Brewery Vivant Tripel
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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A classic golden ale with esters of banana and bubble gum. This beer pours with a creamy head and ends with a sweetness of light Belgian candi sugars. Our brewmaster aged this ale for an extended period to round out the flavors. A great traditional Belgian brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
peteinSD (1281) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 19, 2014
From the can - thanks Sean! Clove, banana, sweet malt, caramel, and some candied sugar on the aroma. Taste is fairly sweet with complimentary clove, some alcohol bite, and caramel/candied sugar. Smooth mouthfeel. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RespertFTW (482) - Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Can thanks to Mark. Clear gold with small white head. Clove clove clove clove. Sweet. Standard tripel. Not my thing.

-- rated with beerbasher

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1091) - Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Can. Gold with a light head. Heavy clove and sour aromas. Sweet and spicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Petkus331 (157) - Redford, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2014
An aroma of banana, bubblegum, and clementine peel. Appearance is almost like a low viscosity honey with minimal carbonation and nearly non existant head. Taste is sweet, primarily banana and bubblegum with a lingering gentle cane sugar aftertaste balanced with extremely mild citrus peel. Palate is a bit flat, but not terrible. Overall, this beer is very good!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
firstsip (257) - Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2014
From can. Dark honey color. A few mm of lingering head. Nose is Belgian yeast and maaybe apricot. Nondescript body. Tastes great though--candi sugar, banana, lots of bubblegum on end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (2103) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Very sweet taste. Coconut, lemon, bubblegum and zesty. Not a fan of this style but very drinkable. Draft pour at monkey paw

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Midwest Brewers Fest. Poured hazy orange with monster head. Slight farmy aroma with fruit. Med car and body. Taste is ok like aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1313) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Had at Brewery Vivant's tap room in Grand Rapids with Raith. Like a few of their other beers on tap this was cidery. And I'm a big fan of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2586) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2013
tap. sampler at brewpub. golden with small head. sweet with substantial banana and mild clove. pretty tasty stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2013
A simple too-clean gold. Shockingly subdued aroma; faint hay and mead notes. Mead characteristics also dominate the the flavor - a bit of orange blossom honey, though pointedly drier than mead. A subtle and soft mouthfeel, though residual farmyard, floral, berry, and yeast hints - appreciable complexity. One of the more enjoyable tripels Iíve had. Canít get over the idea that this was just an awesome mead.

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