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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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. Don’t miss it!


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkgrenwel (564) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2012
22 oz bottle. Hazy orange/yellow pour. Creamy white head leaves a strong crown and film on top. Nose pof lemon, orange and light spice. Full bodied and a touch chewy. Carbonation is appropriately sharp, but not overpowering as other examples of the style can be. Mostly a sweet malt base, but touches of dry toast here and there. Lemon, orange, melon. Pepper and sharp spicy esters. Finishes with a lingering bitterness. Alcohol is actually a bit subdued for the style, but does show up in appropriate amounts as it warms. Complex and deep, but quaffable. Just a really solidly made example of the style. Does everything a tripel should, and does it well. Nothing not to like.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1073) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Good. Much more flavorful than the Belgians make, I feel, with just as solid Belgian yeast flavor. Less carbonated than those from across the pond. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2004
Deep golden, hazy orange in color with a small white lacing around the edges.Aroma of banana,clove,bvanilla,fruit,alcohol,malty,spice maybe pepper).Great yeast charcater, with a touch of sweetness at the end.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Art of Beer Festival 2004: Has a hazy orange color, carbonation and small white head. Smell is of spice/banana/citrus/clove/yeast. Taste is all of the above, full bodied and finishes sweet. Overall Tripels are becoming a favorite of mine.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fitwitchik (237) - USA - OCT 5, 2013
Pours cloudy amber into a snifter with the scent of sweet malty bananas upfront. The taste is very floral. Very Belguim. Slight hoppy resin in there but the malty sweetness makes this a delicious delight. Balanced to perfection.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Bomber poured a clear tarnished gold with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of straw, yeast, pear, light pineapple and a hint of spice. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of straw, yeast, light pear and light spice with a smooth dry lingering straw finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2411) - Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
22 ounce bottle into chalice, bottled on 9/05/2013. Pours moderately hazy golden amber color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big pear, apricot, apple, orange, honey, bread, candi sugar, coriander, clove, light pepper, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of pear, apple, apricot, orange, honey, bread, candi sugar, coriander, clove, light pepper, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of pear, apple, apricot, orange, honey, bread, candi sugar, coriander, clove, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth and moderately slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Tripel style. All around great balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2004
On tap at the brewpub: Cloudy orange/yellow color, with a small bubbled stable head. Banana acohol and a bready yeast character make for a great aroma. Full bodied and ends sweet with a long aftertaste. Very fresh tasting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Art of Beer ’04: Golden yellow/orange. Aroma is of spicy fruit with banana and yeast. This beer is very refreshing and just a little sweet. It has a great flavor, but I think it’s a bit over carbonated.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2146) - 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, I’m glad I grabbed on to go.


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