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RATINGS: 611   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Why is the Grim Reaper holding a mailbox? Well, that mailbox is from a dead Dark Horse beer. The Grim Reaper better know as "Death" was quite fond of our classic Sapient Summer Wheat Ale. When we changed it into a Belgian Style Triple, Death thought it would only be appropriate to bring something from that beer into this beer. So he picked the mailbox, and we weren’t about to argue with him. You can say what you want about him, but that Death sure has a big heart. So anyway...we brewed this beer with a Trappist yeast strain so it is very traditional. The flavors are incredibly complex with notes of mild fruit and finishes with a bit of clove. Although this beer is higher in alcohol it is very smooth and finishes dry on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11380) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of caramel, apple, spice and light yeast. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of caramel, spice, fruitiness and light yeast with a smooth lingering caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8679) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Pour on tap at Busters on 28th, clear golden-orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of yeast, dough, some orange, peach into some spice, biscuit, bread. Taste was a mix of Belgian yeast, clove, some slight banana into orange, peach, slight pear into some biscuit, finishing sweet, doughy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10804) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2015
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear. Dense light beige head. Aroma. Spice, sweetness, yeast,citrus. Flavour. Sweetness, citrus, yeast, sterin, fruits, medium bodied. Ends yeasty and citric.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnymusky (605) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2015
very mellow not as barnyardy as expected...very light beer....i would do this one again....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (3401) - BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2015
UPDATED: APR 17, 2015 "Belgian style trippel" (incorrectly spelled with two p’s), the label says. I’ve had dozens of Belgian tripels so curious to find out what this tastes like... Pours a lightly hazy orange blonde with some dark dead yeast particles as well as a ’fog’ of minuscule living yeast bits floating around; medium, off-white, quite loose yet stable head. Aroma has a lot of green, sour apple (acetaldehyde), clear phenols, some sweaty, moist grains, unripe peaches, cloves, gin, honey, sweet white wine, peanuts, soap, cream cheese, earth, weeds and a (luckily) very faint, but recognizable hint of rotten egg or sewer water (H2S), probably linked to the dead yeast bits. After warming up a bit, a sweeter fruitiness appears (apricot, pineapple) as well as a pleasant, refreshing kind of ’vegetative’ acidity (tomato, sour berries). Crisp, somewhat neutral onset with a restrained, ’green’ fruitiness, apple and white grapes, smooth, slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation, body thinner than expected, mildly sourish accent (wheat?); a pleasant, slightly honeyish and slightly nutty malt sweetishness dominates the middle along with a bready, bit starchy yeastiness with tingling spicy ’stings’. Fairly phenolic finish, a bit chemical (plastic), but good flavour components as well, in the form of a leafy, earthy hop bitterishness (weaker than I had expected from an American beer), lingering malt sweetishness (even a hint of white candi sugar) and a touch of warming, ’jenever’-like alcohol, which otherwise stays well hidden (thus increasing drinkability). In all: not bad, but I expected more from this. Nonetheless, this does feel very ’Belgian’ indeed, I could not identify this as being American in a blind tasting - if you would tell me this is just another regional Belgian tripel, I’d be happy to believe it. I think I’ll stick with Westmalle Tripel, Sint-Bernardus Tripel or Chimay Triple instead.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2017) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle from Cottridge wines. Hazy gold colour, thin white head. Not much like a Belgian Abbey, but nice all the same. Aroma hasn’t got that Belgian yeasty ness I’d expect, more fruity. Taste is sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VsXsV (2876) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle. Hazy deep amber liquid with small white head. Aroma of red berries, banana, earth, grain, light bread and light vanilla. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of banana, grain and light vanilla. Medium bidied with medium carbonation. Decent but not near some Belgian examples.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7258) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 23, 2014
on tap at beergeek bar in prague. clear golden with a thin but lasting head; aroma of pear schnapps and candi sugar; somewhat bready, honeydew melon, whiteboard marker; perhaps a bit overhopped for the style but still quite pleasant

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (3066) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very hazy gold color with a minimal white head. Aroma of banana, yeast and pepper. Detected a mix of clove, spices and ripe fruit with a little alcohol bite. Sticky malty texture with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ByTheirLimpin (35) - New York, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Poured a hazy golden amber. Little yeast cake left chunked in the bottle. Not the huge first bite I expect from a Tripel. Pretty mellow with a sweet clear orange that stands out. Not near what I expected, however a decent drinking Tripel. Restated, probably won’t seek out out as a first choice when looking for a Tripel, but certainly wouldn’t turn down a fresh pint.

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