Tripel Horse | River Horse Brewing Co.

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3.71/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
River Horse Brewing Co.
New Jersey, United States
riverhorse.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our take on a Belgian Style Tripel Ale, brewed with spices and fermented with a Trappist yeast strain which lends hints of vanilla and creates a variety of complex flavors.

Added by jerseyemt on 05-21-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,829
Reviews:
276
Ratings:
653
pDev:
14.02%
Bros Score:
3.08
 
 
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12
Gots:
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Photo of HopsnScotch987
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tjg584
4.39/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdfb79
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange light red color, medium carbonation and bidy. Aroma is banana,clove,yeast,fruit, sugar and yeast. Taste is same as aroma, a bit sweet but far from being too sugary. The spice compliments the base beer but is far from overpowering. A fairly solid attempt at a Belgian ale

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Photo of sashmont
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Act25
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

No doubt, River Horse beers have been inconsistent in delivery and reviews. This one is better now in 2017.
a) pours a muddy, hazy dull amber body that supports a short head that fails to lace or last. Muddy like a river horse.
s) Offers ample fruit, -*banana, tropical, pear -yeast, sugar, and a bit of spice. Interesting, enticing.
t) Follows smell with complex, meditative notes, ABV well hidden so if anything consumed too fast. Better at cask. I get all of pineapple, tangerine, papaya, melon, peach, lemon zest, and banana. Fruit salad, but I like it.
f) mouth feel is soft, pear-juice like, low carb, moderate body w chalky dry, peppery finish.
o) By far the best Hippo.

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Photo of pubscout
4.44/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the PubScout's favorite spiced tripels at this time of the rolling year...sweet malt, candi sugar and spices on the nose that all translate to the palate of this wonderfully warming beer. It's a 10% ABV beer, but the booziness is subtle--until after you've drunk two or three. Nicely made, wonderfully fragrant and well balanced with a tasty finish, this is a beer that even Ebenezer Scrooge might pay extra for. On second though, scratch that last. He wouldn't. The miser wouldn't pay a ha'penny more for an extra piece of bread. But because he loses out doesn't mean you have to. Get some before Christmas gets away from you.

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Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Gold in color with a fingernail of off white about the size of a quarter in the middle of the top. The aroma is of sweet Belgian candy sugar and lightly sweet Belgian malt. I'm tasting plenty of sweet, light Belgian malt and sweet candy sugar. The mouth is moderately carbonated and plenty dry.

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Photo of rgirl
4.29/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Irrationalist
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AgentMunky
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Teku glass. Long stamp...15024734B11519.
4.25/3.5/3.5/4.5/3.75
A: Pours a hazy, effervescent gold with two fingers of loose head.
S: Smells murky, sweet, and malty. Bread and light spice.
T: Mostly sweet grain and booze, but also lovely notes of green apple, biscuity, and light spice.
M: Firm and full-bodied, with a voluptuous, almost creamy mouthfeel. While verging on syrupy at times, the spice level usually saves it.
O: Pretty good beer, pretty okay tripel. Too sweet for me (and they might wanna dial it back to the classic 9%).

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Photo of mcbridec6
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OnTapz
4.22/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of baldy00
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikexw
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zaktcc
3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ajdemma
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dar482
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HellsRanger
3.31/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A lil' paler than some Belgians, nice fruity aroma, slightly weak at 10 abv,but still very tasty, it drinks like a middle of a road Belgian.

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Photo of Icemann383
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryan_DelMastro
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Tripel Horse from River Horse Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 653 ratings