Big Time Trombipulator
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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   ABV: -
A Northwest interpretation of a Belgian tripel, Trombipulator was 1st brewed to commemorate Big Time's five hundredth brew. A very big and pale beer, it weighs in at 18 degrees Plato (1.072 Specific Gravity), and is very heavily hopped.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2006
After again tossing aside the constraints of the style police, I found this to be another exceptional brew. Medium gold with an OK head. Sweet, spicy aroma, with a hint of clove. Full in the mouth, complex layers of spice, clove, pepper, cardamom and chamomille. An ester fest. Really, really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lexicon (4) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2007 does not count
A great beer for a summer afternoon, or if youve had a rough day and need a strong pint. Light translucent amber color with little head. Odor is light, a little fruity. The flavor isnt complex, but stands up for itself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2001
A very firm brew. Highly reminiscent of peach schnapps, with some soft malt flavours and a light pepperiness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2003
draft. rich fruity aroma, fine carbonation with mild head, cludy orange, almost opaque, fruity aroma was a hint of a bitter sweet flavor and belgian style hop encounter at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Cask version at WABL Fathers Day BrewFest 2008. Pours clear gold with a lacy white head. Sweet and creamy full body, nearly still. Lots of coriander and citrus in the taste with at least part of it coming from the hops. Dry wood and spice finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Hmm...smells okay, but unfortunately this actually is a bit more alcoholic in flavor than Id like. Some spices later, but not too strong, and not enough to cover the alcohol taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3866) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2002
This belgian trippel is an amber colored, full bodied, mouth warming ale. Floral bouquets tittilate the mouth--which is left buzzing with the resonation of the experience--the tongue-numb and tingling. Sensational--would be the accurate description for this ale. Another fine ale from Big Time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2004
Clear bronze with light head and carbonation. The aroma is tart with sweet bubblegum & banana, some clove & a lack of yeast. The flavor is citrusy & spicy with clove & alcohol. Lots of phenols and esters though. Tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Clear golden with a dense white head. Sweet yeasty aroma balanced with some spices. The flavor is much the same with bubblegum and alcohol coming into play. I also pick up some esthers like in a hefe. Full bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2010
On cask at San Diego Real Ale Fest, Carlsbad (6/12/09): Pours a hazy golden bronze with a well-lacing frothy white head. Aroma of sweet fruity esters and toasty pale Belgian malts. Starts with good fullness and rich Belgian malty complexity with some doughy balance and coriander spice before a semi-sweet, drier finish. A pretty good and enjoyable Belgian strong ale.

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