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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (13029) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy golden yellow color, small white head. Aroma of straw and light cardboard, candy. Taste is candy, straw. Sweet stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
(550ml bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, herbs, pear, orange peel, and florals. Flavor of heavy (gritty) yeast, minerals, grass, florals, herbs, clove, earth, and candi sugar with a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11593) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11389) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle from Bine & Vine. Pours hazy orange/gold with a foamy/creamy near-white head. Aroma is floral and fruity. Near full bodied. There’s light banana ester and the typical Belgian yeast/spice. Lightly sweet with some off-setting bitterness. There’s no doubt this is a tripel. Goes towards medium dark pitted fruit in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11371) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
A: The beer pours a clear golden color with a hint of orange and a big white head. S: As usual for tripels, there is lots of sweet malt with plenty of fruit. Big time banana and pear with just a hint of sweet apples. There are lots of spice notes, too: clove, coriander, and mild pepper. T: The flavor is very similar with an emphasis on sweet malt/bread and toffee. There is, however, noticeable booze which is the main problem with this beer. Nice spices of coriander and clove along with the same banana and pear fruit notes. M: Medium to full in body with a medium carbonation. O: Overall a pretty nice beer. The booze is really the only knock on it, but pretty solid.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9997) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Tap. Pours lightly hazy dark gold with an average, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (biscuit, meal, cereal), light hops (spicy), and average esters (apple, pear) with notes of alcohol and sugar. Flavor is moderate malt, mild hop bitterness with spicy alcohol and earthy notes. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation with a dry finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
jtclockwork (8782) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of alcohol soaked fruits, yeast, booze and apple skin. Medium body. A bit too boozy for my tastes.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
GT2 (8690) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (8016) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Bottled version from Whole Foods PM. Pours turbid orangy copper with 1-finger frothy white head. Nose is floral, with orange marmalade, mild spice, pale malt. Tastes tart, lactic, with pale malt, cobwebby esters, and an old aley finish. A bot unorthdox, and more of a Belgian golden ale.old ale hybrid than a triple.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 5, 2011
On tap. Pours with a hazed golden orange body and a white head that fades. Aromas are strong of orange peel, orange blossom honey, rye, and spicy clove. Flavors are quite dry, grainy, a bit of booze. Some candi sugar. Lively and dry. A tasty triple.


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