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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Tripel dry hopped with Sorachi Ace and Cascade hops

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1937) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Yellow-gold with foamy, white head, lacing / Stylish, restrained nose of straw, citrus, passion fruit, coconut, and banana / Medium body, somewhat fat with soft carbonation, hint of sweetness but dry in the middle, excellent balance with lightly bitter finish / Flavors of straw, biscuit, pineapple, banana, passion fruit, and coriander / Another elegant Belgian from A.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bellco33 (389) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - APR 17, 2014
On tap at Willibrew: Pours a clear golden with a frothy white head. Little lacing, no head retention. Aroma of melon, oranges, coriander, earth, fall leaves, belgian yeast and funk. Taste is a bit hop forward (odd for the style) and is peppery, lemon, and funk. Light body, full flavor, perfect carbonation. This is super enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joet (2224) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Tangy sweet melon honeydew wonderful clarity sparkle light golden. Haven’t tasted this good and dry example of this yeast in a while.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (1831) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Great tripel with a very hoppy characteristic. Fresh japanese hops make it as it is. Great one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2014
On draught at Deep Ellum, Summer 2012
Small amount of white head tops a somewhat hazy body. Retention is poor, certainly nothing like the regular trippel.
Plenty of lemon and orange in the nose, with some earthy, leafy, rustic/raw hoppiness. Certainly fresh, no denying that, but either the keg was just way too shaken up (unlikely at Deep Ellum) or rather this just was very unfiltered and the hop particles have stubbornly not dropped out. Anyways, it’s very raw and aided by plentiful house yeast esters, creating a milkshake of hop acid, citrus, resin and bananan/clove. Medium strength, no alcohol felt, at least.
Quite bitter and acidic, though the yeast, plentiful supple maltiness that is Allagash trippel and soft texture to the body all help allay the hop bite. The hops are good, I guess, but I just think that trippels, for the most part, are so much about the malt and yeast that there’s just very little room for high alpha hoppiness. May just be not keeping an open mind, but anyways, this didn’t quite mesh for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deekyn (1251) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 12, 2014
A- pours a straw yellow with a faint off white head and no lacing. S- Belgium yeast, straw, Granny Smith apple, raw olive, oregano, basil, clove, green pepper, light honeydew melon, and citrus blossom. M- light to medium sticky body with a sweet light to medium palate. Mild carbonation. T- Malty and citrus in the beginning. Melon and pear. Some dough. Wicked prominent bubble gum in the middle. Moves towards clove, mild cinnamon and orange. Ending is clean and efficient. Mostly bitter hops and grasses with some lingering grapefruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmerz (715) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Radiant hazy yellow gold some lace and head. Aroma is fresh yeast, slight tart funk, not ripe pear fruits. Flavor is malty & fruity sweet with skins, light yeast, late spice, Creamy mouthfeel. It’s unusual in look and body but really pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
brifkin17 (13) - - JAN 8, 2014
Draft. Good solid trippel with a hoppy flavor. Smooth with nice after taste. Would have again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (968) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2014
gold with rimming slightly lacy white head; aroma is malty sweet with a Belgian yeasty quality; flava is sweet malty with notes of mild spicy Saorachi Ace hops; feels medium w/ slight fizz; finishes sweetly balanced by hop spice and malty grain

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12991) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Draught@Lord Hobo. Clear orange-golden color, decent creamy white head. Belgian yeasty, herbal hoppy Sorachi Ace aroma. Medium-bodied. Very sweet fruity front, then Belgian-style yeast, green herbal hoppyness. Evident Sorachi Ace gooseberries flavor. Quite sweet and original as SA is used.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Caytinator (966) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2013
1/2 pint on tap. Perfect pour, gold, clear, nice lacing, decent head. Aroma is good as well--fruity, with apricots & nectar. Taste is pleasant bitterness and sweet fruits, appropriately complex. Nice pleasant palate, tapers well for the style, not abrupt. Very nice tripel overall, instant American classic, I think.

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