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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Initially only available on draft. Draft version brewed in Irvine, bottled version brewed in San Jose.

Our Tripel pours a hazy deep gold with a creamy head. Upfront aromas of fresh plums, orange, white flowers and a hint of hay evolve into aromas of caramel malt and cola as the glass warms. A very balanced flavor profile and a creamy mouthfeel lead into a light malt sweetness with a final transition into a hint of warming alcohol and soft drying bitterness.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4541) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Pours deep hazy gold into a tulip. Soapy white head with medium retention recedes to mottle surface. Sweet yeast, grass, bandaid and tropical fruit aromas. Medium bodied and vegetal with sourdough and caramel front to back. Dry lasting earth finish.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
500mL thanks to argo0. Pours a low haze golden with weak foam. Bubbles. Nose is odd sticky candy, mildew, white alcohol. Taste is papery, dusty, bland. Palate is weak, papery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (5205) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
50cl bottle pours a translucent orange with some spitty, white head. Nose is sugary, almost a little lemon pound cake, orange. Flavor has more of that pound cake, sweet candy, tropical fruit. Sweet finish. So so.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11645) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
50cl bottle. Clear amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, dusky, some melon. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some melon, candi sugar, dusky, light alcohol astringency. Medium body, light stickiness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5071) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle. Poured a clear, pale orange color with a wispy white head. Aroma was spicy malts, hops, earthy notes, some funky yeast. Flavor was sweet malts, earthy notes, with notes of yeast. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Hazy Light Orange, Medium Frothy Head, Decent Lacing. Mostly Yeast Aroma. Taste of Malt, Sweet, Yeast, Alcohol Zing. Yet Another Easy Drinker . OK. Worth A Shot...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1090) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Pours a hearty hazy golden with a bout a finger of eggshell head that settles to a ring and leaves some soapy lace. Nose is fruit forward, citrus, orange marmalade and stone fruit, somewhat spicy, fairly floral. After reading the description, I agree with the plum and cola notes. Pretty sweet, fairly tart, somewhat bitter. Medium bodied, fairly active, tingly and bright, with a yeasty tart and bitter finish. Pretty nice tripel, strikes a nice balance all around, though it doesn’t necessarily push it to the next level.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1346) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Interesting take on a tripel. Very strong saison-like flavor, with the addition of some tropical fruits. If this were labeled a saison I wouldn't have been surprised. Peppery etc. like a saison. Good Belgian yeast notes. Not carbonated highly, as is the American way it seems. Good. B+ ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (3710) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 26, 2013
500 ml. bottle. Pours a somewhat cloudy gold with a decent white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, and spice. Taste is fruit, florals, cloves, yeast, and grass. Decent enough.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Dark straw, very fiery, very thick and hazy, sediment abounds, moderate to large frothy off-white head, nice lacing.   Big doughy and yeasty nose.   Pale breadiness as well, slightly fruity but its minor.   Bright alcoholic notes on the tongue, doughy, not as fruity or floral as others.   Bubbley, body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes bready, pale fruit, but without much ump or rich floral notes.   Rather bland, no spice, no real Tripel character.   Pretty much a Belgian Ale that wished it were a Tripel.   Meh... if you want a real Tripel do not come here.



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