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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   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!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3520) - Chagrin Falls, 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 (4862) - 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 (11274) - 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 (10475) - 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 (1459) - Northville, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBeer45 (1422) - Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2011
This Tripel has a hazy orange pour with light brown and gold colors at the edges of he glass, I did not get a head even though I poured the bottle fast into the glass, I got a small cover of white bubbles in the center of the glass and very fine ring at the edges, swirling the glass made a temporary thin cover that lasted a moment before going away, a harder swirl makes a thicker cover, carbonation appears to be light in this beer, I see small trails of tiny bubbles flowing up the sides of the glass but for the most part, it is hard to see through the glass because of the haze, there were a few spots of lacing on the glass as I drank, I found a thin layer of light colored sediment on the bottom of the bottle, this beer had light fruit aromas of pear, orange and faint lemon, alcohol esters, and there is mild floral scents in the background, the flavors consisted of light citrus fruit, pear, has a light pepper and spice flavor along with alcohol ester, a light fruit sweetness, and the finish was pretty dry with citrus fruit sour and some alcohol dryness on the palate, and a light grain flavor in the background, mouth feel is ok, not flat but a little under carbonated, and had a little creamy feel on the tongue, but it is a little thicker on the palate than what I would expect, I think more carbonation would help, more carbonation would help the mouth feel and the aromas and flavors, the alcohol is hidden pretty well, an ok Tripel beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2011
On tap at the brewpub last December. Reviewed from notes. Pours a slightly darkened golden color with a nice white head. Aroma is of pear, clove, apple, yeast, and a bit of alcohol. Taste brings a bit more booz along with some moderate spicing and general fruitiness. Feel is medium with good carbonation and some warmth. Drinks fairly well and was a pretty good brew. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-12-2010

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Hazy chicken soup yellow with a thin white dissipating head. Aroma of bready maly, yeast, light fruit and alcohol. Taste of fruit, alcohol, yeast and malt. Finishes up dry and metallic.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (13340) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Draft sample at Arbor. Poured clear reddish brown color with a minimal frothy brown head that mostly diminished with little lacing. Moderate yeast, sweet malt and small hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2009 Tap at the Brewpub. Poured a clear dark gold with a thick white head. Aroma had notes of banana, grain, and apple. Flavor was light with the fruit flavors listed above as well as some underlying sourness. Light on the tongue.


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