Southern Tier Tripel

Southern Tier Tripel

Rated 3.250 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Southern Tier Brewing Company

Jamestown, NY, United States

Style:  Abbey Tripel

9% Alcohol by Volume

42 International Bittering Units

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Don't let the tripel's light color and delicate aroma fool you, this is one serious beer brewed with maximum effort. First, we introduce the freshest barley to crystal filtered water. Second, we add the best hops shipped direct from Europe. Third, our special yeast is the catalyst for the fermentation, gobbling the sugar and creating alcohol as it works. Some say that the Belgian monks who first brewed this style called it tripel to denote its high alcohol content. Still others believe the tripel's origins lay in its triple fermentation; twice in the brewery and once in the bottle. Whatever the answer, ours is the tripel threat, and its available only in our variety packs and on draft. It's three times whatever you were thinking.

ID: 14878 Last updated 15 years ago Added to database 16 years ago

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Overall Rank14544
Overall Percentile69.7
Style Rank228 of 553
Style Percentile58.8
Lowest Score2.1
Highest Score3.9
Average Score3.300
Weighted Score3.250
Standard Deviation0.568

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  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 3.6 10 years ago

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

    A nice pleasant American tripel which hides it's alcohol well. A cloudy golden beer with a white head, it certainly looks like a true Belgian. Aroma is peppery spice, yeast, and citrus with grains. The flavour profile is similar with the yeast and citrus notes dominating the grains.

  • BIGRED00 326 reviews
    rated 3.9 12 years ago

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

    Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a chalice. Appearance: It has a small one finger thick foamy head. It is bright white in color and quickly fades down to just a small ring of lace. The liquid is a light golden color and has a light hazy appearance. Smell: The aroma has a sweet candy like malt and yeast character with some light notes of apple and pineapple. Hop aroma is also noticeable but very light. Taste/Palate: The malt has solid Belgian candied sugar sweetness with notes of apple and pineapple. The 9%abv gives it some mellow warmth and some boozy/peppery notes. Hop flavor is way off in the distance but adds some light herbal notes, dryness and light bitterness to the finish. The body has medium to full feel and the texture seems a little thick at first from the sweetness but thins out with the bubbly carbonation. Notes: This was a nice drinkable Tripel from Southern Tier.

  • UPSTATEDAVE 853 reviews
    rated 3.3 12 years ago

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

    This was OK but nothing that won me over I found it much too fruity. It had a fine appearence with a good amount of lacing and legs in the glass but the aroma and the taste could have been better balanced. OK at best.

  • BFELDMANN 1056 reviews
    rated 2.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    Okay miss labeled for sure. Was closer to a pils then a tripel. Poured cloudy amer color almost no head or lacing, right there should have told me something. Aroma was grass and herbal tea. Flavor was grassy and earthy something type of spice in there as well. Not a good one even if it was a pils, but for a tripel was a train wreck.

  • EAGLEFAN538 2299 reviews
    rated 2.2 13 years ago

    Aroma: 2 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    Meh, quite disappointing as a labelled "tripel." Tasted like an American Wheaty Pilsner on steroids when all was said and done. The pour was weak from the get go, hazy amber colored pour, weak initial head, especially horrid within style, no retention of even what was there, lacing miserable. The aroma was weak, caramel, grass, herbal notes. The flavor was grassy, herbal, slightly vegetal hops, caramel in the base, earthy wheaty type notes, some floral notes, some spiciness, nothing identifiable from a spice rack per se, maybe the spicing came from the hops. Mouthfeel was hoppy zippy with a bitter finish, fairly thin for the style. Lacked yeasty elements that need to be there. Sorry, I’m normally ok w/ ST, but this is a poor attempt at the style, honestly.

  • SLAYER02348 223 reviews
    rated 3.6 13 years ago

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

    Pours out a clear yellow with a small white head. Light citrus aroma that is a bit funky. The taste isn't at all what I expected and the alcohol is very noticeable. Other than that it had some spices present in the taste and a tiny bit of hoppyness.

  • HANNAH 1021 reviews
    rated 2.6 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 5

    Pours clear gold with small, lasting head. Aroma was clean and lightly malty with almost no belgian spicing associated with the style. The flavor was like a really good lager, just a plain ole lager that's tasty. Nothing about the flavor seemed to fit the style. If anything, it is 3 times less tripel-like than I expected, to play on the label. Medium-bodied and well carbonated.

  • BRETT 1304 reviews
    rated 3.6 13 years ago

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

    Sampled from bottle. Pours clear gold with a thin, creamy white head. Pear, hop spice and some tropical fruit notes in the aroma. Balanced. Quite a bit of spiciness: black pepper, mostly. Not as much fruitiness in the flavor as I expected from the nose. Medium-bodied and a little lighter carbonated than expected for the style. Overall, a good triple.

  • TIMMYK77 404 reviews
    rated 3.5 13 years ago

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

    From a bottle. Pours a clear orange with a white head. Aroma is very light. Sweet with fruit undertones. Flavor is sweet up front with a spiciness and a light bitterness at the end. A pretty good beer, but kinda pricey.

  • DOULOS31 1349 reviews
    rated 3.6 14 years ago

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

    Pour was golden yellow with smallish head but decent lacing. Aroma was sweet, bananas and pear. The flavor was also bananas, pear and other fruits, almost like the syrup left over after a fruit cocktail. Mouthfeel was likewise thick and oily, but with decent carbonation and a slight hop bitterness at the end to round it out. A little light on the spicings for a trip, but not bad.

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