Ottos Apple Tripel
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (4200) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2008
From growler courtesy of dpjuart. Very nice aroma, alternating between a classic honey-teaberry-yeasty tripel profile to some sweet clear apple juice smell. Light spicy notes with pilsner malt and golden honey sweetness. Mild alcohol notes, too. Fruity and light. Golden yellow-amber clear with light haze, topped by white thin foamy lacing head. Medium to heavy body, silky, with medium carbonation. Starts nice and sweet with lots of sugar and honey, teaberry, mild bitter citrus and a fruity yeast flavor. Notes of apple juice, too. Finish is lightly bittered, with some watery sour apple notes, mild alcohol warming, and a bit of chalky yeast characer. After is dry chalky apple. This is a really nice tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2009
Hand bottle courtesy of Nate. Pours yellow/orange with foamy/filmy white head. Nose is honey and flowery with mild jasmine and lavender, also a few bright citrus notes. Spicy notes from the yeast lead into a biscuit-esque flavor that’s overtaken by apple that is accentuated by the fruity esters from the yeast, slight cherry and pear. Finish is dry and rather bitter, with some apple notes sticking to the walls of the mouth. A slight cotton candy taste in the finish. Moderate watery body with medium carb. Nice palate. Slight alcohol warmth and flavor. I’m a fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2008
From Growler. Pours a clear golden effervescent color with a small fizzy white head that is gone after a few seconds. The nose is a flowery perfume honey yeast with some citrusy sour notes. The flavor has a spicy yeast flavor, honey, pils, apple skin, and a lot of alcohol. The apple is not too sweet... it just blends nicely with the rest of the flavors. Has a pretty rich body with a very tight carbonation, even though it has been in a growler overnight. A nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2009
On draft at Ottos. Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold with a medium oft white head. Aroma of honey, fruit and apple peel. Taste of light honey, papaya, and light apple peel. Has a warm alcohol finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (2271) - - MAY 17, 2014
Transfer from BA Poured from a growler into a chimay glass Appearance – hazy orange/gold color, which formed a whispy head upon pouring from the growler into a Chimay chalice glass Smell – Sweet apple smell, evokes a welcoming to this brew. Taste – Fruit; bananas and a bit of citrus. Apple of coarse but less then would be expected. A good spice flavor for a Belgium with the perfect alcohol aftertaste – not too overpowering, but warming. Mouthfeel – lightly carbonated with a lush and full feeling. Overall – A very tasty Belgium. Reminiscent and a close competitor for Chimay Blanche although with slightly more fruit flavor and Overall slightly a bit under its predecessor. Very good brew overall and one I would recommend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Crisp apple juice, light cane sugar, and alcohol, nipped with phenols. Pours a transparent bright vibrant gold, with a white rim. Flavor is rich and solid, but fairly plain. There’s little honey or apple character. Nice dry phenols, a touch of bubblegum, and lemon sugar. Balanced with some juicyfruit and light hops. Nicely dry and with really solid phenols. Crisp finish. Alcohol runs a little hot and brash, but smooths into the beer. This is a really solid, but simple trippel. However, a vast improvement from their last Tripel effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2009
On tap at Ottos: Pours a transparent deep bronze golden with a thin-lacing wispy white head. Aroma of earthy hops and sweet grainy caramel malt with some biscuity doughy Belgian yeastiness. Starts with good fullness and sweet toasty pale malt with some yeasty esters and light fruity character. Finishes drier and slightly warming with light apple tartness and peppery clove notes. A pretty interesting brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (6731) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2009
Tap at the brewpub. Interesting beer was not the flavor i was expecting. Did hide the alcohol pretty well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Draught at the brewpub. Pours gold with thin white head. The aroma is light and fruity--banana, apple, pear, even a hint of apricot--and a good dose of yeast. The flavor is banana and yeast. There is a little bit of a dry apple note in there, but not much. Overall the flavor is dominated by the yeast, which is ok, because I like yeasty tripels. The finish is dried fruit and crackers. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Draft. Pours hazy golden with off-white head. Nose is apple, malt, yeast. Tastes of apple malt mild funk and yeasty notes, but the apples seem to dull the funk and spiciness of the tripel somewhat. Still, an interesting twist on this style.

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