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He Said (Tripel) | 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.79/5
Very Good
509 Ratings
He Said (Tripel)He Said (Tripel)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States
21st-amendment.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Can_if_you_can on 10-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,687
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
509
pDev:
11.08%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
53
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 509 |  Reviews: 110
Photo of CharlesK
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brauseboof
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stompilator
4.34/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of horshack7
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: This one pours cloudy and golden with a decent off white head.

Aroma: Banana, cinnamon, pear, apple, allspice, light pumpkin notes.

Taste: Very crisp mouthfeel to start. Cinnamon, pear, apple, big pumpkin spice, banana.

Notes: A very solid offering a unique twist on a Tripel. Cheers

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Photo of mothmanscott
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale gold with effervescence streaming upward from the bottom at the goblet stem point of attachment & at scattered other points producing a single finger of white, shortlived, foamy head that leaves no lacing. Aroma is sweet pale malt, Belgian yeast fruity esters, especially dried peaches & a little over ripe banana, also a hint of honey & vinous white grape (white wine), vegetal pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices & some alcohol. Unlike many pumpkin ales, in this triple/pumpkin ale hybrid the spices are not so overwhelming that the more subtle aromas are completely subdued. Taste is similar pale malt, yeast & honey with a pleasant white fruitiness & a sourness that imparts a hint of white wine combined with pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger & other pumpkin pie spices. Alcohol is present throughout the sip. Finishes clean, juicy & fruity with malt producing a pumpkin, cinnamon/ginger, lightly fruity, bitter & drying aftertaste. The alcohol, pumpkin & spice presence intensifies as the brew warms. Very reminiscent of some imperial pumpkin ales. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation, juicy, drying, prickly & astringent.

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Photo of andrenaline
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of justintcoons
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into a stemmed tulip.

Appearance
Apricot yellow with 1 finger of white head that dissipates quickly. Suspended yeast sediment throughout with moderate carbonation.

Nose
Honey, clove, coriander, and pale candy sugar with a touch of nutmeg and cinnamon.

Taste
Honey, doughy bread, and pale candy sugar. Clove, coriander, and pink peppercorn. A sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied, crisp, oily, semi-sticky, and well carbonated.

Overall
I'm drinking this past its prime so the pumpkin element is all but lost which is a plus to me. A decent enough Tripel remains behind.

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Photo of milesweaver
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yancey82
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of scott2269
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of olafphysics
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEERchitect
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

With the 21st Amendment brewers teaming with the Elysian team, a Belgian-style tripel is born, one that hints toward abbey inspirations of fruit and spice but with the lowland Belgian approach for a stab at champagne and grain.

He Said casts a slightly translucent gold and a creamy foam cap. Rocky to start, the frothy perfume hosts a banquet of aromatic perfume that steams from aspirations of apple, lemon, orange, grape thorugh a spicy tinge of peppercorn and the peppery vine. While its taste is supple of fresh baked bread, sugar cookie and honey, its middle palate unleashes the full breadth of flavor.

Fruit-forward with honey-dipped citrus, tropical and orchard fruit, its light profile hinges on those lemon, apple, grape and pear flavors but its wine-like acidity bridges the gap of balance with everything from vanilla and clove to cumin and hay. with freshly grated white pepper and cracked peppercorn bringing up the rear.

Its medium-bodied finish is the only thing that shows its domestic tendencies. Shying away from the dry and champagne effervescence and that peppery hop bite to close the session, the ale is tepidly bitter and fruity in finish rather than grassy or spicy enough.

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Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanK252
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can poured inot a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden yellow with a frothy off white head that hangs around for a little while then settles to a firm layer and leaves some nice lacing.

S: Big spice presence, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, a little honey, a bit of earthy pumpkin, Belgian yeast, and bready malt.

T: Spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, a bit peppery, floral and kinda fruity notes, honey, a little Belgian yeast, faint kinda earthy pumpkin, and some bready malt. A little alcohol can come out.

M: A bit towards the fuller end of medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Plenty of pumpkin spice, but still a nice beer.

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Photo of PawG
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fishguyac
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ordybill
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a hazy golden orange with a small white head. The aroma is full of fruit and yeast with some spices tossed in. The taste is a nice blend of pumpkin, spices, yeast and malt. This is a very nice tripel.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hickmancase
2.57/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a 12 oz snifter from draught at Firkin on November 20, 2015. Smell is pumpkin and spice. Taste is pumpkin pie, banana, coriander with hints of nutmeg and cinnamon. Feel is medium in body.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the can in a snifter. This tripel pours a lightly hazed yellowish amber with a moderate head of white foam that subsides to a thin pooling layer, modest ring, and light lacing. Nose of candy sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, light yeasty goodness, and subtle vegetable matter. Flavors follow the nose with pumpkin and cinnamon to the front, candy sugars rush in to help cut the spice with a touch of nutmeg on the back that melds with a light yeasty bread note. Very good for the style finishing a touch dry with good carbonation and a bitter spice aftertaste with a touch of herbal hops. Nice.

Cheers

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Photo of imperialking
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BDeibs
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

He Said (Tripel) from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 509 ratings
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