Belgian Tripel
Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.

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Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
New Hampshire, United States
3.61 | pDev: 17.45%
Apr 07, 2016
Jul 10, 2011
Belgian TripelBelgian Tripel
Notes: 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.
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Ratings by deltatauhobbit:
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Reviewed by deltatauhobbit from Maine

3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Picked up a limited released bottle at RSVP, bottle #157, brew #1245.

Pours a golden orange color with not much head, what head there is fades really quickly and leaves no lacing on the glass.

Smell a light phenolic aroma, maybe a bit of clove, sweet malt is the primary scent, any spicing is very subtle.

Taste has a sweet malt backing with some Belgian candied sugar, upfront is a surprising amount of banana that I didn't pick up in the aroma, not sure of the alcohol content but I'm not picking up much strength although there is a sharpness that's hard to describe, the carbonation is very soft but it lends a very creamy mouthfeel which is probably the best feature.

Price tag is rather expensive but I'm glad to have tried it, especially since I don't get to try much Moat Mountain. Now that they're distributed in Maine, hopefully I'll get the chance to try more.
Jul 10, 2011
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Rated: 4.52 by Matthowland from New Hampshire

Apr 07, 2016
Rated: 2.88 by Satchboogie from Belgium

Jul 17, 2015
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Reviewed by Boto from Connecticut

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.
Oct 11, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by KirkFrancis from North Carolina

Jul 28, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Oidmoe from Austria

Jul 23, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by rderedin from Maine

Jul 12, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by irishevans from California

Sep 17, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by nmann08 from Virginia

Jul 21, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by Dhamma73 from Massachusetts

Jul 06, 2013
Rated: 3.56 by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

Jun 30, 2013
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Reviewed by jdhilt from New Hampshire

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.
Jun 10, 2013
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Reviewed by gueuzeonhigh from Maine

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 ..
Jan 27, 2013
Rated: 3 by Perilousleigh from Maine

Jan 21, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by BeerCosmonaut from Vermont

Jan 05, 2013
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Reviewed by Cavanaghty from Maine

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.
Nov 30, 2012
Rated: 3.75 by EmmetD from Massachusetts

Sep 03, 2012
Rated: 4.25 by pveilleux from Massachusetts

Aug 12, 2012
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Reviewed by dasenebler from Maine

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.
Jun 17, 2012
Rated: 4 by joshtrich from New York

Feb 28, 2012
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Reviewed by Jason from Massachusetts

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.
Feb 22, 2012
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Reviewed by ms11781 from Massachusetts

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.
Jan 27, 2012
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

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.
Dec 27, 2011
Rated: 5 by mrpibb1206 from Pennsylvania

Dec 11, 2011
Rated: 4 by Rochefort10nh from New Hampshire

Nov 26, 2011
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Reviewed by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

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.
Aug 07, 2011
Belgian Tripel from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 26 ratings