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RATINGS: 437   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This beer is an American adaptation to the classic Belgian style of beer known as a Tripel. Historically Tripels were brewed to have a very light golden color, a moderate hop presence, and be around 9% alcohol. But we are not in Belgium, so I decided to crank up the hops, dry hop the beer with American Amarillo hops, and brew it to 10% ABV. This is our American Tripel, enjoy. Sensory Profile: Enjoy in a goblet or wine glass. Tropical fruit and honey are the two biggest aromas coming from this lively brew. While the hop bitterness is not as powerful as an IPA, the hop flavor melds nicely with the fruity flavors created by the imported Belgian yeast strain used. Food Pairing: This beer goes great with roasted vegetables, fish and rotisserie chicken. And it can be used as a aperitif before dinner with shrimp cocktail.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1655) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2014
On tap at the Blue Monkey. Aroma is light grass, a little banana, citrus, and fresh rolls. Pours golden with a nice fluffy head and a wispy film after. Taste is great citrus, grass, slight wheat, banana, pineapple, and a nice bready finish. Drank two in a row and only then discovered the 10%. Delicious triple.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
keanex (1290) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2014
On-tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Slightly hazy golden hue with a short white head, poor retention. It settles in a slightly bubbly edge.
Aroma: Some sulfur, some booze, some lemon and orange, and hints of Belgian yeast.
Taste: Mildly sweet malty intro that builds, slight yeasty spice by the mid-taste with a hint of oranges. The finish shows some booze. Not my favorite triple.
Palate: Full-bodied and moderately carbonated.
Overall: Thereís something about the yeast profile that throws me off. I donít dislike it, but Iíd take other tripels over it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (1737) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Pours a hazy straw color with a big foamy white head. Aroma of citrus, sweet grain, and a hint of plastic. Taste of sweet grain, grass, bitter grapefruit, and a hint of plastic in the aftertaste. Really tasty minus the plastic notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcclainc50 (135) - New York, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Pours a light golden color with a thin head leaving light lacing. Aromas of grass with fruit notes. Hops is up front and strong, with the Belgian yeasts apparent. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtdewa1 (211) - rome, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Poured from bottle. Aroma is grassy and fruity. Taste is almost like smoking weed. Distinct. Fruity at end. A bit bitter but easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrymel (1450) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottled: unk EXPLOSIVE!!!! Cracked the crown on this and nearly half the bottle came flooding out all over the counter. Brutally either overcarbonated or infected. Anyway, after about five minutes of letting this one air out, I poured a half glass - lovely golden with a fine white foam atop. Slightly herbal hops, some nice sourish tones (nearly tart apple with hint of lime). Tastes like a tripel with refined tones of yeast and a really pleasant lees creaminess. medium bodied with lighter carb now. Nice beer. Wish it wasnít a brutal gusher. Serving type: bottle 04-24-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
valpoaj (613) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Deep gold - vigorous head (aged bottle pour). Aroma is sweet and sour, yeasty, bready, light fruits - interesting, but good as I got into it. Flavor is vinous, white-wine like, light tropical fruit, yeast, esters, somewhat sour. Palate is effervescent and lively. Took me a bit to warm up to this one, but I would say it was a good pour overall!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2061) - New York, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Bottled. Golden pour with white head. Yeast floral and some lemon zest. Mild hop finish. Decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricTeusink (634) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Held this bottle for awhile and then shared with deadCATAtlanta while cleaning my new (to me) beer fridge. Pours a lovely hazy gold with ample white head. Scent is delicious mix of spice and sugar. Flavors are sweet and earthy. Body is medium and lively. Good beer. Glad I had the opportunity to try. Bottle - Somewhere in NYC

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3013) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2013
0.75l bottle from Cracked Kettle. This was actually one of the first beers I bought from Cracked Kettle, so have been saving this for a while. It pours a lovely looking glowing cloudy honey-golden body with a big heavy lacing off-white head. Smells a little bit of cellar and Belgian yeast. Itís also somewhat zesty on the nose, and there are clear notes of oxidation. It has a average carbonation level and a kinda gliding and oily mouthfeel. In the taste I get lots of really ripe fruits, some yeasty tones, canned pears and light candy sugar. The twist here is that has a slight acidity in between the other flavors. Almost like sour raspberries mixed with blue plums in a way. Makes it more interesting, but I have to admit that itís not a masterpiece of a tripel this, but that being said, it kinda grows on you after a while in the glass. Some subtle traces of alcohol, and I have to say subtle because the fact that itís a 10 percent to ABV beer is hard to notice. Itís leaving the mouth in a state that I would describe as drying and longing for more - and thatís undoubtedly a good thing! 10.04.2013

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