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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 247   ABV: 8.23%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3732) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2012
My neighbor and I drank this and the Great Divine Smoked Baltic Porter, on a lovely warm night in July (in Minnesota). Avery’s was rating 3.49, while Great Divide was at 3.55, so essentially the same. Both of us thought that the Avery was the superior of the two. Clear until we got to the bottom third of the bottle, the yellow liquid (with a loosely formed head) had multiple flavor notes--it had the yeast, but also had the coriander and fruit, and it had a decent body, though it wouldn’t have suffered from a bit more twang. Overall, a very decent Tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Pours super cloudy yellow with white head. Nose of light fruit, dry, pretty hoppy for a tripel. Same continues in to the palate but it’s lighter than most tripels...lower abv than most as well. Finish is dry and slightly acidic. I greatly enjoyed this, lots of flavour and easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
musinj6 (434) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Pours a hazy golden color with one finger head with small lacing. Sweet and slightly tart flavor with medium finish. Full bodied. Soft carbonation.long subtle finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorwart (2409) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Had to fight like hell to get any head on this brew. Thin white head of fine bubbles with light carbonation. Frutiy aroma with some pears and lemons, yeast and hay. Color is a slightly hazy bright golden orange. Wow, delicious malts and fruit in the flavor reminiscent of some of the great belgian tripels. Lively mouthfeel from the effervescence with more pears, sweet malts, lemon grass and some creamed corn. Light alcohol presence and warming. Finishes grainy with a lingering herbal hops bitterness. A very good and very enjoyable belgian tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Pours a bit thin... lacking much of a head and no real lacing, a slight suggestion of alcohol legs but that’s about it. A smidgen of beading. Nose is nice and clean. Banana, clove, mango, syrupy fruit. Some nice yeast presence as well. Bready, peppery yeast, more banana, and a strange alcohol character that I wouldn’t expect from the ABV. The taste unfortunately suffers from the lack of body. Overall, worth trying but not much else. I’d love to try this one on tap sometime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7266) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2012
On tap at B&L. Pours a hazy yellow gold with a white head that last throughout the beer. Aroma has lots of sweet grains with a strong spice, light fruit and floral notes. Flavor is full of sweet grains and floral notes with a good amount of spice underlying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1939) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Draft at Jerry’s. Hazy yellow with decent, creamy, white head / Rich, elegant nose of banana, soap, citrus, and hay / Full body, creamy and sweet, but resinous and with good hopping and nice, bitter finish / Flavors of banana, pear, passion fruit, orange, coriander, hay, clove, and oak / A beauty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - JUL 12, 2012
bottled. pours golden orange with almost no head. aromas of banana, raisin and clove. yeast aromas are also present. alcohol is well hidden. thin bodied and thin mouth feel. palate is uneventful, overall its just ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6297) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Bottle and served in my big ole Tripel Karmeliet glass (a fine choice by me): Pours a hazed golden hue with a lasting frothy head and spotty lace. The aroma comes off with some classic vapours of bubblegum, toffee, light candi sugar, and massive yeast esters. Yet there is a nice grassy and herbal hop component here too along with some peppery notes. The banana nose seems to make it more a hybrid between a Tripel and a Weizenbock. The taste is sweet as expected with a mild hop background, some spice and some noticeable alcohol. Yep, it is a Belgian Triple and tastes like a solid traditional one at that. The mouth feel is smooth and oily but I still think this a touch thinner than it should be. Overall, this is a solid brew true to the genre and worth a try. World class... nope but geek worthy... yes. Haters move along (you know who ur) and do not bother me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5671) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2012
(22oz bottle) cloudy light gold body, lasting film of offwhite bubbles. Nose of candi sugar, golden raisins, Belgian yeast, sweet bread, light toffee. Taste is sweet but dry, a bit papery, grassy, light candi sugar, seltzer water (a bit salty), well carbonated and dry. Just misses the mark a bit with some odd/off flavors.

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