Belgian Independence Day Triple (2012) | Brewery Ommegang

BA SCORE
4.03/5
71 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
In honor of both its independence and its signature Tripel style, this Belgian-style ale is brewed with Belgian candi sugar and a combination of Ommegang, Duvel and Chouffe yeasts. A triple, Tripel if you will. The unsung hero of brewing, the yeast strain dramatically influences the flavor and aroma profile of a beer. Three yeasts join here together to forge one remarkable brew.

Added by BARFLYB on 07-19-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
71
pDev:
8.68%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Only thing lacking was a little more of the hoppy bite.

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Photo of woosterbill
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Prime 16, served in its own commemorative tulip.

A: Cloudy medium orange body with a solid finger of creamy ecru head. Good retention, nice lace.

S: Wow. Peppery phenols are up front, with bubblegum and pear following close behind. Some freshly cut grass and raw peppercorns. Really, really amazing.

T: Yeasty throughout, with delicate clove up front, solid peppercorn midway through, tasty mildly sweet esters on the tail end, and a dry finish with light alcohol and nice minerality. Complex, balanced, and delicious.

M: Creamy medium body with a solid, but not overwhelming amount of effervescence. Lovely.

O: Possibly the best American Tripel I've ever had. Truly excellent.

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4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep golden yellow with a nice dirty white head. Aroma and flavor is all about the yeasts; delicately spicey, bready, subtle on the fruitiness, and a little peppery. It was great. Mouthfeel was medium bodied, creamy, active with slight prickliness. Overall, a fantastic brew and one of the best beers I have had yet from Ommegang.

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4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this at Max's during the Belgian Independence Day event. Poured into a goblet.

Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy amber color with a hint of gold. There is a finger of fluffy white head that leaves some very nice lace.

Smell: I'm getting Belgian yeast spice with some candy sugar sweetness, but not too much. The beer also seems to have a herbal quality to it.

Taste: Lots of spice from the Belgian yeast with a perfect amount of malt sweetness. This beer is very easy to drink. The finish is bitter and contains the herbal qualities that I picked up in the nose.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with large bubbles and a touch of dryness in the finish.

Overall: I thought this was a fantastic beer. I went back for another, and that doesn't usually happen at Max's. Great balance of malt and spice.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a snifter

Appearance –Pours a beautiful medium orange- amber color with a light haze and a one half finger white head. The head faded relatively fast to give a nice level of lacing

Smell – The smell is heaviest of yeast and strong notes of a lemon citrus. Mixed with these are some lighter sweet notes of orange and a candied sugar smell.

Taste – The beer starts with some of the sweeter flavors depicted in the nose along with a bready base. The sweetness is largely of a orange taste, but there are hints of candied sugar in there as well. As the taste advances however some of the sweetness fades. Some of the lemon citrus flavors as well as hints of the yeast hit the tongue. The light lemon hop and lemongrass flavor bitter the beer slightly. The orange sweetness is almost completely gone more toward the end, but the candied sugar sweetness gets stronger. At the very end of the taste there is a slight alcohol burn which in overall leaves a rather satisfyingly light warming, sweet, and somewhat sour candy flavor is left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is just above average in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that runs the middle of the road. Very appropriate for the style and quite refreshing due to the carbonation, but with the creaminess the taste still really still sinks into the tongue.

Overall – This is a fantastic and wonderful brew. It has a wonderful taste and feel. Well done!!!

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4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: single finger head with little retention on a cloudy golden with copper hues body. Excellent lacing.

S: fruity and herbal with nice yeast character and molasses. Fruit include green apple and banana

T: Nice yeastyness up front which provides a lot to the body as well moving to a spicy and pepper flavor finishing with more peppery zest and light citrus.

M: thick and creamy body. Moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: an interesting tripel. Varies a little from the traditional tripel but is unique and memorable.

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4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Belgian Independence Day Triple (2012) from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 71 ratings
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