Rough Draft 5th Anniversary Emboozlement Tripel

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belgian style Tripel aged in pinot noir barrels.

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3.1
djd07 (15651) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with small white head that lasts. The aroma is yeast and pure sugar. Medium body, bubblegum, yeast, wheat, boozy finish, good.

3.7
Dogbrick (13978) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2017
Sample at GABF 10/07/2017, thanks to my bro for assistance with note-taking. Clear orange-amber color with a medium thin white head that recedes quickly. Short strings of lace. Oaky aroma with yeast and fruit notes. Medium to full body with a vinous oak character and notes of earthy yeast, fruit and malt. The finish is oaky and fruity with a yeast aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.2
Spab (4124) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2017
650 ml bottle from Canada Craft Club. Pours a cloudy golden orange colour with smallish white head. Aroma is tree fruit, spice, some vinous notes and grains. Flavour has lots of apple, pear and white wine grape with some clove, grains and sugars. Boozy as promised. Decent.

4.2
dandeman (1077) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2017
Bouteille de 650 ml du Canada Craft Beer Club. Very complex and warming Tripel. Very up to style except for carbonation. I enjoyed that beer a lot. Pain frais avec épices (cardamone, gingembre, clou de girofle) et aussi notes de banane et houblons herbacés, sont les composantes de cet olfactif très élaboré. La mousse bien crémeuse couronne ce liquide doré et très clair. Mousse très persistante et qui colle admirablement bien au verre. Fruitée, chaleureuse, épicée, effervescente, voila les premières impressions à l'entrée de bouche. Les céréales sont très présentes et donnent même une impression de blé frais. La chaleur d'alcool est enveloppante. Présence de fruits tropicaux, mangue, clou de girofle cardamone, pain, banane. L'effervescence manque cependant un peu de vivacité. Délicieuse.

2.8
UXO (1922) - CANADA - JUN 7, 2016
Appearance: slightly hazy pale gold with a thin white head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, no lacing. (2/5) Aroma: doughy yeast, apples and pears, stone fruit, pale malt. (5/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, mild bitter, light tart. (7/10) Medium-light body, moderate-high carbonation, drying bitter and warming finish. (3/5)

Meh. It’s not terrible, once you get past the yeast smell. But that initial aroma is one of bready, doughy baking yeast - like old-school homebrew. It tastes a fair bit better than it smells, and on the up side, the promised emboozlement is definitely present. On the down side, so’s the eponymous rough draft aspect. Too sweet, and just not very well put together - and for the price, there are better examples of the style out there.(11/20)

3.9
AgentAle (1817) - Fort Mcmurray, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2015
Aroma is sweet lightly roasted malts, clove, light funk and earthiness. Some apple and pear. Taste is sweet malts with citrus, apple, pear, belgian sugar and yeast. Nice sweet finish. Appearance is a cloudy yellow medium head that retains quite well.

3.3
bergstaden (3256) - Røros, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2015
Golden with a white head - Malt aroma with hints of citrus and some yeasty notes - Malt body and some wheat flavour with spicy yeasts and citrus with some bitterness in the end - Malt, citrus and soicy yeasts goes into the finish - This was nice

2.8
madmitch76 (25801) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
5th May 2015
Hazy gold beer, good size pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and crispy and semi dry. Semi sweet malts. Drying alcoholic mid, some modest spirit. Trace of dried fruits. Airy dry finish. A little rough round the edges but not terrible.

3.2
JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 15, 2015
On draft at the brewery. Clear golden pour, with a white head. Sweet, sugary, boozy, banana, yeast, pear, and mild bread. Not for me, sugary booze.

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GarrettB (1665) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2015
July 10th, 2013 - Their Embezzlement Tripel is the first beer I’ve had from Rought Draft at the brewery itself, which is a far away, spacious chamber filled halfway with brewery equipment, and the other half dedicated to serving thirsty customers. Beer one on our sampler tray was the Embezzlement Tripel. It’s a bit pale for a triple, with a clean, clear lens and a bit of fog on the glass. The smell is on the thin side, and a bit diluted, but has the earthy, funky notes of sake and a touch of that dry, semi-sweet scent of popcorn. "Cool", according to my notes. The flavor is not so tactful, with a hyper buttery taste and a hyper alcohol burn, scorching a path along the tongue and on the way down. Pear and popcorn follow in its wake with some roast chicken, healing the fresh scar, but that foretaste is a wild, kicking ride.


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