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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Triomphe: Belgian IPA 6.5% abv 16 oz large tulip glass This beer is made with a classic Belgian style yeast strain that gives the complexity and slight sweetness you may expect from a Belgian style ale, but then reaches deeper providing a smack-down of American hops. Served in a large Tulip glass to capture the and focus the hop aromas.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scipio (703) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2013
Pours a clear amber with a medium white head. Aroma has a very Belgian appeal to it, but it is more subdued than many of that style. It contains yeast, spice, banana, pine, and caramel. The taste has much of those Belgian impressions detected in the nose, being the yeast and spices, while it goes along with pine, caramel, and grapefruit underneath. Dry and bitter with a piney yeast aftertaste. Medium bodied, sticky in texture, with active, fizzy carbonation. I wasnít so impressed by the blend of different styles here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (687) - - AUG 11, 2014
Draft at Vivant. Pours a slightly hazy copper color. Aroma and taste are citrus and fruity.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (683) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2014
16oz can - pours a darker gold . Big citrus aromas mask a hint of fruity yeast . Nice and bitter up front but finishes with some sweetness . Interesting . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wmubronco1992 (617) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Draft - part of a sample flight at the Brewery Vivant taproom. Pours a caramel color. White head. Mild hop aroma. Flavor of belgian spice. Some bitter in the finish, but I donít really get an IPA feel out of this. Maybe its just me, but I have a hard time with Belgian IPAs. I just keep asking myself "what is the point". Not a bad beer, just not my favorite. Even thought this was my least favorite of the night I will try it again as it is becoming more available by can. Maybe I will see the point sooner or later.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fattybladdy (564) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2013
16oz can. Pours a light bronze with some sediment and a steady stream of carbonation rising up from the glass. Aroma of yeast and spice. Taste is more muted, with yeast, banana, grassy and a bit sweet. An easy one to kick back but overall just average.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Draft at bagger daves. Everything about this beer is citrusy and mild. I enjoyed it for dinner. Muted and not an all star but very drinkable.

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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vir4030 (515) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Pours a cloudy olive amber out of a bottle with a lot of head. Nose is a smoky sweet spicy something. Maybe a bit of belgium. Itís light on it, taste too. Interesting, not bad not good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
No canning date. Bought a 16oz can for $2.79 at Fairway Sav-Mor Drugs in Eastpointe, Michigan. Poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Appearance: Pretty clear, with some particles floating around. The beer is a sexy amber color. The light brown, soapy textured head is about two fingers or so and lasts quite awhile. Lacing is quite thick and attractive (thatís what she said...). Smell: Wow was the first word I thought and said when I smelled this one. Truthfully, it smells a lot like apple sauce... to me, anyway, and Iíd guess thatís the yeast. There are some spices in there as well, but an apple aroma is what Iím pulling out of this the most, for sure. Taste: The apple sauce flavor is really prominent up front, and lasts throughout the sip. On the finish thereís a very tasty malt character with a quick burst of hops. Given that this is a Belgian IPA, I was hoping the hops would come through SOMEwhere. A unique as hell beer, and I dig it. A lot. Itís easy drinking, the flavor hits you and is gone, the carbonation isnít high, the ABV isnít all that high... this is one I could drink quite a bit of. The bitterness in Triomphe is balanced out very nicely by the apple flavor, as well as the malt. The can claims the beer is "strongly bitter", but itís not. I think itís about middle-of-the-road. Triomphe is an interesting beer that changes quite a bit as you make your way down the glass. It smells great, has a fantastic flavor, feels awesome going down... I think the Bros. gave this a more accurate rating than the majority have. Of course, thatís all subjective. Regardless, DEFINITELY seek this one out and try it for yourself. For the love of GOD, do it! And YES, I drank this beer sober.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackflag321 (485) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Pour from can. Tastes sweet, grassy. Mellow on the hops. Smooth and fruity finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpar73 (476) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Can. Pour a hazy yellow-gold with a quickly dissipating white head. A nice combination of Belgian style fruitiness and a moderate hoppiness in the aroma and taste. Not overlly bitter, nice drinkable IPA.


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