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Portsmouth St. Dammmon Trippel

Portsmouth St. Dammmon Trippel
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
We brew ours with imported Belgian Pils malt, candi sugar, and a special yeast cultured specially for brewing trippels. This ale is characterized by its deep golden color, medium body, subtle hop aroma and flavor and a little warming sensation from the alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gription79 (2839) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 28, 2013
Poured from a bottle, thanks to Craig.
Aroma: Spicy yeast character, berries, solvent-high alcohol
Taste: caramel, fruity alcohol notes
Overall: the alcohol was out of control, hot and solventy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (7070) - Utah, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle labeled as "St. Donmon Belgian Style Abbey Trippel Ale" thanks to AirForceHops
Appearance: Poured clear golden with a big white head and some lacing
Aroma: Yeast, lemon, fruity and sweet malts
Taste: Sweet malts, yeasty, light fruits and citrus

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (8463) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle thanks to Craig. Pours a clear golden color with a large white head. The aroma is pear, sweet malts and some heat coming in the nose. The flavor is slightly oxidized giving it a funky character, bitterness, sweet dry malts, very light fruit for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2009
Awaiting me is the St. Dammmon Belgian-style Abbey Tripel from Portsmouth Brewery out of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Just what the doctor ordered. There is nothing quite like a Belgian brew to set me once more upon cloud nine. I haven’t had any of Portsmouth’s beers yet, so I look forward to supping thirstily upon their interpretation of a Belgian abbey Tripel.

Like an angel bring me salvation, the St. Dammmon Tripel pours a clear, gentle orange with a subtle yet supple halo of white foam. She is adorned in a robe of the finest lace, and as her arms reach out to comfort my battered soul, I close my eyes in sweet surrender. Thick, yeasty, doughy and sour with moist banana bread while over-ripe bananas fill out her aroma as I watch fresh dough be kneaded and rolled to create the finest artisan loaves. Light and yet full, her spirit uplifts even as I settle comfortably into her enveloping embrace. My first quaff is thinner and lighter than expected, but it doesn’t take long for her true colors to reveal themselves. She quickly builds into rich, warm sour breads, kneading dough, and banana bread practically bursting with soft, pungent, over-ripe bananas. Spice and dry grass lingers in the finish and tinges my breath. The longer we stay together, the more I am impressed by how she balances a light start with a robust middle, and a spiced, hoppy finish.

A well played interpretation, the St. Dammmon Belgian-style Abbey Tripel from Portsmouth Brewery was quite tasty. It didn’t floor me, but she was a solid brew and perfectly suited to bring me back from the depths of despair I had been tossed into.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2009
Courtesy fogdog. Pours a hazy, dark golden-copper color with a small, foamy, off-white head. Spots of lacing mark the glass. The nose is mostly sweet and doughy, showing blonde candy sugar, mild toffee, phenolic, bready yeast, and hints of citrus zest. Flavors follow suit, sweet toffee and imperial pils-like malts showing strong, with more doughy yeast and citrus essence. Lightly syrupy and moderately carbonated, the palate is substantial but overly warm from the alcohol. I’m not a big tripel fan, and this one really doesn’t do much for me either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2009
CPLYFO 09. Thanks to Fogdog for sharing. Pours a light amber, clear copper with a thin lasting head. Aroma of citrus and yeasty phenols, along with some lemony fruit and ok doughy malts. Green raisin and apple flavors form the fruity yest, lemon zest, westmalle-ish, and some bubblegum esters- hints of banana as it warms. Somewhat on the sweet side for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Bottle from the Otown throwdown. Another brew from fogdog, yes! Copper pour. White head. Typical aroma wtih stone fruits, apples, syrup and yeast. Flavor is pretty sweet with yeast, spices and fruit. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2009
C&PLYFOTD: Bottle, courtesy fogdog. Very clear golden copper pour, slight lacing and a white head. Dark fruits in the nose, slight chalkiness, some wheat. Slight funk in the flavor, creamy cider and plum, peach, and yumminess, of course. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2009
Sample at O-town throwdown ’09 pours golden with white head. Aroma is sweet, with good notes of brown sugar. Taste is similar to aroma yeasty with nice honey touch adds plenty of sweetness to this beer as well as esters with some sweet fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Sampled out of a bomber labeled "St. Donmon Belgian Style Abbey Trippel Ale". Assuming this is the same beer. Bright copper color with a thin head. Aroma is butterscotch and sweet, soft apple and melon. Flavor is fairly sweet; low carbonation for a tripel, but a nice round mouth feel. Some caramel, a little vegetal character. Pretty solid.

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