Chama River Tripel
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2006
Thanks to Dave for bringing this back from NM and sharing! Apparently this is one of the newer batches brewed with the westmalle yeast. Pours a hazy yeasty cloudy light amber- deep gold and a nice lasting white head. Aroma is of cloves, spicy yeast, phenols and light fruity esters including hints of banana. This has a light dry yeasty flavor profile with a good amount of phenols, lots of malt backbone but not too sweet. Very similar to westmalle in that it is complex, semi sweet in the middle and finishes light and dry. Easy to drink. Smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2006
Thanks to whaleman for this hand bottled bomber… Appears a hazy gold with a 2 finger white head that fades into a film and a small collar spotty streaks of lacing. Smell is of citrus, caramel, and yeasty goodness. Taste is of bready, mildly sweet apricots, and yeasty. Mouthfeel is of fizzy caramel, and slightly dry. This one is really good now but I think it will get even better with aging.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11653) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2006
22oz, hand bottled sample from the brewer, courtesy of whaleman (thanks!). Poured medium and lightly cloudy yellow color with a large sized white head. Aromas of yeast, fruits (apples & pears), and spices. Tastes follows pretty much the same as the aromas. Lively body that finished dry. A little on the sweet side. Not a bad example of a tripel from an American Brewer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6135) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2006
Poured a hazy golden color with a large white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, coriander, cardamom, and dry yeast. Taste was of much of the same, with medium alcohol and high carbonation. Best tripel we had tonight!

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