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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. Don’t miss it!

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (6760) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2007
BCTC 2007. Decent tripel but not as good as Saison du CBC or L’Amour du Jour. Not a bad beer but I expect more out of a tripel. Sweet, slightly perfumy, flowery. Decent

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5502) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - MAR 29, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2006 An average beer. It tastes like a tripel in essence only, but has no distinctinon. very quaffable, but not noteworthy in any way. Tried on tap on location. Not worth seeking out. Beer to get drunk on and no more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2005
07.16.05 Tap at BCTC. Honey gold, lasting head. Aroma musty, leather, mineral; it’s primising. Orange and spice like sweet and sour sauce. Fabulous aroma, okay flavor, plain palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4733) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2005
(Draught) Sampled at the Belgium Comes To Cooperstown 2005 in Cooperstown, NY. Spiced yeasty flavour with a terribly sweet base. Strange yet good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2005
On tap at Ommegang. Deep orange in color with a little head. Fruity yeasty aroma. Banana notes. Flavor is banana and has notes of coriander. Fruity tasting. Finish is hoppy and fruity. Decent beer. Drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - APR 17, 2005
Draft at brewery: Served in a tulip. Poured a sparkling clear orange with a small white head. Light banana yeast aroma. Mild fruit in the taste-banana with some coriander. Sweet finish. Too sweet for me.

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