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We re Only In It For The Money by Lagunitas Brewing Company
Tripel
8.20 % ABV


 
Review by everetends on 05/29/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
70 2 8 14 4 7 2010
Old Review
22 oz bomber I got back in early september from my birthday trip to Athens, GA. Picked up at Five Points Bottle Shop. Served this one up in a goblet.

A: This beer pours a pretty clear, dull orange color. A got almost an inch of head off the pour but while I was sizing it up it was already quickly disappearing. Absolutely zero retention in the head here and it didn't leave much of top cap at all. No lacing, no nothing. Pretty run of the mill to look at.

S: Smell is a bit suprising. Not getting the initial punch of yeast I get from tripels usually. Nice, slightly roasted, sweet malt comes out first. Then follows a touch of fruity sweetness from pear and apple characters. Finally just a hint of peppery goodness comes in with the aromas finish.

T: Taste once again has very little notes of yeast. This is not expected but doesn't kill the brew. The malt is nicely roasted and perfectly sweet. Apple, plum and pear can all be noted as fruity flavors coming forth. A bit of clove, nutmeg and pepper spice things up a tad adding another flavor to the profile. Pretty enjoyable stuff.

M: This is a top side of medium in body. Pretty creamy and a joy on the palate as it coats and soaks. Carbonation is crisp and makes it very refreshing. Aftertaste is of mostly sweetness from the malt lingering in the mouth. Not bad, truly the best aspect of this beer.

D: As far as the look, this beer is a disappointment, but the flavor and aromas aren't bad and the mouthfeel is a delight. For the price this is a pretty accessible and enjoyable tripel as long as you aren't looking for anything mind blowing. Just stare at the label, and drink the beer. Its worth the price of admission.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 10-28-2008 21:55:51

Served In: Goblet

Review by SAP on 08/27/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
56 3 6 10 4 5 2008
A hard pour summons forth a three-finger thick, pale tan colored head in my 25cl tulip glass. The beer is brilliantly clear with a bright, amber hue as it sits on my desk, but shows a more shiny copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma has a sweet maltiness to it up front (similar to an herbal / grassy honey varietal) that is quickly dominated by a mix of fruity / spicy esters and phenols. Hints of tropical fruit and melon mixes with white pepper notes, a touch of ginger and a clove note that comes on strongest in the finish. Further inspection isolates aromas that seem a cross between green, under-ripe melons and a light herbal, sort of grassy, kind of vegetal note. Sticky malt notes definitely linger in the background of the aroma. The aroma is a bit to sharp and vegetal, the higher alcohols also seem to adds some harshness to the nose as well.

Lightly sweet, almost as much from alcohol as from any residual sweetness. In keeping with this the body is actually fairly light bodied, though it definitely has a certain viscousness to it than can be a bit sticky at times. The finish has an almost sharp mix of hot alcohol, bitterness, turpene phenols and peppery spiciness. The finish can be very dry with an almost acetone sort of component that lingers on the palate. There is a touch of grassy grain and a light, pale malt toastiness that provides a bread like flavor to this beer; the malt is more noticeable towards the finish. Other flavors of clove (fairly noticeable), vegetal ginger, some solvent notes and fruity with a mix of bitter pear a touch of apple and a touch of under-ripe melon; this beer is really more fruity smelling than is manifest in the flavor.

Nothing jumps out at me here as being wrong or bad (each of the components can work in a Tripel), but still this beer just doesn't work for me. A bit to harsh in its mix of components and it just comes off as not being all that well integrated.

Price: $3.60 Served In: Tulip

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