Moat Belgian Tripel | Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.

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Moat Belgian TripelMoat Belgian Tripel

Brewed by:
Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
New Hampshire, United States

Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A pale to amber colored Belgian inspired ale with yeast highlights of spice and fruit. The addition of Belgian candy sugars adds potency and crispness and a wonderful caramel tone to this seasonal ale.

Added by deltatauhobbit on 07-09-2011

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Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of Matthowland
4.52/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Satchboogie
2.88/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Boto
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draught @ Brewpub: this one pours a hazy golden color. There was a this white head on it that left some lacing. A little bit of a lighter nose for a tripel, but still good. Clove, banana, some wheat and lemon. The taste is good. Clove, lemon, wheat, some banana. A decent tripel.

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Photo of KirkFrancis
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of Oidmoe
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of rderedin
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of irishevans
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Dhamma73
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ScaryEd
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jdhilt
3.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a two finger light cream head that fades quickly traces of lace. Light hazy amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet fruity nose, flavor is sweet fruit, pear? smooth. Higher ABV is hidden. $12.00 for a 22oz bottle from Moat Mountain Brewery North Conway, NH.

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Photo of gueuzeonhigh
3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Everything was as expected when I carefully removed the cap off the bottle.
Beer sprung to life overflowing the bottle-- but I had my glass ready.
Poured as I expected-- no surprises-- for a hand crafted small batch beer of this style.

Mild nose-- but produced a bucolic mix of yeast notes, some hops, some what I call "wild flowers", malt's in there too--

Flavor-- same as the nose. This tripel is light weight-- I see "Tripel" on the label and that sets my expectations. this is a nice beer, but it's a light weight triple. I wouldn't call it a Tripel--
It's got the basic foundation of a triple-- or rather a Belgian style ale, but it doesn't have the flavor weight or "stance" that I expect of a Tripel. In my opinion it's an "economy" Tripel.

Mouthfeel is cordial.

Overall-- an enjoyable beer-- goes down smoothly and has enough character that I could put down a pint or two.. just-- if it only had a larger balls ..

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Photo of Perilousleigh
3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Cavanaghty
2.58/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

Appearance: Hazy amber color, no head except a very thin ring arounf the glass.

Smell: Cloves, malts, banana.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth, but thicker. Medium bodied. Taste of alcohol upfront with heavy clove/banana flavors and some malts in there too.

Overall: I expected better from Moat Mountain, this is the first beer of their's I have not liked. Not having good luck on my end with Tripels lately for some reason. I will not buy this one again.

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Photo of EmmetD
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of pveilleux
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of dasenebler
2.07/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Bomber, no dates.

Pours a dark, unfiltered gold with a very small head. Too dark and not enough head or effervescence for the style.

Aroma is complex, but has some off notes. Lots of fruity-estery goodness, rich malt, and booze, reminds me of Bananas Foster. There's a weird burnt character, and too much caramel malt.

Sweet, malty and under-attenuated. Too much heavy malt flavor, practically syrupy. No spice, though some vanilla and other pleasant yeasty notes. Mouthfeel is woefully under-carbonated and just sits on the tongue, compounding the sweet, syrupy nature of this beer.

Started off okay, but this beer bombed the Tripel test. Disappointing.

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Photo of joshtrich
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Jason
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz brown bomber with a bottle and batch # on the label.

LOOK: Peachy golden, thin lacing

SMELL: Star fruit, cotton candy, medicinal herbs, chalky yeast, warming esters, floral hop, peppery

TASTE: Smooth, medium body, phenolic, Asian pear, cherry taffy, green peppercorn, nutty yeast, guava, bread crust, warming alcohol, hop bitterness, semi-dry finish

Not half bad, I was hoping for a bit more carbonation, crispness and dryness but it makes due with what it has. Its a good drop and still is quite drinkable.

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Photo of ms11781
3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Gosox8787. Bottle #189, Brew #1245 per the label. 22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a completely clear and bright golden orange color for the first glass or so. Once it got towards the bottom of the bottle the color was hazy and a duller orange. The head is fizzy and literally disappears before my eyes and leaves no lacing. There is a rush of carbonation when the beer is poured but once the initial head fades the beer looks still in the glass.

The nose is strikingly sweet. There isn't a ton going on aside from the sweetness. There is some Belgian yeast and a touch of spiciness but overall it's really sweet.

The taste has a bit more complexity to it than the nose, but that's not saying much. There is some light fruit, notably bananas, which was somewhat surprising. Slightly yeasty and sweet. There is a more subtle spice note to it as well.

Lighter bodied with soft carbonation. The beer has a smooth feel to it that I'm not accustomed in a tripel/BSPA. There is usually a crispness that comes along with style that was lacking here.

This beer was middle of the road for the style for me. The flavors and aromas are a bit bland. They seem on the right track but they just don't get where they want to.

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Photo of mothman
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

#402 Batch 1245

Pours a little white head. No retention. Color is a hazed golden pale yellow.

Aroma: Bananas and cloves like a hefe. A lot of spices and malts. Very Belgian-like. A lot of fruits - apples and pears.

Taste: Much like the nose, but more malty and less fruity.

Mouthfeel: Very dry, but sprite like crispness. Medium bodied with a higher amount of carbonation. Ends dry.

Overall, a solid tripel. Pretty easy to drink. A little bit above average. Definitely nice for an American version.

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5/5  rDev +38.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle #126
Brew #1245
In a tulip, this beer was a golden orange color with a medium-sized white head that dissipated quickly.

Spicy aroma. Some fruit. Aroma on the lighter side.

More in the taste. Predominately spice, mostly clove, some nutmeg. Banana (surprise!).

Light-bodied, easy drinking.

Good beer.

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Moat Belgian Tripel from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 26 ratings