Tripel Horse | River Horse Brewing Co.

Tripel HorseTripel Horse
BA SCORE
51.2%
Liked This Beer
3.7 w/ 642 ratings
Tripel HorseTripel Horse
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:
#27,625
Reviews:
272
Ratings:
642
Liked:
329
Avg:
3.7/5
pDev:
14.05%
Alströms:
3.08
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
134
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 642 |  Reviews: 272
Photo of Ozzylizard
2.91/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

$ 2.38 (Including tax & deposit) ($ 0.199/oz) at Max Wine & Spirits, Danbury, CT
Bottle marked 06071534B21038 at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter
Aroma – moderately strong, fruity, cloyingly sweet
Head – Average (Maximum three cm, aggressive pour), off white, creamy with rocks, diminishing to a three mm ring and layer
Lacing – excellent – wide rings of mostly tiny bubbles, good retention
Body medium yellow, hazy, many tiny floaters
Flavor – begins with unspecified spices, not much of yeast flavor or phenolics, ends with a little unpleasant sourness; no malt, no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate – medium, creamy, soft carbonation

A really unimpressive take on a Belgian brew. Appearance is good, but that’s about it. If it wasn’t for the unpleasant sourness, this would be acceptable for the price point, assuming the establishment was out of BMC and malt liquor offerings. As is, one and done.

Appearance 4, Aroma 3, Flavor 2.75, Palate 3, Overall 2.75.

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Photo of terrysjag
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikr
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ten percent alcohol so it's cost justifiable compared to mass produced crisp which it tastes much better than.

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Photo of Jacobob10
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

No date on the bottle, purchased from the brewery.

12 oz bottle poured into a goblet. Deep gold with a small white head. Fruity and spicy aroma, mostly lemon, banana, and pepper. Light grainy malt flavor with moderate fruit and spice from the yeast. Low level of alcohol is noticeable but it's mild. Medium-light bodied and drinkable.

Lacking the complexity and intensity of its more established Belgian brethren, but all of the right notes are there for a Tripel.

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Photo of cplaya280
5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is probably the best Belgian tripel I ever had it's really comparable to weyerbacher merry monks but I think this beer beats it by a hair.

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Photo of ehrlacher
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of manfromanotherplace
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanLane
3.04/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dhyan
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LucilleToo
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of q33jeff
2.89/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

**
12/02/2013
Bottle to pint glass. Aroma Is citrus, yeast, smoke. Color is hazy yellow. Taste is creamy....slight Wang. High Alcohol is masked well. Pretty good beer.
**
12/10/16
Bottle to flat glass.
Holiday party.
No change. Pretty much agree with 2013 eating and comments.
**

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

thoroughly enjoyed form the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This nice tripel pours a cloudy orange tinged yellow with a nice head of off white foam that subsides to a thick ring, thick pooling layer, and nice light lacing. Nose of candy sugars, coriander, orange zest, light banana, and sweet malty booze. Flavors lightly exceed the nose with sweet candy malts on the front, orange and banana notes on the sides and middle, and an herbal hop note on the rear mixed with pear notes with a touch of vanilla and a nice warming booze note on the back. Overall, a decent tripel with medium mouth feel, medium carbonation, and a moderately dry finish.

Thanks to John, my old roomie and good friend for this brew.

Cheers brother!

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Photo of Spindelphia
4.06/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Proclarush
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMH73
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy amber color with a thin white head. Smells of spices, bananas and vanilla. Tastes of bananas, cloves, sweet fruits and subtle vanilla. Alcohol is also notable. Lightly carbonated and bodied. There are a lot better Tripels out there.

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Photo of GregSemenza
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kojevergas
2.35/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

D+ (2.35) / AVOID

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Photo of grue_soda
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hattrick95
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drunkie
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atr2605
3.36/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy dark copper color with long lasting head. Aroma Belgian candy some banana notes. Taste is sugary, with spice notes. Good body and feel. Overall nice beer.

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Photo of ChipChaight
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sendbeer
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tripel Horse from River Horse Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 51.2% out of 100 with 642 ratings
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