3rd Wave Sandstorm Belgian Tripel
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4590) - 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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