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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Anyone who’s patronized the Cambridge Brewing Company for any length of time is probably aware of our brewers’ passion for the great beers of Belgium. CBC is credited with being the first production brewery in America to have created an authentic Belgian beer style, Tripel, and our Belgian-inspired beers have garnered international recognition. The grist for Three Rings consists of Belgian Vienna and Aromatic malts, and it is hopped with German Tettnanger and Spalt and American Cascades. Hop aroma and flavor is emphasized, but remains in balance. The yeast used in fermentation is our proprietary Belgian strain, which gives the beer its signature spicy/fruity/funky notes. Three Rings is a deep gold in color, and it undergoes an extended warm conditioning period before further cold-conditioning. It has the aforementioned spicy, fruity, earthy character, and carries additional aromas and flavors of toasted malt, complex herbal notes, and a dominant fruity/spicy hop character. Its finish is fairly long and dry, with yeast notes and hops vying for space on your palate. This is an interesting, complex, and very drinkable beer, which lends itself quite well to a wide range of foods. From whence comes the name, you ask? Well, it could be that inspiration came from the CBC logo of three beer rings on a beer mat, or perhaps it just references the three ring circus that is life here in the CBC Brewhouse. Regardless, look for this beer to make many regular appearances in the coming months. Cheers! OG: 1.0485 FG: 1.010 ABV: 5.0%

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DSG (15118) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 22, 2017
[2/1/17] Draught at Cambridge Brewing Company in Cambridge. Golden. Yeast, fruity esters, some spiciness, rather dry, light sweetish hint, light tart hint.

3.6
rejtable (2819) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2013
Pours clear golden. Notes of yeast, some light grassy hops. Medium bitterness and light sweetness in great balance. Nice beer!

3.9
SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2013 Wow. Awesome big juicy tropical fruits. Grapefruit. Oranges. Tangerines. Real nice. More of a hoppy american pale ale than a Belgian ale. Tasty. Like.

3.9
j12601 (13034) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2013
On tap at CBC when we stopped for a late lunch before Night of the Barrels. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Light hops, faint yeast. Medium bodied, toasty bitterness right away. Crisp and bright, softly sweet, warm yeast into the finish with some crisp bitterness.

3.5
bu11zeye (13139) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of grass, herbs, light pine, and florals. Flavor of herbs, grass, Belgian yeast, toasted grain, some pine, and citrus.

3.6
beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2010
On draught at the brewpub and served in a tulip. Arrived at the table a mostly clear amber with a very thin linen white head that quickly faded to a ring but laced the glass well. Pleasant aroma of fruity Belgian yeast. The flavor is malt along with some fruity Belgian yeast, although the fruit is less intense than in the aroma. Dries out considerably towards the finish. Mild bitterness at the end. Overall, a solid beer.

3.2
nickd717 (4849) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 19, 2010
On tap at CBC. Fairly hazy golden-orange appearance with a decently formed white head. Aroma is fairly hoppy, with grass, floral notes, and pine, along with pale malt and Belgian yeast. Flavor is also more bitter than expected, but not terribly so. Grassy, floral, and piney hops, along with a little citrus, balance out a sweet malt base. Some spicy and yeasty notes in there as well. Medium-bodied and somewhat crisp with a palate on the drier side. Not quite sure where they were going with this one. It’s a good beer, but lacking a true identity in my opinion. Will need to try it again.

3.6
Zymurgeist2 (2349) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Beautiful, clear orange with white head. Nice, crisp hop on nose. Full hoppy flavor of spice and floral with yeast present on long finish.

3.3
AGAquino (667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2010
On tap at Cambridge Brewing Co. Slightly cloudy amber with foamy off-white head and nice lace. Aroma hard to pinpoint. Flavor is yeasty spices, hoppy bitter with slight floral notes. Lingering spice aftertaste.

3.1
Lubiere (14131) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2010
A golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, grassy and pinhey hops, honey and fruity esters. In mouth, an unbalanced ale, lacking in malt to sustain the hops, nothing special, disappointing. On tap at brewpub, April 4, 2010.


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