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Zero Gravity Ripley Belgian Tripel

Zero Gravity Ripley Belgian Tripel
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
A very effervescent, dry Belgian-style strong ale. Brewed with Belgian malt and Candi sugar. Fermented with a blend of Belgian yeast and Brettanomyces to produce a complex fruity and spicy aroma and flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesewelch (259) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 10, 2015
From draught at American Flatbread

Aroma: Bubblegum, sweet, candi sugar

Appearance: Amber, off what head, hazy

Taste: Medium sweet, light sour

Palate: Medium body, soft carbonation, long abrupt finish

Overall: A very nice tripel. The Brett adds some good funk (and I’m not a big fan of Brett beer). The tripel has the candi sugar sweetness and nice fruit and spicy notes from Belgian yeast. The Brett addition adds some funk, but very light. Almost as if the tripel was barrel aged, but without the barnyard or horse blanket funkiness. Really interesting tripel. Felt a little more full bodied than I’d expected from a tripel, but overall a good and interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2012
on tap-pours gold with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet light malt, yeast. Taste is pear/apple, sweet light malt, yeast, 2nd spice hops. Drying finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2010
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy golden orange body with small white head. Aroma of apricot, light florals, orange, and mustiness. Flavor of candi sugar, banana, apricot, peach, honey, and light herbs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Amber-orange pour. Aroma is orange, lemon, hops and spices. Flavor is sweet; caramel malt, spice. A little sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2010
En fût. Verre de 8 oz dégusté chez American Flatbread (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Légère odeur d’agrumes. Apparence: La couleur est dorée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes avec une pointe d’alcool et de sucre. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’alcool en arrière goût. (Rating #3288)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2010
In short: A simple, sugary and fruity tripel. Below average for the style.
How: Tap at brewpub. 2008 vintage batch put on tap for Vermont Brewer’s Festival 2010
The look: Partly cloudy golden body topped by a very small white head
In long: Nose is fruity (bananas & pears mainly) and quite sweet. Taste is more of the same. This beer tastes like sweetened fruits, like bananas and pears dipped in honey and white sugar spread over it. Alcohol was a bit apparent. No hops presence. Tickling carbonation. Drinkable beer but below average Tripel. I see that this beer got some very good ratings some time ago. My glass didn’t deserve a good rating. I didn’t have the opportunity to try it when it was first release. This is the story of my life, I’m always at the right place but at the wrong time. I really need to buy a watch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2009
A lightly hazed golden ale with a thin white head. Light bananas in aroma with notes of eucalyptus and warming alcohol. In mouth, a sweet malt with nice coriander, bananas and berries, light butter, and alcohol. Medium bodied. On tap at brewpub Oct. 10 2008.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2008
Pale golden beer, thin head. The aroma is lightly spicy and fruity. Light cloves and a kiss of apricot, but without the sticky sweetness that is typical of US tripels. Bright floral/spicy character and a soft crisp Belgian pale malt. Fruity and very authentic. Great balance spicy and a little bit wheaty. A bit of honey and light lingering spice. This is very nice... I’d like to see it with another year or so on it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2008
Thanks to Paul for bringing the growler! Pours a cloudy orange with a quickly disappearing white head. The aroma is very sweet and fruity. The yeast obviously worked wonders. Lots of plum, orange, apple, and fig with some honey and ginger notes. In the mouth it’s phenomenally complex. Raisin and plum dominate but the sweetness is just great. Some may say it is too sweet but I disagree. The sweetness, while a bit high for style, is very welcoming. I think this is a great tripel and I can’t wait to try more of his brews.

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