Lagunitas Were Only In It For The Money

Lagunitas Were Only In It For The Money

Rated 3.439 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Lagunitas Brewing Company

Petaluma, CA, United States

Style:  Abbey Tripel

8.2% Alcohol by Volume

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This ale is brewed in celebration of the 40th anniversary of this album's release.

ID: 31925 Last updated 12 years ago Added to database 12 years ago

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Overall Rank4445
Overall Percentile90.6
Style Rank92 of 545
Style Percentile83.1
Lowest Score2.7
Highest Score4.1
Average Score3.527
Weighted Score3.439
Standard Deviation0.381

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  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Bottled (from Kihoskh, CPH). Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is grass, some nuts, mild yeast, bisquits and some slight notes of caramel. Flavour is caramel malts, some biscuits, mild grassyness as well as some fruityness.

  • PHILB 2479 reviews
    rated 2.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Bottle: Poured a slightly cloudy orangey color ale with a small foamy head with OK carbonation and minimal retention. Aroma of sweet notes is somewhat overpowering. Taste is a syrupy-like sweet malt base with no fruiter ester and noticeable yeast notes that usually accompany this style. Body has a syrup like texture with average carbonation but alcohol is well hidden. Not very good for the style, this brewery should stick to hops-centric beer IMHO - Nice packaging thought.

  • BFELDMANN 1056 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Poured was a cloudy straw color with good head, didn't last long. Aroma was clean cloves hops and bananas. Flavor was much the same some nice breadyness to it, yeast jumped a little to much at times, pine hops as it warmed. GOod beer.

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    As one rater previously mentioned, how is it possible to pass up a bottle of beer, with the intergalactically awesome Frank Zappa on the label? Answer: It's not possible. You must purchase it, or you will die.

    When drinking, I had no idea about the style of the beer, but it was evident that it was a Belgian ale of some kind. The yeast character immediatley gives it away. But the beer pours out a clear, orange-blossom honey color with a 2" thick head with a ton of carbonation floating up. Big time apple nose, with a touch of peaches/oranges rounding it out and a bit of plastic. Flavors are suprisingly sweet. Strong apple flavors, oranges, a light touch of caramel and some bubblegum. Hides the 8.2% very well.

  • CYBERCAT 9921 reviews
    rated 3.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Aroma is not too strong but appetizing, malty and fruity with wheat and yeast hints. It pours a nice orangy amber with a thick, fairly persistent white head. Strong, almost overpowering flavor has a hoppy, yeasty overtone and is fairly bitter but not nastily so. It has a nice bite, as well as undertones of fruit - mainly apple - and caramel. Texture is edgy and tingly, leaving a somewhat bitter and yet subtly sweet aftertaste.

  • EAGLEFAN538 2299 reviews
    rated 3.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottle from Stateline. The pour was usual for the style, hazy to cloudy golden yellow to straw yellow with light amber-ish hues. The head was decent, a tad on the weak side for the style, I suppose. However, the aroma was nice, cloves and bananas, some resinous hoppy notes. The flavor followed the aroma, bready, yeasty, cloves, bananas, definite piney type hops as this approached a belgi strong w/ amped up American style hops. I liked this far better than the rest, but I feel no shame. Good stuff.

  • DOULOS31 1349 reviews
    rated 3.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Um, I didn’t find this all that trippelesque. Actually, not much belgian character to this. I still liked it. Golden honey wood color, smallish head. Syrupy flavor of banana, pear and lots of spices, pepper and otherwise. I liked it. Sue me.

  • HANTRAN 490 reviews
    rated 3.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    winey nose typical for the style, lots of grape and lots of malt, very sweet nose with just a touch of hops citrus. Meidum amber body below a small white head, very little lacing. Mouth is full and sticky. Flavor is big, hits fruity then goes very earthy with fig and sweet raw malty notes, goes very bitter and sour near the end and finishes with an alcohol warmth and an interesting peppery aftertaste. A heavy brew!

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    quite front ... hides abv very welll ... smooth ... lots of bitterness and tripel spice ... great bitter aftertaste ... sweet honey and light whiffs of dark molasses/syrup ... slightly buttery... is great value for money ... had after boondoggles with ken and taylor (apricot and saints oktoberfest)...

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 4.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I do like me some Lagunitas, but I was skeptical on how good this beer would be considering their tendency toward hoppy "American" offerings. Well set all of that skepticism aside because this Tripel knocked my socks off. Big yeasty aroma with a bold fruitiness of banana and white grapes. Almond extract, vanilla and bubblegum are present. Insanely inviting after it warms a touch, great to sniff on for a bit. Yellow/copper ~ golden/amber range of color with a constant head roughly 1/3" and bands of dense lacing. Medium bodied with a very faint alcohol kick. Overly sweet in a good way with a really dry finish and overshadowing bitterness. Authentic flavor, spot on for the most part and "cleaner" than the typical Belgian offering. Fruity banana with lemon and clove accents. A subtle peppery spice coupled by fresh Italian bread and lots of yeasty esters. I am impressed by how good this is right now.

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