Bolg Belgian Style Tripel (Hobbit Series)
Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

Bolg Belgian Style Tripel (Hobbit Series)Bolg Belgian Style Tripel (Hobbit Series)
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Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
Washington, United States
Ranked #262
Ranked #26,042
3.63 | pDev: 10.19%
Feb 14, 2021
Aug 24, 2014
Bolg Belgian Style Tripel (Hobbit Series)Bolg Belgian Style Tripel (Hobbit Series)
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3.94 by cmsiii from Japan on Feb 14, 2021
2.33 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington on May 05, 2019
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4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by timon from California

Pretty nice. Got it for the funny bottle, and it said tripel (I'm a tripel freak), but this is a quad. Sorry. It's a quad. Not a bad one, but not top shelf, either. No head. Zero. Good dark brown color and caramel and dark fruit smell, and the taste follows, with plum, raisin, and also some pineapple and a HINT of zesty hops in the finish. Would say, this is a middle of the pack, maybe upper-middle, quad in taste and presentation.

May 05, 2018
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3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by scootny from New York

A murky orange pour with a yellowish off white head. Small chunks of yeast add to the overall turbidity. Light lacing here and there.

Nose has apples and light white wine, sugar pilsner malt. There's a healthy amount of alcohol with a peppery bite. Some fruity esters and surprisingly no banana. Well maybe a little but you have to really search. Very bready/doughy malt.

Taste is solid for the style, though a bit alcoholc. Sweet malty front has lots of dinner roll and dough. Apples lightly roll off the malt into a cascade of sugary notes. Pears and grapes and a light flash of toffee infused cinnamon. Finish is clean a very dry with a little bit of chalky yeast and mild but blanketing, tea like, hoppiness. Indeed, hops are quite low and while very effective in drying out the beer, they don't draw attention to themselves.

Feel is nice and well carbonated with a gentleness that takes it towards a lightly creamy, velvety texture. Weight is a slightly heavy medium that is just right for the style and and this time of year.

A solid entry. Nothing that sets the world on fire like it's namesake but an enjoyable and tasty brew.

Dec 22, 2017
3.63 by Gagnonsux from Texas on Jan 09, 2017
3.54 by monk2021 from Texas on Jan 07, 2017
3.13 by White_Whiskey from Ohio on Dec 27, 2016
3.77 by Gkruszewski from New York on Jul 27, 2016
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Brutaltruth from Ohio

Poured from the 22 oz bomber in a snifter, this decent tripel pours a murky orange with a nice
head of white foam that settles to a thick ring, thick layer, and decent lacing. Nose of yeast esters
of banana, light Belgian spice--coriander, breaded malts, and candy malts.
Flavors follow the nose with candy malts and breaded malts touched by herbal coriander that lingers
into the back with light banana and apple cider on the sides, and a lingering bitterness from the coriander and herbal
hops that isn't too over the top. Decent mouth feel, medium light carbonation, and an herbal finish.

Decent for the style, but nothing to chase after, but if it is available it is decent.


Jul 09, 2016
3.15 by GarbageMan10 from Texas on Jul 05, 2016
4.01 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio on May 08, 2016
3.73 by smithj4 from New York on Apr 20, 2016
3.6 by Tuckerster from Texas on Apr 11, 2016
3.5 by Dave_Treat from Virginia on Apr 05, 2016
3.81 by elglueckert from Montana on Feb 26, 2016
3.82 by thebooyakid from Hawaii on Feb 17, 2016
3.97 by Rpm0003 from Texas on Feb 13, 2016
4.02 by budgood1 from Minnesota on Jan 29, 2016
3.16 by EdTheEdge from California on Jan 24, 2016
2.94 by shagal from Canada (AB) on Dec 30, 2015
3.52 by jeschaefer from Texas on Dec 21, 2015
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3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Zorro from California

Chill hazed amber colored ale with a small off-white colored head.

Smells strongly of apples. Coriander and bruised plums. Musty yeast and intense fruitiness. Detectable ethanol carries and apple brandy aroma.

Starts out mildly sweet with a taste of apple cider. Less sweet than imagined. Spicy and a little bitter. Basic Tripel taste.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall an OK Tripel that smells great and tastes OK.

