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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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!


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Hazy gold pour with a 1 finger, creamy white head that has decent retention. Aroma of citrus doughy yeast, fruity esters, banana, peppery phenols, light floral and spicy hops, more grassy. Flavor is full of doughy yeast, lots of spicy, some hot and peppery phenols, tree fruit esters, grassy hops and some spicy hop flavors and booziness to the finish. Medium body with a syrupy entry, leading to a slightly dry, slightly chalky and boozy burn to the finish. Decent, but phenols are a bit over the top which probably makes the booziness seem as fiery as it is.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2016

Bottle 1pt 6 fl.oz. @ home.

[ As Cambridge Tripel Threat ].
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, bread, cookie, light to moderate hoppy, moderate yeasty, fruiy yeast. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, bread, sweet malt, fruity malt, fruity yeast, cookie, light yeasty. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20160502]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8630) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2016
75 cl. bottle. High creamy white lasting head. Hazy dark yellow body. Sweet apple pear coriander honey aroma and flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a short finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (2545) - New York, New York, USA - APR 21, 2016
Bottle. Light tan color with a thin head that fades. Sweet bready and boozy. Boozy and pretty straight forward

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (3539) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - APR 16, 2016
This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a glossy burnt orange color with a slim finger-ed white foamy head that quickly dissipated. Stringy lacing running here and there. The smell had the typical qualities of a tripel - iced apples, slight Belgian spice, allspice, some ginger, spice cake. Really nice. The taste was a nice balance between the spice and the sweetness with a sly sweet grassy aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat between a light to medium in body. Sipping to sessionable quality roaming around the feel. Overall, for the first Belgian styled ale brewed in the USA back in the ’90’s, yeah, this still has it goin’ on. Great stuff, cheers to not reinventing the wheel!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kayres (791) - , Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2016
Hazy golden with a white head. But if a buttery yeasty aroma. Sweet and smooth flavors. But of banana ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6469) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle from Jow in trade, Orange color with soapy head, nice banana and brown sugar aroma, flavor is malty candied sugars, tropical fruits no crazy hop treatment, nice trip

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (17009) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle from Voldby. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, yeasty and spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with lots of warming alcohol. 200216

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3316) - New York, USA - JAN 13, 2016
Bottle at home. Hazy brownish gold one finger head. nose is fruity and yeasty. Tastes of yeast, spice, fruity pears and slight kiwi, some vanilla wood. Boozy warming but easy drinking am not too sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle. Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty coriander finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25647) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle at yespr. Hazy amber coloured with a medium sized white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, caramel and pine needles. Sweet and fruity flavour of hops and pine needles with notes of resin. Hoppy finish.


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