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RATINGS: 631   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2006
foggy golden/copper body with a thin white head, sweet malty yeast nose, syrupy, dull brown sugar finish, alcohol is up front, a little dingy but not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3968) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2006
bottle - Pours hazy yellowish-orange with almost no head. It has an assertive citrus and yeast aroma and a sweet, citrus flavor. The medium body and light carbonation gives it a pleasantly smooth mouthfeel. The finish is light and mildly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2006
pours hazy orange with small whie head. Aroma is malty with light citrus and apple esters. Flavor is well balanced carmel and fruit, with a short finish. Medium bodied, oily and softly carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 1, 2006
12oz bottle. Lively bubbling off-white head. Filtered and livley. Bright golden hue. Musty citrus lemon aromas. Caramel and sweet. Crisp with floral and citrus flavors. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 18, 2006
Pours a hazy golden orange amber with small floaties and barely any head. Just a light hint of white bubbles. Aroma of green apple, candi sugar, white grapes, hints of banana, some citrus and yeast. Flavor of yeast, caramel, various fruits...but flat. Not sure if something went wrong when they carbonated...or it became flat later. But either way something was off about this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2006
chardonnay coriander green grapes and skunk lactic bacteria aroma. hazy orange gold with a few white bubbles. honesy muscat grapes safforn lactic coriander, white with with a sweet touch. refined, balanced. sparkly palate, dry, good finish. Very nice, exceeded expectations.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2006
Bottle. Cloudy amberwith frothy white head. Sweet aroma of pears, brown sugar, yeast, caramel. Yeast really was evident and in not such a pleasant way. Medium body. The yeast took away from the flavor.

   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 didn’t 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, I’ll 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 (2031) - 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 (5638) - 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.

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