Tripel | Emmett's Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Emmett's Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kmpitz2 on 05-25-2005

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by tjsdomer2:
Photo of tjsdomer2
3.38/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Rather flat/thin for a Belgian. Looks like coke and red wine.

Smell: Mostly caramel. Pretty weak for a Belgian.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Sour wine, almost like an oud bruin or a sour ale. Bitter coke flavor as well. Not great, but better in the finish, which itself is too thin, but also has more body at the end.

Overall Drinkability: Not a great Belgian. Lacks the body I am used to, although there is plenty of alcohol.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(Served in a snifter)
At 10% ABV it should be in a small glass but a chalice would have been preferred.

A- This beer has a light golden brown clear body with a thick snow white head that last and last. There is a slow carbonation of tiny bubbles and a little lacing which each sip.

S- The sweet smell of light candy notes has a faint hint of circus peanut candy. Other than that the smell is very clean.

T- The faint dried apple note has hints of dry champagne at the beginning with a sweet pear finish. There is a faint smooth alcohol taste along with the sweetness. As it warms there is a faint red fruit punch note to the pear sweetness.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a slight alcohol warmth.

D- This beer is very light and clean in flavor. It was not overly sweet but it lacked any complexity in flavor and aroma that would make it more interesting.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.06/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Served in a cervoise at the Palatine brewpub.

Okay, this racing crap needs to stop... Sorry. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises banana, vague Belgian yeast-borne spices, and some honey. The taste brings in more of the same, with more banana peel and a bit more of that vague spice blend. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a middling tripel at best, one that just seems to muddled, too thin, for its own good.

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Photo of spointon
4.02/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this one on tap at the Downer's Grove Emmett's on 2/14/2009.

A= Into a brandy snifter, this ale poured a fairly clear deep golden hue with a thin 1/2" white head. The head fell to zero and left just a few bits of lace on the glass.

S= Malty and candi sugar sweetness upfront with a lot of fruity esters on hand as well. Some yeast "funk", but very subdued for the style.

T= Very sweet and fruity most of the way through each swallow - the candi sugar and malt really pumped up the sweet side. Some phenolic - bubblegum flavors in there too, with just a bit of alcohol flavor and warmth in the finish.

MF= Medium bodied with a carbonation level that was a bit too low in my humble opinion.

D= A fine Belgian style tripel and one I would order again for sure. I just wish it were a bit drier and had a lot more of that spritzy effervescence I love in a Belgian ale.

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Photo of kmpitz2
3.47/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From notes. Poured into a 10oz snifter. Poured a golden color with a very active carbonation and a small coating of head over top. The nose was slightly banana and cream over a caramel sweetness with spiceyness playing in the background. The flavor was okay, slightly astringent on the start. It moved to a caramel and banana sweetness overlayed with spicyness. For an American brewery, this is a nice take. The feel was moderate with a moderate carbonation. Overall a nice brew to enjoy with a pizza. Enjoyable and quaffable. I would have liked more body.

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Photo of mentor
2.97/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a full finger of dirtied white head over a minimally hazed liquid. Light copper or oranged yellow. Smells cardboard, musty, floral, candi-sugar, and mild light esters. Some clean alcohol. Smell is really off, like old carpet from a cheap motel.

Tastes much better than the smell. Clean ferment. Varied flavors appropriate for the style that are light in intensity and intermingle quite well. Would be playful, except some sharp from alcohol, carbonation, and peppery zing. Earthy yeast, floral fruitiness of pears and white grapes, very gentle phenols, clean alcohol, and a dry woodiness. Candi-sugar present in the flavor late with a mild cherry flavor. Bit of a peppery spice zing. Alcohol and effervescent carbonation cleans the tongue and leaves a reassuring sting that counters any lingering sweet. Md thick mouthfeel and strong carbonation. Awful retronasal component reminds me of the foul aroma.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.34/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tripel from Emmett's Brewing Company
3.36 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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