Tripel | Legend Brewing Co.

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61 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Legend Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States
legendbrewing.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Six Months of aging brings a soft smoothness to this sweet, complex ale. The result is a “sipping beer” that doesn’t seem like one. By this we mean that Legend Tripel is a deceptively strong beer to be shared with friends and family in celebration and moderation. Legend Tripel is brewed on a Belgian abbey style yeast strain which imparts combinations including banana, clove, apple, pear, even bubblegum. Serve with mild cheeses, roasted pork or turkey.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-23-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
61
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
10.85%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Photo of andypark
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a clear orange body with minimal head and a candi sugar/yeast dominated aroma as I don't get much in discerning aromas of fruits or malts or spice. The yeast keeps the beer smooth and fluffy, some candi sugar sweetness along with touches of tropical fruits make for a sweeter beer; minimal malts and citric hops keep beer sweeter than usual and the booze is hidden so has an easy finish as spices are mute in this beer. Not bad, a little simplistic, hit my sweet tooth so can't complain.

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4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arizcards
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at the brewpub today. Pretty decent representation of the style. Had the fresh version which I was catching notes of bubble gum initially and later pepper - lively on the palate. Had a 5 ounce sample of the 2010 bottled version at this was primarily pear based -carbonation was much less with this versus 2015. Not bad but prefer the 2015 version.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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Photo of Rifugium
2.96/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at Legend

Tripels are probably my least favorite style of beer, so I usually approach with caution. This one was not bad. Hazy light amber pour with a small white head. Aroma of pale malts, Belgian yeast, light fruity esters, Bazooka Joe. Taste of pale malts, candi sugar, Belgian yeast, pear, banana, green pepper. Light-medium body, and okay overall. Nothing I'd go back for.

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Photo of JayQue
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have had several good American Tripels. This is one of them, Pours a hazy golden amber color into my Chimay goblet. Delicately bubbly white head, average retention for a Tripel, no lacing to speak of.

Aroma has all the basics. Light fruit, grapes and pears, cloves, pepper, a little candi sugar and good Belgian yeast.

Tastes very good. The light fruit from the aroma is joined by some banana in the taste. Sweetness is up front. Spices are just right.

Tripels are known for hiding the alcohol behind a rich smoothness. This one is no exception. A little alcohol burn...very mild. The rest is a sweet, spicy, yeasty delight.

Very good take on a Tripel. I would drink this one again, any time.

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Photo of drt72
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Tripel from Legend Brewing Co.
3.87 out of 5 based on 61 ratings.
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