3rd Wave Sandstorm Belgian Tripel
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Our take on a Belgian-style Tripel which has a hazy golden hue with hints of banana and clove. Spicy, woodsy hop flavors prevail upfront, giving way to a subdued sweetness in the finish.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2013
On tap at the Iron Hill Belgium Comes to West Chester event. The pour yields a very light colored beer. Lighter than straw and more along the lines of a Berliner. A bit of a head without too much retention. The nose and flavor have a touch of spice and breadiness, but are otherwise quite watery. Body is very light. Somewhat dry. Not a big fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slipstream (2321) - USA - JAN 21, 2016
Slightly weird label - sandsurfers? Tawny pour with a fast-dropping head. It is a pretty sweet, tropical tripel. Cantaloupe and peach notes, balanced by some sharpness and warmth. This is a good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
callmemickey (3989) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Lightly hazy straw colored body, thin white head, minimal lacing. Cheap champagne, stone fruits, wet hay, and yeasty esters and spice. Medium bodied, a healthy dose of sweetness, moderate to lively carbonation, muddled finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (4817) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle from Liquid Assets. Golden body. Sweet and malty nose. Taste is malts, honey, caramel. Quite nice. Lots of floral. Sweet and quite alcy finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
60minuteman (1145) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Sampled at AOT Wilmington. Lighter aroma but balanced of watermelon and darker fruits, malt, spices and funk. Good alcohol retention. Good stuff here from a small but local brewery. They are now on my map.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Pours a hazy golden with a medium bubbly white head that laced. Aroma of peppery yeast notes, bready malt, lemon and melons. Flavor of peppery notes, pineapple, melons and honey.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
wcrpnf19971 (8) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - DEC 19, 2013 does not count
3rd Wave Sandstorm Style: Belgian Tripel Ale Appearance: Yellow/ Gold or Straw color Nose: I picked up hay, banana, spices, bubble gum & a slight fruity ester. Palate: Sweet at the beginning and finishes dry & complex on the palate. The dryness does linger a bit. Definite flavors of clove, banana, pepper, cardamom, vanilla, rum & bubble gum. Pairs well with:Sausage, Chicken, Pasta and foods spiced with herbs( no brainer).A nice soft goat cheese or a sheep cheese. Overall: a solid Belgian Tripel from 3rd Wave. 3rd wave stepped out of their comfort zone & created a solid Tripel. This beer is currently available on draft only. If you see it on a draft list. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to a beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MDSwift83 (14) - Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2013
Excellent beer. 8.5% but does not drink like a strong beer. Not an overbearing flavor but easy to drink

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