Belgian Independence Day Tripel (2012) | Brewery Ommegang

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Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

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.

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Ratings: 71 |  Reviews: 14
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of denver10
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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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Billolick
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler filled at Green Growler Grocery in Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Pours clouded, dull apricot. Under a looser off white head, that leaves a nice thicker collar, and ample fine bits and small blobs of lacing.

Fresh and ripe tropical fruit nose.

More fruity goodness, I get some melon, lime, and grapefruit. Then biting hops, a load of pepper, and more lime and grapefruit as we head to the tasty finish.

Highly enjoyable offering from Ommegang.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Jadjunk
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Summit's Wayside Snellville August 14, 2012. Reviewed from notes.

Ommegang Belgian Independence Day 2012.

(Appearance) Hazy golden copper body, Creamy white head of a thick creamy foam consistency, retains well. Very nice appearance overall. 4.5

(Smell) Cracker malts, medium spice presence, subtle bitter orange peel with a waft of banana fruity esters from the belgian yeast. Potency is medium. Good. 4

(Taste) Robust malty body much deeper than the nose, syrupy. Mild spices in the middle and rounding out the finish, with a bit of grainy alcohol on the end. A nice flavorful malty body on this beer. 4

(Mouthfeel) Very light airy body and a sticky, slick heavy finish. Alcohol presence is low. Body is medium. Nice level of carbonation. 4

(Overall) A delicious flavorful Tripel by Ommegang, certainly one of the most enjoyable ones that I've had to date. 4

Brewery Ommegang's
Belgian Independence Day 2012 Triple

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Photo of Darkmagus82
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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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Golden yellow pour, slightly cloudy, with a foamy white head that receded to a thin layer and left a bit of soapy lacing on the glass. Spicy yeast on the nose, herbal hops, and touches of fruit. More of the same in the taste, yeasty, mildly musty, spice, pale malt sweetness, apple skins and hints of white wine, herbal hops. Light-medium body, well-hidden alcohol, and a pretty decent brew overall.

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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