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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 247   ABV: 8.23%
The hallmark of Belgian Triples are fruity esters balanced with a dry finish that fall in the range of 7-9% ABV. And for this year’s 19th anniversary celebratory brew, we decided to create a stylistically perfect beer—something unusual considering our penchant for producing eccentric beers that defy styles or categories.

In excited anticipation of 20 years and the new brewery, we concocted this very traditional, yeast driven, dry and fruity Tripel.

Hop Variety: Bravo, Czech Saaz
Malt Variety: Two-row barley, Wheat, Oats
Yeast Variety: Achouffe

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3590) - Kansas, USA - AUG 26, 2012
22 oz bottle purchased at Rimann in Prairie Village, Kansas. Bottled April 2012. The pour is light haze yellow gold with a one inch white head the falls rockily with nice lacing. The aroma is straw, hay, earth and a soft clove spice yeastiness. Nice integration and softness. The taste is initially the straw and hay then turns quickly to herbal and honey sweetness. The sweet builds, finally showing some alcohol heat before it finishes dry with more lingering sweet. The yeast clove is present, though is somewhat buried behind the honey herbal. The palate is medium bodied, a bit of slick oily mouth feel and the dry sweet somewhat hot finish. The nose on this was promising, though the taste delivered a pretty typical sweet American Tripel. Certainly not bad by any means, just not totally my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4965) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2012
22 oz bomber from Spirits Middletown. Poured a rather ugly slightly cloudy yellow under a very ugly piss bubble white foam. Aroma is dried out sugary tropical fruits, yeast, dry grains and a hint of bubble gum. Medium bodied with tight bubbly stronger carbonation and a dry finish with a touch of lingering heat. Flavor of dry tropical fruits, sugary sweet even though dry like sun dried fruit, toast, yeast, old bubble gum. Not bad but a bit hot, especially for only an 8.3% beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Pale yellow with a light white head. A really dry finish. A nice brew but not their finest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Draft at the Flying Saucer. Pours hazy gold, not much of a head. Subtle fruits and yeast on the nose, some bread. Flavor is classic belgian. Yeasty, sweet, smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Draft... Hazy golden ale with a mid-sized, wispy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is a spicy and fruity assortment of clove, pear, peach and white pepper. Full-bodied with lively carbonation. The flavor is fruity & lightly spiced with a decent hop kick. Finishes crisp and somewhat dry. This is how a tripel is supposed to be brewed, but I hate the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle:   Cloudy straw in color, moderate to large dishwater like head, little lacing.   Pale bready nose, very faint floral aspects.   Bready up front, a little barnish.   Not as floral as I would like, but does have a slight tropical fruit aspect.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Sweet bready finish, a bit floral but not bright, also with some pale or tropical fruity aspects that linger.   Comes across as very American, but its clean and not too cloying or overly bready.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (6172) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Hazy light golden with a persistant white fluffy head. Lovely sweet abbey aroma of hay, sweet earthy cereal, a light herbal tone like lavender or basil or something...just really nice. Flavor was the same, sweet and pale-malty with a nice Belgo yeast spiciness paired with some sort of perfumy herbal action, without being too bitter, with hay and lavender notes. Really tasty. Not very dry...not a complaint, but not what I was expecting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robforbes (2089) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2012
pours a cloudy pale yale with a medium white head, and great lacing. smell is of pear, wheat, yeast, a touch of citrus, and some banana. taste is sweet, pear, some peach, yeast, and a some hops. ends nicely smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Bottle with Carla from Belmont Station. Pours a lightly hazy yellow with minimal fine white foam. Smells dry and lightly tart of green apple with hints of honey, wheat and alcohol. Tastes strongly of alcohol with hints of corriander and wheat, maybe some lemon at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012

Name: Nineteen
Date: July 18, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: cloudy yellow, fine white head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, candy sweetness, nice array of balancing spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, spicy, candy sweetness, light bitterness follows the spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

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