Belgian Tripel | Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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85
very good
40 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
United States
ironhillbrewery.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Traditional Belgian-style golden ale with complex aroma and flavor of plums, spice and bananas with refreshing balanced bitterness.

35 IBU

Added by Slatetank on 05-20-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
40
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
13.37%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours yellow with a creamy white head. Head lingers well - shows finer carbonation. Smell is sweet - some banana, spices and orange and/or lemon peel. Taste is good - more banana and clove but has more alcohol presence than expected. Starts and finishes sweet. Again fine carbonation more present on the back end with the mouthfeel.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very nice tripel on the sweeter, spicier side of the ledger. Cloudy gold with a small cap of white foam. Good retention and lacing. Strongly aromatic, lots of banana, spices, and dark fruits, malt and syrupy sugar. Flavor features banana prominently, more than you’d expect for the style, with raisin, plum, prune, spice, and a hit of booziness only emerging in the finish. Bigger bodied and smoother, with lower carbonation than is typical of the style. This perhaps detracts a bit from the overall experience, as there’s not a lively enough mouthfeel to cut through the formidable sweetness. Still, I enjoyed this one, perhaps in part because I’d taken a long break from tripels after drinking a ton of them a few years back.

On tap at Iron Hill Media.

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Belgian Tripel from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
3.89 out of 5 based on 40 ratings.
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