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RATINGS: 614   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 werenít 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2006
Light hazy yellow pour. Extremely yeasty aroma and flavor that didnít mix very well with the hop profile. The yeast and hops contrasted in a really unpleasent way for me. Not my style of beer at all. If I want some yeast, Iíll drink a hefe-weizen. This was just too much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (1784) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2007 This is not my style. Too little hops. However, this is a fine US brew that may rival a lot of Belgian ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4777) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 9, 2006
Many thanks to Beerdrenched for picking this tripel up for me. Pours light gold with white head that leaves quickly. Aroma has a huge amount of fruit - passion fruit, white grapes and kiwi. There is also a lot of spicy and some Belgium earthiness. Medium body with fairly light carbonation for the style. Taste is very fruit as the aroma suggested - passion fruit and apricot are most noticeable. The finish bring the earthy aspects and spice. There is a bit of a cardboard taste on the finish. This is a nice American version of a tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2006
Slightly hazy golden body with a thin white head. Sweet candi sugar aroma with some light fruit. Sweet fruity flavor, some hints of candi sugar, and a light spice end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2006
Thanks to the random person who sent this to me. Light cloudy golden body with a thin white head. A very nice Belgian yeast aroma, somewhat fruity as well. A very nice taste, yeasty cherry, some light hops though for the most part, the taste is sweet. Smooth ending, though slightly hot.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kramer (5433) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2006
12 oz bottle, via Styles. Pours a hazy dark gold body full of very tiny floaties under an almost non-existant white head, just a thin whispy covering and ring. Aroma seems to be quite off, some fruity malt and yeast, but a very prominant garbage juice and rubber background. Flavor is like the aroma. It starts out fairly sweet and malty but finishes with the taste like burnt tires. Very wierd really. Some alcohol on the finish also. Mouthfeel is thick and cloying with very soft carbonation. Finishes quite syrupy. Overall, something was off with this but Iím not sure if it was the breweryís fault or just due to age. From what Iíve read, I suspect that this was due to yeast autolysis but I canít be certain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kevin (2158) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 9, 2006
crystal clear golden yellow with a thin white head. bready , yeasty lemon nose. tangy sweet flavor, pears and white grapes with a dry earth note. a nice beer with a bit of metallic in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8794) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2006
Draft @ Coleís in Buffalo, didnít see the tap handle so I assume this is the DH Tripel I ordered. Golden yellow, with a small whi e head. Muted sweet alcoholic aroma, bit of pale malt. Sweet, moderately alcoholic flavour with plenty of pale malt. Medium palate (3+). Touch simplistic at times but quite servicable tripel, and one you could drink a fair bit of. Pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3381) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 17, 2006
tap at brewpub-clear light yellow with a fizzy white head around the rim of the glass. lemony nose but very light when cold. opend up a bit more when it warmed. lots of white grape and lemon notes. flavors of grains of paradise, pineapples ginger and light alcohol. body is a bit over-carbonated with a biting tingle on the tongue. I will revisit this beer from the bottle to see if it is any different.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2006
Yeast and malt in the aroma, cloudy yellow, pours a small head, which is unusual for a tripel. Taste has yeast, wheat, malt and pear. Light bodied, rather syrupy sweet. Nice, but it doesnít suit the style. Thank You mds.

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