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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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Ommegang’s brewers spent several years refining their ideas of what a "perfect" tripel would be. In the original style, a Belgian tripel is a golden ale, from 8.5% to 10% ABV, with fruity flavors and aromas coming from the yeast. Tripels are simply brewed, but with great attention to detail. Ommegang Tripel Perfection goes beyond the exquisite attention to detail and adds spices to subtly enhance aromas and flavors. The result is a fine ale honoring Belgian brewing tradition, while also expanding on it in the new Ommegang tradition.

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4.8
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 20, 2010
a nice butterscotch color with a creamy white head and champagne carbonation. Pear banana and apple aroma with notes of corriander. A wonderful well balanced flavor. Silky smooth palate. Tastes of pear apricot and mild apple on the back end with corriander playing nicely with each flavor. This comes pretty close perfect.

4.7
wesyates (55) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Clove/Banana tones in the first sips that last throughout. A little too gassy that allows the alcohol to seep onto the tongue. Caramel finishes off towards the end. Doesn’t have too much of a sweet cloying presence but is heavy at first. A little bitter but that doesn’t last too long. Definitely a Tripel.

4.6
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 11, 2010
I don’t really rate anymore unless I can say some really nice things. That being said... Holds a head for at least 20 minutes. Deep orange with a lacy off-white head. Beautiful. Aroma is spices, piney earthy hops, nice grassiness with some aniseed and a touch of pear. Body is bone dry without any astringency what-so-ever. Great carbonatiion. The flavor is decidedly peppery, with no unpleasant malt sweetness. Finishing very dry with an incredibly high amount of bitterness without being biting. Seriously, this ranks in right up there with Westmalle, might be better. I don’t know the last time I had a Tripel this good. Bravo!

4.6
commonshawn (1259) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Tap at Butcher and boar and commonmac. Tulip glass. Nice gold pour with thick white head and good lacing. Slightly floral hop and alcohol aroma. Spicy coriander nose, like a saison. Fresh yeast and citrus spice, with sweetness. Nice mouthfeel. Amazing.

4.6
matty (417) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2016
750 mL bottle. Pours a cloudy orange color with a quick white head. Lots of visible carbonation. Aroma has some sweet fruit, spice and yeast along with a little sourness. Medium body, plenty of carbonation on the tongue. Flavor is a nice combination of malt and yeast producing fruit, spice and a touch of sourness. Finish is sweet and a little sour on the sides. Excellent!

4.5
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2013
750 ml bottle into chalice, bottled 3/15/2010. Pours hazy golden orange color with a nice 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some nice spotty lacing on the glass, with a decent amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of lemon, apricot, pepper, herbal, pear, candi sugar, coriander, bread, and yeast spice. Very nice and balanced aromas; with good strength and complexity. Taste of big lemon, pepper, pear, apricot, biscuit, coriander, herbal, grape, candi sugar, tart grain, and yeast spices. Lightly tart spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, apricot, pear, pepper, coriander, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Great balance of fruity sweetness and spiciness; with no cloying sweetness at all. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a nice fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel as expected for the style. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly an warming present after the finish. Very smooth to drink, but is still a bit of a sipper. Overall this is a highly excellent Tripel! A lot of great flavor; with nice spicy flavor balance and very smooth to drink. Ommegang needs to make a Tripel year round. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
commonmac (1247) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Tap at Butcher and the Boar with the commonshawn. Tulip glass. Very attractive pour. Almost a full finger head on a light golden colored tripel. Aroma has some spice elements with an undercurrent of earthy hops smelling similar to other tripels. Taste has a welcomed tartness offsetting an underlying malty sweetness and hop bite. Really smooth and easy to drink with just a touch of alcohol burn at the end. I don’t like the word perfection as there is always room for improvement but this is a pretty near perfect effort. Complex and enjoyable. Similar to a Goose Island Sofie.

4.4
superspak (5603) - Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2015
750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 11/12/2014. Pours slightly cloudy deep golden color with a 2-3 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, orange peel, apricot, pear, apple, banana, coriander, clove, pepper, bubblegum, honey, candi sugar, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, orange peel, apricot, pear, apple, banana, coriander, clove, pepper, bubblegum, honey, candi sugar, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange peel, apricot, pear, apple, banana, coriander, clove, pepper, bubblegum, honey, candi sugar, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale/bready malt flavors; with an awesome crisp malt/yeast/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly prickly/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely incredible spiced tripel style. All around outstanding balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. An insanely delicious offering.

4.4
drpimento (3641) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2015
Very nice beer. Appearance is a long lasting thick off-white head, some lace, and a slightly hazy color. Aroma is yeast, wet grain, malt, spice. Flavor is like nose with carbonic tang up front with a bit of sweet that builds along with the bitter and has a long finish. Clean. Great body. Very easy drinking.

4.3
Allara (148) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2011
On tap at the Stirling Hotel. Hazy amber/orange color with a citrus aroma with slight malty notes. Full bodied, smooth with little to no alcohol coming through, very drinkable. Smooth mouth feel with light citrus notes and a very slight dry finish. Super balanced triple. A bit less body than a "true" Belgian triple but more than Victory’s golden monkey. Overall, awesome triple extremely enjoyable and maybe even a great entry triple for someone just starting to try some craft beer! Don’t pass this up, especially if you see it on tap!


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