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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1075) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Sold tripel all the way around, American style. A little light on the Belgian yeast notes, but easily compensated by the hops. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stevesie (312) - - SEP 23, 2013
On tap. Light golden pour with slight white head. Sweet nose. Sweet, yeasty taste with some spice. Very smooth and dangerously easy to drink. Solid Tripel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
superspak (2416) - Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2013 750 ml bottle into chalice; 2012 vintage, bottle 1099 of 3240. Pours hazy golden amber color with a small white head with poor retention, that reduces to a minimal lace cap. Minimal glass lacing, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of pear, apple, grape, clove, herbal, pepper, floral, wheat, bread, candi sugar, and yeast earthiness. Ok aromas with decent balance and complexity of malt and yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of pear, apple, grape, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, clove, pepper, herbal, grass, floral, bread, wheat, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Solid balance and complexity of yeast and malt flavors; with no cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately slick and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a pretty solid Tripel style. Decent balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast esters with bready malts; and fairly smooth to sip on. A fairly enjoyable offering.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1389) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2013
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a hazy yellow with a thin small bead white head. Aroma is spices and citrus. Taste is sweet pale malt, almost cloying, with plenty of citrus sourness, rock candy, and an almost medicinal character, though well balanced. ABV is not noticeable during the session, but makes itself evident afterwards. Pretty damned good, but one or two is plenty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (3306) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Sample at Hopfest 2013. Comes a darker golden orange with a nice white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, malt, and grain. Taste is fruit, yeast, malt, spice, and grain. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Yellow with a white head. The aroma is full of lemons and biscuit malt, as well as some Belgian yeast and grass. The flavor is fairly sweet with some strong candy sugar notes. I also get some wheat, Belgian yeast, wheat and alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Not traditionally a fan of the style but this one wasn’t nearly as sweet and cloying as others. Candied oranges, lemon drops, and sugar dusted grapefruit along with a light grassy, earthy note. Ample carbonation, fizzy white head, 14-karat gold body. Lighter than most tripels. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39 (3102) - Montana, USA - FEB 11, 2013
On tap. Cloudy yellow with a fizzy white top. Scent is yeast and spice. Taste is fruity, spices and yeast.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6062) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Draft at sb. Pours a cloudy dark gold with a loose white head. Intense sweet cream and green apple nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Sweet cream and green apple mid palate. Gets a little overly phenolic and metallicy in spots. Lobg tangy finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cpetrone84 (1274) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2012
pour is a hazy dark orange with a sparse large bubbles white head. The nose is boozy and sweet. Lemon, banana, candied sugar, and some spicy yeast and sweet malt undertone. The taste is also boozy, some bourbon notes, candied sugar, lemon and banana esters, some peppery spice, sweet malt underneath with a fair bit of heat in the finish. The body is heavy and syrupy, moderate carb, prickly on the back of the throat. Not a super easy drink and tons of sugar and sweetness.


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