Nov 15, 2015
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3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by bushbeer75 from Michigan

poured from a 1pt. 6 oz. brown bottle into a chalice

The Hobbit Blog Tripel Ale poured a light hazy orange/peach color with a 3/4-finger off-white head with little retention. The nose is light, has a sweet aroma dominated by light fruit and a mild pepper. The taste is similar to the nose. The flavors are sweet, of apple, pear, a little yeast and spice in the background. Mouth feel is medium bodied with a fine carbonation and some alcohol warming at the finish.

Overall, The Blog Tripel is a good American Triple, however, it lacks the flavors and complexity of the top shelf Triples.

Nov 06, 2015
3 by BcOneSeven from Pennsylvania on Sep 19, 2015
3.5 by mmilyko from Nevada on Sep 15, 2015
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2.96/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by microbrewlover from Pennsylvania

This brew pours a cloudy copper color with a small off white head, some of which remains as a collar. Almost no lacing; lots of sediment suspended in the glass.

The smell is fruity and malty; musty straw and wet hay. Spices, possibly coriander and grains of paradise. Some caramel malt as well.

The taste is malty, sweet, slightly spicy, nothing really pops though. There is a somewhat dry finish, slightly grainy. Not an amazing Tripel, not bad though. The best beer in this series is the Smaug Stout.

Sep 06, 2015
4.15 by SonictheBeerhog from New York on Aug 24, 2015
3.8 by TheBeerdedCharmer from Pennsylvania on Aug 23, 2015
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3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Greywulfken from New York

Nothing wrong here, but nothing to chase either. A well-made if unremarkable tripel, using the Hobbit franchise as sale bait. Fruity - suggestions of fruits both orchard and tropical, as well as a little citrus. Grains are standard, pale, and reliable. Little bit of chew, soft but perhaps a bit too dense on the feel - not enough fuzz or life... A little sticky on the finish. A decent tripel in a fun series of beers.

Aug 03, 2015
3.13 by ronniebruner from Arizona on Jul 29, 2015
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3.26/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by carp3tshark from Alabama

Poured into a tulip, color was a medium hazy orange. 2 finger head with medium head retention that fades to lacey swirls on the surface.

Smell is of orange, coriander, white pepper and straw.

Taste is similar to smell but the straw is more of a wheat-taste that is a bit surprising in a tripel. The taste is nice and spicy and the abc provides a nice sweetness. leaves with a slightly dry and straw taste which is probably the achilles heel of this beer.

Mouthfeel is ok with medium fine carbonation but a slightly earthy-wheaty taste.

Overall a good beer but not great. I'd definitely drink it again but not for the $14 I paid for it in a SoCal trendy market.

Jul 20, 2015
3.5 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Jul 19, 2015
3.69 by Snowdog from Ohio on Jul 17, 2015
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3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Tripel_Threat from Michigan

Poured from bottle into tulip. Light orange color with lots of floating and settled sediment. It's good for ya, you know. A fair amount of light, bubbly head has almost no retention and leaves no lacing. Smell, while not strong, is typical of the style: bubblegum and banana. Tastes follows with a tiny bit of pepper on the end. Satisfactory, but not going to blow the socks off anyone.

Jul 06, 2015
3.77 by hozersr from Pennsylvania on Jul 05, 2015
4.33 by kmahe from Washington on Jun 22, 2015
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3.09/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by snaotheus from Washington

22oz bottle split between a pair of chalices. I have the clear one. My wife got the sediment. Can't find a date, but I thought it was a one-off, so maybe it's obvious. It's been in my fridge for a while.

Pours fairly clear golden with a smallish head that fades quickly into little clumpy islands. Smell is banana and alcohol, fresh cut grass.

Taste is surprisingly spicy. Lots of banana. Something off and odd, but only disturbing, not upsetting.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly light, dry, and rough. Overall, it's OK.

Jun 13, 2015
4 by impending from California on May 30, 2015
3.25 by ArtZan from New Jersey on May 12, 2015
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by pat61 from Minnesota

L: Hazy peach under a persistent 3” white to cream foam collar that grips the sides of the glass leaving thin sheets of lace.
S: Rips fruit, banana, peach
T: Big fruit flavors with some over ripe funk, shifts back and forth between peach and bitter through the finish.
F: Has a very creamy, moussey texture loaded with fine soft carbonation and a medium body.
O: Yeast driven Belgian tripel with big fruit flavors balanced by a firm hop bitterness.

May 06, 2015
Bolg Belgian Style Tripel (Hobbit Series) from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 74 ratings