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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (4743) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 16, 2011
This was the first Tripel I ever tried...back in the early 90s at the brewpub in Kendal Square on my lunch hour...Pours gold into a tulip. Bright white head with medium retention recedes leaving trailing sheets to coat surface. Sweet yeast and sour fruit aromas. Medium bodied with sweet and sour fruit upfront turning to marshmallow before the lasting tart citrus finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2782) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Bottle purchased at the brewery and enjoyed at home. Pours a crystal clear deep golden color with a huge white head that slowly dissipates but never really leaves. Smells of sweet candy sugar and honey like malts, sweet apples, orange zest, light pepper, light yeasty aromas. Taste is sweet with honey like malts, sweet sugars, light pomme fruits countered with a peppery Belgian yeasty funkiness. Medium body, spirited level of carbonation with a sweet almost sticky mouthfeel. This is a nice tripel, Iím glad I grabbed on to go.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5525) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, orange, spices, light toast, and honey. Taste of sweeter honey up front, with spices, citrus, toast, and a drier, alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AGAquino (663) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2010
On tap at Cambridge Brewing. Clear golden orange with slight head and no lace. Strong aroma of dried fruit, malt and bready yeast. Banana flavor quite noticeable. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dnstone (2352) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Very sweet aroma. Lighht gold with a strong head. Sweet but one-dimensional to me. Notes: Beer Advocate Belgian Beer Fest (Boston) í09

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajm (1066) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12112) - 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.

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