Oak Aged Tripel
Brewery Ommegang

Oak Aged TripelOak Aged Tripel
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States
Ranked #21
Ranked #5,892
4.17 | pDev: 6.95%
Tuesday at 05:45 AM
May 24, 2022
Oak Aged TripelOak Aged Tripel
Notes: None
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Photo of DrunkenPhysicist
Reviewed by DrunkenPhysicist from Minnesota

4.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a Guinness pint glass

L: Large off-white head, murky copper color with about 50% translucence. Lots of visible effervescence.
S: Belgian staples of funk with some banana and a bit of caramel. Drier than most Belgians I've had; the oak barrel comes through fairly well.
T: Strong oak flavor throughout, with a bit of booziness toward the end. Some sweetness but definitely a bit drier than I'm used to (not that I mind, I love a good dry Belgian). Overall excellent taste.
F: Decent carbonation, medium to fuller body. Somewhat warming.
O: This is a fantastic tripel, one of the best I've had. Great flavor and good body without being overpowering in either department. Definitely would pick this up again.
Tuesday at 05:45 AM
Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Sunday at 07:12 PM
Photo of donspublic
Reviewed by donspublic from Texas

4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from bottle into tulip, monster 3+ finger light tan head with great retention and lacing. Dark golden in the glass, slightly hazy. Belgian esters on the nose, fruity, spicy. Taste is candied sweetness in the front, there is a twang of oak, then the fruity esters, clove, slight vanillin, and then a spicy finish that is amplified by the high carbonation. Very nice drinking beer, the wood tames out the sweetness and the esters and just makes for an all around good drinking beer.
Mar 20, 2023
Photo of Suds
Reviewed by Suds from Missouri

4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I haven't had an Ommegang in a while. This one is a hazy hone-colored brew with a think off-white head . The aroma has a Belgian ester scent...fruit and pepper...its oak aged, but I had to hunt for the woodiness through the other flavors. Warming and spicey flavor. Balanced and strong. Wonderful.
Mar 10, 2023
Rated: 4.18 by SpaethJam from New York

Feb 20, 2023
Rated: 4.19 by Rhetion from Florida

Jan 12, 2023
Photo of Franziskaner
Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Copper colored with a fingernail of beige around the rim and covering three quarters of the top. The aroma is of oak and faintly fruity Belgian triple yeast. I’m tasting oak, plenty of sweet Belgian light malt, and lightly fruity Belgian triple yeast. The mouth is highly carbonated and dry.
Nov 06, 2022
Photo of malrubius
Reviewed by malrubius from Vermont

4.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Bottle. Hazy golden orange with lasting head and little lace. Spicy boozy vanilla woody aroma. Sweet honey vanilla peach with boozy woody spicy finish. The finish definitely balances what could have been a cloying beer. Full body but not thick. Still refreshing because of nice carbo for aged beer. Excellent. I prefer unaged tripels, but this is still great.
Nov 02, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by steverx8 from England

Oct 21, 2022
Rated: 4.04 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Sep 24, 2022
Rated: 4.34 by BradtheGreat7 from Ohio

Sep 22, 2022
Rated: 4.04 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Sep 18, 2022
Photo of puboflyons
Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
From a 12 fl. oz. bottle with a BB date of 04/08/24. Sampled August 20, 2022.

Handsome looking amber-orange tone with a boisterous yet lingering cream colored fluffy head.

Aroma of roasted caramel malts, raisin, dark fruit, plum, mild herbs, licorice, wood, and only a hint of alcohol.

Medium-full mouthfeel. Smooth and warming at the finish.

The flavor is sweet with dark fruits, raisin, fig, and a slightly more notable booze character than in the nose. This is really quite a nice beer. Glad I bought a four-pack of it.
Aug 20, 2022
Photo of Jugs_McGhee
Rated by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

3.4/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aug 14, 2022
Rated: 4 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Aug 11, 2022
Rated: 4 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Aug 11, 2022
Photo of flagmantho
Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Poured from 12oz bottle into my BeerAdvocate teku. Best by 4/5/24.

