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Abbey Monk’s Tripel Ale Reserve

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2402) - California, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Clear golden color, moderate to small head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is grain alcohol, sugar, light bread. This smells like a bad European Strong Lager. Medium bodied, grainy alcohol flavor, some pale malt, not much else. Terrible, the worst Tripel I’ve ever had.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Sample at House Beer. Pours a hazy golden-straw color with a medium foamy white head that diminishes gradually. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of yeast, fruit and malt. Medium to full body with flavors of figs, plums, yeast and malt. The finish is semi-sweet with a strong dark fruit aftertaste. Decent overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (6660) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellowish gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges quickly. Aroma has sweet grains with a bit of bread and light Belgian yeast. Flavor has sweet grains and a hint of honey backed by some bread.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adammuldowney (1) - - APR 1, 2014 does not count
A good rating says something about the appearance, aroma, flavors, body, and finish and your overall experience with the beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ronaldtheriot (1256) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Monk’s Tripel has a thin, white head, a sort of hazy, gold-yellow appearance, some murky-ness, and a thin amount of lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, bright citrus, white bread, alcohol, and an overall champagne smell. Taste is of sweet, bright fruits, citrus, champagne, and alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium, prickly, and a bit slick, and Monk’s Tripel finishes crisp, boozy, and interesting. Overall, I think it is worth a try. RJT

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tapthis (82) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Not a traditional tripel that i am used to. The head and lacing are good. Has a golden hue color to it. There is absolutely no fruit flavor to it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4404) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Courtesy of BDR. Dark brown color with a small head. Slightly skunky aroma that fades into more of a vegetal aroma. Very Noble hoppy flavor. Light sugar finish. Fairly boozy.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (10996) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Nice orange pour with a big white head. Sweet grain, sugar, and fruit notes. Overripe pear, some apple, and a light tropical note. Alcohol, some green apple, and grass. Not terribly pleasant. Cloyingly sweet on the palate. Tons of sugar, grain, caramel, and fruit. Pear, apple, maybe banana, and some hints of tropical fruit. Quite boozy. Syrupy feel on the tongue.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2013
A vigorous pour produces a one finger thick, pale head. The beer is a clear, bright gold color. The nose is a mix of grainy, and fruity notes with a finish of stale, left overnight beer. Specific notes of apple, pear, and something like starfruit.

Fairly sweet tasting up front, and finishes up with an acetaldehyde laden, stale beer note; really reminds me of beer left out over night at a college kegger. A touch metallic, definitely a bit grassy, apple like, perhaps some melon notes, and a light bitterness in the finish. The beer is fairly light bodied, it has some texture to it, and is about exactly what you want in an Tripel. Some bubblegum notes are here, as well as some clove like notes, but these are at times hard to notice underneath the acetaldehyde.

Not really all that great, the off flavors are a bit overwhelming and are too distracting for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1272) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 20, 2013
Crystal clear golden orange with a one-finger bright white head, little retention or lace. Aromas of pear, apricot, peach, mint, bread dough and yeast. Bright fruit flavors above a biscuity malt base with a barely detectable alcohol burn. Medium body, lively carbonation, wonderful creamy smooth mouthfeel, and a crisp finish.


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