Third Wheel Belgian Tripel
Sibling Revelry Brewing

Third Wheel Belgian TripelThird Wheel Belgian Tripel
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Style:
Tripel
Ranked #218
ABV:
9.2%
Score:
86
Ranked #23,589
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 9.18%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
18
From:
Sibling Revelry Brewing
 
Ohio, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  5
SCORE
86
Very Good
Third Wheel Belgian TripelThird Wheel Belgian Tripel
Notes: A deep golden Belgian style tripel brewed with a lot of malt, a little bit of Belgian candy sugar and an authentic Trappist yeast. This beer starts with a fresh yeast aroma followed by a full malt body and a balanced bitter sweet finish.

25 IBU
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 18 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of yeast, some fruits. Taste is yeast, black pepper, apples, and yes, plenty of alcohol. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, but not a good example of the style.

Sep 01, 2021
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can at the Fall 2019 ASMF with 8 Ball Aiken.
Pours with a slightly hazy orange-amber body with a decent off-white head.
This is a bold and complex version of the style. Strong flavor despite just moderate spiciness and minimal banana.

Oct 04, 2019
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wingman14 from Ohio

3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Packed 11/01/18, poured from a can.
Pours a dark rich clear yellow with virtually no head. Nice carbonation continually bubbling away though. Smell is yeast, apple, grape, malt, and sweet notes. Taste starts malty and tart, moves into a flavor driven by the yeast, and finish dry almost like a dry wine. The high ABV is noticeable, but the flavor is strong. The mouthfeel is medium, there are some spice type notes that add a strong bite to the mouthfeel. Overall a decent beer, different than what I expected, but an interesting offering nonetheless. Worth checking out.

Jan 18, 2019
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Bum4ever from California

3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy, slightly darkish golden color with a big foamy off-white head that leaves quickly. Some small lacing.
Smell is apple, banana, bread, clove, hint of garlic, pear, crackers.
Bready taste with apple, banana, cracker, clove and pear.
Medium to full bodied with a dry finish.
Overall a nicely done tripel here.

Dec 12, 2018
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superspak from North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can into chalice, canned on 4/19/2018. Pours slightly hazy medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big peach, pear, apricot, lemon, orange, red apple, melon, white grape, peppercorn, light banana/clove, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light honey/candi sugar, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt/sugar, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big peach, pear, apricot, lemon, orange, red apple, melon, white grape, peppercorn, light banana/clove, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light honey/candi sugar, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/floral/grassy bitterness and peppery yeast spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of peach, pear, apricot, lemon, orange, red apple, melon, white grape, peppercorn, light banana/clove, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light honey/candi sugar, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt/sugar, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and yeast spiciness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with very smooth, bready/grainy, and fairly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Mildly increasing warmth of 9.2% after the finish. Overall this is a delicious tripel. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt/sugar, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink for the ABV, with the mellowly bitter/spicy/drying finish. Very well rounded Belgian yeast complexity and balanced pale malt/sugars, with solid earthy hop presence. Not overly sweet/heavy from lingering dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

Aug 18, 2018
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Form the 12 oz can in a snifter. This decent take on a classic style pours
a chill hazed amber tinged golden color with a moderate head of white foam that
subsides to a thin ring. Nose of subtle apple, light grape, banana, sweet candy
sugars, and hints of yeasty bread. Flavors follow the nose with light exceptions
with white grape notes mingling with bubblegum that are lightly mixed with a
light white sweet bread. Notes of clove and banana grain light strength with
warmth with a light apple flavor showing with a light hint of herbal hops and
a touch of white pepper. Decent mouth feel; medium body, medium carbonation,
and a lightly sweet and phenol ridden finish. Overall a decent tripel in the American
style.

Cheers

Mar 21, 2018
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 1/9/18. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy golden with a small white head that fades leaving okay retention and not much lacing. The aromas have sweet banana and bubblegum along with some pear. Yeasts and malts are there. The flavors follow the nose. More banana, bubblegum and pear. Some vanilla and white grapes in the mix. Hints of black pepper and clove, but it's not really spicy. Yeasts do their thing. Strong malt backbone. Mild warmth along with some subtle alcohol notes, but all of that quickly disappears as you get into it. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's fluffy, smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This is a nice "American Tripel". It might not match up with examples of the style from overseas, but it's still nice and enjoyable. I like it.

Feb 20, 2018
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Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

growler

Pours clear golden, white lacing for a head.

Smells of apple, coriander, biscuit, and white grapes.

Flavor is of a honey biscuit malt with apples, white grapes, coriander, vanilla, hibiscus, and cloves. Wheaty finish.

Medium to full with stinging carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A very nice Belgian style ale with some excellent flavor and body. Aroma is good, pour is fine. For Belgian style beers at small American breweries, I've had worse but not many better. Definitely give this a try if you stop in.

Oct 01, 2016
Third Wheel Belgian Tripel from Sibling Revelry Brewing
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 18 ratings