Appearance: rich golden-orange hue with a moderate haze and a ton of apparent effervescence. Head is a thick finger of frothy ivory foam with a bit of an orange cast and demonstrating good retention. A little bit on the orange side, but still very pretty!

Smell: a nice, sweetish maltiness with a bit of a peary orchardy aroma; there's also an interesting saison-like spice here to go along with a hint of wood. A little bit busy, but nice.

Taste: sweet malt with a fair amount of booziness. There's a little bit of the pear quality I like, but it's a bit more subdued in the flavor. Spiciness is pretty high, perhaps an artifact of the light woodiness; it kind of reminds me of a bière de garde as much as a tripel. Not bad, though a bit boozy for my taste.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a good level of carbonation and a very good creaminess indeed.

Overall: I like this beer, and I appreciate its unorthodox flavor profile, but it is a bit rough around the edges.
Aug 10, 2022
Rated: 3.94 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Jul 31, 2022
Rated: 3.88 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Jul 29, 2022
Photo of LifesAnesthesia
Reviewed by LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
L - amber with a large off-white head that sticks around leaving behind a ton of lacing and a thin cap
S - bright banana, cloves, bready yeast, fruity esters, spices, bubblegum, some citrus
T - complex but follows the nose with bright banana, citrus and other fruity esters intermixed with cloves, spices, notes of bubblegum, bready yeast, some biscuit, some licorice, and very slight hints of oak on the back end
F - light to medium bodied with high carbonation
O - a fantastic offering from Ommegang
Jul 23, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jul 16, 2022
Rated: 3.77 by WynnO from Florida

Jul 12, 2022
Photo of Bierman9
Reviewed by Bierman9 from New Hampshire

4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Picked up a single, 12oz bottle recently at the Lazy Dog, for $4.99. Quaffing and enjoying out in The 'Zebo.. .

Pours a rich, deep, dark golden color, with a touch of haze and light carbo. Has a massive, frothy, off-white head, which towers above the rim. Very slowly ebbs back, with A-1 lacing. Has a biscuity, toasty aroma, displaying a solid malt foundation. Has some honey and mild pale fruit (green apple and pear). Lightly spicy/peppery as well. Body is a decent medium, with subtle prickle on the tongue.

Flavor has some bitterness/astringency, likely from the tannins in the oak action. Has more green fruit, plus a smidge of vanilla and more lightly sweet, biscuity malt. Can pick up a hint of licorice, plus more pepper in the rather dry finish. A solid take on a classic style. Prosit!!!

4.24/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jul 02, 2022
Rated: 4.27 by oberon from North Carolina

Jun 30, 2022
Rated: 4 by Birdlegs from Washington

Jun 19, 2022
Photo of jlindros
Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a giant foamy 3 finger head that forces me to stop pouring early, good retention, a little pillowy and rocky, some spotty lacing, hazy light sediment amber to golden orange color

Nose nice Belgian tripel, sweet candi sugar and Belgian golden malt, a little biscuity sweet with honey and vanilla, touch of cake batter, fair fruity esters, pome fruit mostly and hint of citrus, light phenol spices, light perfumey alcohol, bubblegum, a touch of toasted oak

Taste brings a spicy bite up front, phenol spices with some potpourri spiced alcohol, a bit of spicy bitter hops, only med to lighter bitterness, sweet candi sugar and sweet Belgian malts, little biscuity, honey, a little cake batter and honey cake, vanilla spice, mild fruity esters with some pome fruit, a little citrus, lemongrass, fair bubblegum, only a touch of vanilla toasted oak

Mouth is med to a bit fuller bod, high effervescent carb, a hint of warming smooth alcohol

Overall a great base Belgian Tripel, although not much from the oak chips, hops get a tad aggressive late Americanizing it a bit, but still good nonetheless
Jun 18, 2022
Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
Reviewed by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Purchased at Wegmans in Warrington, PA. 4pk/$15.99

Pours a hazy, opaque, golden-orange color. A tight bubble, semi-dense , cream colored head on the initial pour.

