Abbot's Habit Tripel | Martha's Exchange

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Brewed by:
Martha's Exchange
New Hampshire, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Bierman9 on 01-03-2005

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by IBUnit63:
Photo of IBUnit63
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Martha's exchange this past Monday...

Perfect copper color served in goblet. No head, though and minimal carbonation.

Nice candi sugar and ginger, clove and solid Belgian yeast and malt electricity. Mild hop pine - a little cold at first but definitely a full nose.

Oh yeah - this has some legs. Full malt-grain profile with huge Belgian yeast. Bitter ginger and clove in abundance alongside a slight coriander bite. Hop pine is very big here! Nice.

The spice of this as well as the solid hop bite gives this a good palate explosion. Balance in overabundance. Finish a little tight but very full.

Definitely sip this one - there's a whole lot going on here.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was second and final beer of the night at Martha's Exchange...with a great coconut shrimp dish. This beer was much more interesting than the Pumpkin Ale I consumed just before.

I was told (after asking about their "reserve" beers) by the waitrness this was 8% ABV. When I asked what style of beer this was she stated: " it's an Ale" touche!

AP: Light, orange-hued copper color and totally clear and still with no bubbles what-so-ever. Looks like a Cask conditioned brew. But it's not. Only a slight white brim of foam remains around the edges of the glass.

Nose: Cloves, Olives, Sweet malt with mildl perfume essences.

Taste: A spicey/peppery and fruity malted flavor with an obvious alcohol bite and A fruity and mild leafy hop fin.

MF: With little signs of activity, this brew has a nice crisp feeling and very light on the palate.

DA: This is good for the stlye, but there is a caution about the 8-9% ABV.

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Photo of Franchise
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a golden raisin color and leaves a thin white lace that sticks to the glass to let you know some sweet notes are about to happen on your palate. The aroma is delightful, candied fruit, plums, figs, bananas, sweet overipened fruit. The taste is sweet not overpowering, rum soaked fruit is what comes to mind. As I let this sit on my palate a little more, some buttery notes began to rise finishing like a fine apple brandy with the alcohal presence.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap today at the source.
According to the waitress, they changed the keg which delayed my enjoyment of this brew. Hazy lemony straw color with a decent sized off white head. Aromas of light sugar, banana and clove with a rich sweet maltiness. The flavor follows the aroma. rich bready sweet almost honey like maltiness with some spicy yeasty esters and a warming alcohol note. Very flavorful brew, I quite enjoyed this.

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Photo of xensure
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from the tap in to a tulip.

A - Golden amber, looks to be filtered, with about half a finger of head that settles away. The head will return with a swirl of the glass though.

S - Pears, Bananas, and a bit of unmalted wheat.

T - This is a spicy tripel, but well balanced. I can't detect any hop flavor to speak of, but the oils are there. They dry out of the sip and keep you drinking. The pears come through from the yeast which is surprising seeing how clear the beer is. A filtered look, but an unfiltered taste.

M - Aggressive yet light fizz. Smooth and easy to drink, but not as full and creamy as some tripels are.

O - This a fantastic beer. Spicy yet suttle. It hides its alcohol well. It is a shame that you can't get this in a bottle. This is by far one of the best tripels I have ever had. The restaurant is great too. I highly recommend.

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Photo of Stud122433
3.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Axnjxn
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Bierman9
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ventured out last night (31DEC05) with Alewife and "the Scheister" for some New Years Eve grub and grog. Had this baby back on tap. Still served in a 12oz snifter... Had a few with our meal, and brought a growler home to enjoy today (01JAN06 - Happy New Year!). Deep golden colored, but more clear; minimal haze if at all. Thin, wispy white head, mostly around the edge. Very light lacing. Light sweetness along with a tropical fruit tinge. Nice aroma... Solid medium body, but verry smooth. Passes nicely, easily over the tongue. Light sweetness here in the flavor as well... a bready/crackery maltiness... fruitiness is well-played here, with some green apple and a touch of mango. The finish does present a smidge of spiciness, making the overall drinking experience quite the pleasurable one. Alewife also rather enjoyed this Habit.


overall: 4
appearance: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4.5 | drinkability: 4.5

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(03JAN05) Another new offering from Greg Ouellette at Marthas....

Poured into a 12oz snifter, it has a flat, dull, golden color, with much cloudiness. Has no head whatsoever and, hence, no lacing at all. Aroma has hints of candy sugar notes and fruit, though mild. Passes smoothly over the tongue, with a decent medium body. Flavor has lots of fruity attributes (especially mango), with hits of more tropical fruit and a strong dose of banana. Almost tastes (and smells) like a good Bayerisch Weizen. The bier menu mentions spicy characteristics, though I didn't find much, if any, spice here. Just a light, crackery pilsner type malt with lots of fruitiness. A nice offering; give it a shot! 3.0/3.5/4.0/4.0/4.0 = 3.70



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Photo of ChristopherProvost
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: nice pale straw color, slightly hazy, 2 finger foamy head on the pour which gradually dissipated, gentle carbonation

Smell: slightly sour smell, but not unpleasant; hints of citrus and yeast

Taste: slightly sour taste but again, not unpleasant, more yeast on the palate

Mouthfeel: a little pungent and a bit cloying.

Overall: a nice Tripel, but I expected a little more; the sourness was kind of unexpected because it was billed as having "a touch of sweetness."

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Photo of tscanlon51
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Abbot's Habit Tripel from Martha's Exchange
4.06 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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