Millenium Tripel | Church Brew Works

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3.88/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Church Brew Works
Pennsylvania, United States
churchbrew.com

Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,772
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
69
pDev:
12.63%
 
 
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3
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6
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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 38
Reviews by psinderson:
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4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Bottle served at the brewpub. Poured into wine-type glass.

Appearance: Dark golden color and cloudy. Thin head dissipated quickly.

Smell: Nice and spicy. Some yeast character and fruits all around - Prunes, raisins, plums. A touch of brown sugar in the background.

Taste: Very complex. Sugary prunes and molasses with yeast. Spicy, peppery undertones. This beer supresses the alcohol very well. Finishes extemely smooth. One of the smoothest Tripels I've had.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, light carbonation.

Drinkability: This Tripel is superbly drinkable. The smooth and clean feel combined with the well-brewed, hidden alcohol character really allows this beer to go down well.

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

Appearance: Pale vibrant golden yellow thin white head leaves fine Belgian style lacing. Aroma: Fruity highlights candi sugar sweetness very nice tropical fruit undertones a nice touch of biscuit pale malts. Taste: Very sweet subtle hops with tropical fruits nice rich flavor in total I like it. Mouthfeel: Medium body even carbonation slightly syrupy nice texture. Drinkability: Easy to consume pretty much dangerous a well made trippel I look forward to trying this one again very nice.

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Photo of watermelonman
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This arrived as a pale and somewhat thick yellow and gold, with a small head. Lace is minor.

The smell lets out a hint of alcohol and a good amount of esthers. The taste starts off good with pale malts and esthers, but there's a bunch of wheat character in there too, and it doesn't really belong. Alcohol flavor is minimal. The mouthfeel is a bit too light, while drinkability is good.

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Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveCash
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dwarvenspirits
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Just got a 5L of this the other day (5-26-06), so it's been aging for a while. I can't say I was thoroughly impressed with this beer. It's not a bad beer. The head, when poured, had a decent retention for the first minute or so. The smell was just like a tripel, smells of spice, pepper, some fruity smells as well. The taste was ok, nothing to blow me away with but it was good. Fruity flavors like pineapple. Pepper flavor as well, but not over powering. The color was a nice golden color, a little hazy but not too bad.

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Photo of vwbus7
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of tommy5
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of santoslhalper
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearence: Pours a very clear, completely uncarbonated copper with a thin head that fades quickly.

Smell: The smell is wonderfully bready and malty, with lucious spicy notes.

Taste and Mouthfeel: The taste is creamy and malty, with strong bread and cream notes. The spiciness is appropriate, and not too in your face. The mouthfeel is rich and creamy.

Drinkability and Overall: This is a wonderful tripel. This was from a 5L keg they just put out. Be careful though, my keg fucked up at the top and went flat within 2 days or cracking it. Other than that, this is a killer brew.

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Photo of marykw
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of jnolan
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of Jeph222
4.55/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was the beer that introduced me to tripels. It was wonderful to drink. But beware the lack of alcohol taste can really sneak up on you. They should have named it The Deacon of Sneakin'

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Photo of lisahope27
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of weeare138
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

5 L mini keg, courtesy of John Strelecki...
Appears a slightly hazy gold with a 1 finger creamy white head that retains nicely. Scattered lacing left around the glass. Tiny carbonation bubbles rise to the top.
Smell is of Belgian yeast, slight sourdough break, peaches, and fruit cocktail, with a touch of orange peel.
Taste is of the same aromas.
Mouthfeel is yeasty, bready, sweet, filling out the palate with low levels of carbonation.
My suggestion...let it warm, it gets better.

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Photo of SebD
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice thick creamy off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves lovely lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of Belgian yeast, cloves, bready malts, wheat, banana and light coriander.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some Belgian yeast, cloves, coriander, banana, wheat and bready malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas. Quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of slimntubbs
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Jonesy24
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of RBorsato
2.57/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Off to a bad start with virtually no cork pop and pretty much downhill from there. Orange-ish brown with virtually no head; a small white ring if anything at all... Sickly sweet malty orange rind aroma and flavor. Full bodied, creamy and smooth ala a flat American Barleywine.

Assuming this has Aged past it's prime.

Label States: "Bottle Conditioned" & "This beer can be aged" (word of advice: don't bother aging - drink fresh!)

Aged approx 6 years
Tasted: 08/18/05

(750 ml / 25.4 oz brown champagne style bottle corked with a plastic cork, caged, and wrapped with silver foil)

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Photo of woodychandler
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I purchased two bottles the first year that Bryan made this beer, while I was still an undergrad at Pitt. I brought them home to Lancaster, PA and cellared them, awaiting graduation or some other momentous event to pop the plastic champagne cork. That moment finally came on F, 25 Feb 2005 on the occasion of my fortieth birthday.
The nose gave off vanilla and almond, but also an underlying musty odor. It poured with a good, fluffy white head. The mouthfeel was thick and creamy. I noted an apple taste in the mouth, along with a slightly hot mouthfeel. The finish tasted of apples, honey and mead. This is a very good beer and I feel fortunate to have one more still sitting in the basement.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at the brewery

Poured a pale golden-yellow, a bit of haze, a wispy white head that left a bit of lacing on the glass. Aroma of biscuity malts, Belgian yeast, light fruit esters. The taste followed the aroma: biscuity pale malts, yeasty spice, ubiquitous alcohol presence, with light notes of peach and citrus zest. Nice, but a little bland in the finish I thought. Pretty easily drinkable, though the alcohol detracts a bit from the drinkability. Reminded me a bit of Golden Monkey, though better (I'm not a fan of said beer). Clone attempt?

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Photo of hopdog
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle shared by RLB (thanks!).

Poured a light to medium golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of yeastiness, fruits and lightly spicey. Tastes were fruity sweet (sweet apples) and lightly spiced, with some lemons.

Notes from: 12/12/05

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Photo of wisegreensoul
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of OWSLEY069
2.96/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, dry candy sugar. In the taste, dry candy sugar and a bit yeasty, and a small presence of alcohol. A small bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry sugary aftertaste. Tons of sugar and alcohol presence. A bit abrasive, but eh.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From notes during my visit Fall 2010: On tap poured into a pint glass. A-pours a hazy golden orange color with a thin off white head. S-huge malt presence, very unlike a tripel, tons of caramel and sugar, toasted malt, light grain and wheat characteristic, lemon, clove, peppery spice. T-huge malt body and very syrupy flavors, caramel and carmelized sugar dominate, roasted toasty bread, hints of wheat and banana, light clove, the spice is faint but present. M-medium to light body, thinner, syrupy feel thin body, light carbonation, fairly dry finish, body doesn't hold in back. D-very different, huge malt presence with a light estery backbone and yeasty/wheat characteristic.

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Millenium Tripel from Church Brew Works
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 69 ratings