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The Bruery Batch 300 Tripel

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


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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeputyAndy (636) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14094) - 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?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2011
On tap at tornado in san diego for Dallasí bachelor. Dry but actually delicious... Usually donít like triples but this is nice... Apples, funk, bready.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7460) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle split with Andrew and dallas at toronado. Pours a bright orange body with white lacing. Aroma is sweet vanilla, honey, banana, and spice. Mouthfeel is thin and slightly dry with notes of banana, sweet candy, and spicy clove.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4611) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Thanks turd. Cloudy bright yellow orange pour with one finger of creamy off white head. Nose is hoppy, very citrusy, orange flesh, yeasty. Nose isnít super clean. Notes of oak and citrus zest. Very homebrewish. Same flavor, medium body, zesty and peppery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TURDFERGUSON (4047) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Bottle from a trade with LtDan. Thanks! Very hazy/cloudy orange with thick white head. Nose is sweet and hoppy, but in a disjointed broken vacuum cleaner sort of way. Flavor is sweet. Citra hops make a light appearance but donít really help the beer in any way, just make it more messy. A bit hard to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 15, 2011
[On Tap] Clouded yellowish hue, good head formation. Big piney spiced hop aroma. Good blend of sweet tropical fruit and bitter grapefruit citrus, lingering slightly sugarry into the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Bottle. The pour was blond with a good amount of white head. Aroma was some sugar and bubblegum/banana yeast. Very typical of a belgian triple. Flavor had the banana sweetness as well. It was a joy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Draft @ blind lady. Very slightly hazed golden, thin white head. Big juicy hop nose of apricot and nectarine laying upon a thin blanket of belgian yeast fumes. Flavors are again filled with juicy, fruity hops with the belgian yeast behind and a touch of alcohol. Not until the very finish does it make itself overtly belgian though as the hops are the focus point here. More a belgian ipa than a trippel imo, but since I hate belgian ipas and trippels, ill say that this isnít really all that bad...though I remember reading on a bottle it was aged in oak, but I donít get all that much oak influence...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Appearance: Pours a bright semi cloudy yellow gold with a small layer of white.

Aroma: A real time fight in my nostrils. Is it citra hops or bruery yeast? Its both.

Taste: Spicy and citrusy hops, Bruery yeast, oak tanins. Metallic bitter finish.

Mouth: Active lively bubbles full bodied, almost creamy.

Overall: I really enjoyed the added layer provided by the oak, I still am not a fan of the particular style. I think this beer will hold up for a few years, and might even become more drinkable for me as it mellows.

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