Triskaidekaphobia 13th Anniversary Tripel Ale | Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom

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Triskaidekaphobia 13th Anniversary Tripel AleTriskaidekaphobia 13th Anniversary Tripel Ale

Brewed by:
Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom
Washington, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by philbertk on 12-27-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by Ghenna:
Photo of Ghenna
3.3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought as part of my Seattle/Portland haul, 6.99 at qfc

Pours golden, initially a good deal of billowy head reduces top a thing crown which covers the top of the beer through the drink.

Smells pretty tripel-y, though I'd note that there is a very noticable spice in it that seems a lot stronger than most tripels I've had.

Bit of harshness in the flavor that really hits you- kind of how my homebrew is if I let it ferment too hot (or if it is a big beer that is drank too early. All told kind of meh in terms of taste- I'm struggling to identify anything beyond a vague belgian spice. Lingering hop dryness that seems a little uncharacteristic for the style too.

Kind of a meh beer. definitely not worth what I paid for it. At least its 8.6%!

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Photo of NWer
4.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed a few of these beauties when they were released a few months ago and sat in the beer fridge - until now.
Not a big fan of Snoqualmie Falls so in no hurry to try it but wow! I didn't know what I was missing.
The pour into my wine snifter is golden clear, nice head that retains well. Typical of most high ABV beers, Settles in nicely into the glass.
Flavors and taste are where it's at. A very nice Tripel. A very worthy representation of the style in my opinion.
My only question is, where's the love? I have a much higher opinion of this beer than most.
To each his own.

edit: second pour not so clear for what it's worth.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of Belgian yeast in it as well as some lemon citrus notes and a little bit of white pepper.

The flavor is full of orange citrus notes with some Belgian yeast and bread and biscuit notes from the malt. There is also a little bit of white pepper in the flavor which adds a nice spice note to the beer. The alcohol is fairly well hidden.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light yellow-orange amber. Nice creamy white head with lacing. Nice carbonation, very attractive presentation. Belgian fruit and spice aroma. Nice tripel start, light fruit, sweet malt, coriander and spicing, well integrated and tasty. Finish is a bit too astringent with a bitter off flavor. Overall a nicely made tripel with a bit of a miss on the finish.

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Photo of CBlack85
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Beertunes for this one

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a New Belgium globe glass.

Pours a cloudy light golden color with lots of visible carbonation that helps maintain a white cap on the beer throughout the session. About two fingers worth of a foamy white head recedes quickly leaving behind a small amount of spotty lacing.

The nose is big on belgain yeast, light citrus notes, a bit of spiciness, and a fairly strong alcohol presence. There is a small grainy aroma that lurks in the background.

The flavor is comprised of light citrus notes (lemon & orange), some spiciness, cloves, some fruity esters, a mild graininess, and a little burn from the alcohol. Full/medium bodied and well carbonated, fairly easy to drink.

Overall, this is a decent beer, and a nice take on the style.

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Photo of Kopfschuss
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of kytashie
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Light in color, somewhat like an almost ripened peach with a bit of haze. Noticable sediment, thin white head, minimal lacing. Smells of a sweet bread dough. Nothing too complex, yeasty. Taste is refreshingly sweet, good carbonation, only thing I can say negatively is that it's almost too sweet. Wow...this is surprisingy light. Very drinkable. I really enjoyed this beer. Grab it and try it while ya can.

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Photo of srandycarter
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - A little darker than straw, somewhat murky with small white head leaves fast to disk. Some cling lace.

S - Juicy fruit smells, nice Belgian yeast note, small malt undertow.

T - Lush fruity goodness bittered to a nice balance.

M - Good carbonation, good balance. Like the sweet malt and fruit clashing with the bitter and calling a truce. Begs for another sip.

D - For the ABV, pretty darned drinkable!

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Photo of wsucoug96
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of 7ways
2.85/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a perfect pint glass. Very pale golden, fairly hazy. Mediocre head retention.

Reeks of banana bubble gum, or the fruit shaped hard candy that I used to get from the gumball machine that was always stale.

Light and sweet at first, becoming too sweet and with a nice pepper note, but also a pronounced estery twang. Banana, tropical something, gum, phenolic weeds. Balanced bitterness. This is more like a high alcohol honey wheat beer.

Tripels should not be so slick and have such low carbonation IMO.

I have yet to find a decent American brewed Tripels besides Allagash and Golden Monkey.

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Photo of philbertk
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company--TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA 13TH ANNIVERSARY TRIPEL ALE--Artwork by Sensel 23--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 8.60% ABV. 36 IBU's. (4.25 / 5.0) NW Belgian Ale--Tripel. Dense lacy lasting 1/2" bright white head. Tight sediment hint. Bright thin fizz hazed orange gold color. Delicate Belgian yeast banana coriander subtle fruit ester mild hop front. Creamy textured malty peach juicy spicy rich Belgian body. Mellow sweet hot hint hop hint end. Sampled 12/27/2010. Purchased for $7.50 @ PCC--Fremont, Seattle on 12/16/2010. Seems as if it might age quickly.

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Photo of ccrida
4.22/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber I picked up maybe 6-8 weeks ago, kept cold in my kegerator since. Great label! Pulled it out about 30 mins prior to serving and poured into my Delirium snifter. Triskaidekaphobia is clear gold white head the leaves light, scattered lace.

Smell is nice fruity esters with a spicy balance, full but not overblown.

Taste is similar, really quite tasty, well made, authentic tripel. Phenolic, spicy, a bit fruity, just sweet enough, very clean, smooth alcohol.

Mouthfeel is dry, medium light.

Drinkability is very good, the alcohol is well hidden for sure. Probably my favorite Snoqualmie brew to date.

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Photo of twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured a light gold color with good carbonation leaving a decent white cap and bubble

S: The nose was of yeast, spice and banana

T: Started off nice, banana, spice, yeasty but sordove fell flat

M: Had a weird metallic feel on the end, body was sordove average, little booze

D: It is average. The off mouthfeel and average taste just makes it average on drinkability

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Photo of beertunes
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a very light golden yellow color (a LOT lighter and more yellow than any of the style I've ever tried), with just a thin cap of white head that medium retention and very light lacing.

The aroma had a nice grain foundation, topped with some very nice spice and yeast notes. There was a noticeable alcohol scent that I suspect will soften with time. On the tongue the spiciness is foremost, with the yeast dancing around the edges and the grains being quietly supportive in the background.

The body was good, full without being heavy, but just a touch sweet to be considered smooth. Drinkability was very good, I could have easily finished the 22 by myself and look forward to trying it on tap.

Overall, a nice take on the style, I believe that this is a one-time brew, so try it while you can.

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Photo of Bookseeb
3.1/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance has a slight haze in the golden color leaving a thin head. Smell of the Belgian style yeast, spice and light fruit. Taste is triple strong having the light fruitiness, spice with alchohol in the back and leaves a bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium-full with good carbonation. A little rough around the edges, but overall not bad.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.08/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22oz bottle split into two pint glasses

Pours a very tripel-y yellow, cloudy, pretty solid head. Very large chunks of sediment (poured the whole bottle without thinking about leaving the end of it) floating around, but that's not unexpected for a tripel. Pretty steady carbonation. Smell is spicy, surprisingly hoppy, only a little banana, Belgian yeasty.

Taste contains a little banana, very yeasty, tastes a little bit off. Some soapiness.

Mouthfeel is pretty light and airy. Overall, it's not bad. Maybe it'll grow on me as it warms up a little.

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Triskaidekaphobia 13th Anniversary Tripel Ale from Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 17 ratings