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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Our blonde Belgian style Tripel exhibits notes of vanilla and perhaps pears.


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
locarboy (129) - USA - FEB 13, 2010
This beer was recommended by the owner/one of the owners of Crown Brewing in Crown Point, IN (where I had lunch and a flight :-). I purchased this out of the refrigerated case at Wise Guy Liquors in CP, IN. It was reasonably priced at around $7 or $8. 750 ml traditional Belgian bottle with painted label and metal crown closure. Not a lot of ’pop’ when opening. Poured with a 1.5 to 2 inch head into a 0.4 ltr goblet. A little darker than I think necessary. Lovely Belgian Tripel aroma of spices and yeast. The aroma of this one foreshadows the taste. A nice balance of malty goodness with spice and yeast (if you like the flavor of Belgian Abbey yeast you will most likely appreciate this ale). Could use a bit more carbonation; not so much as a TJ’s anniversary, but t’was enough, t’was enough. Adequate carbonation to tingle the tongue. Not too heavy. You won’t realize you are drinking such a high gravity beer (a hallmark of the style). I really enjoyed this one. Maybe someday it will come to my home town on tap. As a native Hoosier I would be able to brag there is great beer made in Indiana (we consider Hammond part of Chicago - same time zone, etc.)


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (12151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2016
Draft - Perfumy and flowery aromatics with some stone fruit. Clear gold with a decent white head. Sweet stone fruit, flowery with a bit of perfume and pear in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (14617) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2016
draft - pours blonde white head -nose/taste of vanilla, pear, alcohol and Belgian yeast - med body

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (6450) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Tap. Pours clear orange, small off white head, minimal lacing. Aroma of honey, field grass, vanilla. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, Belgian spice. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (4015) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 2, 2016
Bottle shared at a tasting at Max’ place. Thanks Excellent Little Brother for scoring the bottle while in Indiana! Cloudy orange. Fruity aroma with some peach. Also ripe red grapefruit. Fruity, sweet and sugary taste but a little tarty too. Medium body, thin orange-juice finish and quite fizzy - nice.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (11399) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 22, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of fruity esters, a bit of honey, an oxidized note, yeast. Sweet flavor with fruity esters, a bit of honey, a bit of yeast, a bit of alcohol. Medium-bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5633) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Great Taste of the Midwest, 2015. Orange color. Moderate head, not sweet like so many tripels. Alcohol is a prominent flavor here, and it reminds me of Westmalle in that regard. Some light spice; grains of paradise maybe? A little sweet malt in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weitz15 (533) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Notes of bubble gum and crisp hops. Pour is golden amber with a white head. Flavor is a little fruity and has some hop presence. A little smooth on the initial intake.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chudwick (2767) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 22, 2015
I had this five years ago in Clarksville and didn’t rate it because I couldn’t find it in the database. Tasty as I recall but the body is not living up to what I remember. Almost like bubble gum. Delicious. Wait a second; hold the phone. This is a 10% ABV beer?!? Very well hidden.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (3138) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Pours clear amber with a big creamy beige head that dissipated fairly quickly. The aroma brings sweet light orangey clove like esters. The flavor brings not too sweet wine like Belgian yeast with the pears suggested for sure, vanilla is almost extremely light though. Body has lost carbonation

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2014
6oz on tap at Twenty Tap. Clear kind of darker orange color. Thin ring of off-white head. Some dots and bits of lace. Bigger body, kind of slick, definitely thicker. Lighter carbonation. Caramel, belgian candy sugar, some dried fruit. Moderate sweet taste, lightly spicy light bitterness, light alcohol warmth. Decent amber-tripel. Fun to try.


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