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RATINGS: 607   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (3221) - 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 (1911) - 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 (2815) - 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 (7239) - 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 (3000) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ADfan (659) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Pours a honey amber color with a small head. Aroma of fruits like banana, cloves and some alcohol. Taste is more fruits, some bitterness and more alcohol. Average beer that needs something else.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
outlawskies (481) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says there is too much stuff in ur. She had to filter it and did not remove it it is missing the belgium she gives a 3 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (827) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 17, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste belgian yeast, sweet, fruit. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpar73 (664) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2014
On tap at BST. Cloudy gold pour with a white head. Belgian yeast, candy, banana and spice in the aroma and taste. Very nice true to form tripel with the complexity you would expect from the style.

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