The distinct aromas of a tripel (spices, banana and burnt sugars)

A excellent tripel. Very smooth. Flavors of spices, banana, burnt sugars and vanilla. The oak aging adds a slight dry, woody, earthy taste. The 9% ABV isn't even noticeable.

A thicker mouthfeel. Leaves a sticky coating in the mouth.

Tripels are not my go to beers but being labeled as a "limited release" I decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did. An excellent tripel that ranks as one of the best I've had. If you see it available, I'd suggest picking it up. Cheers!
Jun 17, 2022
Rated: 4.59 by rangerred from Tennessee

Jun 17, 2022
Rated: 4.51 by trancecylist from Pennsylvania

Jun 17, 2022
Photo of LiquidAmber
Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured into an Ommegang flute glass. Pours a lightly hazy, medium coppery orange amber with a two finger white head with great retention and thick lacing. Aroma of dry caramel malt, orange, coriander and mild oak. Flavor is dry caramel malt, orange zest, coriander, light licorice and a touch of woody oak. Lingering spicy orange finish. Medium bodied with light to moderate creaminess. This one appealed to me immediately after reading the label, but it seemed difficult to live up to my expectations. No problem, Ommegang came through on this one. Both the idea of oak as well as the addition of licorice really made this pop. The base is a quite traditional tripel, with maybe a little more bright orange flavor than normal, which also melded with the other flavors to create something that really invited repeated tasting. I've not had a new tripel in quite a while and this one is a delight. I hope that as a "limited release" it will still return again. I'm going to snag a few more bottles before it disappears. Nicely done and interesting.
Jun 12, 2022
Photo of brureview
Reviewed by brureview from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Excellent! A different approach than other Tripels. Spices which I don’t recognize. More oak, including the taste, and an emphasis on the bitterness in the finish.
Jun 05, 2022
Photo of Herbabee
Reviewed by Herbabee from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
When i saw this announced as arrived at my local, i leapt at the opportunity! Now on my 3rd vessel, i feel that i'm informed enough to lend a critique...

Pour (in an elongated tulip per brewer issue) reveals a translucent golden hue with no sign of particulates, and a frothy 3-4 finger capper that dissipated like melting snow to an appealing little film at the surface, very light webbing lingers. Nose is pleasant, of fruit salad and spices (almost like a potable dishsoap?). When it hits the tongue however, it delivers a certain bitterness, and the wood oils assert their presence - sort of repulsed me at first, but i'm acquiring a taste by now... Swallow is fairly smooth with a certain fruity but most bitter finish.

Perhaps worth another 4-pack (with some to tuck away in storage for a rainy or lethargic day) , but i don't think i'll be fiending to procure as much as i can. Nice to see the brewery nudging back to its Belgian-ish roots with this ltd.
Jun 01, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

May 28, 2022
Photo of Greywulfken
Reviewed by Greywulfken from New York

4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
"Belgian-style tripel ale aged on oak chips"

Hops: Citra, Styrian Goldings
Malts: 2 row barley, caramel
Spices: sweet orange peel, coriander, licorice root

Aged on virgin American oak chips; bottled 4/3/22 with a best by of 4/3/24...

Fantastic stuff - a great entry to the tripel genre, it cashes in on classic tripel attributes like a smooth, soft full feel, with ample pale fruits and just a little bitterness of pectin... More sweet than bitter, amply carbonated (watch your pour or the head will take off up the glass), and with a warming vanilla and orange spice... And yes, that spice profile absolutely represents - there are elements reminiscent of an amped-up witbier... The licorice root adds a subtle and smoothing flavor, and the wood chips impart a whiff of tannins as the oakiness offers a slight drying moment toward the finish...

Tripel, Belgian, and strong pale ale fans take note - and it's fluffy enough to flirt with the NEIPA crowd, too lol - label says "Limited Release" so this might be a one-and-done - definitely worth a grab...
May 24, 2022
Oak Aged Tripel from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 34 ratings