RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Pub Brew. Richard in the Dirt is a Belgian Tripel with a bright copper glow and an aroma of green apple with hints of spice. Sweet flavors permeate throughout the beer, wrapped in a complex spiciness that increases in intensity towards the finish. Malt flavors take a back seat to the sweet, sugary additions of Belgian candi sugar, which lends flavors of pear and apple.

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ICEatALAMO (1351) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Crowler. The pour is copper. The aroma is all belgian, slight booze. The taste has some sugar and spice to it. Solid beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

rumproasts (5478) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2017
Tap. Golden with small head. Sweet with quite a bit of spice and esters. Candi sugar, clove. Leaning towards overdone in the sweetness. Interesting, but not my favorite Tripel.

umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Tap at Short’s. Pours a hazy amber color with a big foamy head that fades to a ring. Nice fruity aroma of apple juice, tropical fruit, clove, and candi sugar. Taste fairly sweet. Lots of fresh apples, clove, and candi sugar. Hoppy citrus and tropical fruit finish. A hoppy Belgian tripel. Works pretty well.

busey4pres (13) - ISHPEMING, USA - SEP 11, 2013
full body, amber, white foam, Don’t be so hard on this beer. Its not a true Belgian, but an Ameri-Belgian that is worthy of a second look.

Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Draft at the brewpub, Bellaire. Hazy straw-orange body, thin off-white head. Nose of clove and light fruit; spicy. Peachy body with light fruit/fruitskin and lots of clove, with a peppery, pineapply finish. Light and a tad cloying but still enjoyable.

bpar73 (1165) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2013
On tap at the brewpub Cloudy amber pour with a small off-white head. Aroma is slightly sweet, orange, candy sugar, some spice. Taste is sweet, orange and candy. A nice interpretation of a tripel

AcctError96987 (3722) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2012
On draft at Churchkey in D.C. The beer is a clear, golden hue with a small head that leaves a fair bit of lacing on the snifter. The aroma brings sweetness, alcohol, light citrus, and yeast. The flavor is too sweet for my liking, though the beer itself isn’t bad, per se. The body is on the thin side as well. This recipe needs a few tweaks before I would try it again. There are many better tripels available, and this one didn’t do anything unusual or remarkable for me, as is often the case with Short’s. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 06-16-2011

drowland (8888) - Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2012
8/11/12. GTMW. Deep golden pour with a frothy off-white head that sticks. Spicy and fruity aroma with plenty of malty sweetness and some sugars. Sweet entry and finish with floral and fruity aspects that lingers a bit sugary and sweet. Not bad.

TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Draft pour on tap at GTMW 2012 (Madison, WI). Pours a richer golden hue, gentle haze, frothy brighter white head cakes. Laces ok. Aromas are gentle spice, mellow dough, fruity apple and spice. Mellow sweetness, more dry overall. Initial is medium bodied, big blasts of bubblegum, pear, and apple at times. Flashy dough, bread, and straw. Moving into some dryness and spice into the middle. Dry florals, earthy spice, linger firm bitterness, straw, a touch of grainy malts. Backend and finish show a reprisal of sweet estery fruit, but more spice and florals overall. Ok.

fonefan (49999) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, tart, sour wood, light to moderate yeasty, light soured milk. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet with a average to long duration, sour, sour milk, fruity, yeasty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111216]

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