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Abbey Monk’s Tripel Ale Reserve



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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (6569) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ronaldtheriot (1219) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4391) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (10735) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1229) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (2606) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2013
750 ml. swing top bottle. Pours a medium, tiny bubbled, well retained white head, with some lacing, over a clear dark yellow (SRM 4) body.....nose is light fruits (pear, apple), light floral honey tones....taste is light pear, apple, hints of apricot, light candi sugar sweetness with hints of honey finishing with a moderately sharp peppery spice bitterness.....mouth feel light of medium, moderate alcohol burn, carbonation high making a foamy sensation. This falls well within the style, but the esters are not as prominent in aroma or flavor as the best. The lingering spice/hop bitterness is unpleasant and not refreshing or cleansing as in other iterations. Perhaps a higher fermentation temperature would help. Rating to style, BJCP 7/3/14/4/7

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4895) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
From the February 2013 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a pale yellow color with a medium sized foamy white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was dryish pear, table sugar and bread. The flavor was dryish, bready and tangy with notes of candied pears and yeast. Medium length finish of tangy yeast and pear. Moderately full bodied. Ok.

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