy aroma of citrus, lemon grass, coriander and cloves. White grapes blended with the signature Belgian yeast. Aroma similar to Westmalle, only spicier. Flavor begans with sweet white grapes morphing into a dry white wine. Subtle sugar notes. Spices come to life mid drink blending with the yeast and clove character. Grassy hop. Finishes dry with a medicinal aftertaste. Medium body. Smooth carbonation. A well executed tripel which holds up against many Belgian examples.

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Photo of heerboth
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CJRubes
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NatSmith
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GoodDog
3.47/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Nat1975
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DMcGirr
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aphamer
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of ThaneMcC
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pour hazy amber with thick white foamy head from 750ml bottle. Smells initially a bit skunky then metallic, pear, apple. Taste is sweet light fruits up front (apple/pear), metallic twang to the sweetness and with a pepper end note balancing out the fruit. Medium bodied, significant carbonation adds to the tang and keeps from becoming syrupy.
Overall, pretty good tripel – but not so good as to justify the pricepoint, and not the best representative of the genre. I wouldn’t go out of my way to find this beer, but wouldn’t turn it down if it was the only thing available (or if somebody handed me a free beer).

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.06/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

11 ounce pour - $10.00 at Taco Mac in Woodstock, Georgia.

Appearance: Deep golden-hued body, lightly hazed beneath a fine, white head.

Smell: A sweetish, perfumy, heavily phenolic bouquet with its boosting spices, some citrus and some addling alcoholic updrafts.

Taste: Honeyed maltiness, lightly bready. Moderate sweetness of blonde syrups. Slightly tangy in taste. Generously phenolic, abundant in clove, coriander and pepper. Bitterish, redolent dried citrus rinds. A little harsh and biting in the booze factor leading to a somewhat sharp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body, fairly smooth on the tongue. Medium carbonation.

Overall: For me, it fell more than a bit short of its boastful moniker and price-tag.

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Photo of hophead723
4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: A chaotic swirling rush of carbonation rises to the head of this brew. The body is a slightly hazy amber color with gilded edges. The head is creamy and leaves consistent lacing.

Smell: Tons of banana esters, ale yeast, licorice, coriander, orange peel, and honey in the aroma.

Taste: The taste is extraordinarily complex in the first place, but as it warms the flavors open up. I get banana, sweet orange peel, licorice, anise, honeysuckle, proofed dough, cake flour, lilac, lavender, unfiltered wiliaiki blossom honey, melon rind, a kiss of rosewater and coriander.

Feel: This brew is so creamy and smooth the finish doesn't even matter. It rinses and lingers simultaneously.

Overall: Another genius brew by Ommegang, which are the undisputed masters of utilizing Belgian yeast to really make the quality ingredients shine.

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Photo of rydev24
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tripel Perfection from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 460 ratings
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