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RATINGS: 45   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1103) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3770) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Aroma is heavily spicy and malty. The flavor is spices, a hint of white bread, citrus, Belgian yeast, malts and a slightly dry/tangy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (5662) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Clear golden color with lasting ivory head. Dry hay, dry spice, light pit fruit aromas. Light smooth mouthfeel. Dusty pale malt, straw flavors with light pit fruits, spicy alcohol-drying finish--very tasty Triple

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkbachman (179) - - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7834) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
500ml bottle from Binny’s Plainfield, #5458/6500. Pours a hazed, golden colored body with a finger-width, dense and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is florals fruits and orange peel with some hints of banana. A bit of a clove phenol with a light yeasty pepper, a light grass, a touch of candi sugar, and a somewhat grainy and bready pale malt backing. Flavor is similar. Floral fruits with some banana and pear as well as a light orange peel. Grainy, bready, lightly sweetened pale malts balance a light grass and pleasant yeasty pepper spice really well. A bit of a clove note, touches of candi sugar, and a light grass at the end as this finishes dry and spicy with just a touch of alcohol. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a soft, lively, medium-high carbonation. Overall, I am generally not a tripel fan, but this one was done really well. Dry and spicy with a nice fruity essence while never getting too sweet or boozy. Really nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9465) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5794) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
guy getting hit with chair label .. . bubbly gold .. great foam .. . honey, mild yeast, and splinters .. . solid mouth, finish .. . nice tripel, easy to drink .. . . so you mean to tell me that speed dating doesn’t involve methamphetamines?

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10808) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5568) - 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.


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