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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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This traditional Belgian-style triple is strong, fruity, and slightly sour. It starts with a big malt presence, followed up by a pronounced candy sugar sweetness, and balanced with a spicy hop finish. A must-try. Ask your server for a taste!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beardybeachbum (1) - Fort Pierce, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2013 does not count
Iím a big fan of belgian style ales. This has a good aroma to start. The color has a nice darker hazy look with a good amount of vizable carbonation. The taste is malty with a good amount of spice and a bit of sweetess that makes this a good beer to sip. The finish is slightly tart but it makes this beer very drinkable since you keep going back for more. I love to drink this with a hearty beef stew. Caramel, nuts, toast, roasty, woody, raisin

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackflag321 (476) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2013
Draft with a meal. Tangy, sweet and sour, balanced with spice. Confused my palate a bit, but not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1277) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Draft at soup spoon. Slightly hazy light gold pour with almost no head. Sour banana and a hint of bread aromas. Banana, clove and sugar. A little bit dry

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TCT328 (15) - - MAR 2, 2013
Let it burn! This Tripel has a solid amount of alcohol and you feel every bit of it. It like a giant glass of malted pineapple. Itís good heavy beer made for sipping.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2540) - Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2012
12 ounce bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours very hazy golden amber color with a small fairly dense white head with ok retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Minimal spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big banana, pear, clove, apple, pepper, bubblegum, earth, herbal, and yeast spiciness. Very nice aromas with good strength, complexity, and balance. Taste of apple, pear, banana, clove, bread, pepper, honey, earth, candi sugar, caramel, herbal, and yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruits, banana, clove, pepper, bread, earth, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Good flavor balance and complexity; minimal cloying flavors present on the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice Tripel. Good flavor complexity and balance; and quite smooth to sip on. I enjoyed this one quite a bit.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (2915) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2012
12 ounce bottle
A bottle of unknown origin I thought Iíd give this a shot as the temperatures began to climb. A decent tripel I am not sure that Arbor Brewing is very high on my short term radar. Having visited once and sampled a couple of their releases they simply donít appeal to my palate.

Aroma / Appearance - The bubbly white head grows way too quickly. A cloudy body is the color of dull copper. Caramel, cotton candy, and yeast are fine. The chewy syrupy texture however is not. Subtract that and you have a better experience.

Flavor / Palate - Honey, granny smith apples, and caramel provide a texture like apple cider spiked with a bit of alcohol. Dry, warm, and filling, the mouthfeel is substantial yet somehow lacking. This isnít a terrible tripel but one that feels as if it could be something more.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (2846) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2012
light amber, minimal head. doesnít look like a tripel, but the taste is right on. lots of sweet caramel and fruit. slight hops. booze hidden well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8848) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2011
On tap at the Brew Pub. Poured a cloudy gold color with a small sized white head. Yeast, some fruitiness, citrus, and spices. Dry finish. Alcohol content well hidden.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Tap @ Arbor. Cloudy, yellow appearance with a white head. Slightly tart, lemon-orange citrusy, belgian yeasty nose. Slightly tangy, lemon citrusy, light yeasty, light barnyard flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt (1102) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2011
12 oz bottle. A vigorous pour elicits only a small head on this hazy golden amber beer. Aroma is spicy, cloves, banana, a little floral aroma. Flavor is spicy again with cloves, bread, herbal and floral flavors, and a kind of cotton candy note. A little thin, but not bad.


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