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Sapient Trip Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Co.

Sapient Trip Ale

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Overall: 7.06/10 by 1 dude

Trend: 7.06/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: Belgian Tripel

ABV: 8.50%

Season: March to September

Have Another: 100%

1,216 beers rated with a 7.82 average
  • 7.06/10 have another
  • A: 7.0 | T: 7.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 7.0 | O: 7.0
  • Color: Dark Gold
  • Poured from a 12 month old bottle.

    Pours cloudy with a bunch of little floating particles. Foam is white, about an inch in height but has below average retention. Lacing isn't part of this beers' repertoire.

    Aroma is fruit, banana, and clove foremost. Slightly sweet but not much else.

    Taste of Belgian yeast, spice, clove, banana, sweet, and fruits. There is some earthy quality to the beer I didn't expect. The same earth quality gives a musty, dry, cellar type feel to the finish.

    Dries the palate on this medium bodied beer with a peppy zip to the carbonation.

    I think Dark Horse makes better beer than this and I would have those again before this beer, but I would have this beer again. Much better offerings within the style that are easier to get. An "average" offering as the spice/clove is a bit over powering for me. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 at 21:18:47
  • Tasted: Wednesday, June 01, 2011
  • $2.39 for 12 oz. bottle