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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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
RobertDale (4346) - 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 (6300) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6050) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Golden pour with a white head. The aroma is full of orange citrus and wheat. The flavor is a bit more complex. I get some orange and wheat, as well as some yeast, grapes and raisins. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice tripel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3067) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2013
Golden body with short head. Sweet aroma, sugar and some banana notes, taste is light cloves, pepper and a touch grassy.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle - pours cloudy golden with sediment. Nose of cherry, pineapple, yeast, and grass. Taste of cherries, grapefruit, and yeast. Funky metallic taste and chunky mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1484) - Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2013
From bottle. Deep golden, with a lot of sediment floating around. Aroma is cola, yeast, and floral notes. Taste is prickly sweet caramel and spiced yeast flavors. A good golden but not much in terms of a tripel.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zsb19 (168) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Hazy straw color with small white loose head. Aroma is clove, bannana with some bready sweet malt. Taste is malty breadiness with light spice and soft fruity sweetness on the follow through. Aftertaste is light malty sweetness that doesn’t linger very long. Mouthfeel is somewhat thin. Overall fairly balanced and not bad, but not really a standout beer for me.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkbachman (181) - - JUN 13, 2013
Sweet candi sugar and Belgian Trappist yeast aroma. Some banana esters, but not too overwhelming. Belgian yeast taste is very tame for a tripel but is balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3776) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 29, 2013
This botte, alsop from out my was sampled at an esbls tasting in Wood River. Poured gold with a white head; Nose of some ripe stone fruit, and yeast. Mediuml in body. Flavor is of the stone fruit and raisins. There is an odd funi in the finish and some spices. Not sure this is to style, but tastes pretty good

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5623) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2013
Sampled at esbls. Clear golden. A tiny foamy center. An aroma that is a little off. Yeast. Flavor is spiced in front. Peppery. Pale malts and yeast. Not great.


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