French Louie Belgian Tripel | Adirondack Pub & Brewery

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3.65/5
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16 Ratings
French Louie Belgian TripelFrench Louie Belgian Tripel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Adirondack Pub & Brewery
New York, United States
adkbrewery.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
French Louie's Ale is a robust Belgian-style Golden Ale with a distinct aroma of citrus fruits and spice. Fermented with imported Belgian yeast and brewed with American hops; light in body.

34 IBUs

Added by koopa on 09-10-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,873
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
16
pDev:
12.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 4
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Photo of 52Skiman
3.16/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Style: American-style Belgian Tripel
ABV: 9.0
IBU: 34
Note: This must be a reformulation. It used to be 8.00 ABV, 45 IBU
Purchase container: 12 oz (355 ml) bottle from Adk Brewer's Fantasy Variety Pack
Serving container: Weizen glass

Appearance: Unfiltered hazy medium amber with lots of floaties, thin short-lasting off-white head, moderate to sparse lacing
Aroma: Complex combination of malts, spices
Taste/Flavor: Very complex flavors: Syrupy sweet but not cloying, with faint hints of banana. Well-balanced between hops and malts. Alcohol is well hidden.
Mouthfeel: Light body, somewhat fizzy carbonation, sweet slightly dry finish
Overall: This is an excellent beer, a somewhat unusual style, not for the faint-hearted. BEWARE the very high ABV; this is a sipping beer. Be careful with it, otherwise it will knock your socks off

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Photo of Gonzoillini
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of twillingthenoz
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of DMarlinJ
4.06/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Head formed on pour but did not last and ended up with none at all and no lacing. It looks like a flat beer at this point, no carbonation bubbles either. Doesn't smell or feel flat though. I get the spice and fruit in the smell. Light taste and feel. Maybe ripe banana and cardamom spice in taste. Alcohol hidden well. Sweet but not cloying. A bit fizzy prickle in feel. Nice easy drinking overall.

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Photo of FeloniousDrunk
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of dar482
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in light amber color.

The aroma offers caramel and syrupy sweetness, banana, spicy hops.

The flavor follows with banana, medium syrupy sweetness, a pop of alcohol, prickly carbonation. A surprisingly decent tripel.

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Photo of psychlops
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Philcassella
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fireslayer
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of prisdefer
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mitch3114
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of koopa
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received this one as a gift from a generous BA thanks! Cool upside down label error on my bottle!

Appearance: Pours a murky caramel to tawny auburn with honey folds. The crown is small, dull white, shows little retention and moderate lace.

Smell: Oak, herbal hops, citrus hops, citrus zest, mild whiskey notes, and a hint of caramel / candi syrup.

Taste: Same as the nose.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with prickly carbonation.

Overall: An interesting brew that could use some refinement. The oak, booze, and prickly carbonation kind of work together but overall the beer seems disjointed.

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Photo of redbarnbikes
2.9/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BEERdedCharmer
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Scapino
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Goldeneye893
3.08/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

French Louie Belgian Tripel from Adirondack Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 16 ratings