Outer Banks Dog House Tripel
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
A Tripel is not a mis-spelling of Triple, nor is it a Triple-Bock, but it is a classic Belgian styled strong ale. Pale in color and deceptively light, it’s also smooth, complex, creamy, and sneaky! Beware, or you too might end up in the dog house. 10 oz. snifters only! (10.3% abv.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - SEP 30, 2012
On tap. Clear golden color with a thin white head. Scent is sugar bomb, yeast and booze. Taste is very sweet, some fruit and spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ocean82 (82) - Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Had on tap in a sampler at the brewery. Pours a cloudy straw orange with a lighter head than expecting. Aromas of fruity esters, banana, with some spicy phenols mixed in. Taste is good, if not complex with the esters at first followed by the spice with a hint of hops. Overall, it's a decent take on a Belgian Tripel. --- Cheers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROGUE (2182) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - SEP 8, 2011
On tap at brewpub. Poured a clear pale golden color with a thin white lasting head that left some lace. Aroma of candied sugars, fruits and spicey yeast with alcohol in the background. After getting past the alcohol in the initial sip the sweet sugars and fruit come through, finishing with a soft slightly dry spiciness. Medium bodied with light carbonation and somewhat thin mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (4160) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 8, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Can’t believe they charge 2 BUCKS EXTRA for a sample of this vs. a sample of any other beer. Pours a mostly clear deep golden color with a small, fading white head. The aroma is mainly sweet pale malt, honey, and fruity esters. Only slightly Belgian-smelling. The flavor is sweet and rather Americanized, with fruity esters lending apple and pear notes, sweet pale malt, honey, and very slight Belgian yeast. Medium-bodied with medium-low carbonation and a tiny bit of syrupiness. "Deceptively light" Is right, as this beer hides the ABV very well. Will put you on your ass if not impress you. Fine but not great for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7444) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Draft at the Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills, NC. Pours a bright yellow body with slight haze. Aroma is sweet candy, malt, and yeast. Mouthfeel is thin to medium with notes of smooth malt and sweet Belgian candy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Had this off the draft July 3rd at the brewery. Nice gold color. No real head to speak of with little to no lacing on the glass. Seems to be typical of the American tripels that I have had. More on the full bodied side. Hiding the alcohol very well though. Smooth. I smell candied sugars, belgian yeast, apricots, apples and pears. I can slightly taste the alcohol a the end, apples, pears, candied sugars, slight orange peel. Very nice beer especially for where they are located!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Serving: Draft. Appearance: Light honey orange color with a small white ring around the glass for a head. No lacing left behind. Aroma: Alcohol, oranges, and a sweet maltiness. Almost a little on the raw side. Flavor: Honey, floral notes, some alcohol, and a little bubblegum. Not as complex as I was hoping. Palate: Medium carbonation with a medium mouthfeel and a medium-short, sweet finish. Overall: Not very complex but not a bad attempt. A good gateway tripel if there is such a thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (3062) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2008
Pretty tasty although a bit heavy after the beach. A bit sweet with an alcohol presence. Nice aroma. good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (6010) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Draft at OBBS on Friday June 13th. Amber bodied. Nose is sweet and malty with candied fruits, yeast, spices, and light hops. Taste is spicy and floral hops, fruits, spices, citrus notes, candy-ish flavors and sweet malt. Body is medium to medium-full. Light carbonation. Soft warming during the finish from the alcohol. Ends with more fruit notes, spices, flowery flavors, yeast and sweet malt. Pretty good stuff!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Growler from the brewery. Clear golden with fine white head and a bit of lacing on the glass. Aroma of pale malts with some spicey yeast notes and some bannana and bubble gum. Flavor follows the aroma with some spicey and fruity yeast character along with some candi sugar sweetness. Finish is relatively dry with a moderate amount of hop bitterness and some mediciny hot alchohol notes.

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