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The Bruery Batch 300 Tripel

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Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Abbey Tripel
Placentia, California USA

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Grant Phillips was the winner of our Batch 300 homebrew contest and rightfully so. Grant came down and helped us brew his recipe for an oaked tripel brewed with the ever so popular Citra hops.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (5705) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Thanks to Dixonian for bringing this beer back to Texas from one of his trips to Southern California. I love Trade Winds Tripel and am really looking forward to this one. The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is very nice and very hoppy for a tripel. I get a lot of apricot and resinous pine notes, with some bread and Belgian yeast notes mixed in. Definitely not your classic tripel aroma. The flavor is also unique and very nice. I get a lot of Belgian yeast and pepper, as well as some biscuit and bread from the malt. There is also a lot of flavor from the hops. The hop notes I get are mainly orange and apricot, but there is a little pine thrown in for good measure. Another very good aspect of the flavor is a subtle oak character which compliments the other flavors very well. The alcohol is well hidden. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4001) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 14, 2011
750 thanks to thome50. Orange body with thin white head. Orange and zest. Big but not too bold taste of oak. The tripel part - at least for the traditional tripel which is far sweeter - is not as pronounced. Still, quite tasty. I get the alcohol as well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Had this on my trip to San Francisco. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Some fruity sweetness, but also a little bit of spice. Oak and citrus in the flavor. Solid beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2011
A vigorous pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a two finger thick, pale tan, off-white colored head that leaves some thin lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is a light amber color that shows a lightly hazed, pale amber / gold colored head. Initially the beer smells of spicy and phenolic notes that are typical of Tripels, but from there on out the juicy, hoppy citra hop notes become the dominant note pretty quickly. The citra contributes notes of pine, slightly herbaceous dank notes, a touch of garlic chive (though just a hint) and a juicy, bright tropical fruit note that leans towards tangelo, big lychee, and ample kumquat zest notes. There is a hint towards the finish that suggests at some cracker like malt and perhaps a touch of dried hay like grain.

The beer has a nice hoppy, bitter bite to it up front, it gets quite funky in dank, hoppy sort of way towards the middle and there is a cracker like maltiness, some spice and phenolic yeast character as well as some bitter hoppiness in the finish. There is a nice, juicy fruit like hop character that has notes of lychee, kumquat zest and some bitter lemon notes; these never get too aggressive though as this is more of a hoppy Tripel, then a hop bomb that has been fermented with Belgian yeast. The beer is light enough to be a Tripel, it is even quite quaffable, but still has some viscousness to it as well as texture as it flows across the palate. The Tripel flavors of phenolic clove, white pepper, perhaps a touch of ginger and maybe a hint of medicinal notes are here, they almost play a secondary role to the hops though.

Definitely a nice, hoppy Tripel that I am quite enjoying at the moment. This is fast becoming my preference in Tripels, despite it seeming like the lazy way out for a brewer; a really good, traditional Tripel is very hard to execute well, it is quite a bit easier to just add some expressive American Hops and make an enjoyable brew. Having said that, the base beer still needs to at least be good, which this one is.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (3840) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Lemon nose with a strong canned green beans element. Clear amber, thick lacing head. Whole lemon flavor with just a touch of orange. Alcohol present, but works. Simple but well balanced. Not bad, but far from great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4362) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Bottle. Hazy gold pour, with a white head. Banana, bits of tropical fruit, sugary sweetness, pretty strong oak character, lightly spicy, and some pepper notes. As much as I usually don’t like tripels, this beer is quite nice, maybe due to the oak.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6511) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle fromHealthy Spirits. Pours cloudy golden with a thick off-white head and a yeasty fruit aroma. There is a fruity caramel malt flavor with a carbonated dry bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle @ Toronado with James and Andrew. Pours a slight hazy blonde with nice white head. Aroma is vanilla-ish with slight hops. Taste is very sweet. Really evident that candied sugar was used. Slight belgian fruit undertones. The vanilla comes back in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11095) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Capped 750 from Beverages4Less in Santee, CA. Pours very hazy orange gold with a slight white head. Aroma is citrus and light stone fruit. Flavor is an interesting light fruit, with some citrus, and maybe a hint of oak. It is a little astringent. Much fresher and fruitier than most triples. Finishes with a touch of citrus zest?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2011
On tap at tornado in san diego for Dallas’ bachelor. Dry but actually delicious... Usually don’t like triples but this is nice... Apples, funk, bready.


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