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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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, 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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jspronck (129) - BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2015
Aromas of citrus, elderflower and hops. Slightly bitter finish. not a bad beer.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dandeman (619) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015
Hope this is a bad bottle because onion peel and burnt matches are not common to this style. Olfactif à fond de levure et aux notes de pain frais et de céréales. De très subtiles notes herbacées peinent è ressortir dû au manqué de puissance. De minuscules particules en suspension se baladent dans un liquide doré / ambré, coiffé d’une bonne mousse crémeuse qui s’affaisse trop rapidement. Impression de terre humide en attaque, dominé par une acidité légère mais dérangeante. Une sensation d’allumette brulée et de pelure d’oignon. J’ai l’impression que cette bouteille a soit, mal vieilli, ou présente un problème de fermentation.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Pours a nice golden color with a small white soapy head. Aroma of caramel and toasted malts. Flavor matches with the addition of a nutty flavor and a bit of spice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (14774) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3930) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2014
New Beer Distributors, NYC 50cl: Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is mildly spicy, somewhat yeasty, and fruity. Taste is much in the same category. There is not so much a traditional tripel taste as it that of a Belgian blonde. Not to say that this is a bad thing. Mild hoppiness. Not particularly interesting.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Metalhead (633) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2014
I bought this because it was on sale at $3.99 for a 550ml bottle. The pour was nothing amazing. gold color with a small short lasting head. Aroma was faint. Had to stick my nose in the glass to get anything at all which was mild candied fruit and a bit of floral scent. The taste and mouth feel are NOT creamy but rather dry especially in the finish at both 45 degrees and a bit over 60 tho it did get less dry as it warmed. Overall a second rate Tripel at best.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (6551) - .....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?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Golden orange pour with average white head. Aromas of sweet wheaty malts, very mild citrus, and spice. Flavor carries from the aroma, oranges, butterscotch, and light brown sugar.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (8341) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
jtclockwork (10306) - , 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.


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