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Dragonmead Final Absolution Belgian Style Trippel



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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
This is the ultimate Belgian style. The very high gravity of this beer is balanced by the smoothness of its finish. Banana and Clove aromas come from the Belgian yeast strain combining with the generous dose of Belgian Candi Sugar. The Saaz hops help to give this beer a balanced bitterness with no noticeable hop aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
katrinaez (770) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2015
Bubble gum flavor to that Belgium kick. Dark yellow color. Nice fruit ripe banana scent, but also odd plastic. Sweet but not overdone. Coats the tongue in sweet. Tap

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (1366) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Aroma is fairly ester forward with some nice pear and stone fruit notes. Some lighter banana with medium light clove phenolics. Light alcohol spice. Some light malt notes with toasted bread and caramel as well as some burnt sugar. Pours a clear, golden copper with a medium sized, fairly thick, slightly off-white head that steadily recedes. Low lacing and moderate legs. Flavor is fairly sweet with a lot of caramel, candi sugar and toasted bread. Moderate esters with a lot of pear and stone fruit and some lesser banana and red apple. Medium light clove phenolics. Some light alcohol spice in the finish. Medium light bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright trippel. Nice yeast profile with good malt notes as well. Alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Concealer (1004) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Tap. Clear yellow with a small white head that lasts in a ring with some lacing. Aromas of banana, clove, spice, yeast and some light funk. Flavor is banana, clove, light spice, and caramel. Medium plus body, smooth with a dry end. Slightly warm end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kinz (3567) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Guest tap at the Detroit airport Gordon Biersch. poured a hazy orange accented gold, very little head. Aroma of thick pale malts, orange marmalade, some Belgian yeast spiciness. Flavor was a match. Felt thick on the palate, definitely a good bit of sweetness residing. Needed hops to cut this down, or more yeast spice, either one. This aspect was also really hurt by the very low carbonation level - a higher level (much more in keeping with the base style) would have helped cut through things a bit as well. As it was, it came across as the usual American train wreck you hit with this style. Too bad, I had wanted to like this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smroush (145) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Aromas have hints of spice - clove - some slightly fruity flavors - a touch of orange. Hops are very subdued. The beer color is an attractive cloudy, light orange. The head is slight and off-white. Sweetness dominates the taste; very little bitterness. Body is a bit on the light side of medium; texture is slick and a touch sticky, probable due to the candi sugar. Carbonation is average to just slightly soft; the finish is sweet, slightly bready and a bit carbonated. I like the spicy yeast flavors and the fruity aromas. However the sweetness needs something to balance it - hops or carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Msdrbeat (123) - - APR 4, 2015
Wow wow! Great aroma and nice taste too. Astoundingly good. Can't taste the high alcohol content. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, slightly hazy golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, cracker, some orange, pear, and peach notes, nice banana and clove into a bit of white grape, some nice yeasty and doughy spice notes as well. Taste is a mix of cracker, dough, bread into some sweet white fruit with peach, pear, orange, some white grape, nice clove and coriander, finishing slightly sweet, slightly bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Motobashi (106) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle. Poured a clear gold but settled a opaque gold with a solid half finger, white head. Heavy carbon release. Light bread aroma with a touch of citrus. Wonderful, complex flavours. Very hoppy, and sweet but not over powering. Moderate lacing. Long lasting finish. A bit heavy on the alcohol but not noticeable. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2726) - Crestview, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Amber colored pour. No head. No lacing. Aroma of pear and honey. Taste is apple and honey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wmubronco1992 (674) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden. This was a gusher. had to pour very slowly after dumping a little just to keep the head from going crazy. Apparently this one was a bit off. My hunch is that it was pretty old. Good spicy aroma. Flavors of bananas, bubblegum, & cloves. Pretty classic trippel. Body was a little syrupy. Missing the sweet mouthfeel I was expecting. I’m giving this the benefit of the doubt. I’ll keep an open mind however and will re rate when I get the chance

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