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Triple Voodoo California Tripel

Triple Voodoo California Tripel
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
The main style that originally inspired Triple Voodoo’s master brewer to take up the art in the first place, Triple Voodoo Tripel pays homage to the deranged obsessive monks and ancient breweries of Belgium that were the birth place of all modern beer making. Tripel pours a deep golden yellow, and distinctly sweeter than any of the rest of our style lineup. Brewed with the small amount of a single hop variety true to the style and using a special rare ancient yeast blend, Triple Voodoo’s rendition of the classic big European standard is straight ahead and not trying to be anything more than the best Belgian ale that didn’t actually come from there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dylan88 (223) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2012
On tap at Slow Club in SF. It pours golden with little white head. Aroma is pretty fruity with mostly peaches. The flavor is similar, with a spicy finish. It was a good surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larryLSB (508) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Poured from a bomber, off the shelf at AJ’s Mkt in Soquel, cloudy golden, with medium white head. Nose was banana, bread, mild citrus, and spices. Taste was nicely balanced sweet, hoppy, but neither one overwhelming the other. Medium bodied, good carbonation, the finish on the bitter side. Looking forward to more of their stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (4165) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 20, 2011
A new brewer in San Francisco - well I’ll be a monkey’s uncle (not literally, that would be disgusting). On tap at Rosamunde. Pours a hazy golden color with a well-formed white head that lasts. The aroma is big on Belgian yeast, pretty authentic, with some earthy and floral hop notes and a bit of citrus. The flavor has a dry pale malt base with a yeasty bite and considerable hop bitterness. Medium-plus body with carbonation on the higher side. Not too shabby for an upstart brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2011
A - Served a slightly hazy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades away eventually leaving behind some spots of lace. S - Aroma is a mix of banana/yeast character and some spices including cardamom and coriander. There is also just a bit of lemon and fruity esters in the background. T - Starts off with a mix of Belgian yeast and banana flavor with some spices mixed in (lots of cardamom and coriander). Through the middle a bit stronger spices come through with some fruity esters and lemon flavor. The finish is a mix of yeast and spices and just tastes slightly muddled. M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. The beer feels fairly smooth and crisp. The finish is yeasty and a bit funky and even a touch bready. D - Very drinkable. Not quite perfectly balanced and at times tastes/feels a bit muddled. However, it is a pretty good American style Tripel with some good yeast and spice character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (5765) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 3, 2011
On tap at Church Key in SF. It pours golden orange with a very nice thick white head. The aroma is very spicy with lots of fruity peaches, tangerines, mango and a touch of candy. The flavor is sweet and alcoholic with a very nice spicy yeast character and full bodied fruitiness. A really great tripel. I’m looking forward to trying more from these guys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (5700) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Location: Draft at Rogue Public House in San Fran, 5/12/11

Aroma: The nose has some Belgian yeast, fruity notes, malts, spice, and some hops
Appearance: This one pours into the glass a mostly clear amber-orange color
Flavor: Flavors of yeast, spice, some light fruity sweetness, and some hop bitterness on the finish
Palate: This one was drinkable for sure, with a decent body, and above average carbonation
Overall Impression: This one is kind of a funny story, because the night before I tried it I was drinking next to the brewer at La Trappe, and he mentioned that his first beer was on tap around town. I said sure, if I see it, I’ll definitely try it, but since I was only going to be in town for about 1-2 more days total, I figured it was a long shot. Low and behold, the very next day I walked into Rogue, look up at the board, and I see this one there. Well, I figured I had to order one at that point, and so I did. I was not disappointed at all by this one. A very nice first offering from a new brewery. This one was basically a slightly hoppy Belgian style Tripel, but it was pretty well made, and just kind of worked. Keep brewing, but I would suggest a name change, as the "Cherry" in "Cherry Voodoo" definitely confuses people into thinking they are ordering a fruit beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Draft. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Sweet malt and light yeast aroma. Sweet malt and light spice flavor with yeast and orange esters. Medium bodied. Sweet malt and light spice lingers with yeast and fruity esters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5049) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 8, 2011
golden amber color. Lots of oranges and spice. Nice malty mouth. Well balanced. Decent finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrmartin (780) - New York, New York, USA - APR 1, 2011
Clear almost amber pour with big creamy white head. Nose is candy malt and fruity. Body is light to medium silky smooth. Fruity but not too sweet, Clean finish. A very respectable tripel from a new Bay Area brewery.

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