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Barley Johns Belgian Tripel

Barley Johns Belgian Tripel
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Brewed using Pilsner malt and candi sugar, this Tripel is brought into character primarily from the use of Belgian brewing yeast. Gently hopped so as to not cover up the colorful flavor of the yeast. Slight ethanol presence with a moderate sweetness to balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (10001) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear deep amber orange with a tan head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has sweet grains and sweet light fruit with Belgian yeast and clove backing. Flavor has sweet grains, sweet light fruits and a good amount of Belgian yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (2221) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2015
5 oz. pour, on tap at the brewpub in New Brighton, Minnesota. Consumed on 5-14-15. Pours a clear, bright copper with beige head. Plum and caramel scents. Juicy taste features a caramel flavor. Quite sweet. Red apple and red grape flavors. A little too sweet but good. Light body for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 17, 2010
Growler courtesy of BDR. Pours gold with a lasting white head. Smells of pilsner malt, spicy, some close, candie sugar, floral. Tastes of pepper, spice, citrus, dry malt, some bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Pours a clear yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is malty and yeasty with some spices. Strong flavor with heavy malt and yeast presence yet also sweet with banana notes and more spices with alcohol coming through as well. Medium bodied; medium carbonation. Toward the end, alcohol presence becomes more prominent. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap. Mostly clear bright gold pour with thin clingy white head. Smells like a tripel. Taste is very malty, with yeast and spice tones. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Tap at Barley John’s. Orange pour, little to no head. Standard wheat beer / yeasty aroma and flavor with some spices including coriander in the flavor. Slightly hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Pours a clear lemon yellow with very little white head. Aroma is very citrusy with melon notes and a spicy patchouli. Flavor is very hay and yeasty with lemon notes. Body is light with mild carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5743) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Draught at the brewpub. A bright gold beer. No head and little carbonation. Mild aroma with light spice and yeast. Flavor is just a little sweet, some coriander, and sweet malt with yeast. A little thin on the palate.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
cykyc (28) - USA - MAR 10, 2008
@ Barley John’s, on draught: I don’t know if I got a bottom of the barrel run, but the aroma was almost non-existence and the palate almost tasted flat. The flavor is similar to the other reviews. Distinctive Belgian candi taste and a hit of ethanol on the tail end. Sweet trickle aftertaste. A pleasant drink, but maybe not the right barrel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2008
Winterfest 2008. Gold color with yeasty aroma and plenty of spice. A little banana in the body that was otherwise sominated by an excellent yeast profile.

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