He Said (Tripel) | 21st Amendment Brewery

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He Said (Tripel)He Said (Tripel)

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21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Can_if_you_can on 10-03-2013

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3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

21A seems to be too much in love with clove as a spice. Too much clove makes Fireside Chat undrinkable, and in the HC Tripel it's almost sorta kinda too much at the start, but with the Belgian yeast, the body of the pumpkin in there, it does ultimately work, mostly. Still I do think just a little less of the clove would make this beer better.
Pumpkin not obvious in the mix, maybe that is OK since the spice is otherwise pretty strong. Not nearly as much pumpkin as in any of the other Elysian pumpkin brews. 21A mostly has a really good record with thee collabs, using the strength and skills of both.
Really more of a fall-seasonal spiced beer than a tripel as style but I suppose everyone that picks these beers up will be well aware of that.
Love the idea of the mixed can 4 pack. Will it start a trend?
PS I keep getting more and keep uprating it, seems to be a beer that tastes better the more you get used to this mix of styles.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of GuinnessAtRogerWilco
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a Stella tulip glass. A Pumpkin Tripel sounds too curious and intriguing to pass up, so giving this one a go.

AP: Nice solid golden colour, just a shade or two darker than straight up gold. Dark enough that my fingers are mere shadows on the other side of the glass. Head originally poured a good 1.25-1.5" that I couldn't pour the whole can into the glass and had to let it settle a bit before finishing the pour. Foamy fluffy head that finally fizzled down to 1/8" with good lacing on the glass.
AR: A nice whiff of pumpkin with baking spices (clove, nutmeg, cinnamon) and Belgian yeast. Banana on the 2nd whiff along with candied fruits like pear, apple and peaches. This really smells like it should be damned delicious. I'll be buggered if this is a trick and the flavour doesn't match the aroma.
T: The pumpkin isn't as pronounced as it is in the nose, but it's there just enough. The spices follow and then I get a bit of pie crust as well, which is a welcomed touch. Then the flavours of a solid Tripel come into play from mid palate to finish, just as described in the aroma with the Belgian yeast adding a bit of soft herbal spice and a floral note. I'm not buggered, I'm chuffed to bits. This is almost as tasty as it smells, good enough for me.
M: Moderately carbonated, medium body, fairly creamy in the mouth, slightly crisp off dry finish. Decent, just not outstanding.
OV: This is a very enjoyable brew, wonderful aromas and a flavour that makes you want more. Might have been even better had the flavours of pumpkin/spices and the flavours of a Tripel blended more instead of coming in stages, but this is still a very solid and tasty beer. Nicely done from 21st Amendment and Elysian.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Chris-MOC9
4.8/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This was a fanatic beer, I got the 4 pack box, and started with this one, the other being the porter version.

I pored it into a glass and it had a little bit of head about 1 1/2 or so.

It had the smell of spice about it

The taste was awesome! Pumpkin, spice, hops, all in the right balance

I wish i could buy this as a 6 pack all the time

One of my new winter favorites

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Can_if_you_can
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: clear golden yellow with half inch quickly dissipating foamy white head.
S: very similar too many other tripels I've had, heavy on the yeast and clove with a noticeable wheat aroma, the pumpkin spices are not apparent to me at all...until it warms a bit, even then very faint.
T: again very similar to a lot of the tripel styles I've had, the 8% a.b.v. is masked very well, i'd guess it to be just a wheat bear or a Belgian style, no booziness to speak of, taste otherwise is just like the smell to the t. even when it warms the pumpkin flavors a very light.
M: very pleasant in my opinion, not being a fan of highly carbonated beer myself but know that this is a trademark of most Belgian beers (heavy carbonation) this though a higher/low carbonation - low/medium.
O.A.: a good beer from a great brewery, I love these guys and will try just about anything they do, especially their brews that are more on the wild/different side, to have a four pack with 2 each of two separate style of beers is genius! keep up the good work 21st a.!!

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He Said (Tripel) from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 510 ratings