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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Arriving in time to greet the new year is our deceptively efficacious Belgian strong ale. Golden-straw color, effervescent condition, and commingling flavors and aromas of curacao orange, coriander, yeasty fruit esters and phenols, a subtle malt base, and a warming, slightly hoppy finish. Served proudly in its own tulip-shaped glass, this perennial was the first Belgian-style beer produced in American craft-brewing history according to the beer Hunter, Michael Jackson. Donít miss it!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2008
Draft at EBF. Pours a cloudy golden body with a foam white head. Aroma is citrus orange, yeast spiciness and some sweet malt. Flavor has a slight etoh warming with a relatively thick mouthfeel. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajm (1065) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Itís good. Probably the creamiest tripel I have had - very silky, like a Chouffe. Orangepeel factors as does rich flour (I know) and tingly alcohol. Tap at the brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2008
Tap at brewpub. Pours a nice slightly hazy goledn- light copper with a frothy sticky white head and good lace. Aroma is phenolicy, spicy, typical westmalle yeastiness- although there is some bastogne fruity- almost orange zest quality yeast as well with a slight pepperiness. Flavor also has a douhgy yeasty pepper character, some more clove like phenolics, some westmalle doughy and dryness- a bit grassy. Good body and I like the relative dryness for a tripel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Draft @ Kendall Square pub. Pale golden color. Points off for having no head at all, but itís pretty effervescent. fruity, spicy and floral. Certainly true to the style, but not remarkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2008 (Draught; multiple occasions) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of coriander, candi sugar, florals, orange, and other herbs. Flavor of sweet citrus, noticeable alcohol, candi sugar, banana, and coriander.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Draft. Faded, yellow/gold coloring. No head. Tangy, battery acid flavoring lingers far past initial taste. Spicy. Coriander readily apparent and overwhelms the floral and fruity undertones. Love it or hate it delivery. I hate it. Sampled @ BCTC 2007

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5725) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2007
BCTC 2007. Decent tripel but not as good as Saison du CBC or LíAmour du Jour. Not a bad beer but I expect more out of a tripel. Sweet, slightly perfumy, flowery. Decent

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Weak for a tripel. I live near the Cambridge Brewing Company and was largely unimpressed with the beers that I sampled. This was one of two acceptable beers. Nose was flowery with hints of spices. Sweet/candy-like taste, which may have been a bit overdone. Finish was flowery with yeasty presence.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5223) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2006
GABF 2006. Blushing amber. Nose is spices, yeast, flowers, some sweet malts, and fruits. Taste is pretty much typical triple - more sweet malts, candyish fruits, yeast, spices,and floral notes. Body is meidum with above average carbonation. Ends with more flowers, lighter yeast and spiciness, sweet malts, and ripe fruits.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Draught @ CBC 5/5/06. Pours a dark cloudy orange color with a white foamy head. Nose is yeasty, hints of lemon, some biscuits and spiciness. Taste is yeasty, has a sweetness of honey to it, lightly sticky and malty. Palate is kinda chalky and dry.


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