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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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. Don’t miss it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (4244) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle from Russell’s Liquors. Pours golden with a thin white head that disappears quickly. Nose has some apple notes. A bit yeasty on the tongue. Finishes clean. A bit dull for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2669) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle. A hazy golden color with a white head. A floral and hoppy aroma with some orange and general fruitiness. A nice tripel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5845) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Aroma is mildly spicy yeast, citrus and fruit. The flavor is citrus, fruit, spices, malts and a tangy/mildly hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
monk191 (1777) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2013
A very good tripel. Kind of like a cross between Lost Coast's Tangerine Wheat and Anderson Valley's Summer Solstice. Pours a nice orange with a light white head. Smells of tangerine, pineapple and coriander. Taste is great, lots of tangerine, but vanilla and cream as well. A little boozy finish. Quite a nice beer for summer. Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
allfreej (555) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 5, 2013
Bomber. CBC brewed by Mercury Brewing in Ipswich. Aroma is estery, a hint of cloves. A slight, odd medicinal odor as well. Pours deep gold with a persistent white head. Decent lacing. Flavor is estery yeast, a hint of banana, and a nice grainy malt backbone. A bit of alcohol heat comes through in the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Overall a tasty tripel. Not the best I've had but certainly very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy from my iPad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2013
22 oz. bottle purchased at the brewpub. Pours a hazy coppery gold with a thin white head that disappears after the second sip and leaves very little lace. Pleasant aroma of malt with some candi sugar sweetness along with notes of orange. The flavor is malt with some noticeable sweetness, honey, orange and coriander. Mild bitterness at the finish with some lingering sweetness and a bit of alcohol. Medium bodied. An enjoyable tripel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbbeer (748) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Hazy golden color with bubbles and small white head. Aroma is a little subdued, yeast, citrus, spices. Medium body. Alcohol is completely hidden. Flavor mostly lemon-citrus. Some yeast and esters. Finish pretty dry. I’m not too huge of a tripel fan but this was not bad although not overly complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Keyes88 (60) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Pours a golden color with a decent sized head that settles quickly. A bit of haze. Smells of a combination of light floral, citrus and clove. Taste is stronger then the nose adding more complex fruit notes. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall a great triple! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (10591) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with medium frothy white head. The aroma is floral hops and yeast. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet fruity malt and light citrus with light bitter finish. A good tripel from Cambridge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2012
22oz bottle picked up at the brewpub in Cambridge, MA. Batch #02, Bottled January 2012. Pours a hazed, golden-orange colored body with a thin, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is fairly fruity with some apricot and orange citruses as well as a slightly honey sweet maltiness. Some spicy yeast pheonols with clove and coriander alongside the bready pale malts. Flavor is similar. Sweeter pale malts with a bit of a honey-breadiness up front and an orange-apricot fruitiness. Coriander notes with a light clove spice, some yeasty pepper, and a few florals. Finishes sweeter, but nicely dry with a light bitterness before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Smooth, medium-full body and a slightly creamy, moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid tripel. Nice balance throughout and no hint of the alcohol. An enjoyable example of a style I’m not the biggest fan of.

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